Republic Bank, a bank committed to providing personalised, efficient and competitively priced financial services, has commissioned its new banking space known as the ‘Republic Court Building’ to make banking easy and convenient for all.
The bank also paid for the cost involved in the renovation of the African Union (AU) Square.
Speaking at a ceremony to commission the new banking complex, Board Chairman of Republic Bank, Charles Zwennes, pledged the bank’s commitment to continually support the Ghanaian market and provide first-class services to customers, staff, shareholders and the Ghanaian community.
“We will make financial services convenient, reliable and accessible through innovation and digitisation of banking processes,” he said.
He assured that Republic Bank would always come up with innovative ideas, products or services that would meet the needs of customers and provide the best of space and ambience to enhance customers banking experience.
Managing Director of Republic Bank, Farid Antar, said the magnificent building, is situated at a strategic location to build business confidence, goodwill and increased brand equity, which are necessary fundamentals to grow to be a ‘Tier 1’ bank in Ghana in the next three years.
In keeping with its commitment to Net Zero Emissions and Climate Action SDG, he said the building has an energy management system for lighting and air conditioning to reduce carbon footprint and protect the environment.
Mr Antar, further noted that their long-term vision is to establish an African presence headquartered in Ghana, saying, “No better place for Republic Court to be situated than near the iconic Africa Union Square. Whenever we look across the street, we just do not see AU Square, we see hope, our African dream. And in pursuit of this dream, we have adopted the AU Square for greening, maintenance and beautification.”
He assured that the bank is ready to partner the government to achieve economic objectives and to contribute to the development of the Ghanaian society and expressed gratitude to government for the partnerships the bank has enjoyed so far.
“We have also massively invested and improved our technology and electronic payment systems with the introduction of RepublicMobile Ghana App and other digital suites to offer convenience to our customers and Ghanaians,” he added.
Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addison, applauded the bank for being instrumental in the development of the mortgage industry, encouraging them to continue to play a leading role in the mortgage sector in the country.
“It is not surprising that Republic Bank was shortlisted as one of the three banks to partner the National Housing and Mortgage Fund to deliver on government’s affordable housing project. The Bank of Ghana applauds this laudable partnership to provide affordable housing for public sector workers through cedi mortgages,” he said.
Make Ghana Card relevant in the banking system
Speaking at the same ceremony, Presidential Advisor Yaw Osafo-Maafo, called on all banks to support the drive of using the Ghana Card for smooth banking operations.
“Today, the Ghana Card has become the most relevant identity card helping to link and align systems for the formalisation and digitisation of the economy. I wish to use this opportunity to call on all banks to support this drive,” he noted.
Mr. Osafo-Maafo added that government is committed to expanding the housing scheme with the supply of affordable houses through the state housing company.