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Business News of Friday, 20 April 2018

Source: Universal Merchant Bank

UMB receives Corporate Bank Award 2018

A high-level delegation from Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) is in London, United Kingdom to participate in a number of events.

The bank’s delegation is led by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. John Awuah accompanied by Director, Consumer and Business Banking, Mr. Kevin Cain; Director, Treasury, Mr. Kevin Adarkwah; and Director Marketing and Communications, Ms. Yvonne Botchey.

They were in London to participate in the UK Ghana Investment Summit, honour a BBC interview on Focus on Africa and then receive the Global Banking and Finance Award for 2018 Corporate Bank of the Year Ghana.

UMB CEO, Mr. John Awuah was invited to the UK Ghana Investment Summit organized by the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce to participate in a panel discussion on the topic: Trade and Industrialisation.

The Summit was attended by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo together with several government functionaries as well as stakeholders from the business community.

For the second consecutive year, the financial magazine, The European has named Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) as the Corporate Bank of the Year in Ghana.

UMB was presented with the prestigious Global Banking and Finance Award in London by The European for outstanding achievement in corporate banking in Ghana. UMB came out tops in the Corporate Bank of the Year category amid firm competition.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. John Awuah, receiving the award plaque in London stated that “UMB aims to deliver the best services, innovative products and ace customer experiences. The award demonstrates our consistent commitment to providing our clients with holistic banking solutions in Ghana”.

He added that “we are grateful that our efforts have been recognized by our clients and we will continue to exceed their expectations.”

On the sidelines, BBC invited Mr. Awuah to speak on Focus on Africa to provide insight on Ghana’s banking industry as well as to comment on UMB’s impressive performance and plans for the future.




About UMB Bank

UMB Bank (UMB) is a full-service financial institution specializing in customized banking products and services. UMB opened on March 15, 1972 and is a leading Ghanaian indigenous bank with considerable financial expertise.

UMB is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of technology, and distinctive banking solutions. UMB currently has 36 branches, 3 UMB Centres for Businesses, 1 UMB PPP Incubator Centre and a vast network of ATMs.

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