The National Investment Bank (NIB) has unveiled the bank’s MasterCard services to the public at a ceremony in Accra.
With MasterCard coming on board, the bank can now provide its customers with a wider array of card options that would make their everyday transactions.
MasterCard is a leading global payments solution widely-accepted all over the world. The service is present in over 210 countries and territories worldwide and accepted at over 36million merchant locations.
The Board Chairman of the Bank, Togbe Afede XIV who announced this at launch and customer appreciation event held in Accra said "we are not only celebrating you our customers, but we are also using the opportunity to launch our MasterCard Services."
The bank now offers the Debit Gold Card, Standard Debit Card and Pre-paid Card.
He said the addition of the MasterCard to the numerous electronic products of the Bank was to enable customers to have stress free banking transactions.
Togbe Afede XIV disclosed that the bank, in 2016, continued to pursue its aggressive strategic plan aimed at expanding its service delivery points in order to increase its market share and maximize shareholders’ wealth.
"Our branch expansion strategy to reach out to the unbanked and also to bring our products and services to the doorstep of our valued customers is on course. In line with this NIB opened seven branches this year. This has increased our branch network to 45," he said.
"We also plan to open more branches next year as part of our strategy. We have the desire to open 10 branches in 2017 in Makola, Accra-New Town, Bantama, Kasoa, East Airport and Achimota among others."
Togbe noted that the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) sector was very important to Ghana’s economy and has the potential to create jobs thus helping to solve the unemployment situations in the country.
"SMEs also have the potential to grow into corporate entities that can propel the economy. This sector has been under-utilized and access to finance is strenuous for players in the sector. We at NIB have increased our appetite for risk and also seek to understand the nature of business of SMEs so that we can support them," he said.
The Customer Appreciation week he said was set aside to thank customers for the support and patronage of the Bank and its services over the years.
"We in NIB understand and know how important you are to us. It is my hope and belief that, we would continue to serve you in a better way with new services and products, “he said.
By Dora Assamoah