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GTBank - Ogun State Principals Cup (Season 5) holds on Thursday 21st September 2017

GTBank - Ogun State Principals Cup (Season 5) holds on Thursday 21st September 2017

Lagos Nigeria – September, 2017. The 2017 edition of the GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup will reach its climax on Thursday 21st September, 2017 in the famous MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta. The highly anticipated finals will thrill football lovers from across Ogun State and beyond as first-time finalists take on former champions. The curtain raiser for the day will be the finals in the female category between 2 time winners, Muslim High School, Isolu and Iko Gateway Grammar School, Idiroko. In the male category, Ipara Community Secondary School, Ipara will hope to spring an upset as they take on title favorites, Pakoto High School, Ayede-Ifo who won the trophy in 2015. The matches are bound to produce historic moments for two of the four schools as both jostle to win the trophy for the first time ever. The GTBank - Ogun State Principals Cup has been won by 5 schools since its inception.... Read More

MasterCard payment cards now accepted in The Gambia, thanks to a collaboration with GTBank Gambia.

 

18 July 2014

 

Mastercard and Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia (GTBank Gambia) today announced a collaboration that will broaden the acceptance of MasterCard payment cards in the Gambia. Consumers can now use their MasterCard prepaid, credit and debit cards at GTBank Gambia ATMs and Point of Sale (POS) terminals including hotels, restaurants and retailers around the country.

 

Tourists and business travelers carrying MasterCard will now be able to withdraw money and make payments in the local currency ‘Dalasi’, for the first time on our 21 GTBank ATMs and 76 merchant outlets strategically located in Banjul and greater Banjul area. We wish to thank MasterCard International for accepting us as partners in our common drive of simply satisfying customers around the world,” says Femi Omotoso, Managing Director, GTBank Gambia.

The Central Bank of Gambia envisions a modernised payments system for the country, which involves the increased adoption of electronic payments. This is in recognition of the high costs associated with cash, such as printing, handling and security.

“We are proud to partner with GTBank, which is quickly growing its presence in Africa. This is the first time that MasterCard payment cards will be accepted at ATMs in The Gambia and is a great milestone for us as we aim to create a cashless society,” says Omokehinde Ojomuyide, Vice President and Area Business Head, MasterCard in West Africa.

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The Gambia is becoming a popular destination for international travelers, who are drawn by its beaches, birds, sunshine, and the warmth of The Gambian people. Tourism is the fastest-growing sector of the economy, contributing 12% of the country's GDP in 2012 and accounted for 20% of the country’s work force.

Enabling our e-channels for MasterCard indeed opens up opportunities for business, retail and tourism for our country. The hotel and tourism industry will especially benefit from this serviceOmotoso says. Electronic payments offer cardholders and merchants several benefits, including being protected from the security risks and costs associated with cash. For merchants, the ability to accept electronic payments means that they will increase their sales as consumers are not limited to the cash they have on hand.

 

Today, over 85% of retail payments globally are still carried out using cash or cheque, with the percentage being much higher in Africa. However, the combination of a rapidly expanding middle class and steadily improving financial literacy, supported by robust technology, is increasing the appetite for card usage in Africa.

 

 “We are very pleased to have partnered with GTBank to introduce MasterCard acceptance throughout The Gambia. New services introduced by financial industry leaders are critical to increasing uptake and usage of electronic payment cards, ATMs and formal financial products across the population. Our collaboration with GTBank Gambia is another step by MasterCard towards realizing our vision of a world beyond cash,” says Ojomuyide.

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