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Junction Shopping Centre Branch

Shop 14
Intersection of Beach and Ashaiman-Klagon Roads
Nungua
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

Accra Branch

Ground Floor Accra Financial Centre
Cnr of Independence and Liberia Avenue
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

Accra Mall Branch

Spintex Road
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

Achimota Mall Branch

Achimota
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

West Hills Mall Branch

West Hills Mall
Dunkonah - Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

Osu ATM

Total Filling Station
Oxford Street, Osu
Accra

Contact Number
+23 324 243 5050

Spintex ATM

Shell Filling Station
Spintex Road (next to Agapet Filling station)
Accra

Contact Number
+23 324 243 5050

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Junction Shopping Centre Branch

Shop 14
Intersection of Beach and Ashaiman-Klagon Roads
Nungua
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

Accra Branch

Ground Floor Accra Financial Centre
Cnr of Independence and Liberia Avenue
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

Accra Mall Branch

Spintex Road
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

Achimota Mall Branch

Achimota
Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

West Hills Mall Branch

West Hills Mall
Dunkonah - Accra

Business hours:
Monday − Friday: 08h30 − 18h00
Saturday: 09h00 − 16h00

Telephone
+23 324 243 5050

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Our roots


FirstRand Group History

First National Bank can trace its origins back to the Eastern Province Bank, which was formed in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1838. By 1874, the bank had four branches - Grahamstown, Middelburg, Cradock and Queenstown.

Due to a recession, the bank was bought out in 1874 by the Oriental Bank Corporation (OBC). However, as a result of financial difficulties being experienced in India, the OBC decided to withdraw from South Africa. The Bank of Africa was subsequently formed in 1879 to take over OBC's business in South Africa.

During the same period, the government of the Republic of the Transvaal wanted to create a local commercial bank to deal with the financial demands created by the discovery of gold in Barberton and the Witwatersrand. The government thus created a bank with the task of focussing primarily on financial agricultural development through a concession agreement. The Nationale Bank der Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek Beperk (National Bank of the South African Republic Limited) was registered in Pretoria in 1891 and opened its doors for business on 5 April of the same year. After the Anglo-Boer War in 1902, the name of this bank was changed to the National Bank of South Africa Limited.

Due to another recession, the Bank of Africa was bought out by the National Bank in 1912. Another bank, the National Bank of the Orange River Colony, had already been bought out by the same group in 1910. The Natal Bank, which was founded in 1854 to fund the Natal Colony's sugar industry, also suffered financial difficulties and was added to the list of banks acquired by the National Bank, in 1914. The National Bank was now one of the strongest banks in South Africa.

Barclays Bank

In 1925 the National Bank merged with the Anglo-Egyptian Bank and the Colonial Bank to form Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas). In 1971 Barclays restructured its operation and its South African operation was renamed Barclays National Bank Limited.

As a result of a disinvestment campaign against South Africa due to its apartheid policies, Barclays was forced to reduce its shareholding and sold its remaining shareholding in the bank in 1986. The bank was renamed "First National Bank of Southern Africa Limited" in 1987 and became a wholly South African owned and controlled entity.

FirstRand Group


Banking as a whole was changing fast and specialised financial services divisions sprung up within the bank. A massive investment was made into computers and new technology.

In 1998 the financial services interests (which included their shareholding in First National Bank) of Rand Merchant Bank Holdings and Anglo-American Corporation were merged to form FirstRand Limited, which is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange. Consequently, First National Bank became a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstRand Limited and currently trades as a division of the group. First National Bank currently operates registered commercial banks in the following jurisdictions: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania and Ghana. The Namibia and Botswana businesses are listed on their respective stock exchanges.

The FirstRand Group also has operations in India which trades under the name FirstRand Bank and an investment bank in Nigeria which trades as RMB Nigeria. As a universal bank in Ghana, First National Bank offers a wide range of banking products, focusing particularly on digital banking, which serve all segments of the economy.

Executive Management Team


  • Chief Executive Officer - Richard Hudson
  • Chief Financial Officer - Sandile Nhleko
  • Chief Operating Officer - Neil van Eyk
  • Chief Risk Officer - Gary Chapman
  • Head of Channels - Shanita Padayachee
  • Treasurer - Keith Blakeway
  • Head of Business Banking - Wayne Kriel
  • Head of Human Resources - Ernestina Danquah
  • Head of Internal Audit - Ebenezer Oppong Mensah
  • Company Secretary & Legal Counsel - Annita Bedzra
  • Head of Coverage - Victor Asante

Board of Directors


  • Stephan Claassen - South African
  • Seth Asante - Ghanaian
  • Joseph Tetteh - Ghanaian
  • Michael Larbie - Ghanaian
  • Ebrahim Motala - South African
  • Gareth Davies - South African
  • Richard Hudson - South African

About us


Who we are

First National Bank Ghana is a subsidiary of the FirstRand Group.

Our roots


Humble beginnings

First National Bank can trace its origins back to the Eastern Province Bank, which was formed in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1838. By 1874, the bank had four branches - Grahamstown, Middelburg, Cradock and Queenstown.

Due to a recession, the bank was bought out in 1874 by the Oriental Bank Corporation (OBC). However, as a result of financial difficulties being experienced in India, the OBC decided to withdraw from South Africa. The Bank of Africa was subsequently formed in 1879 to take over OBC's business in South Africa.

 

FirstRand Group


Of bulls and bears

In 1925 the National Bank merged with the Anglo-Egyptian Bank and the Colonial Bank to form Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas). In 1971 Barclays restructured its operation and its South African operation was renamed Barclays National Bank Limited.

As a result of a disinvestment campaign against South Africa due to its apartheid policies, Barclays was forced to reduce its shareholding and sold its remaining shareholding in the bank in 1986. The bank was renamed "First National Bank of Southern Africa Limited" in 1987 and became a wholly South African owned and controlled entity.

 

First National Bank Ghana


Meet the team

First National Bank Ghana Management


First National Bank Ghana offers a comprehensive range of products and services to the market under the leadership of a competent management team.

The First National Bank Ghana Board


The First National Bank Ghana Board of Directors was elected by the stockholders to represent their interest. The board is responsible for hiring the CEO, setting compensation policies, determining dividends, and evaluating performance.