It was International Women's Day on 8 March 2021. In recognition of the celebration of International Women's Day this week, Hannah Annobil-Acquah, Head of Retail Banking at First National Bank Ghana shares her thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on women; and how we are learning and evolving as a result.
First National Bank has retained its position as Africa's Most Valuable Bank Brand for the second year in a row in the 2021 Brand Finance® Global 500 Banking report. With brand value of US$1.3 billion, First National Bank is the top performing South African brand among top 200 most valuable bank brands in the world in the 2021 Brand Finance® Global 500 Banking ranking.
22 February 2020: - First National Bank Ghana has declared 2021 as the 'Year of Home Ownership' (YOHO2021) to help make home ownership a reality for many Ghanaians.
8 February 2021 - In addition to the extensive business relief efforts provided by the bank to help businesses cope with the challenges of COVID-19, First National Bank has also created a vast range of valuable information and education tools to support owners and managers of businesses of all shapes and sizes during the pandemic.
24 December 2020 - With the holidays just around the corner, it's important for consumers to exercise caution and self-discipline when managing their money over this period
24 December 2020 - While the concept of Black Friday is purported to have emerged from the United States of America, it has become quite popular in urban Ghana.
24 December 2020 - First National Bank has been named as the SME Bank of the Year at the Global SME Finance Forum Virtual awards ceremony held on 27 October.
24 December 2020 - First National Bank Ghana, the leading home financing institution in Ghana, is set to host its maiden virtual housing fair in Ghana.
23 December 2020 - For many first-time home buyers applying for a home loan can often be daunting. Taking time to understand how home loan applications are assessed can go a long way to help you increase the chances of getting approval.
23 December 2020 - Ghana's leading mortgage provider, First National Bank has hosted a virtual housing fair to help reduce the country's housing deficit, which current stands at almost two million.
10 December 2020 - As we reach the end of the year and prepare for much needed rest and relaxation it would be worthwhile to add a few estate planning considerations on your December to-do list.
Accra - 02 November 2020 - The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt E.S. Okraku has paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive of First National Bank Ghana, Dominic Adu.
Accra - 02 November 2020 - Time to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the bank and GFA. Football is one of the greatest sports, and provides benefits not just for the players but the socio-economic development of the nation as well.
Accra - 01 October 2020 - First National Bank Ghana and Hollard Insurance Ghana have announced an exclusive long-term bancassurance partnership in Ghana to jointly serve the fast-growing demand for insurance products and services.
August 12, 2020, Accra - First National Bank has reassured Ghanaians of its determination to help address the housing needs in the country, even in the climate of uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With this new package, small and medium businesses can start, run and grow with special transactional capabilities that give them 24/7 access to First National Bank's award-winning enterprise platform, and more.
DEG has given a total of USD 85 million long-term loan facility to First National Bank Ghana. This is part of its support for financial institutions to widen the access to credit for SMEs and businesses within the real estate value chain in developing countries who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
First National Bank Ghana is set to host its first ever Developers Forum in Ghana on Thursday 6 August 2020. It will be a gathering with real estate developers, construction experts and landowners to discuss the bank's enhanced home loan portfolio, following its recent merger with GHL Bank.
First National Bank Ghana has announced the introduction of five new Agency Plus partners in Accra, extending accessibility of its products and services to the growing customer base.
Accra, Ghana - 17 August 2020 - Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company and impact investor, has provided a US$ 10 million senior loan to First National Bank Ghana Ltd. One of the key objectives of Finnfund's investment is to support the Ghanaian financial sector and the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and in particular, foster affordable housing in the country.
Accra, Ghana - 21 July 2020 - If you are renting now, buying a home could be a better financial decision. Of course, that depends on several factors such as; where you live, how much you pay now as rent, an available fit-for-purpose house you can afford, current mortgage interest rates and your aspirations.
Accra, Ghana - 30 June 2020 - First National Bank Ghana has announced the appointment of Dominic Adu as its first Ghanaian Chief Executive Officer, effective Wednesday July 01, 2020. Dominic takes over from Richard Hudson who has served in this position since the inception of the bank five years ago.
Accra, Ghana - 30 June 2020 - First National Bank Ghana has confirmed the conclusion of the merger with its subsidiary, GHL Bank. The merged entity will be known as First National Bank Ghana.
ASPIRE is a rapid response fund to address the critical and immediate health care needs in Ghana. Richard Hudson, CEO of First National Bank Ghana, explains that ASPIRE will help increase COVID-19 critical test and trace capacity with focus on supporting local medical innovators and entrepreneurs
Accra, Ghana - 5th May 2020 - First National Bank Ghana, is pleased to announce that it has acquired hundred percent of GHL Bank. Effective 4th May 2020, GHL Bank will become a subsidiary of First National Bank Ghana.
Accra, April 14, 2020 - First National Bank Ghana Limited is introducing a raft of relief packages to help both individual and corporate customers against the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ghana rises 3 places to number 6 as South Africa falls to third place in 2020, read more in Rand Merchant Bank's ninth edition of 'Where to Invest in Africa'.
First National Bank started operating in Ghana a little less than five years ago with one major unique selling proposition: innovation.
First National Bank Ghana Limited has appointed Kofi Asare Pianim as Head of Global Markets. Mr. Pianim has a wealth of experience, spanning a period of 14 years, in global banking and markets focusing on profitable growth, regulatory and control issues as well as risk in the context of global standards.
First National Bank Ghana Ltd. has organized a day's workshop for its business and corporate clients to educate and share with them best practices on trade and foreign exchange.
Accra - September 16, 2019
The government's financial inclusion policy has received a major boost from First National Bank Ghana Limited.
Ghana remains one of the top 10 attractive investment destinations in Africa even after the worst banking crisis in its history.
In line with our HELP philosophy, we donated to 7 charitable organisations that are doing a fantastic job of making our communities and the world we live in a better place.
Further depreciation of Ghana's Cedi in 2019 is limited based on our outlook on key economic indicators and foreign exchange inflows this year.
First National Bank Ghana, confirms that its parent FirstRand Limited will meet Bank of Ghana's new minimum capital requirement of Four Hundred Million Ghana Cedis (GHC400,000,000).
This festive season, many of us may be guilty of spending without thinking, however, if you never pay attention to the money you are spending it can soon lead to real financial problems.
02 November 2018: First National Bank Ghana - Although First National Bank Ghana is only a few years old in Ghana, it is part of one of Africa's biggest and most accomplished banking groups, the South Africa headquartered First Rand Group, which owns Rand Merchant Bank and the First National Bank.
24 October 2018 - This week, First National Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment and other related state agencies will be holding a green bond workshop in Accra.
18 October 2018 - This week, First National Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment and other related state agencies will be holding a green bond workshop in Accra,.
First National Bank Ghana has been adjudged the CIMG emerging brand of the year, 2017. The award, according to CIMG, is in recognition of First National Bank's excellence in strategic marketing and brand exposure in Ghana.
First National Bank Ghana Limited is delighted to announce the launch of the first-ever cash rewards programme in Ghana that rewards customers for everyday non-cash transactions. Cardholders who use their Visa debit cards to make purchases (transaction on POS machines and online card purchases) will earn back a percentage of the transaction amount.
Accra, Ghana; 9 January 2018 - First National Bank has appointed Hannah Annobil-Acquah as Head of Retail Banking. Hannah brings on board a wealth of experience in retail banking, having worked in various functions in the sector for over a decade.
27 November 2017 - First National Bank, a division of FirstRand group, (which is the largest financial institution in Africa by market capitalisation) has been adjudged The Most Innovative African Bank at the 2017 African FinTech Awards for the second year in a row.
13 October 2017 - First National Bank is promising its customers some exciting times in the months ahead with its innovative products and multiple banking channels. The move the bank explained is to delight its customers and let them enjoy the first-class banking associated with it in countries that it operates.
09 October 2017 - The move to make payments simple and convenient is evident in First National Bank's Geo Payment offering. A Geo Payment is an electronic payment that enables customers of First National Bank to send and receive money when in proximity to other customers of the bank.
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African FinTech Awards 2016
First National Bank (FNB) was honoured last night at the 2016 African FinTech awards by walking away with the coveted title of "Most Innovative Bank in Africa". Part of the annual Finance Indaba, these awards recognize and reward innovative and disruptive FinTech companies that have originated in or are primarily focused on Africa...
22 September 2017 - Toma Imirhe and Elorm Desewu examine how one of the latest banks to enter the Ghanaian market is taking a profoundly different approach which stands to change the very nature of bank-customer relationships in the country.