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TRUST BANK LTD/MONEYGRAM PARTNERSHIP
In our drive to enhance our growing network, Trust Bank Ltd is pleased to announce that it is in partnership with MoneyGram.You can now receive your remittances from any of our 18 branches across the country.
MoneyGram is the innovative brand that is changing the game in the Money Transfer market globally.

Our goal with this new partnership is to use our wide branch network to bring MoneyGram to the remotest parts of the country.

People will no longer have to worry about the hazardous journeys and the unnecessary time and cost of travel to the city to receive remittances.

At Trust Bank, we are on a mission to transform dreams into reality and continuously looking for ways to show our customers how much we appreciate them. As a Gambian bank, it is not just what we are but it is what we do that defines us.

At Trust Bank, we don’t just stop at Trust!

 
EXCELLENCE IN THE MILLENNIUM AWARD 2017
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:06

The 14th edition of the Excellence in the Millennium Award was held on Thursday, the 16th March 2017 at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

This is an annual event in which we recognize and honor the top ten outstanding students from the Grade 9 exams.

On our request, West African Examination Council (WAEC) provides us annually with a list of the top ten outstanding students for the year.

The award was instituted by the Bank to help promote education and encourage academic excellence in the Gambia. The awards come in four segments:

1. D5000.00 and a computer tablet and certificate of excellence to each of the top ten outstanding students

2. D10, 000.00 to the school that produce the candidate with the best results.

3. D20, 000.00 to the school with the highest number of awardees.

4. D5,000.00 to the most outstanding student

The occasion was graced by the Honorable Minister for Basic and Secondary Education-Mrs. Claudia Cole; the Managing Director of Trust Bank Ltd-Mr. Ibrahima Salla; the Permanent Secretary for Basic and Secondary Education-Mr. Baboucarr Boye, Representative of the Head of National Office for WAEC-Mr. Demba Sawaneh and the Chairman of Conference of Principals-Mr. Muhammed Jabbi.

The Managing Director of Trust Bank Ltd, Mr. Ibrahima Salla said in his speech marking the occasion that “the purpose of this event is to help promote quality education, and to also acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of these hard working and deserving girls and boys.

He outlined the fact that other schools are now making the list of awardees which shows that the competition is getting more intense.

He said that Trust Bank will encourage excellence through the Excellence in the Millennium Award and congratulated the awardees for their hard work and dedication.

The Managing Director used the occasion to advise the awardees about the choices they make in their lives.

“Life in general is made up of an infinite number of choices. We make choices all the time, from the moment we wake up until we go to bed. Most of the decisions are small and only slightly impactful, but the big decisions that can change your lives forever are indeed tough to make.

Take a moment to weigh the choices you need to make in your lives, be it in your studies; in your families or in your friendships.

What you must begin to acknowledge is that the choices you make can bring you CLOSER TO or take you FURTHER AWAY from your dreams or goals.

If you choose to confront the options before you with courage, confidence and determination, you open yourself to a fulfilling path of your own design, filled with numerous possibilities.

You cannot achieve excellence in your lives if you do not manage yourselves. You cannot manage yourselves if you do not manage your choices. Manage your choices, and you will manage your lives”.

He went on to challenge the awardees to embrace excellence.

“If you declare Excellence as your life goal, then every area of your lives will be an opportunity for excellence to show up. Your academic results would be excellent, your relationships would be excellent, and your conducts would be excellent.

That is what we need in you as the future generation in order to achieve our aspirations in our quest to shape the NEW GAMBIA”.

On her part, the honorable Minister for Basic and Secondary Education-Mrs. Claudiana Ayo Taylor-Cole said that “education is a tool for sustainable development and a means to eradicating poverty. Therefore, any effort aimed at the attainment of these goals should be highly appreciated and vigorously pursued”.

She underscored the fact that the provision of education is largely the responsibility of government but the funding aspect of it remains a huge challenge. She therefore thanked Trust Bank for such a laudable initiative and implores the private sector in general to emulate Trust Bank Ltd to help achieve our national goals.

On his part, the representative of the Head of National Office for WAEC-Mr. Demba Sawaneh said “by committing yourselves to sponsoring such outstanding students, Trust Bank is contributing its quota in advancing the cause of education in the Gambia”.

Mr. Sawaneh went on to clarify the criteria used to determine the top ten outstanding students which has caused so much confusion recently.

He said that “other candidates may have had aggregate six (6) in the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE) but the average total score of each candidate were used to determine the top ten”.

The following students were the recipients of the awards:

 

Student Name

School

Agg

Avg Total Score

Ebrima Bojang

Presentation of Mary Upper Basic School

6

86.59

Sukai Jaw ABC Upper Basic School 6 86.59
Ebrima Juwara Presentation of Mary Upper Basic School 6 86.38
Alieu Ndimbalane Presentation of Mary Upper Basic School 6 85.92
Mariama Jammeh Gambia Methodist Academy 6 85.12
Fatou Touray Kaur Upper Basic School 6 84.99
Isatou John New Covenant Upper Basic School 6 84.02
Muhammed Ansah Sangajorr Basic Cycle School 6 83.75
Awa Manneh SOS Hermann Gmeiner Upper Basic School 6 83.37
Fatou M Badjie ABC Upper Basic School 6 82.58

The awards for the school that produce the candidate with the best results and the school with the highest awardees both went to Presentation of Mary Upper Basic School.

The award for the most outstanding student of the 2016 GABECE went to Mr. Ebrima Bojang of Presentation of Mary Upper Basic School.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Ebrima Bojang. He expressed profound gratitude to Trust Bank on behalf of his fellow students for initiating such an award which recognizes the product of their hard work and encourages healthy competition.

The occasion was chaired by Mr. Sheikh Trawally-Head of Sales and Public Relations at Trust Bank Ltd.

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REDUCTION IN PRIME LENDING RATE
As a New Gambia dawns, Trust Bank takes the unprecedented step of reducing its Prime Lending Rate by 300 basis points, from 23% to 20%. Our new Prime Lending Rate will also be 300 basis points below the Central Bank of The Gambia Policy rate.

We are confident  that this bold move in the New Gambia will serve as a catalyst to kick start a renewed culture of entrepreneurship and socio- economic prosperity in our dear country.

At Trust Bank we are committed to our tag line of being “PROUDLY GAMBIAN” and as such it is our utmost honour to lead the change in the revitalization of our economy.

Our new rates will be effective from 1st March 2017 for all new loans.

We wish the entire nation and our esteemed customers a happy 52nd Independence.

#New Gambia
#New Beginning
#New Thinking

For more information, please contact any of our branches.
Proudly Gambian
 
Appointment of our Chairman Ken Ofori-Atta as the new Minister of Finance of the Republic of Ghana
We have pleasure to announce the appointment of our Chairman, Ken Ofori-Atta as the new Minister of Finance of the Republic of Ghana. His Excellency the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo swore in Ken as Finance Minister on January 27, 2017.
 
Ken is the Co-Founder and former Chairman of the Databank Group  (an investment banking firm) in Ghana. He was the Executive Chairman of the Investment Bank from 1990 until his retirement on February 14, 2012. Ken has also been Chairman of Family Ventures and Offices in Ghana; Chairman of the International Bank of Liberia, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Kigali in Rwanda, Enterprise Life in Ghana, as well as the pan-African Databank AgriFund for SME Agribusiness, which has investments in Madagascar, Cameroun, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
 
Ken was the first African to be honored as a Donaldson Fellow at Yale University in 2010, a John Jay Fellow at Columbia University in 2011 and also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He is a Co-Founder of the Aspen African Leadership Initiative. Ken was also the first African to testify at the US Congress Ways and Means Committee to support the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) law. He was twice honored by PriceWaterHouse Ghana as one of the Top 5 Most Respected CEOs in Ghana.
 
He attended Achimota School in Ghana; received a BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
 
Ken Ofori-Atta has been on the board of Trust Bank Limited since 22nd September 1999 and his contributions have been invaluable.
 
We pray for Ken to have a successful tenure in office.
 
Customer Notice
CUSTOMER NOTICE

New ATM cards with enhanced security features are now available. 
 
Please arrange to replace your old card from your nearest branch on or before the 28th February 2017.



 
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