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Message from the CEO
04 Apr, 2018
Dear Business Partner,
Welcome to the month of April. For some of you, this month brings with it renewed faith as you celebrate the new life, hope and love that Easter brings to you and your significant others.
On March 9, WAEC held the annual West African Examinations Council Excellence Awards at the Sakyi Asare Menako Hall in Accra and UMB, as a sponsor, presented the sponsorship package to the top three (3) awardees. For emerging the Overall Best 2017 WASSCE Student, Ms. Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland, former student of Holy Child Senior High School, was presented with a brand new laptop and a full scholarship to pursue any programme of choice in any University in Ghana. It is worthy of mention that, Ms. Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland becomes the fifth (5th) consecutive Ghanaian student to top the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Excellence Awards. Also, a brand new laptop each was presented to Ms. Audrey Emefa Awuttey, also a former student of Holy Child Senior High School and Rachel Amaning Kwarteng, a former student of Aburi Girls’ Senior High School for being adjudged the first and second runner-up, respectively. All three best students are currently students at the University of Ghana Medical School and on behalf of the bank and UMB Foundation, I wish them the very best in their education. I wish to reiterate that, this kind of support is just but a few of the avenues we use to give back to our community and with your continuous support, UMB is committed to carrying on to do much more in the future.
As many of you may have observed, we recently published our audited 2017 Financial Statements in the newspapers. Some notable highlights include a 151% increase in Profit Before Tax and 39% increase in Customer Deposits. It truly was a record year in terms of financial performance and I would like to thank all our customers and stakeholders for their unflinching support that allows us to do so well. Please click here to access our audited 2017 Financial Statements.
While I mention our impressive 2017 financial performance, I should also reiterate that a lot is happening at UMB with more to come throughout this year as our bank is far advanced in meeting the Bank of Ghana’s new minimum regulatory capital requirement.
I will like to remind you that UMB now literally operates 24/7 with the introduction of the UMB SpeedApp, our innovative mobile banking application, that allows you to transfer mobile money free of charge, buy mobile airtime, transfer funds locally to any bank instantly, request for loans and investments, withdraw cash from any UMB ATM without a debit card, check and request account statements and so much more. Please click here to download the UMB SpeedApp. It is available for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices. Our Customer Contact Centre team is available 24/7 Monday to Friday on any of our toll-free lines MTN 0800-100880, Vodafone and Airtel 0800-10088 and all other lines 0302 633 988 to answer any questions that you may have. You can also reach us on our official Facebook and Twitter pages for swift support.
I wish you the best this month and I am grateful for your continued loyalty and support.