Ministry of Information Pays Courtesy Call on Acting CEO of UMB

Acting UMB CEO and Deputy Minister of Information [Middle], flanked by delegation.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a Ministry of Information delegation led by Deputy Minister, Hon. Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei paid a courtesy call on the Acting Chief Executive Officer of UMB, Mr. Benjamin Amenumey.

The Deputy Minister was accompanied by the Acting Chief Director, the Public Relations Officer and other representatives.

The visit was primarily to show appreciation to the Bank for supporting the 2018 National Policy Summits under the auspices of the Ministry of Information as well as discuss  possible collaborations in the near future. 

The 2018 Summits were held in Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi in a bid to actively engage Ghanaians from all walks of life on government’s numerous policies and projects.

UMB Presents Full Scholarship To 2018 Overall Best WASSCE Student

Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), has presented a full scholarship to Wilhermina Opoku the overall best student at the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination organized by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). This happened at the WAEC Distinction Awards held on the 8th March, 2019 to acknowledge and reward the top performing students in the 2018 WASSCE.

Mr. Kevin Adarkwah presenting full scholarship to 2018 WASSCE Overall Best Student, Wilhermina Opoku.
Dir. Treasury, Mr. Kevin Adarkwah presenting full scholarship to the 2018 WASSCE Overall Best Student, Wilhermina Opoku.

In his goodwill message, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of UMB, Mr. Benjamin Amenumey stated that since 2014 when UMB first partnered WAEC, the Bank is still very honoured to be a major sponsor of the WAEC Distinction Awards, which rewards top performing students of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. 

Mr. Amenumey also spoke about UMB’s strong commitment to the development of the youth by contributing to better education in Ghana. This educational scholarship is one of the several ways the Bank is contributing to national development, specifically in the education sector as well as offering brilliant students an opportunity to hone their talents and realise their desired dreams.

The full educational scholarship will cater for Wilhermina’s tuition, accommodation and books for the entire duration of her university programme. She was also given a brand new laptop and some branded gift items from UMB. Two other students, Sarpong Brago Afrifa and Imelda Naa Ayorkor Adjei who were the second and third top performers in the 2018 WASSCE respectively, also received a laptop each and some branded souvenirs from UMB

In attendance was the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, WAEC officials, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service and several other dignitaries. 

The overall best WASSCE student, Wilhermina Opoku expressed her sincere appreciation to UMB for the full scholarship and the honour bestowed upon her and her family.

Message from the CEO

Dear Business Partner,

Happy New Month and may this month shower each one of us with the very best only. For us at UMB, the month of March is special in more ways than one. First of all, the month of March commemorates our 62nd Independence anniversary as a sovereign country. Independence to us means total financial freedom for you our valued customers. This is why we are working for you and with you to offer you excellent banking products and services.


Coincidentally, the month of March is another significant period in our rich history as an indigenous bank since it marks the historic day on Wednesday 15th March, 1972, when we first opened the doors of our institution to serve you. Our promise to you then and now is to put you first. I will therefore take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all, our valued customers for your trust and loyalty to our brand all these years and for making us the bank of choice.


To commemorate the global celebration of women and their achievements this month, we will mark this year’s International Women’s Day with a series of internal activities on the global theme “Balance for Better”.


This year marks five years since we partnered with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to support some brilliant students in pursuit of higher learning. In light of this, I will present a full educational scholarship to the overall best student who excelled in the 2018 WASSCE. To the award recipients, we extend our heartfelt congratulations for achieving this remarkable feat and we wish them more success in the future.


Let me end by encouraging you to continue using the innovative UMB SpeedApp for your banking transactions so that you can spend more time with those you love. It is worth noting that since the introduction of the UMB SpeedApp a year ago, we have gone a step further by offering you much more than convenience with the introduction of the Data Free offer, which is the first of its kind offered by any bank in Ghana and available at the moment to MTN and AirtelTigo subscribers only.


If you have an inquiry or any feedback on our products and services, please call our 24HR Customer Contact Centre every Monday to Friday including weekends on our toll-free lines for MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo on 0800-100880 and all other lines 0302 633 988. Also, you can get in touch with us on our official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


I hereby wish every Ghanaian a happy 62nd Independence Day celebration and every woman a happy International Women’s Day.



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UMB Organises Trade and Treasury Colloquium for Exporters and Importers

UMB held a special colloquium on Trade and Treasury for clients and prospects who are in the export and import business at the plush Swiss Spirit Hotel (Alisa Hotel) in Accra on February 20, 2019.

The colloquium is the first of a two-part series with the primary objective of discussing relevant topics that will enrich export business operations and investments of participants. Participants were made up of the Banks’ clientele, as well as prospective customers who are into the export and import business.

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of UMB, Mr. Benjamin Amenumey in his welcome address, reiterated that UMB is in pole position to further intensify financial and advisory support to sustainable small and medium scale businesses.

The key presentations at the colloquium were delivered by Mr. Kevin Adarkwah, UMB’s Director of Treasury and Mrs. Rejoice King, the Head of Trade at the Bank. The presentations focused on the huge opportunities offered by the Bank’s Trade and Treasury bouquets of products and services and how the participants can tap into it to simplify, scale and sustainably grow their various businesses in the export and import sector.

At the end of the colloquium, participants expressed their gratitude to UMB for such a meaningful session.