Today, we are proudly celebrating our 30th anniversary as a leading bank in Ghana. CalBank was born 30 years ago in 1990 on this day 2nd July.
Our mission at the time was to be a leading merchant bank providing bespoke banking services to local and multinational corporates operating in Ghana. We began with just under 30 employees and one branch located at Pegasus House on Independence Avenue in Accra. As time went by, we embarked on our journey of growth and expansion, culminating in our position today as a leading, indigenous bank.
Since our IPO in 2004, when we became a universal bank, we have grown our footprint to 29 branches, 250 Agent outlets, 100 ATM points and over 124 Points-of-Sale. We realize that this growth is directly tied to our 900+ dedicated employees as well as the immense trust placed in us by our clients, partners, regulators and shareholders. You have been an important part of the CalBank story and it’s your support that has kept our company successful.
Today we strive constantly to surpass customer expectations with superior customer service by offering an exciting array of digitally-driven products and services and promoting a safe, positive environment for our customers and employees. Through these 3 decades of operation, the Bank has been recognized and rewarded with numerous accolades and achievements including, amongst others, awards for:
- Long term financing;
- Corporate social responsibility;
- Most compliant taxpayer;
- IT and Electronic Banking;
- Retail banking and
- Project finance.
Looking ahead to the next 30 years, we are excited to have a talented generation of dedicated employees, with the drive and ambition to support the Bank’s long term growth while allowing us to stay true to our mission statement – “to be a financial services institution of preference through delivery of quality service, using innovative technology and skilled personnel to achieve sustainable growth and enhanced stakeholder value.’
Finally, the history of this Bank cannot be written without recognizing the ideas, time and energies of our past and present Board members, Management and Staff without whom this journey would have been impossible. CalBank is eternally grateful to you.
On behalf of the Board of CalBank, I would like to express my profound appreciation to you all for your immense contribution to the existence and growth of CalBank PLC. On this special occasion of our 30th anniversary, I say THANK YOU to everyone who has played a role in the life of the Bank.