Atlantic Bank Group

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Atlantic Bank Group
Type Private
Industry Banking
Founded 1978
Headquarters Lome, Togo
Key people Souleymane Diarrassouba, Group CEO
Products Loans, Savings, Checking, Investments, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Mortgages
Total assets US$1.5 billion+ (2010)[1]
Website Homepage

Atlantic Bank Group, commonly known by its French name Groupe Banque Atlantique, is a West African financial services conglomerate, headquartered in Lome, Togo. The Group consisting of banks and other financial services companies in Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Senegal and Cameroon.

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The Group is a large financial services provider in West Africa and Central Africa, with emphasis on retail banking, but offering a full range of financial products. The group maintains in excess of one hundred fifty (150) branches in the eight (8) countries that it serves. The Group's shareholder's equity is in excess of US$122 million, as of October 2010. [2]

History[edit]

The first bank that the group established was Atlantic Bank Cote d'Ivoire (Banque Atlantique Cote d'Ivoire) (BACI), which was founded in 1978. In 1997, the Group acquired the assets of Barclays Bank in Cote d'Ivoire, keeping the new acquisition separate, but renaming it COBACI. In 2001, the Group created a joint stock with the symbol SGI. In 2005, SGI became Atlantic Financial Group, the holding company of the Atlantic Bank Group. In 2004, a new subsidiary under the name GIE was established to handle the Group's computing and information technology needs. In 2007, GIE rebranded as Atlantic Technology SA.

Starting in 2006, the Group started a regional expansion drive by the opening of Atlantic Bank Benin that year. The next year, Atlantic Bank Niger, Atlantic Bank Burkina Faso, Atlantic Bank Mali and Atlantic Bank Togo were established. Since then Atlantic Bank Senegal (2007) and Atlantic Bank Cameroon (2009) were established.[3] Also in 2009, COBACI was merged with Atlantic Bank Cote d'Ivoire (BACI).[4]

Group members[edit]

The holding company for the group is Atlantic Financial Group, based in Lome, Togo. The member companies of the Atlantic Bank Group include the following: [5]

  1. Atlantic Bank Cote d'Ivoire - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast
  2. Atlantic Bank Benin - Cotonou, Benin Benin
  3. Atlantic Bank Niger - Niamey, Niger Niger
  4. Atlantic Bank Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  5. Atlantic Bank Mali - Bamako, Mali Mali
  6. Atlantic Bank Togo - Lome, Togo Togo
  7. Atlantic Bank Senegal - Dakar, Senegal Senegal
  8. Atlantic Bank Cameroon - Douala, Cameroon Cameroon[6]
  9. Atlantic Technology SA - Lome, Togo Togo
  10. Atlantic Finance - Lome, Togo Togo - A management and financial intermediation company
  11. Cash Money Worldwide - Lome, Togo Togo - A funds transfer company
  12. Atlantic Bank France - Paris, France France - The Group maintains a representative office in Paris, France.

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