GCB Bank Limited

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GCB Bank Ltd
Public
Traded as GSE: GCB
Industry Financial Services
Founded 1953
Headquarters Accra, Ghana
Key people
Mr. Jude Arthur
Chairman
Mr. Raymond Sowah
Managing Director[1]
Products Loans, Savings, Checking, Investments, Debit Cards, Mobile Banking, Credit Cards, Mortgages
Revenue Increase Aftertax:GHS:299millions (2016)
Total assets GHS:6 billions+ (2016)
Number of employees
1,532 (2016)
Website [1]
GCB Bank Ltd. High Street

Formerly Ghana Commercial Bank, now legally GCB Bank Ltd. The second largest bank in Ghana by net profit and total assets,[2] licensed by Bank of Ghana, the national banking regulator.[3]

Overview[edit]

GCB Bank Ltd is the largest indigenous financial institution in Ghana with 161 branches.[4] As of December 2016, the bank's total assets were valued at about GHS:6 billions+, with shareholders' equity of approximately GHS:1 million+.[5]

History[edit]

The bank was founded in 1953, with 27 employees, as the Bank of the Gold Coast. Initially, it focused on serving Ghanaian traders, farmers, and business people, who could not obtain financing from the expatriate banks. In 1957, when Ghana attained Independence, the bank re-branded to Ghana Commercial Bank, to concentrate on commercial banking, since Bank of Ghana had been created to function as the central bank and banking regulator. In the beginning, the bank was wholly owned by the Government of Ghana. However in 1996, when government shareholding stands at 51.17%, the stock of the bank was listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. In 2013, the bank renamed itself GCB Bank Ltd, with a new brand identity which was launched at the end of 2014. Today, GCB Bank Ltd serves the banking needs of large corporations, parastatal companies, small and medium enterprises as well as individuals. As of December 2016, the bank employs 1,532 staff, in branches distributed in all 10 regions of the Republic of Ghana.[6]

Ownership[edit]

The shares of stock of GCB Bank Ltd are listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange and are part of the exchange's GSE All-Share Index. The government of Ghana maintains 21.4% shareholding in the bank, while the remaining 78.6% is owned by institutional and private investors. As of December 2016, there are about 21 investors in the stock of the bank as depicted in the table below:[7]

GCB Bank Ltd Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 SOCIAL SECURITY AND NATIONAL INSURANCE TRUST 29.81
2 MINISTRY OF FINANCE & ECONOMIC PLANNING 21.36
3 SCGN/Northern Trust Global Services Limited 6.79
4 DANIEL OFORI 3.81
5 SCGN/JPMC RE DUET AFRICA OPPORTUNITIES MASTER FUND, IC GTI:AEX26 2.19
6 SCGN/BANQUE PICTET & CIE SA RE NON TAX 6275J 2.10
7 7 1.13
8 SCGN/CITIBANK KUWAIT INV AUTHORITY 0.98
9 SCGN/BANQUE PICTET & CIE SA RE NON TAX 6275J 0.77
10 GHANA REINSURANCE COMPANY LTD GENERAL BUSINESS 0.68
11 SCGN/SSB TEACHER RETIREMENT, SYSTEMS OF TEXAS FD-TRAB 0.68
12 SCGN/CITIBANK LONDON OP- AFRICAN FUND, NON-UCITS 0.63
13 SCGN/SSB EATON VANCE STRUCTURED, EMERGING MARKET FUND 0.61
14 GHANA COCOA BOARD 0.60
15 SCGN/'EPACK INVESTMENT FUND LTD TRANSACTION EIFLE 0.57
16 SCGN/PICTET & CIE EUROPE S.A LUX RE BLAKENEY 0.53
17 SCGN/SSB EATON VANCE TAX, MANAGED EMERGING MARKET FUND 0.52
18 STD NOMS/BNYM SA NV/ADV SRS TRST/AST PTRIC EMG MKT 0.45
19 SCGN/JP MORGAN CHASE DUET GAMLA LIV AFRICA, OPPORTUNITIES FUND IC 0.44
20 AFRIKANSK STD NOMS/BNYM SANV/KAPFRG INVESTIN PRO 0.45
21 OTHERS 24.90
Total 100.00

Leadership[edit]

  • Mr. Jude Arthur- Board Chair,
  • Mr. Raymond Sowah- Managing Director

Branches[edit]

GCB Bank Ltd maintains its headquarters in Accra, the capital of Ghana and the largest city in the country. The bank has over 161 branches distributed across most major urban areas of Ghana, with plans to refurbish many of them following a re-brand in 2014.

See also[edit]

  1. REDIRECT [2]

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