FBNBank Ghana launches Western Union service

BY: Graphic Business
Mr Seyi Oyefeso ­ — MD, FNBBank

FBNBank Ghana Limited (FBNBank) has partnered with Western Union to introduce its money transfer services across FBNBank branches in the country.

This partnership will give people more avenues to either transfer or receive money at any FBNBank branch.


Speaking at a ceremony in Accra, the Managing Director of the FNBBank, Mr Seyi Oyefeso, said “FBNBank Ghana comes from a rich heritage, with our parent bank First Bank of Nigeria Limited being one of the best experienced in remittance payments in Africa.”

According to him, FirstBank was the first to offer Western Union Services in Nigeria as far back as 1996 and customers have come to associate reliability, speed and convenience with receiving remittance services at the bank’s branches in Nigeria.

He urged recipients of remittances to visit the nearest FBNBank Ghana Limited branch to receive their cash while confirming the bank’s commitments to the safety and security of customers’ funds.

"Our strategy is to provide for the people of Ghana new ways to send and receive money around the globe, meet the changing preferences of our customers and stakeholders as well as provide excellent customer focused solutions to meet their banking needs,” he said. 

The partnership, he also explained, affirmed FBNBank’s value proposition to always ensure that its products and services are tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of its customers and the banking public.

FBNBank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of FirstBank of Nigeria Limited, an FBN Holdings Plc Company, which is Nigeria’s leading financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings and one of the largest corporate and retail banking financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa).

The bank has been named “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” four times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group.