The Managing Director of GTI Microfinance Bank, Mrs. Tolulope Opayinka has assured budding entrepreneurs that it would provide amenable financial support to help drive the growth of their businesses as part of its commitment to promote the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Opayinka, who spoke at the bank’s 2016 Customer Forum, which was held in Lagos recently, stated that GTI had been strategically placed to promote economic growth through financial inclusion, driving the micro sub-sector of the economy with its products and services designed basically for individuals, groups/associations and SME’s with the aim of growing their businesses.
She commented on the importance of micro financial services in the fight against poverty as it served to financially empower micro, small and medium scale entrepreneurs and bring financial services to the unbanked.
Furthermore, Opayinka in a statement further urged individuals, businesses and trade associations to cultivate the habit of savings and investments in order to grow their wealth and ensure a secured tomorrow for themselves and their businesses. According to her, the secret of financial success is to cultivate the habit of saving.
Opayinka stated that GTI Microfinance Bank had conceived and developed its products and services with a view to meeting all business and banking requirements of small and medium business owners,pointing out that such products and services include savings account, current account, fixed deposit account, loans and advances, electronic fund transfer (EFT), card services, business advisory, planning services and safe custody. She however pointed out that GTI MFB was out to create winning relationships rather than sell products.
She assured all prospective investors and customers present that GTI Microfinance Bank is adequately capitalised to meet the financial needs of its customers, noting that as a member of GTI Group, which included GTI Capital Limited, GTI Securities Limited; the Bank can serve as a one-stop shop financial provider to its customers.