First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the launch of First Global Transfer (FGT) to promote the international transfer of funds across its subsidiaries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The bank said in a statement that “First Global Transfer (FGT) initiative is specifically designed to ensure safe, timely and improved efficiency in the transfer of funds across the network of First Bank subsidiaries in Africa.
“The FGT is not restricted to First Bank and FBN bank customers alone but it is also open to every individual resident in the country the funds transfer is originating from.
“Intending users of the initiative are to visit any of the bank’s branches in Nigeria or subsidiaries in Africa, which are: FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone, or FBNBank Senegal to enjoy the service.
“For example, with First Global Transfer, individuals and customers in Sierra-Leone can walk into any FBNBank branch to send money to FirstBank customers in Nigeria as well as FBNBank customers in Gambia, Ghana, DR Congo, Senegal or Guinea.”
Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer, First Bank Plc said, “today’s customer is influenced by the technological advancement shaping businesses across various industries.
“Our First Global Transfer (FGT) initiative is one of those advancements created to impact every individual in our host community in Africa, whilst promoting the ease and swift transfer of money from one country to another for business or personal activities.”