Advans Ghana, one of the leading Savings and Loans company in Ghana ended the year 2021 with six notable awards to its many laurels.
The awards are: The Most sustainable Savings and Loans company of the year – Financial Inclusion Advocacy Centre; Outstanding Customer Service of the Year – Ghana Accountancy and Finance Awards; Most Promising Corporate Response to Covid-19 – HR Focus Awards.
Others are: Best Company in Project Promoting and Supporting Agriculture and Agribusiness- Sustainability and Social Investments Awards; SSI Environment Project of the year – Sustainability and Social Investments Awards, and the Most Respected CEO, Savings and Loans – The Ghana Industry CEOs Awards.
The Company has also rolled out a digital transformation to continue bringing added value to its customers.
Speaking at the end of year customers’ appreciation event of Advans Ghana, Mr Olivier Bailly-Béchet, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company, reiterated Advans Ghana’s commitment to providing Customer-Centric Financial Services to small businesses, small-holder farmers, and individuals in Ghana.
“Over the years, our focus has been on providing tailor-made financial solutions to businesses, farmers and individuals who may have limited access to formal financial services, and it is good to see our efforts to ensure financial inclusion of all Ghanaians rewarded greatly by these industry players.
“And above all, this is also an encouragement to continue to actively support our clients and all Ghanaians still financially excluded” he noted.
Advans Ghana was also rewarded for its continuous commitment through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability projects.
Mr Owiredu, Deputy CEO, said since 2017 Advans Ghana, had assisted over 30,000 Smallholder Farmers in purchasing Agric Inputs, Small Equipment and to give them financial inclusion training.
In parallel, Advans Ghana had sensitised clients and staff on the importance of reducing global warming by supporting the project and planting 1,100 trees in Ghana in 2021.
Though the year 2021 was faced with the unending impact of COVID-19, the Company showed its prowess in crisis management and remained resolute in delivering unparalleled financial services to its customers.
Mrs Barbara Odei, Chief of Sales and Distribution at Advans Ghana, commenting on the various awards, said the CEO had contributed much to the financial sector and that his well-deserved award by Ghana Industry of Most respected CEO’s recognised the respect he had gained amongst his peers in the industry and staff for his leadership qualities.
Explaining Advans’ vision for 2022, Olivier Bailly-Béchet said: “Advans Ghana has engaged in an important digital transformation of the Institution and will remain committed to continue to deliver more value to its customers, to improve their satisfaction and to reduce costs of operations through digitalisation and a higher level of excellency in the coming years.”
Advans Ghana Savings and Loans is a subsidiary of the Advansgroup, one of the leading organisations in financial inclusion, headquartered in France with a presence in nine countries in Africa and Asia and serving more than 1.2 million clients.
In Ghana, Advans operates in 20 branches across eight regions with the head office located in Accra.
For 13 years, Advans Ghana has been supporting entrepreneurs and farmers and working towards becoming their preferred financial partner.