Customers of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Limited, living on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), will no longer have to travel far to access their monies via Automated Teller Machines (ATM).
This is so as the Bank has opened its newest ATM branch at the Medicare Building at Lot 22 Mon Repos Public Road. The facility was commissioned on Thursday afternoon.
During the simple ceremony, Regent Street Branch Manager Roxanne Welcome-Europe said the Bank has always been the leader in technology in terms of banking in Guyana as the country saw its first ATM machine in 1994 – courtesy of GBTI.
According to the Branch Manager, GBTI will continue to be the leader in this industry. She also said that the commissioning of this ATM at Mon Repos would now add to the Bank’s fleet of ATM machines, increasing the total to 24. Welcome-Europe also noted that the Bank was proud of its network of 13 branches spread across the length and breadth of Guyana.
Meanwhile, acting Chief Executive Officer, Shaleeza Shaw noted that GBTI continued to see value in making it easier for businesses to do transactions and the launching of this ATM would ensure just that for the residents of not just the Mon Repos community but communities all along the East Coast. She also pointed out that GBTI would soon be launching smart ATMs, which would see touchscreen technology among other in–banking options.
Also present at the commissioning ceremony was Regional Chairperson Genevieve Alleyne, who remarked that GBTI was now the fourth bank along the East Coast area which would service the residents. She applauded the Bank and its management team for taking on this initiative and said this would improve commerce in the area.
The new ATM location was commissioned with a ribbon-cutting ceremony done by the Regional Chair and joined by students from the Beterverwagting (BV) Nursery and Primary Schools and Annandale Secondary School.
This was done as the GBTI officials and other guests look on.