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Speaking at the card launch, Access Bank Gambia’s managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) Dapo Fajemirokun said with the introduction of the card the bank had solidified its leadership position in Africa.
He said: “Access Bank is the first African bank to install Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in The Gambia, the first bank to introduce Point of Sale (POS) terminals in The Gambia, the first local bank to conduct a preference share issue, the first bank to win consecutive Governor's Inter-Bank Football Tournaments, the first bank to sponsor a student exchange programme between The Gambia and Nigeria through the University of Benin, and the first bank to issue both Visa Credit and Debit Cards in The Gambia."
Group head of corporate banking Ndeye Amie Jallow said the card gives users direct access to cash anytime. According to her, the card could be used to make cash withdrawals at ATMs, pay bills, make purchases via the POS terminals, and for international financial transactions when outside The Gambia, among other uses.