- remains the backbone to Agriculture lending in Berbice
GBTI this week celebrates 25 years serving the Upper Corentyne Communities having opened its Corriverton branch on January 13, 1997.
“It’s been 25 years since we have first opened our doors to serving our customers of Corriverton and surrounding communities, and today we are just as delighted to continue our that service,” says Branch Manager Ghoeblall Mahadeo.
The bank is a key partner to the Agriculture, Manufacturing, Services, Housing, transportation, and Trading sectors in the region.
To mark the occasion, the bank acknowledged some of its first customers with mementoes of that occasion. Among them were Colin Nathoo and Mohamed Haleem.
Poornima Seepersaud who assisted in cutting the ceremonial ribbon to commission the bank., reflecting on her relationship with the bank, says, “My fondness for GBTI has never wavered since I was younger. Being a part of the branch’s opening ceremony is a memory that I will continue to cherish. The level of excitement was immeasurable on that momentous day. GBTI Corriverton has provided exceptional service to myself and my family. The friendly, helpful, and courteous staff have solidified GBTI Corriverton as our preferred bank. The array of services provided by GBTI has been beneficial throughout my time attending university. I am confident that the bank will continue to serve the community and myself for another twenty-five years.”
GBTI CEO (ag) James Foster in a recent meeting with the Regional Democratic Council told those present that GBTI is ready more than ever to support the economic advancement of the region.
“GBTI is geared to support economic development throughout Guyana. We are fostering business start-ups and expansion in local and national economies to keep them vibrant and growing and we are ready to do business with creditworthy borrowers in your region.”
He applauded the GBTI Team who “continue to support our communities and our clients despite the challenges of the pandemic and pledges, “your bank will continue to work diligently to upgrade its core banking systems; to provide new and improved self-service and in branch customer experiences. We are proud to serve you and are here to support your traditions and joys – no matter what life may look like.”