HFC Bank Ghana limited has launched a suite of exciting deposit products under a new campaign themed “You Deserve More – Make the switch now”.
The suite of new products include HFC Brainy Child account, HFC Smartsave account, HFC Susu Plus account, HFC HomeSave Plus account, HFC IDO account, HFC Premium Savers account and HFC 55plus account. According to management of the bank, these products are designed to cover the banking needs of customers from the Cradle to Golden ages and has the most attractive interest rates and features.
HFC I Do Account targets young individuals or couples looking to save towards marriage and life immediately afterwards. It is to encourage yet-to-weds to save towards their marriage ceremony and it comes with the extra benefit of having an account for collection of wedding gifts.
HFC Susu Plus Account is a good mix of tradition and modernising, targeted at customers who are willing to make savings (susu) towards a renewable one year contract. It comes with the added benefit of one full month’s savings paid out to customer as bonus after 12 months of savings.
The HFC Brainy Child account is a product that targets parents and guardians in order to encourage them to save up towards future expenses of children. Account is operated as a trust until the child turns 18. The HDC Premium Savers Account is an interest bearing current account which targets individuals who are serious investors. It has a tiered deposit interest rate ranging from 5% to 14%.
HFC 55 Plus Account is a product for Ghanaians from 55 years. It provides competitive and hustle free savings options post retirement. While HFC SmartSave Account targets individual regular savers. A tiered rating scale minimum monthly balance of GHs1,500 must be held to earn interest unto 5%.
And finally, the HFC Home Save Plus account draws heavily on what HFC’s mortgage financing track record, targeting customers who desire to won their homes in the shortest possible time, with optional 2 or 3 year term insurance policy on amount contracted. Also, savings up to 25% of the property cost qualifies customer to apply for mortgage loan.
According to the Managing Director of HFC Bank, Robert Le Hunte the new products form part of the bank’s renewed commitment of delivering competitive services in order to meet the needs of its customers and shareholders in 2016. Some other measures it has initiated, include retraining of staff to work in achieving the bank’s objectives.
HFC Bank, which currently has about 57 percent shares owned by the Republic Financial holdings limited (Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago) , also says it believes to increase its profits and customer base with this new drive.
Mr Robert Le Hunte commented: “We have always said that we look at all of our stakeholders, our customers …it means increasing our interest expense but we believe these are fiery things that our customers deserve. Our staff have been well taken care off over the last six months as a result, at the end of the day, we believe if we really take care of our staff and customers, that will rebound in the bank’s profitability and by extension our shareholders. ”
The launch which was held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel also witnessed solidarity messages from special guests including renowned economist, Kwame Pianim and the 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Abdul Nashiru Isahaku.
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Call for entries: Lifebuoy Opens Applications for handwashing ‘Chief Education Officers’
Unilever’s Lifebuoy, the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, has launched a creative competition that will see two (2) Chief Education Officers aged between 6-12years appointed to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing among school children.
Leveraging the power of peer-to-peer learning, the ‘CEOs’ will be selected from public and private schools in Ghana to help create impact by teaching other children about handwashing and personal hygiene in a series of fun and exciting activities.
The campaign dubbed ‘Lifebuoy H for handwashing CEOs’ is part of Lifebuoy’s activities to mark Global Handwashing Day which occurs every year on the 15th of October.
Global handwashing day is an international handwashing campaign dedicated to motivating and mobilizing people worldwide to improve their handwashing habits as a strategy for disease prevention.
In 2020, Lifebuoy launched the H for Handwashing campaign to transform the letter H into a symbol for handwashing and to integrate hygiene awareness into the school curriculum. In 2021, Lifebuoy launched its first ever children’s book- an “H for Handwashing” alphabet book – in which children can explore the Alphabet with Azzy the horse. The book is intended to support school curricula all over the world, whenever and wherever children are taught the ABCs.
This year, Lifebuoy is going a step further by passing on the baton to the next generation who will teach their peers about handwashing, as studies have shown that children are more likely to change their behaviour when influenced by their peers.
Lifebuoy is encouraging Children from public and private schools in Ghana between the ages of 6-12years to take up this unique and exciting challenge.
Parents, Guardians and Teachers are also urged to encourage their children and pupils to participate in the competition by following these guidelines:
- Share a 30- 45 seconds video of your child reciting their campaign manifesto by explaining what hygiene means to them and how they will promote better hygiene in their schools.
- All entries must include the #GHD2022 #LifebuoyCEOgh #LifebuoyGHD22 #HforHandwashing hashtag and be submitted on Facebook and Instagram only via the brand’s pages @LifebuoyGhana.
- Entries are open until the 10th of October, 2022.
The two selected CEOs will get the chance to become part of Lifebuoy’s award-winning ‘H for Handwashing’ movement and receive a certificate from the Unilever Ghana Leadership Team for their participation and commitment to the cause. As part of celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day, they will also visit the Unilever headquarters and factories to teach employees the importance of handwashing
The ‘CEOs’ will commit a minimum of ten hours a year to help spread the message of handwashing with soap to other children, at home and in schools. To enable them perform their roles, they will be trained in the use of Lifebuoy’s decade-old and well-proven behaviour change material which will equip them to take the message forward.
For more information, follow Lifebuoy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LifebuoyGhana
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MTN Urges Customers To Register Their Sim Cards Before The September 30 SIMRegistration Deadline
With only three days to the September 30, 2022 deadline for SIM registration, MTN is urging its customers to have their SIM cards fully registered to avoid being disconnected.
All customers with voice and data SIM in phones and devices are mandated to register with the Ghana card before the deadline. All SIM cards that are not fully registered at the end of 30th September 2022 will be disconnected from using all services on the network.
Customers who are yet to register should start the process by dialing *404# or use the registration web portal https://simregistrationportal.mtn.com.gh to link their SIM to the Ghana card. Customers who have linked their SIM cards to the Ghana card can complete their registration by either visiting the nearest service centre/agent for the biometric capture or download the SIM Registration Self Service app on google play to complete the registration.
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Commenting on the SIM registration deadline, the General Manager Regional Sales and Distribution, South, MTN Ghana,Abubakar Mohammed said, “we are encouraging our customers to register immediately to avoid long queues at registration centers and subsequent blocking of SIM cards after the deadline.”
“Customers who are not sure of their status can check their registration status by dialing *400#. “B-Cap Yes” means a customer is fully registered”.
To ensure all customers are fully registered before the 30th of September 2022 deadline, all MTN field staff have been deployed to different locations to check registration status and register customers who have not yet registered their SIM cards.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization announced the mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards in Ghana last year. The registration exercise which started in October 2021 is scheduled to end on September 30, 2022.
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