About the bank
Africa’s bank of choice
We’re a bank with a difference. We combine extensive experience in the London financial markets with deep connections across multiple African countries and industries.
We care about Africa. We understand your needs, and our banking solutions are designed to meet them. We are a key player in trade finance, corporate lending, capital markets and correspondent banking in Africa, while our focus on nurturing long-term relationships with clients has made us Africa’s bank of choice.
We want to be the partner of choice for Africans and institutions doing business with Africa.
We are a dynamic pan-African bank supporting a dynamic continent. Through our market knowledge and strong relationships, we work to foster trade, promote companies’ business growth, deliver cost-effective services to individuals and drive sustained economic development.
By working together, we aim to create a brighter future for everyone: our customers, staff, shareholders and the communities we serve
In 1959, two years after the country’s independence, Ghana Commercial Bank set up a branch in the City of London with a unique mandate: to finance international trade and serve as an intermediary for the flow of funds to and from Ghana.
Ghana International Bank (GHIB) was incorporated in the United Kingdom in 1998 to take on that mantle. Authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority, the bank is now owned by a consortium of major Ghanaian financial institutions, with the Central Bank of Ghana serving as majority shareholder.
Today, GHIB focuses on six key areas: treasury and global markets, trade finance, corporate and institutional banking, retail and small business banking, correspondent banking, and payment solutions. But our focus remains the same – to support the economies of Ghana and the wider African continent.
Our logo: friendship and interdependence
Our logo is an indigenous image representing friendship and interdependence. It is one of the ‘Adinkra’ or cultural icons of the Akan people of Ghana, who know it as ‘ese ne tekreme’ – the teeth and the tongue.
The symbol reflects the interdependency of the teeth and the tongue in the mouth, which always need to work together. This collaboration epitomises the way we like to work, forming enduring relationships with customers that deliver long-term benefits for us both.
Core Business Values
Corporate Social Responsibility
Ghana International Foundation, a charitable trust established by the bank, contributes to a wide range of development programs and capital projects in Africa.
The communities we serve matter to us. We believe being a good corporate citizen, and giving back where we can, is both a responsibility and an honour.
Street Children Empowerment (Foundation Partner) – “…Within the last three years, we have been engaging and talking with GHIB. The interaction the Board has with our children every time they’re in Ghana, enables them to know that GHIB’s impact is reaching them deeply.
Woodfield Manor (Foundation Partner) – “We approached GHIB a few years back when we needed to do a building project. We had done it to a point and had run out of funding… they’ve made things happen for these children that wouldn’t have been possible if we hadn’t had their help”.
Infant Jesus School (Foundation Partner) – “…When we have a crisis, we always rely on GHIB. Whenever there is a need, they are always ready to come to our assistance. A mother has a love for the child so a child goes to the mother whenever they need anything. Ghana International Bank is a mother to our institution”.