Customers conducting transactions on Friday 17 May at Scotiabank locations in Grenada will be treated in a special way as its Customer Appreciation Day and the activity is among initiatives undertaken by the Bank to commemorate its 5oth anniversary since opening its doors in the island.
Other activities include a 50 day promotion — “Rate to celebrate”, which commenced on Tuesday 14 May; Mortgage clinic at the St George’s branch on 05 June, Grand Anse branch on 12 June, and at Grenville branch on 26 June. There will also be a series of small business seminars; a thanksgiving service and annual HIV testing day.
Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday where the media was provided with the local history of the Bank and activities that will be undertaken to observe the Golden anniversary, Kelly Roberts, Assistant Manager Personal Banking, explained that during the 50 days special promotion, customers will have access to special rates on mortgages, personal loans, and new auto loans.
“These rates were solely approved for Scotiabank Grenada and are valid until 30 June,” he said while explaining that the rate of interest during the celebrations will be 6.5% and during the celebratory period clients will be provided the opportunity for 100% financing on new vehicles.
“During the mortgage clinics, persons will be guided as to the actions necessary to make life easier with regards to their financial obligations,” Roberts said. “We are as strong as the economy and the information that will be provided will not only impact the customer but us as a financial institution,” he added.
Assistant Manager for Small Business Sterl Lyons, said that during the small business seminar, participants will be provided with information on the Bank’s requirements and procedures for developing the small business sector.
During its fifty years of operations, the Bank not only played a role in developing the economy, but also contributed and continues to support many social programmes. These include being the official sponsor for the InterCol games for 33 years; providing UWI scholarships and the widely known Kiddy Cricket programmes, and the regional HIV/AIDS testing day.
“It all part of our commitment to give back to our customers part of our social corporate responsibility” said Kingsley Ashby, Commercial Banking Manager who witnessed the presentation of the first cheque to the management of the InterCol games.
by Linda Straker
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