Consumers in Gambia can now apply for the nation’s first Visa Classic Debit Card. The card has been launched by Access Bank Gambia Ltd., which has long been at the forefront of banking innovations in the tiny West Coast African nation.
Linking to both personal or corporate accounts, the Visa Classic Debit Card allows Gambians to access dalasi currency from anywhere at anytime. The card will allow consumers to experience a vast range of banking conveniences, from withdrawals and bill payments to POS purchases and international transactions.
The card’s launch was held on July 3 at the Coco Ocean Resort & Spa in Kerr Serign, where Access Bank Gambia MD/CEO Dapo Fajemirokun reflected on his institution’s sizable list of precedent-setting accomplishments for Gambia’s banking system:
“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!”
Adding that Visa Classic Debit Card can be used at more than two million ATMs around the globe, Access Bank Head of Corporate Banking Ndeye Amie Jallow emphasized the new product’s convenience, flexibility and security as an up-to-date, chip and pin card.