De. Gilpin Takes RCB Higher

For any successful business venture, there are alwayssome amount of pretty competitive rivalries, it could be within the business entity or from other competitors outside the business. 

Since Dr. Ekundayo Gilpin took over the RokelCommercial Bank in 2017 as the new Managing Director, he has been tremendously doing well in the Banking industry as the brand gets bigger every day, and it is not only getting bigger by customers keeping their monies at the RC Banks in the country but also ensuring that the livelihoods of small businesses in the country are sustainable.

Dr. Ekundayo Gilpin’s hard work and dedication to the promotion of RCB have made the bank to be listed as one of the 50 Most Reputable Bank CEOs in Africa, by Reputation Poll International in 2021 and this award was not only dedicated to RCB but Sierra Leone, customers and the hardworking staff at the RCB. 

The bank continues to enlarge its marketing strategy for its customers and prospective customers by positioning itself for better service delivery that will attract prospective customers. The functioning accounts at the RC Bank are Kumbra Account, Fixed Account, Kekeh Loans, Corporate Banking and SME loans etc. 

Rugiatu Mansaray a customer of the RokelCommercial Bank in Freetown and a trader at Salaadground said that she is a living testimony of the SME Loans. “I would remember in 2021 when I applied for the SME Loan, after presenting my documents to the loan officer and all that which makes me to be eligible for the loan, the process was done easily and I was granted the loan paid within six months. RCB is truly a bank for us the average people in the country”, she said.

It is also evident that on the 1st August 2022 the Krootown Road Market women were loaned a sum of one hundred and one million old Leones by the RokelCommercial Bank, to empower women who are engaged in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs). 

In his keynote statement during the handing over ceremony of the cheque to the beneficiaries, Dr. Ekundayo Gilpin, Managing Director of the RCB said that they as a bank believe in empowerment and quality service delivery as those are few of their core values. He further said that they want to maintain the symbiotic relationship between RCBank and the market women especially those in the small and medium enterprises. He also mutated that the bankers are not only to sit under their air conditioning offices with coats and ties but to help smaller businesses grow into sustainable economies together. 

Adding to that, the Managing Director of the bank said that they have spread their hands to various market women in the Western Urban to provide loan facilities for MSMEs. This, according to him, is because women are in the majority in that sector. He went further to encourage the women to pay back the loans given to them as he said the money given out to the market women is not money that belongs to RokelCommercial Bank and management that should not be paid for, but the money that belongs to customers. “Since we believe in empowerment that is why we have given out the loan and we strongly believe as market women you will use the money wisely as it will guarantee you financial freedom,” he said.

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Ernest Hemingway. The MD and team have expressed their trust in the market women by loaning them. The MD and team continue to work together to lift the green, white and blue flag, as they have excellent marketing relations officers and staff.

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