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DUSK CAPITAL unveils investment drive #CONQUERYOURFEARS

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Leading financial institution, DUSK Capital, have finally unveiled its #ConquerYourFears campaign, aimed at reigniting the spirit of investment in the banked and unbanked public.

At an event held in Accra on Friday, the Ridge-based firm finally debuted what has become a socially progressive initiative on conquering fear when it comes to investment.

The launch crowned months of changing the narrative about fear and what it does to one’s aspirations. The campaign had massive endorsements from leading public figures and ordinary Ghanaians, some of who were present at the launch.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Executive Officer of DUSK Capital, Bernard Osei-Tutu said the campaign became necessary due to the fear most people had with maintaining a resolute investment attitude.

Bernard Osei-Tutu

“As an investment bank, we realized that one of the biggest problems among the populace when it comes to investing money is fear. The fear of losing money inhibits many people from investing,” he said.

Osei Tutu added that:

“All of us, whether young or old have one fear or the other that holds us back; that inhibits us from taking that step in accomplishing our full potential…the Fear of failure, the Fear of being rejected, the Fear of being disappointed, the Fear of not living up to the expectation of others, the Fear of not being good enough and the list goes on.

“As a caring brand, we thought to ourselves, how can we provide that motivation, that confidence to help people achieve whatever dream they have? #ConquerYourFears is about confronting fear. It’s about overcoming all fears.

“We at Dusk Capital are excited about helping people to conquer their fears of investing and opening the doors into a brighter future.

“We encourage you to invest in your future by investing with Dusk Capital and enjoying the joy that comes with it.”

Dusk Capital is incorporated, duly licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) to conduct business in Fund Management, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Corporate Advisory Services and Pension Fund Management.

Dusk Capital uses strong product knowledge, innovative financial and capital market power to assist institutions and corporate clients in accessing local and global markets.

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Heritage Bank Limited set to meet the minimum

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Heritage Bank Limited, Ghana has disclosed that it is firmly on track to meet the new minimum capital requirement set by the Bank of Ghana, well ahead of the stipulated December 2018 deadline.

Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Patrick Fiscian made this revelation to some members of the media during an interaction on the sidelines of the SMEGA (SME Ghana) 5th anniversary breakfast meeting.  He stated that management of the bank had already initiated plans to meet the revamped minimum capital requirement even before the bank commenced operations in 2017.  “Prior to the official opening of the bank, we were well aware of the proposal by the Bank of Ghana to inject fresh capital, this has therefore been at the fore of our strategy even before we opened our doors to the public” he added. He also predicted that Heritage Bank would emerge as one of the stronger local banks after the Bank of Ghana’s recapitalization deadline elapses.

Mr. Patrick Fiscian further asserted that the move by the Bank of Ghana is understandable as it would serve to strengthen local banks and provide them with the financial capacity to provide relevant services with a view towards facilitating business and spurring economic growth across the country.

Heritage Bank, one of the newest entrants onto the Ghanaian banking scene, marked its first anniversary in February this year. Within a year of operations, the Bank has established 7 Branches, with 4 in Accra (Airport City, East Legon, Dzorwulu, Abbossey Okai), 2 in Kumasi (Adum and Suame-Magazine) and 1 in Tema. All Branches of the bank offer extended banking services from 8:30am to 6:00pm throughout the working week. The Bank also prides itself on some of the most efficient digital banking platforms and consumer asset finance loan offerings on the market as well as a host of other bespoke products.
 

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Keeping Dreams Within Remit: The Journey so far, Edna and Sabina

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My #FutureGH campaign, which launched in June 2017, was in commemoration of the silver jubilee edition of Miss Ghana UK awards. Beside affording young ladies between ages 16 to 24 an opportunity to express their entrepreneurial prowess, the commemorative event and campaign was headlined by two young Ghanaian ladies, Sabina Lawabea, winner of Miss Ghana UK awards and  Edna Azumah Aninga, winner of My #FutureGH campaign.

This article takes a bite at what these eloquent and passionate ladies have been up to since emerging winners in their respective contests.

Sabina

The Miss Ghana UK has over the years carved an enviable reputation as one of the most prestigious and enviable pageantry in the world. It does not come as a surprise that at its silver jubilee edition, Sabina Lawabea, will emerge winner.

Besides her subliming beauty and grace, Sabina proved her mettle on eloquence, presentation and clarity of vision. A graduate and currently an instructor in Training & Development Administrator at Kent in the United Kingdom, Sabina, who is currently in Ghana to spearhead a Miss Ghana UK Foundation sponsored project, has described her partnership with World Remit and Miss Ghana UK Foundation, as a fulfilling one.

‘‘My presence in Ghana is such a humbling experience. It is an opportunity I intend to relish and use to better the lots of my people here. While being optimistic about the impact of my intended project, I also remain grateful to World Remit and Miss Ghana UK Foundation for the opportunity to serve my people.

EDNA

Since emerging as winner of the World Remit and Miss Ghana UK Foundation sponsored campaign, Miss Edna has used the craft, art and skill of her artistry and design and the GHC20,000 she received from World Remit and Miss Ghana UK Foundation, to initiate conversations and bring to the fore some social challenges that confronts her people in the Upper East region of Ghana. She has also sensitized her people on the socio-economic importance of the arts.

Speaking in an interview, a visibly excited Edna, expressed her profound appreciation to World Remit and Miss Ghana UK Foundation for such a novel and noble initiative.

‘‘My winning was a dream come true for me. It has proven impactful not only in my life but in the lives of people in my community. I cannot be more appreciative to World Remit and Miss Ghana UK Foundation for their foresight and support’’, she remarked.

Sharing a view on how the experience with World Remit and Miss Ghana UK Foundation has been, she noted that the mentoring she received as part of her package has not only bolstered her confidence and knowledge but also, it has helped her to overcome some of the challenges that gnaw at every young entrepreneur in Ghana.

She also shed some light on the importance of an Art Village to her career and that of her contemporaries who want to use the arts to better the lots of their communities. ‘‘The art Village represent a revolution in the transformational capacities of arts,’’ she observed.

As these ladies embark on their respective projects, we can only wish them the very best, expecting that their projects will spur many young Ghanaian ladies on their entrepreneurial journey.

World Remit

World Remit is an internationally-acclaimed online Money transfer company that facilitate a cost-efficient, safer, and simpler faster and trusted mobile remittance and payments, across the world. Licensed by government regulators around the world, World Remit uses industry leading technology to protect and guarantee timely and convenient online and mobile remittances and payments. Through partnership with some leading banks in the country, monies can be received from abroad as bank deposit, a cash-pick up, mobile money and mobile airtime.

Miss Ghana UK Foundation

Miss Ghana UK Foundation is the corporate social responsibility leg of Miss Ghana UK, a beauty pageant held in London for young ladies of Ghanaian descent resident in the United Kingdom. Since its inauguration, the Foundation has made appreciable gains in key sector, straddling education, youth empowerment and a host other national issues.

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Vodafone launches 10th anniversary logo competition

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As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Vodafone Ghana has launched an Anniversary logo competition to symbolise its relevance and achievements since 2008.

The logo competition, launched by Chief Executive Yolanda Cuba and Gayheart Mensah, Director of External Affairs, went viral on social media, calling on the general public to submit logo designs via the email 10years@Vodafone.com,  before 28th May.

The ultimate winner of the competition will walk away with a cash prize of Ghc 10,000, whilst the second and third winners walk away with consolation prizes. Speaking on the competition, Yolanda Cuba said,

“It’s been 10 years since we came onto the Ghanaian market and we are excited to celebrate this journey with Ghanaians. We are immensely grateful to our customers and all stakeholders who have journeyed with us. To kick-start the celebrations, we are inviting the public to express how Vodafone’s ten years means to the Ghanaian people. We are looking for that one person who can represent the uniqueness of Vodafone in the most creative and fascinating way.”

She added that the competition is open to everyone and encouraged Ghanaians to participate by sending their designed logos to the designated email before the deadline.

Vodafone Ghana has already launched a number of customer reward campaigns as part of its 10th anniversary. These include Ahotor Offer, a Vodafone Cash offer which allows customers to send unlimited transactions at Ghc 3 per month; and Pay Day, a consumer promotion which is rewarding customers with cash prizes hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and grand prize of Ghc 200,000 for the ultimate winner.

 

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Ghana To Be Paypal-Compliant Soon – Vice President Bawumia

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Ghana has concluded discussions with renowned online payments system Paypal and will therefore, if all goes well, become one of the Paypal-compliant countries soon, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced.

The Vice President made the announcement at the launch ceremony for the first phase of the first mobile money payments interoperability system in Ghana in Accra on Thursday 10th May, 2018.

Online payments system Paypal supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders. The company operates as a payment processor for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it charges a small fee in exchange for benefits such as one-click transactions and password memory.

To be implemented in two phases, Ghana’s entry into the Paypal system is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, and forms part of Government’s ongoing efforts to build a new and modern economy.

According to the roadmap presented by Paypal, by the second half of 2019, Ghanaian merchants should be able to receive payments for their goods sold online. By the first half of 2020 Ghanaian consumers would be able to make payments for goods and services purchased online via Paypal accounts.

“It is now up to us, the Bank of Ghana, GHIPSS, Banks, Fintechs, Telcos and Merchants to make this happen within this time frame and also to prepare for the opportunities it presents,” Dr Bawumia urged, adding, “I would ask that GHIPSS puts together a working group of stakeholders to work to implement this road map.”

“This presents exciting opportunities for Ghana” the Vice President continued, “and we should take full advantage of it. We should see, amongst other developments, a major boost in e-commerce in Ghana. We are building a new and modern economy.”

The launch of the first mobile money payments interoperability system in Ghana is also in furtherance of Government’s drive for a new and modern economy, according to Vice President Bawumia.

It is expected to largely eliminate the difficulties associated with traditional banking services, such as the difficulty in opening bank accounts, the high costs associated with maintaining a bank account relative to customers’ income levels, the need to have basic literacy, administration and record keeping abilities and English-language capacity to operate a bank account, and the sheer intimidating nature of banking halls.

Following today’s launch, customers will be able to move freely monies from mobile money to mobile money accounts across different networks. This means that customers who have mobile money accounts with say, MTN can easily transfer or receive money from other networks such as Airtel-Tigo or Vodafone.

Furthermore, mobile customers can move money from their mobile money accounts to bank accounts without any hassle, freeing up funds locked up in the telcom sector.

As well, from the bank side customers can move money from their bank account(s) to mobile money accounts.

According to Fintech experts, this will make Ghana one of the global leaders in the interoperability payments space.

 

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DUSK CAPITAL reveals #CONQUERYOURFEARS campaign, launches soon

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Weeks after it debuted a socially progressive initiative on conquering fear, leading local financial institution DUSK Capital is set to launch the #Conqueryourfears campaign.

Set to launch this month, it will crown months of changing the narrative about fear and what it does to one’s aspirations. The campaign had massive endorsements from leading public figures and ordinary Ghanaians.

The grand launch will be attended by corporate community’s top figures as well as ordinary people who have overcome their fears to achieve their dreams.

Officials say the campaign became necessary due to the fear most people had with maintaining a resolute investment culture.

“As an investment bank, we realized that one of the biggest problems among the populace when it comes to investing money is fear. The fear of losing money inhibits many people from investing,” CEO of DUSK Capital, Bernard Osei-Tutu says.

Osei Tutu adds:

“All of us, whether young or old have one fear or the other that holds us back; that inhibits us from taking that step in accomplishing our full potential…the Fear of failure, the Fear of being rejected, the Fear of being disappointed, the Fear of not living up to the expectation of others, the Fear of not being good enough and the list goes on.

“As a caring brand, we thought to ourselves, how can we provide that motivation, that confidence to help people achieve whatever dream they have? Conquer Your Fears is about confronting fear. It’s about overcoming all fears.

“We at Dusk Capital are excited about helping people to conquer their fears of investing and opening the doors into a brighter future.

“We encourage you to invest in your future by investing with Dusk Capital and enjoying the joy that comes with it.”

Dusk Capital is incorporated, duly licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) to conduct business in Fund Management, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Corporate Advisory Services and Pension Fund Management.

The Company has its head office at Asylum Down, Accra.

Dusk Capital uses strong product knowledge, innovative financial and capital market power to assist institutions and corporate clients in accessing local and global markets.

 

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Cosmopolitan Health Insurance launches game-changing ‘Cosmo Care’

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Leading health insurance company, Cosmopolitan Health Insurance (CHI), has launched a new product to meet the essential needs of the Ghanaian public.

The launch was held at the Madina Market in Accra, where officials took turns to explain the product to attendees and the general public including the traders. A free health screening was also held.

Named ‘Cosmo Care’, it is the end product of years of research into what health insurance product works best for all persons in need of timely healthcare delivery.

Built with flexible payment options in mind, it was launched at a well organized event at the Madina Market in Accra on Wednesday May 2.

CHI says the newly introduced package will offer subscribers a reliable and efficient access to healthcare services with either upfront or instalment payment options spread daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.

Cosmo Care gives guaranteed access to quality healthcare from dedicated health service providers for individuals and their families, who are looking for top of the range Private Commercial Health Insurance Scheme service.

Enrolment:

  • Applicant completes a GHC 10 one-time form.
  • Applicant will be required to submit a passport size picture.
  • Applicant will declare pre-existing conditions.
  • Applicant will select one preferred Primary Care Provider from the list provided.
  • Applicant will indicate their preferred terms and mode of payment.
  • Registration fee and first premiums are paid by applicant.
  • One month waiting period will be observed after premium payment is completed.
  • Membership cards are printed and issued to member(s) within one month of premium payment.
  • Access to healthcare commences one month from date of payment of full premium.

Membership to the scheme is valid for 12 calendar months and is renewable annually.

Cosmo Care enjoys strategic partnerships from some leading banks including GT Bank, FBN Bank, Barclays, Zenith Bank, First Atlantic Bank as well as RX Health Info Systems.

A leader in the health insurance business since 2014, Cosmopolitan Health Insurance (CHI) is a limited liability company.

The indigenous company operates per Act 852 of the National Health Insurance Law (2012) as a health insurance company, with the aim of providing excellent and professional customer service to its clients.

Over seven hundred (700) accredited Health Service Providers (HSPs) across the country use CHI’s comprehensive healthcare scheme with various product options to choose from.

 

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