Ecobank Group and Google are working together to deliver digital solutions tailored for the Bank’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) customers. The aim is to assist African businesses to remain relevant and fulfil their potential by embracing digital capabilities.

In a statement by Josephine Anan-Ankomah, Ecobank’s Group Executive for Commercial Banking, she said that as a longstanding pioneer in providing cutting-edge digital solutions for African businesses. Ecobank is delighted to collaborate with Google to offer timely and relevant solutions, which include Google My Business, and Google Ad products. These are tailored to meet the needs of the Group’s SME customers specifically.”

The bank’s objective is to be the partner of choice for SMEs, by meaningfully supporting their success and growth. It is, therefore, a natural step for Ecobank to work with Google to help improve the capabilities of their SMEs customers. The Group are focused on helping its customers thrive by adopting technology, which is becoming increasingly essential for the survival of businesses today. Added Josephine Anan-Ankomah.

Ecobank’s invaluable eBanking product suite is increasingly relevant in this era of lockdowns and physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this robust platform, Ecobank provides 24/7 access to customers, conveniently meeting the evolving cash management, payment and collection needs of businesses. African SMEs need to take full advantage of the commercial opportunities that having a digital presence provides. It will ensure comprehensive engagement between SMEs and their customers as well as potential new customers. Ecobank’s digital banking suite, coupled with its collaboration with Google, will empower SMEs to win.

The digital packages are expected to be available to Ecobank’s SME customers across sub-Saharan Africa in May 2020.