Monday 13th October 2008
Welcome to New GBA Members:
NBS Bank, Malawi
NBS Bank (formerly the New Building Society) was incorporated as a limited liability company on March 14th, 2003, and registered under the Banking Act on March 1st 2004. It started its banking operations on July 1st 2004 when the New Building Society was dissolved. NBS Bank operates through a network of 13 branches and 12 agencies throughout Malawi.
Opportunity International UK
Opportunity International’s (UK) mission is to provide opportunities for poor people to transform their lives by creating jobs, reducing vulnerability, stimulating small businesses and strengthening communities.
It achieves this by establishing sustainable microfinance organisations that provide financial services (loans, savings and insurance) and training to those too poor to qualify for traditional banking services or business training.
2 1/2 Weeks to the GBA Summit !!!
We hope you have made your flight bookings to London! For those of you who have submitted your participation form to the Secretariat, you will be receiving a message from Ms. Julie Harris-Burland from HBOS providing you with your hotel confirmation number. Please note that going forward you are responsible for all cancellations and penalty fees.
Important dates to remember:
Friday, October 3– We trust you are almost done with your one pager for the GBA “Most Innovative Bank of the Year Award” and ready to submit it by Friday October 3rd to the Secretariat. Remember, the one pagers will be included in the Summit Program booklet. Members not participating will have to submit their annual program updates for 2008.
Wednesday October 8–As there are a number of new members this year, we would like to add some brief information on each of you in the Summit program booklet. So, please send a brief bio and your picture to the Secretariat by October 8th.
Wednesday October 15–As we would like to avoid any technical glitches during the sessions, those of you presenting should send your power point presentations to the Secretariat no later than October 15. Your moderators will be contacting you soon to coordinate with you on the sessions. Also, you can access the latest version of the agenda in the members only section of the website.