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Travelex back in Ghana to boost operations after Covid pandemic setback

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Business & Finance Travelex back in Ghana to boost operations after Covid pandemic setback
MAY 23, 2022 LISTEN

Foreign exchange Company, Travelex has opened talks with clients in Ghana as it bids to boost its operations in the country post the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Prior to the global pandemic, the company that operates all over the world had been operating in the West African country for two decades where it did business with a number of financial institutions including the Central Bank.

Last week, officials of Travelex had fruitful meetings with the Bank of Ghana and other banks as part of its efforts to strengthen relationships and raise its operations to the next level.

Amid the engagements, the company met with the media in Accra on Friday where it was disclosed that a number of services are being introduced.

Speaking at the meeting, Benjamin Ndego who is responsible for compliance and risk for the African region said Travelex is back in Ghana to restart business to the satisfaction of all clients now that things are returning to normal after the devastating Covid-19.

Benjamin NdegoBenjamin Ndego

“We are in the country to engage with our clients post-Covid and then get to understand the current market situation and to plan for the future.

“So the interaction with the media is just to let you know we are here and to restart our business after Covid,” Benjamin Ndego shared.

On her part, the head of Wholesale Banknotes and Director at Travelex in the UK, Angela Smith explained that her outfit is returning to Ghana with a stronger retail brand.

She bemoaned how Covid-19 affected business between Travelex and clients but stressed that the positive outlook post-Covid is presenting a lot of positive signs.

Angela SmithAngela Smith

“Post Covid-19 we are trying to link with our clients to get back our business running. There is now a very positive outlook,” Angela Smith stressed.

Commenting on the recent bullion van attacks in the country, she assured that Travelex uses more secure vehicles when traveling cash, adding that clients have nothing to worry about.

Angel Smith added that Travelex remains a big player in the foreign exchange supply business and has all the necessary logistics in place to satisfy the needs of all clients in Ghana, across the African continent, and all parts of the world where it operates.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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