Scotiabank launches ABM service ahead of CWC
Guyana Chronicle
December 15, 2006

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SCOTIABANK has launched an Automated Banking Machine (ABM) service for customers in time for Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007.

Speaking at the ceremony Wednesday, in the Carmichael Street bank, Country Manager, Mr. Ian Cooper said two of the machines will be placed at the National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara and another at Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown.

He said the facilities will contribute to an increase in the consumption of goods and services and boost the local economy.

Cooper said, after CWC, the ABMs will be redeployed to key high traffic locations in the city for the greater convenience of customers.

This project represents a commitment by Scotiabank to provide our customers with relevant financial solutions…” he stated.

Cooper said the introduction of the machines means the bank as well as the country would be in a good position to attend to the growing needs of international travellers, offering personal benefits and financial freedom to consumers.

The ABM sites will have 24 hours security, he assured.

Cooper said accounts holders will be able to use all MasterCard and related Cirrus cards to do withdrawals, check balances and access cash advances.

He said other plans for 2007 include access to the bank online at, where comprehensive information on their products will be available, to be followed by Internet banking later in the year.

With these and other initiatives, Scotiabank will revolutionise banking in Guyana,” Cooper asserted.

He said Scotiabank has been operating in the region for more than 100 years with a proud tradition of providing not only superior customer service but giving back to the community.

Finance Minster, Dr. Ashni Singh, who was also at the launch, said an efficient, stable banking sector is critical to the achievement of sustainable growth in any economy.

He said the government has been trying to make this easy by organising regular meetings with the Guyana Bankers Association to create a feedback process.

At the ceremony, too, were President of Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Capt Gerry Gouveia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for CWC, Mr. Karan Singh and President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG), Mrs. Cathy Hughes.