HFC Bank launches Visa ATM cards

HFC Bank Ghana has launched three Visa ATM cards in response to customer demands..

The cards, HFC Prepaid Card, Classic Card and Gold Card, are expected to make it easier for customers to access their funds as well as give them security and peace of mind especially while traveling.

This is because the partnership with Visa will allow users of the card, not only to access their funds on hundreds of Visa enabled ATMs nationwide but also about 1.8 million worldwide.

Dr. Asare Akuffo, Managing Director of HFC, said “although it seems the bank is late in issuing the cards, its introduction in the bank’s 25th anniversary year was very significant and made it very special, highlighting the good work that the bank had done over the past 25 years, 18 years of which have been in banking”.

“We basically have responded to the needs of our customers. This visa card is something they have yearned for over the years and we are happy that today it has arrived. It will bring security, convenience and access to millions of Visa outlets all over the world,” he said.

He said the future of banking was in electronic banking (E-Banking), thus HFC was positioning itself to deliver this service to its customers with the recent introduction of new ATMs and the launch of the cards.

“The future is even brighter for your bank” he told customers and thanked staff of the bank for their work in bringing out the cards.

Mr. Charles Ofori-Acquah, Executive Director of Business Development, said the cards had various security features that would ensure the safety and security of customers’ transactions, including their use.

It also uses the Card Verification Value (CVV) 2 which ensures that the cards cannot be cloned by criminals.

“Considering the special needs of our customers, and the different places they will be taking the cards, especially the business community, we have rolled out three cards: the Gold Card for the high net worth customers, the Classic to take care of the middle market and the Visa Prepaid for those who want to spend a specific amount of money, for a trip or to purchase a specific item.

It for situations where money is to be spent in a controlled way, thus parents can get the prepaid for the wards, for buying school items or paying fees” he said. GNA

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