OmniBSIC Bank has been awarded International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) certification for its Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
This certification, according to a statement from the bank, is a testament to unwavering commitment to protecting its client’s sensitive information and ensuring the highest standards of information security and privacy,
The bank was recognised as compliant with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard after rigorous external assessments of its information security policies, procedures and practices, risk management processes, and the effectiveness of security controls. To achieve this milestone, the bank showed a continuous and structured commitment to managing sensitive company and customer information.
Commenting on the certification, Managing Director, Daniel Asiedu said: “The certification is another significant achievement for the bank, as it confirms our commitment to providing excellent and innovative banking characterized by superior standards of security, quality and excellence. This is also an assurance to customers that their data is in safe hands, and that the bank is taking all necessary measures to protect it.
“Our commitment to delivering exceptional levels of information security and privacy to our clients remains unwavering, and we assure all stakeholders of our continuous focus on excellence, information security, business resilience and a continuous improvement culture.”
Mr. Asiedu expressed his gratitude to the Board, management and staff for their dedication in reaching this milestone, and for the crucial role played by the bank’s shareholders.
The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard is an internationally-adopted code of practice for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). It provides a framework for managing processes and risks associated with information security objectives.
Attaining the ISO 27001 certification is an indication that the bank upholds its mandate to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its information assets related to its customers, processes, and technology. With the above, the bank is poised for improved risk management and heightened customer satisfaction.
OmniBSIC Bank is a fully-fledged universal bank that traces its roots to a merger between the erstwhile OmniBank and Sahel Sahara Bank. The merger was spawned by the banking sector consolidation programmes introduced by the Bank of Ghana (BOG) in 2017, through several directives including an almost four-fold increment of the minimum capital requirement.
The banks’ unification is one of the most successful mergers in the financial services industry. It can be described as synergistic since both banks shared similarities in business models, values and customer experience, and were both committed to offering exceptional customer service in Ghana’s banking industry. This milestone was achieved through the collaborative effort of shareholders, directors, management and staff who showed a willingness to embrace change to become bigger and better in the banking industry.
OmniBSIC has reinforced its corporate governance structures and invested in its infrastructure to align with BoG’s Corporate Governance and other regulatory directives. The bank is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of integrity, transparency and accountability in all operations, thereby creating a reliable framework for clients to conduct their banking activities with it.
With its headquarters at Atlantic Tower, Airport City, and an extensive branch network of 40 across Ghana, OmniBSIC provides a complete range of products, services and digital offerings tailored to the needs of Corporate, SME, and individual customers while supporting the communities in which it operates. In its commitment to creating excellent banking experiences for customers every day, the bank continues to invest in technology and employee development. All staff are thus carefully selected and developed through comprehensive training programmes.