Republic Journal

The Absence of the Festive Boost

For many non-energy sector businesses, the fourth quarter of the year represents a period where the lead-up to Divali, Christmas and Carnival festivities normally provides a boost to commercial activity. Unfortunately, with the cancellation of Carnival 2021, the unstable job market and great economic uncertainty, (all due to the pandemic) fourth quarter 2020 was destined to be decidedly unspectacular for most businesses.

Expanding Corporate Citizenship via Syndicated Loans

Throughout 2020, governments across the region required extraordinary support to maintain public services, help SME's, provide income to disproportionately affected citizens, and other forms of emergency funding to bridge the fiscal gap created by the Pandemic.

The Readiness is All

Conventional wisdom posits that “Confession is good for the soul.” Taking a page from that adage, I have a confession to make. I must confess that, after more than one year of it, and more importantly, having to always put on a brave face, I am more frequently experiencing bouts of pandemic fatigue.

Brands are only as powerful as the humans behind them

Genuine value in the hearts of our customers is the purpose behind the repositioning of our brand identity. In humanizing our brand, we hope to change the perception that Republic Bank is old fashioned, cold and aloof to one of that shows we are a modern, down to earth caring institution that caters to our customer needs.

Money Management Tips

Now more than ever, we need to be proactive and ensure we are smart with our finances. While some of us will feel the effect more than others because of the ongoing pandemic and several lockdowns, money management skills can benefit everyone.

Building A Sustainable Business Strategy

Amidst the great reset of the past year our region’s SMEs have been exemplary in their ability to radically rethink how we live, work and do business. Developing a strategy to sustain this surge in creativity and innovative thinking has to be top of mind for any SME hoping to stay competitive in the post-pandemic world, but is sustainability top of mind?

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