By Ahmet Abdulaziz…….
Daily News of Life and times in North Cyprus goes around the world
We receive a lot of very interesting and informative news and we are sharing with our readers news from Creditwest Bank of the introduction of the ground breaking new “LOCAL PAY” payment system which you can read about below.
Creditwest Bank, which operates almost for a quarter of a century in Northern Cyprus, has increased its paid-in capital from 9.123.322.- TL to 100 Million TL, which indicates a growth of more than 10 times.
By Margaret Sheard …..
The Beatlemania concert held at the Girne Amphitheatre on Saturday 16th September was a resounding success and there have been many comments congratulating Laurence Floyd and his team for an excellent show by Beatlemania and their supporting group Acoustic 4.
By Chris Elliott……..
Way back on April 23rd 2013, I had the opportunity to go to the TRNC Health Ministry in Lefkosa to witness the signing of an agreement that heralded the introduction of an emergency telephone text system that would enable people to text their blood group and local hospital detail to a database with the aim being to “Save a Life” by giving blood donations. To read this previous article please click here.
By Margaret Sheard …..
There is a great event to look forward to on Saturday 16th September at the Girne Amphitheatre – the Beatlemania show which will be in aid of the Civil Emergency Services Volunteers (CESV).
Doors will be open at 6pm and there will be wine, beer and snacks provided by the Girne Belediye from 6.30pm. The entertainment will start at approximately 7pm with the support band Acoustic 4 and they will be playing a range of classics from the 1960s-1990s.
The Beatlemania 2 hour show will follow at approximately 8.45pm, when you can enjoy the best of the world’s favourite group of all time. The show will include 3 costume changes to reflect the evolution of the Beatles era from Moptops to Sergeant Pepper to White Album (check this out by clicking here).
Ticket price – 70TL or £15 for adults / 45TL or £10 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets will be available from mid-August from the following outlets:
Blakes Lounge Bar and Bistro – Alsancak
Best Seller Bookshop – Alsancak
DVD shop – Catalkoy
Georges Cafe & Bar – Girne
Plus an outlet in the Esentepe/Yeni Erenkoy area to be confirmed
This major event will be sponsored by Creditwest Bank, and the beneficiary will once again be the Civil Emergency Services Volunteers (CESV/112).
Dr. Süleyman Erol, who successfully carried out the General Manager duty for more than 10 years, handed over the mandate to Mazher Zaheer.
According to the statement made by Creditwest Bank, Mazher Zaheer began his banking career in 1997 as a Treasury and Foreign Operations specialist at Creditwest Bank, and since 2008, he has held different roles as Deputy General Manager responsible for Treasury and International Banking, Marketing, IT and Subsidiaries.
Since 2006, Dr. Süleyman Erol has been serving as executive manager at Altınbaş Holding and after 10 years as General Manager of Creditwest Bank, he will continue his career as Altınbaş Holding Finance Group President and will be responsible for all finance investments of the Holding in Ukraine, Turkey and Cyprus.
Mazher Zaheer was born in Pakistan in 1975 and after his graduation from the International Business Department of the American University of International Studies in 1996, he completed his master’s degree in the Department of Banking and Finance at Girne American University in 1998. Mazher Zaheer began his career in Creditwest Bank under the umbrella of Altınbaş Holding in 1997 as a Treasury and Foreign Operations specialist and as a result of his success, in 2008 he was appointed as Deputy General Manager of Treasury and Foreign Operations. Mazher Zaheer has more than 15 years of experience in treasury, foreign operations and capital markets and has served as Deputy General Manager in different departments of the bank.
Commenting on the subject, Mazher Zaheer stated that Creditwest Bank is an institution that always invests in its employees and leads them in their career paths. Zaheer also underlined the positive effects of having specialized and educated employees and being an innovative, open-minded and pragmatic bank with the largest capital amongst private banks in Cyprus.
He added that their core energy source consists of the determination and creativity of the employees who work consciously, honestly and patiently while investing in human resources and technologies and who do not give up their ultimate goal of superior quality and are eager to improve.
As a co-founder of expat banking, he reiterated the clear importance of expat banking for Creditwest Bank with the aim of continuing to welcome more expat clients and further enhance the products on offer. Also, with a growing number of dedicated associates and expat banking branches located throughout Northern Cyprus, Creditwest continues to improve and tailor its services to support the needs of current customers and welcome new clients choosing to base themselves in the TRNC.
Mazher Zaheer also stated that the bank’s experience and knowledge of their customers’ needs and expectations are unrivalled. This allows them to identify solutions and develop fast, efficient and high quality products and services within a growing distribution network. Creditwest can draw upon new partnership arrangements with other local businesses to provide a more complete and diverse service to its customers. Whilst the bank continues to develop and innovate to sustain profitability in a highly competitive market, ethics, social responsibility and customer satisfaction remains at the very heart of Creditwest Bank’s mission.
The 2017 Ladies cricket season is upon us, with regular training taking place ready for the first round of matches in April. However, it is not only a new season but the TRNC Ladies will be led by a new captain.
49 year old Gina Mapp who moved from Ashford in Kent to Lapta 2 years ago has taken on the role. She said “I never played cricket until I came to North Cyprus, but it’s a game with everything, high paced and very exciting as we play a short soft ball version of the game. I also enjoy the practice every Saturday morning as it’s fun and great for my fitness”.
TRNC Cricket Association coach Nigel Holman said “Gina will add a lot to the team, she’s very committed and I’m sure will be able to inspire the other ladies. He added, he wished to thank retiring captain Hale Silifkeli for all her hard work”. Unfortunately following a knee injury she won’t be able to play anything for a while, so she felt it was better if someone else captained the team.
Gina Mapp invites anyone interested in playing as well as meeting new people to come along to the Pia Bella ground at 11am on Saturdays. For further details call her on 0533 833 5113.
Figen Kaymak would like to invite all Creditwest Customers to join her and the Creditwest team for a seasonal get together and drinks at the Di Figero Restaurant, Karaoglanoglu on Friday 16th December between 3 pm and 7 pm.
To help make the seasonal spirit tingle, Cyprusscene will be donating a few pennies from this old man’s hat. Ho ho ho.