Bloom Bank Africa Gambia Limited was incorporated in 2008, then as Skye Bank Gambia Limited, a vibrant, people focused bank serving the banking needs of Gambians and Gambian businesses. In 2019, the bank was acquired by new shareholders, and subsequently rebranded to Bloom Bank Africa

Why Bloom?

Bloom represents budding, blossoming and flourishing.
As a bank, our passion is to help businesses, individuals and institutions in Gambia to grow and develop by providing products that speak to their inherent needs. As a flower blooms, so are we as a bank committed to providing the right mix of capital, technology and the expertise through partnerships that engenders the movement of resources from areas of surplus to areas of deficit.

Our outlook is Pan African. This stems from the realization that Africa is the new frontier and therefore the gaps in terms of seamless trade amongst African Countries and settlement of trade transactions needs to be adequately bridged, and a solution focused bank, we aim to be that bridge.

Our Statement of Purpose

We are passionate about the rising Africa, and this is embodied in our quest to Enable Greatness Across Africa, starting with Gambia. We aim to be the conduit for capital into and across Africa for development, creating value for businesses, big or small, and empowering Gambians to achieve more. Our statement of purpose is "We make it happen", a commitment to making good things happen for the people of Gambia.

How "We Make It Happen"

Bloom is synonymous with flourishing, prosperity and progress, and as a bank we are positioned as the catalysts for growth. "We make it happen" is our mantra; this reiterates our unique status as the go-to partner for effecting positive change, for our customers, our shareholders, and everyone we work with. By being the largest distributor of finance in The Gambia, we are helping to widen the financial inclusion net, through or innovative product and services.

Our Strategic Pillars


To be the preferred bank for quality and timely service across all touchpoints.

Digitalized Banking

To be the leading bank for on-the-go financial services, backed by state-of-the-art technology birthing exciting user experiences.

Trade Expertise

To be the go-to bank for intra Africa and international trade.

SME Focused

To be the engine that drives the growth of SME’s within Gambia.

What We Stand For


We are driven by the quest for knowledge and Consistent Learning.


We are true to our words always.

Continuous Learning

Employees are trained & knowledgeable about the financial industry, products and customers’ needs.


We take ownership of our roles. We are accountable for our decision & actions.


We have mutual respect for all stakeholders in our institution irrespective of grade.

Service Excellence

We are customer-centric in our approach to service excellence Customers First.