North Birim Rural Bank commenced Banking business on April 24, 1977. It was first named Afosu Rural Bank. Below is some brief history of the bank;
- Latter called Asuopra Rural Bank (April 25, 2005)
- Presently, North Birim Rural Bank ( August 17, 2012)
North Birim Rural Bank is the First Rural Bank in the Eastern Region of Ghana and the third Rural Bank in Ghana.
The Promoters and Sponsors of the bank at its commencement were:
Opanin Kwadwo Kesse; Kwadwo Amoh II (Afosu Hene); Nana Owusu Boateng (aka Kwasi Broni) and Opanin Kwadwo Asomaning.