Access Bank UK Balance Sheet up 36% as Polo Day Pledges N350m for Children in Education 

The Access Bank UK used its’ annual Access Bank Polo Day at Guards Polo Club Windsor on Saturday 13 July to post results showing another year of outstanding international business growth. 2018 was the year that it joined the three key UK clearing systems, and collected the best African Trade Finance Bank Awards from both International Finance and CFI. All four strategic business units returned double digit growth and in… Continue Reading


First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, has introduced the Visa Multi Currency Card, an All-in One-Card and first of its kind to be offered by any financial institution in Nigeria. This card can be linked to all of four currencies namely: NAIRA, USD, EURO and GBP accounts. With the Visa Multi-Currency card, FirstBank customers – within and outside Nigeria – can now enjoy the… Continue Reading

GTBank Named Best Bank in Africa at Euromoney Awards

……..emerges Best Bank in Nigeria for a record 9th time Foremost African financial institution Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been named the Best Bank in Africa 2019 by Euromoney at its annual Awards for Excellence, which held in London on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. GTBank was also named the Best Bank in Nigeria for a record ninth time, reflecting the Bank’s position as… Continue Reading

Zenith Bank Introduces Free Banking, Timeless Opportunities For Senior Citizens

Zenith Bank Plc has introduced the Zenith Timeless Account, which allows Nigerians aged 55years and above to enjoy free financial services. The Zenith Timeless Account is a product offering targeted at senior citizens (aged 55 years and above), pensioners, potential and existing retirees, that allows them bank for free and conduct banking transactions with ease. Holders of the Zenith Timeless Account enjoys interest on Savings Account and are not required to pay… Continue Reading Goes Live. ……Unveils Lolu of Big Brother Fame as Ambassador.

                            L-R Nuture  Technology, Chief Operating officer, Lanre Fadayomi, Managing director Nuture Technology, Uchenna Okezie, Moneybag Brand Ambassador, Omololu Somuyiwa, at the MONEYBAG.NG- Media launch  in Lagos on Monday 8th July 2019 An online savings platform, has been launched for adoption by Nigerians. The financial product, which was created by Nuture Technology Services Limited, an indigenous… Continue Reading

FirstBank to Empower 500 Widows through its SPARK Initiative

As part of activities marking the 2019 First Bank of Nigeria Limited Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week (CR&S) the Bank has empowered 125 widows as identified by the International Women Society (IWS) vis-à-vis their initiative for widows – Widows Trust Fund – with funding to grow their micro-medium scale businesses. However, the desire of the Bank is to scale up the empowerment to 500 widows before the end of the… Continue Reading


                    L – R: Seated (front row) – FirstBank’s Remi Oni, Executive Director, Corporate Banking; Rosie Ebe-Arthur, Group Head, Human Capital Management & Development; Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer; Cecelia Akintomide, Independent Non-Executive Director, FBNHoldings and Olusegun Alebiosu, Chief Risk Officer, FirstBank, with some graduands (standing) of the FirstBank Leadership Acceleration Programme (LAP) at the event. Nigeria’s premier Bank and leading… Continue Reading

20 Additional Millionaires to Emerge in UBA Wise Savers Promo…N60 million up for  grabs

Another set of  20 loyal customers will join the rising number of millionaires to win a whooping N1,500,000 each, in the 3rd edition of its quarterly draw for the ongoing UBA Wise Savers Promo. The raffle draw which is set for July 31st, at United Bank for Africa’s Corporate head office will see new millionaires emerge in a transparent draw in the presence of representatives from the Consumer Protection Council, National Lottery Regulatory… Continue Reading


First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial institution has announced that the third edition of its Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) week is billed for 1 – 6 July 2019 in the six geopolitical zones of the country and the Bank’s business locations in Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, DR Congo and The United Kingdom. The 2019 edition is themed Ripples of Kindness, Putting You First…. Continue Reading


L-R: Dr Mukhtar Adam, Group CFO, Zenith Bank Plc; Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director/CEO, Zenith Bank Plc; Sim Tshabalala, Group Chief Executive, Standard Bank Group; Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive, Standard Bank Africa Regions and Bola Onadele Koko, Chief Executive, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange at the Standard Bank Group Africa Investors’ Conference in London on Wednesday.


What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Asked renowned philosopher, writer and composer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau in one of his writings while highlighting the importance of the simple yet impactful act. According to a health fact sheet produced by the Random Acts of Kindness Organisation, being altruistic increases one’s oxytocin, also called the ‘love hormone’, makes one happy, increases lifespan and stimulates the production of serotonin, a feel-good… Continue Reading

Heritage Bank’s N2bn loan boost Triton’s frozen foods export to Europe, Africa countries

Barely two years Heritage Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) disbursed a loan for building a N2illion processing facility for Triton fish/chicken in Oyo state, the firm has commenced export of all kinds of frozen foods to some parts of Europe and African countries. The loan that was given under the Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme (CACS) in 2017 has fast track the production of Triton’s fish/chicken in Oyo… Continue Reading


Nigeria’s premier Bank and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has in 2019, been conferred with multiple awards cutting across the industry. The Bank which is also commemorating its 125 years anniversary has been widely commended for re-inventing itself and being nimble in its service delivery, whilst painstakingly adapting to the dynamic changes that have enveloped businesses, especially with the advent of globalisation. In recognition of its… Continue Reading

FirstBank demystifying financial inclusion with XploreFirst

Worried by the increasing rate of the unbanked population, the Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), kicked off a campaign in 2012 to achieve 80 per cent financial inclusion of adult population by 2020. The CBN carried out the campaign through agency banking, mobile banking/mobile payments, linkage models and client empowerment, to reduce financially excluded adult Nigerians from 46.3 per cent in 2010 to 20 per cent… Continue Reading

GTBank Improves Access to Education for Children in Rural Communities with #BeatTheDistance Initiative

As the country marks the 2019 Children’s Day, leading Nigerian Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has launched a nationwide initiative, tagged #BeatTheDistance, to improve educational outcomes for children in rural communities by easing the difficulties they face with mobility to school and back. Through the initiative, the Bank is providing students in remote parts of the country with bicycles to reduce the time and energy they expend in getting… Continue Reading

Changemakers: Segun Agbaje Award-winning CEO building a great African institution through digital transformation

When is a bank not a bank? Tha question Segun Agbaje, the multiple award-winning CEO and Managing Director of Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) has been getting to grips with as he forges a new path for banking in Africa. Agbaje was always destined to become a banker, it seems, although he took a circuitous route. Initially, he qualified as an accountant and practised in the US before tiring of auditing and returning… Continue Reading

UBA Premieres most Anticipated  Men’s Club Season 2 Trailer

 Saturday 18th of May, 2019 was the definition of entertainment success. From the lights to setup, the atmosphere was filled with the euphoria of excitement. The wait was finally over, almost 6 months after the first season hit YouTube, The Men’s club, season 2 is set to launch.  In anticipation, a private screening was held at the IMAX Filmhouse cinema, Lekki. In attendance were the cast, crew and industry supporters. A… Continue Reading

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has splashed scholarships worth N2.7 million on 18 customers under its XploreFirst promo initiative

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has splashed scholarships worth N2.7 million on 18 customers under its XploreFirst promo initiative to boost savings culture and promote financial inclusion among students. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the winners were drawn from the six geopolitical zones and Lagos at the final/ grand raffle of XploreFirst promo on Friday in Lagos. The winners emerged through an electronic draw handled by Tequila… Continue Reading

FirstBank Hits N1 Trillion in Transactions Processed through its Firstmonie Network; spearheads the Financial Inclusion drive by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Nigeria’s premier financial services provider and Bank of first choice, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its Firstmonie network has processed a cumulative transaction value of N1 trillion from its relaunch in January 2018. The network also achieved nationwide coverage in record time, enabling access to financial services for many locations that never had a way for its residents to access financial services. This is in line with… Continue Reading


The shareholders of FBN Holdings Plc have been assured of brighter future and enhanced dividend at the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos. Speaking at the meeting in Lagos, Dr Oba Otudeko,  FBN Holdings Group Chairman, assured the shareholders that the company had mapped out strategies aimed at ensuring enhanced value creation for the future. Otudeko said that the board and management would work together to create shareholder value… Continue Reading

UBA Rewards 20 more Customers with N30m in Wise Savers Promo

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has rewarded another 20 customers who emerged winners in the second quarterly draw of the UBA Wise Savers Promo with N1.5 million each, bringing the total amount won by 40 customers so far to N60 million. The electronic raffle draw which was held at UBA House on Thursday 18th of April, was witnessed by the Consumer Protection Council, National Lottery Regulatory Commission and Lagos State Lottery, Board…. Continue Reading

GTBank Releases Q1 2019 Unaudited Results…….. Reports Profit before Tax of ₦57.0Billion 

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its unaudited Financial Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.  The Bank recorded positive performance across all financial metrics with gross earnings for the period growing by 1.2% to ₦110.3billion from ₦109.0billion posted in March 2018. Profit before tax improved to ₦57.0billion from ₦52.6billion recorded in the corresponding period of March 2018, representing a growth of… Continue Reading

Ebenezer Onyeagwu Now Zenith Bank GMD/CEO

Zenith Bank Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the Group Managing Director/CEO of the bank effective June 1, 2019. In a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday, the bank said the appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Onyeagwu replaces Mr. Peter Amangbo, whose tenure expires on May 31, 2019. Mr Amangbo leaves the bank at the… Continue Reading


Nigeria’s premier financial services brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, joined over 50,000 global institutions to commemorate the 2019 Global Money Week (GMW) which took place on 25 – 31 March 2019. The 2019 Global Money Week is themed “Learn Save Earn”.  Representatives of FirstBank imparted nuggets of financial literacy to over 7000 students in schools spread across the 6 geo-political zones of the country which is also in line… Continue Reading

Winners Emerge at WEMA Bank’s Hackaholic’s

Nigeria’s leading innovation Bank wraps up premier hackathon. Wema Bank’s maiden hackathon, Hackaholics, announced its winners at a grand nale on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The event, hosted at Codeville, Wema Bank’s innovation lab, brought together some of the brightest minds in the country to be part of various activities including keynote addresses, panel discussions and training programs for the participants by Osmosis. Hackaholics brought together startups and young tech… Continue Reading

Autism Awareness Day – GTBank Rallies Support for Children with Developmental Disorders

As the world marks Autism Awareness Day, Guaranty Trust Bank is calling on members of the public to speak up against the stigmatisation of people living with Autism and other developmental disorders. The Bank, which runs an initiative to support children and adults living with Autism, is also urging well-meaning Nigerians and organisations to support people with special needs with the education and job opportunities that they need to lead… Continue Reading

Creating One of Africa’s Leading Retail Banks – Launch of the New Access Bank Brand

Today we have publicly launched the new Access Bank, one company, with 28,000 staff across 600 branches and 29 million customers worldwide. This follows legal completion of the merger on 19 March and the launch of our new brand today. The enlarged Access Bank will have a formidable commercial and retail banking business, providing significant opportunities to customers, staff, shareholders and other stakeholders. Our new logo fuses Diamond Bank and… Continue Reading

UBA Unveils 30 Students as 2019 Campus Ambassadors

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Friday unveiled 30 students as UBA Brand Ambassadors for 2019 in the third edition of its Campus Ambassador Programme. The 30 students made up of 17 males and 13 females, chosen from various tertiary institutions across Nigeria, were selected based on a number of carefully-defined criteria including clear leadership and creative skills as well as the keen ability to… Continue Reading

Re: Purported enforcement of a judgement Against GTB

  ‘The attention of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (“the Bank”) has been drawn to statements circulating in the news and social media in respect of a purported enforcement of a Judgment of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, at one of its branches in Anambra State. The Bank as a law-abiding corporate citizen is taking all necessary legal steps to address this situation and ensure that no illegal or… Continue Reading

More millionaires to emerge in UBA Wise Savers Promo  

As part of UBA’s commitment to support the savings culture in Africa, the bank is rewarding its loyal customers for saving towards their goals. So far, twenty customers have been rewarded with N1.5 million each has since the promo began in September 2018. At the second draw happening in April, 20 lucky savers will also win N1.5 million each. The draws take place every quarter and there is still a… Continue Reading

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