FIRSTBANK AGRIC EXPO SET TO PROMOTE NEW AGRIBUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

 Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that its 2019 FirstBank Agric Expo would hold on Friday, 30 August 2019 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. The 2019 edition – the third in the series –  is themed “Agricultural Value Chain – Spotlighting Opportunities and Managing Risks” would have Professor Benedict Oramah, President of AFREXIM Bank as the Keynote Speaker.  The annual FirstBank Agric Expo, launched… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK APPOINTS HENRY OROH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND DR. AL-MUJTABA ABUBAKAR INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc has approved the appointment of Mr. Henry Oroh as Executive Director of the bank. The appointment is consistent with the bank’s tradition and succession strategy of grooming leaders from within. Also, the Board has approved the appointment of Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, FCA, as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Both appointments are effective September 1, 2019, and have been approved by the Central Bank… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK RECORDS IMPROVED HALF YEAR 2019 RESULTS, WITH INTERIM DIVIDEND OF 30 KOBO PER SHARE

In a clear demonstration of its resilience and strong market share, Zenith Bank Plc has announced its audited results for the half year ended 30 June 2019, recording positive growth across key financial metrics, thus affirming the bank’s position as one of the leading financial institutions in Africa.  As a testament to its commitment to its shareholders, the bank also announced a proposed interim dividend pay-out of 30 kobo per… Continue Reading

GTBank Releases 2019 Half Year Audited Results …….. Reports Profit before Tax of ₦115.8Billion

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2019 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. The half year result shows positive growth across key financial metrics and reflects GTBank’s leading position as one of the best managed financial institutions in Africa. The Bank reported a Profit before Tax of ₦115.8billion, representing a growth of 5.6% over ₦109.6billion recorded in the… Continue Reading

WITH FIRSTBANK’S SPARK, GLAD TIDINGS ECHO FOR LESS PRIVILEGED CHILDREN  

Their excitement was exceptional that Saturday morning on 6 July 2019. It was an overflowing river of joy and gratitude they could not contain, pumping from their hearts. The students and staff of Wesley School for the Hearing Impaired, Surulere, Lagos had a good reason to be ecstatic. The Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan – First Bank of Nigeria Limited – and a team of volunteers from… Continue Reading

Access Bank Partners Federal Ministry of Women Affairs on ‘50 Million Women Speak Project with ECOWAS’

Access Bank, through its W Initiative has partnered with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs on the 50 Million Women Speak Project with ECOWAS designed to empower women in business across Africa on skills required to build sustainable businesses. The W Initiative is the home of everything Access Bank has to offer women. It is a brand dedicated to inspiring, connecting and empowering women across every stage of their lives… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK INTRODUCES FREE BANKING 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… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK UPGRADES ITS MOBILE BANKING APPLICATION

Zenith Bank Plc. has upgraded its mobile banking application to ensure its services are more aptly suited for the lifestyle needs of its customers. The upgraded mobile app has an improved user interface and more offerings such as QR payments, biometric sign-on for android users, and a help menu for prompt challenge resolution to guarantee a more rewarding bank experience. Speaking on the launch of the new Mobile App, the… Continue Reading

UBA Makes 20 more customers Millionaires, Doles Out  N30m in 3rd Draw of UBA Wise Savers Promo

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has again rewarded another 20 customers who have emerged winners in the third quarterly draw of the UBA Wise Savers Promo winning N1.5 million each, bringing the total amount won so far by 60 customers to N90 million. The electronic raffle draw, which was held at the UBA Head Office in Lagos on Wednesday, July 31st, was witnessed by the… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK LAUNCHES HIGH INTEREST-YIELDING TARGET SAVINGS ACCOUNT

One of Nigeria’s leading nancial institutions, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced a high interest-yielding target savings account named “SAVE4ME”, which enables customers plan and save towards their aspirations and needs conveniently. The new product is designed to support #exible savings for predetermined purposes such as asset acquisition or even marriage, and o&ers a higher interest rate than a regular savings account. Customers can operate multiple “SAVE4ME” accounts for the di&erent… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK UNVEILS EASY ONLINE DUBAI VISA APPLICATION

According to the bank, the new offering is aimed at creating a more convenient and efficient way for Nigerians to apply for Dubai Visa, as a large number of people travel there several times each year. Customers simply need to log on to the Zenith Bank Internet Banking Platform, select the Dubai Visa tab under the payment menu, fill out their personal information, upload a passport photograph, 6 months bank… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK REWARDS MASTERCARD USERS WITH FREE GIFTS AND MASSIVE DISCOUNTS AT MERCHANT LOCATIONS

One of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced a cashback campaign which rewards every MasterCard user (irrespective of the issuing bank) making purchases on the Zenith Bank Point of Sale (POS) terminals at select merchant locations during specific periods. The promo, which kicked off on Monday, July 22, 2019, currently covers two merchants, Medplus and Shoprite, but will be extended to other merchants like Film House and… Continue Reading

UBA’s REDTV to Light Up #UBAmarketplace 2019 With Creative Panel Sessions, Fashion Shows, Cinema, Concert

Youths and adults alike are in for a great time at the #UBAMarketplace2019 as UBA’s award winning online network, REDTV has lined up a number of exciting acts to keep visitors and participants entertained during the two-day event which will take place on July 26th and 27th 2019. The UBAMarketplace2019 will be held on the sidelines of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum – the largest gathering of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in… Continue Reading

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

GO CASHLESS THIS SUMMER WITH FIRSTBANK VISA MULTI CURRENCY CARD

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

Moneybag.ng 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, Moneybag.ng 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

FIRSTBANK PROMOTES CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR STAF

                    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

FIRSTBANK PROMOTES ACTS OF KINDNESS, REVS ITS CR&S WEEK IN MORE THAN HALF A DOZEN COUNTRIES

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

PHOTO NEWS: ZENITH BANK AT THE AFRICA INVESTORS’ CONFERENCE 2019 IN LONDON

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.

FIRSTBANK: INSPIRING KINDNESS, EMPATHY WITH SPARK

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

FIRSTBANK BAGS MULTIPLE AWARDS, REINFORCES ITS LEADING ROLE IN PROMOTING CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS

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

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