FIRSTBANK GEORGIAN CUP HITS THE CENTENARY MARK, A POSSIBLE WORLD RECORD IN SPORTS SPONSORSHIP 

 In furtherance of its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation building and the economy at large, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna Polo Tournament for the 100th consecutive year, possibly the longest running sports sponsorship in the world and a Guinness Book of Records potential. The 2019 edition of the epoch making sports championship runs from October 12 –… Continue Reading

Zenith Bank Introduces Z-Money

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced Z-Money, which brings banking services closer to its customers and enhance financial inclusion among the under-banked and unbanked populace of the country. Z-Money is an agency banking product of the bank which entails the onboarding of agents who are expected to render basic financial services on behalf of the bank. Through the bank’s network of agents spread across the urban and… Continue Reading

Pan African Financial services institution, United Bank for Africa is joining the rest of the world to celebrate the 2019 Customer Service Week, themed, “Magic Happens Here”, with recognitions for staff who have excelled in excellent service delivery. The event which is commemorated all over the world, recognises the importance of customer service and seeks to show appreciation to the staff who serve and support customers with the highest degree… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK PARTNERS WITH JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT NIGERIA (JAN) TO HOST NATIONAL STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION

Junior Achievement Nigeria’s (JAN) annual flagship event, National Company of the Year Competition (NCOY) will be taking place Thursday, 3rd October 2019. With the theme “Activating Disruptors”, this annual event brings the JA Company Program winners of our Regional Competitions together to compete for the National Company of the Year Award sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Limited.  The winners will represent Nigeria against fellow JA Africa companies for the… Continue Reading

Heritage Bank MD says credible ID magt. will foster access to credit

MD/CEO, Heritage Bank, Mr Ifie Sekibo , has stressed the need for the federal government to work towards creating a credible and strong identity management towards expanding access to credit in the country. Sekibo noting that while the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has been able to create a form of identification in the country, it has not been able to address some of the issues around identity management in the… Continue Reading

AGENTS TO BOOST FINANCIAL INCLUSION

With a view to enhance financial inclusion across the country, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its drive to get up to 500,000 operators on board its agent banking platform. This was disclosed at the opening ceremony of the 12th Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) by FirstBank’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, who also served as the Chairman of the CIBN 2019… Continue Reading

UBA, LCCI to Create Value For SMEs At 2019 Lagos Int’l Trade Fair

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry(LCCI), have assured small medium enterprises (SMEs) that the 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair will bring far reaching benefits that will help transform their businesses and take it to the next level. UBA’s Head Group Consumer Retail Business, Mr. Jude Anele, who gave this assurance on Tuesday at a press conference to officially herald the 2019 Lagos international Trade Fair as well… Continue Reading

GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Get Ready For Africa’s Biggest Fashion Experience

This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on Africa’s emerging fashion industry whilst showcasing the talent and creativity of indigenous small businesses in the… Continue Reading

The Next Titan Season-6: Heritage Bank continues to boosts entrepreneurship among youths

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider has again thrown its usual support behind the organizer of The Next Titan, so as to have a better and improved season six of the programme. This year’s edition of the reality TV show is again headlined by Heritage Bank and is targeted at giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to display their ingenuity and talents. The programme, which also, focuses on… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK’S ASPIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL DEBUTS IN LAGOS, FEATURES NIGERIA’S TOP ARTISTES

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, is set to light up the social and entertainment scene this month with the announcement of the Bank’s “Aspire Music Festival”. Dubbed as the most anticipated entertainment event of the year, the music festival holds on Saturday, September 21, 2019 by 8.00pm at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The breathtaking festival promises to be a night to remember, as it… Continue Reading

GLOBAL TRANSACTIONS GET EASIER WITH FIRSTBANK’S CARD OFFERINGS

As in many developing countries, cash has been the most prevalent mode of payment in Nigeria until 2012 when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced the cashless policy with the aim of promoting the use of electronic payment channels instead of cash. Since then, banking services in Nigeria have shifted from physical and tangible distribution to technology-enabled, such as internet, automated teller machine (ATM), mobile phones, point of sale… Continue Reading

Access Bank’s First Post-Merger H1 PBT Hits N74.1bn, Declares 25k Interim Dividend

Access Bank Group’s audited H1 results released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday showed Gross Earnings of N324.4 billion, up 28% from N253.0 billion in the corresponding period of 2018. The growth in gross earnings was driven by 46% increase in interest income on the back of continued growth in the Bank’s core business and 22% non-interest income underlined by strong recoveries. The Bank delivered a Profit before… Continue Reading

FirstBank’s Adesola Adeduntan Bags ‘Best Chief Executive Officer’ Award

The Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank), Dr. Adesola Adeduntan has been adjudged the ‘Best Chief Executive Officer’ of the year at the Digital Innovation and Excellence awards, held recently in Accra, Ghana.  The awards, which climaxed the Digital Banking Summit was aimed at rewarding individuals and groups whose contribution and efforts have spurred growth in the banking industry across Africa.  Dr. Adeduntan who has been at… Continue Reading

Wema Bank Partners BOI to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Lagos

Wema Bank Plc, the pioneer of Nigerias first fully digital bank ALAT, has empowered over 100 women in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sub-sector. The business advisory seminar, tagged Running A Profitable Business brought women entrepreneurs together from the bank’s Lagos Region. Speaking at the event, Mrs Aramide Awosanya, Regional Manager, Lagos Mainland, Wema Bank, said the initiative was taken to complement the policy of the Central Bank… Continue Reading

UBA Delivers 21% Growth in Profit, 21.7% Return on Average Equity; Declares N0.20 Interim Dividend:

Africa’s leading financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc has announced its audited half year financial results for the period ended June 2019, showing impressive growth across key performance indices as well as a significant contribution from its African subsidiaries. In spite of the increasingly unpredictable environment witnessed in some of its countries of operations, the pan African financial institution delivered double digit growth in its profit before tax as… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK OFFERS ZECA EDUCATION LOAN FOR CHILDREN

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced the Zenith Children’s Account (ZECA) Education Loan to assist parents pay their children/ wards school fees as the new school session begins. The loan offering, which is disbursed directly to the account of the beneficiary’s school, comes at a very competitive interest rate and flexible repayment tenors. To access the loan, parents are required to open a ZECA account for their… Continue Reading

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

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