UBA Gets Double Honours at BAFI Awards

… Wins Best Bank of the Year, International Bank of the Year Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, carted two highly coveted laurels at the BusinessDay’s Bank and other Financial Institutions Awards (BAFI) winning the Bank of the Year and the International Bank of the Year at the glamorous event held over the weekend. The bank beat other strong contenders – Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK SHOWS RESILIENCE AS GROSS EARNINGS RISES BY 4% IN Q3 2020

                            Zenith Bank Plc has announced its unaudited results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2020 with gross earnings rising by 4% to ₦509 billion from ₦491 billion posted in the same period in the previous year. This performance demonstrates the Group’s resilience against the backdrop of a challenging macro-economic environment brought about by the Coronavirus… Continue Reading

ACCESS BANK REITERATES COMMITMENT TO TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION WITH SPONSORSHIP OF NIGERIAN FINTECH WEEK 2020

                      Access Bank has shown its commitment to advancing the frontiers of industry agnostic technological innovation across Africa with Nigeria in focus. This position is entrenched by Access Bank’s sponsorship of the Nigerian Fintech week 2020. The week long event sought to highlight FinTech as a solution to problems across different industries including health, agriculture and logistics. Speaking at the… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK HOSTS SME WEBINAR, ENLIGHTENS ENTREPRENEURS ON WAYS TO REBUILD THEIR BUSINESS

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, will host an SME webinar themed “Rebuilding your Business” by 10am on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 via Zoom meetings. The event is organised in collaboration with FBN Insurance Brokers and FBN Quest with its discussants including: Tunde Owolabi, Group Executive, Retail Banking (Lagos & West), FirstBank; Olumide Ibidapo, MD/CEO FBNInsurance Brokers and Ijeoma Agboti, Managing Director, FBNQuest… Continue Reading

Customer Service Week: UBA Hinges Customer Satisfaction on Innovation, Optimisation and Upgrading of Banking Platforms

                                Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has said that the recently embarked transformation of its processes is to ensure that customers’ expectations are not only met but surpassed while enjoying seamless and world-class banking services.   In ensuring this, the bank has embarked on several initiatives that include streamlining and automating… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK REINFORCES ITS FINANCIAL INCLUSION DRIVE; DISBURSES OVER 17 BILLION NAIRA LOANS THROUGH FIRSTADVANCE

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, recently announced that loans in over the sum of 17 billion naira have been disbursed to individuals, across the country.  The loan disbursement is carried-out through FirstAdvance, its digital lending solution. FirstAdvance is designed to offer a convenient and easy access to cash for salary earners whose accounts are domiciled with FirstBank and have received regular salaries for two… Continue Reading

Heritage Bank, 5 others receive FG’s letter of engagement to open 774, 000 SPW beneficiaries’ accounts

                             Following its commitments to teeming entrepreneurs and youths’ empowerment, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service providers has been engaged by the Federal Government to commence account opening for beneficiaries of the Special Public Works Programme through-out the 774 local governments. Also, five other financial institutions- Zenith, UBA, Access, Fidelity, FCMB are part of the… Continue Reading

ACCESS BANK PLC ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC UPDATE AND TRANSACTIONS IN FURTHERANCE OF ITS VISION TO BE AFRICA’S GATEWAY TO THE WORLD

Access Bank Plc (“Access Bank” or ‘’the Bank’’) announces today that it has received the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Approval-in-Principle for the Bank’s restructuring to a holding company (“HoldCo”). The proposed HoldCo structure would enable the Bank to further accelerate its objectives around business diversification, improved operational efficiencies, talent retention as well as robust governance. Further details regarding the HoldCo structure will be communicated to the market in due course…. Continue Reading

SMART MONEY WOMAN: FIRSTBANK PARTNERS ARESE UGWU, UNVEILS TV SERIES OF THE AWARD WINNING BOOK

                        First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Arese Ugwu for the TV adaptation of her best seller, Smart Money Woman. The weekly show – in its first season – is billed to premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 at 9:30pm. The Smart Money Woman is a programme that shows the experiences,… Continue Reading

UBA USA CEO Sola Yomi-Ajayi Appointed to US EXIM’s Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee

                     Sola Yomi-Ajayi, the CEO of the United Bank for Africa(UBA)’s operations in the United States, has been appointed to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US EXIM) Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa for 2020/2021.  Established by the US Congress, the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee provides guidance and advice regarding US EXIM policies and programmes designed to support the expansion of… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK PROMOTES CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF

……….GRADUATES THIRD SET OF ITS SENIOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (SMDP) PARTICIPANTS. First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider,  has graduated 12 successful candidates in the third edition of its Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP). The graduation ceremony held virtually, via the Zoom video conferencing platform on Wednesday, 2 September, 2020. The Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) is FirstBank’s intensive modular programme for a select group of senior… Continue Reading

The Search for the Next Robotics Legend is on!!!

The Next Robotics Legend is an initiative designed by Edu360, Union Bank’s education platform, in collaboration with Awarri, a pan-African technology company, to infuse Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the education of the Nigerian child. This stems from the realisation that the solutions to some of our most complicated problems as a nation lie in the education of our children today. This first-of-its-kind robotics training and competition for students… Continue Reading

United Bank for Africa Provides $200 Million for Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry – Timely Financing for Post COVID Economic Growth

  ……Acts as Lead Arranger for $1.5 Billion Facility to Boost Nigerian Oil Production and Government Revenue                                              The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services group, has acted as the lead arranger of a consortium of Nigerian commercial and international banks in a $1.5… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK REWARDS CUSTOMERS WITH MASSIVE GIVEAWAYS IN THE “ZENITH BETA LIFE” WEEKLY PROMO

Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading financial institution, has commenced its “Zenith Beta Life” Promo to reward customers of the Bank with gifts every week starting from 31st July 2020 to 30th July 2021. During this period, fifty (50) customers will be selected via raffle draw each week and rewarded with gifts worth NGN30,000. The Promo is open to existing and new Zenith Bank customers with the following raffle qualifying criteria:… Continue Reading

UBA Reiterates Importance of Small Businesses, Hosts MSME Workshop

In its continuous bid to support the growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) and equip them with the necessary tools aimed at strengthening and sustaining their businesses, Pan African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is set to organise another MSME Workshop for entrepreneurs. The workshop which will hold on Wednesday via Microsoft Teams, will host professionals who will share their experiences and give essential tips to MSME and… Continue Reading

FirstBank Rewards its Verve Card Holders with Free Fuel

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider is set to reward customers for Verve Card usage in its Free Fuel Promotion. The Free Fuel promo which is activated by FirstBank in collaboration with Verve International and Oando Plc. kicked off on Monday, 6 July 2020 to Friday, 24 July 2020 between 6 am and 6 pm. In the promo, for a minimum of N3,000 fuel purchase, FirstBank… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK UPGRADES ITS MOBILE BANKING APPLICATION, REINFORCES ITS EDGE AT PUTTING CUSTOMERS AHEAD IN ELECTRONIC BANKING

 First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that its mobile banking application, FirstMobile has been upgraded with new and improved features to promote safe and convenient Mobile Banking experience for customers. The Bank’s award-winning and dynamic mobile banking application has been redesigned with improved security and self-service features to ease the navigation capability and proficiency of customers. Its unique cool blue colour background gives it a… Continue Reading

UBA Group Announces Appointment of Deputy Managing Directors for Nigeria and Africa

                         United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services group, is pleased to announce the appointments of Ayoku Liadi and Oliver Alawuba as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of UBA’s Nigeria and Africa businesses, respectively. The creation of the new positions, reporting to Group CEO, Kennedy Uzoka, represents further strategic recognition of the growth of UBA’s… Continue Reading

Access Bank W Initiative – Creating an enabling Business Environment for Women SMEs

                     Access Bank through the W initiative, has empowered women, owned and managed SMEs by putting together an innovative bundle of offerings designed to support the more than a few aspects of business during the global pandemic. The W Initiative of Access Bank remains a pioneer proposition to promote women’s economic empowerment in Africa with over a decade of active participation… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK’S FMAP GRADUATES INAUGRAL SET OF MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has graduated 28 successful candidates in its inaugural FirstBank Management Associates Programme (FMAP), virtually held on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 via the Zoom video conferencing application. The programme which commenced in 2018 had a total of 48 candidates selected from thousands of entries and applications received nationwide. FMAP is a 24-month fast-track comprehensive developmental programme targeted at young, dynamic,… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK EMPOWERS WOMEN THROUGH FIRSTGEM ONLINE COMMUNITY

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that its all-female online community www.firstgem.com.ng , offers mentoring, support and capacity building opportunities for all to create a new generation of financially literate women. With the aim to increase its engagement and reach a wider audience, an online repository for its FirstGem product was created and designed to provide a virtual online community where… Continue Reading

IFC Supports Nigeria’s FCMB to Finance SMEs Facing COVID-19 Related Challenges

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $50 million loan to Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited to help it expand lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) so they can sustain business activities disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan, made through IFC’s COVID-19 fast-track financing support package, reflects IFC’s commitment to Nigeria’s private sector following the severe challenges brought by the health and… Continue Reading

ACCESS BANK W- INITIATIVE WELCOMES NEW BABIES THROUGH HEALTH FINANCING SCHEME

Access Bank adds another feather to its cap through the women market program, The W Initiative Maternal Health Service Support (MHSS) scheme. The W Initiative is happy to welcome the birth of two new babies to the couples who accessed the MHSS financing for their IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) procedure having waited several years. Since 2014, The W Initiative through its MHSS health financing programme has supported the advancement of the… Continue Reading

Heritage Bank-Dukia Gold to boost Nigeria’s 200mn ounces of gold potential reserves- FG

  …To fast-track 10% contribution of mining sector to GDP The Federal Government of Nigeria has commended Heritage Bank for being part of a valuable private sector collaboration with Dukia Gold & Precious Metals Refining Co. Ltd, saying such partnership stands to create new opportunities for Nigeria to grow its potential reserves of 200 million ounces of gold. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this during a Zoom- meet &… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK LEVERAGES TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE VIRTUAL BANK ACCOUNT OPENING FOR CUSTOMERS

                                    First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that it has reinforced its technology infrastructure to enable anyone in the country open a FirstBank account through their mobile phones, without visiting any of its branches nationwide.  The investment in the Bank’s mobile banking infrastructure is… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK EMERGES BEST BANK IN NIGERIA IN THE GLOBAL FINANCE WORLD’S BEST BANKS AWARDS 2020

Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading financial institution, has emerged as the Best Bank in Nigeria in the recently released Global Finance Magazine World’s Best Banks Awards 2020. The awards, which was published in the May 2020 edition of the Global Finance Magazine, was based on the performances of the banks in their respective regions and countries over the period from January 1 to December 31, 2019. Global Finance’s “World’s Best… Continue Reading

Kings of Finance: GTBank Named Africa’s Most Admired Finance Brand

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been ranked Africa’s Most Admired Finance Brand in the 10th-anniversary rankings of Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands, the pre-eminent survey and ranking of the Top 100 admired brands in Africa. The rankings were announced in a novel global virtual event and will be published in the June issue of the African Business magazine. In a special report examining the results of the 2020 survey,… Continue Reading

OVER 9.5 MILLION NIGERIANS USE FIRSTBANK’S *894# USSD BANKING SERVICE

                                 Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its *894# Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), Quick Banking service has hit over 9.5 million customers. This is in clear demonstration of its acknowledged leadership in electronic Banking. The Bank’s USSD banking service, launched in January 2015, is an easy to use, convenient, fast, user-friendly mobile banking channel through which various banking activities are carried out on a mobile phone – across the four major GSM network operators in the… Continue Reading

UBA Gives customers reason to Cheer

….100 customers rewarded with N100,000 Each                                  Pan African Financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has again given its loyal customers reason to cheer  as  it  rewarded 100 loyal customers with N100,000 each in the UBA Bumper account draw. The draw, which took place at the UBA Head office on Tuesday, was held via… Continue Reading

GTBank advises customers as it resumes operations

We hope that you and your loved ones are taking all the necessary precautions to stay safe and well during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We would also like to thank you very much for your understanding and patience during the period of skeletal banking operations. For us, the COVID-19 Pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian challenge, so our primary focus is to safeguard lives. As we go into the… Continue Reading

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