Commitment to Customer Service Translates to Financial Gains – UBA GMD

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, has said that the bank recorded significant improvement in its operational and financial performance as a result of its unending commitment towards delivering products and services aimed at meeting customers’ demands. Uzoka said this during the Investors/Analysts Conference Call at the bank’s head office in Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday September 16, 2021, following the release of its results for… Continue Reading

UBA’s Half-year Profit Grows By 33% to N76.2 Billion

……Declares 20k per share interim dividend Africa’s leading financial institution, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced its audited half year financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2021, showing impressive growth across all major income lines and performance indicators. The pan African financial institution delivered a 33.4 per cent appreciation in its profit before tax which rose to N76.2 billion as at June 2021, up… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK LAUNCHES LIT APP, A REVOLUTIONARY MOBILE BANKING APPLICATION, REINFORCES ITS COMMITMENT TO PUT CUSTOMERS FIRST.

FIRSTBANK LAUNCHES LIT APP, A REVOLUTIONARY MOBILE BANKING APPLICATION, REINFORCES ITS COMMITMENT TO PUT CUSTOMERS FIRST. In furtherance of its commitment to spearhead value-driven mobile and digital banking in Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the launch of the LIT Application, created to revolutionise the culture and experience of mobile banking in Nigeria.  The state-of-the-art banking app is the first of its kind in the industry, exposing customers to… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK SHOWS RESILIENCE AS PROFIT BEFORE TAX (PBT) GROWS BY 3% IN H1 2021

In a clear demonstration of its resilience, Zenith Bank Plc has announced its audited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2021, recording positive growth across key financial metrics despite a challenging macroeconomic environment exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic. According to the bank’s audited half-year financial results presented to the Nigerian Exchange (NGX), the Group recorded a growth in profit before tax of 3% from NGN114 billion reported in… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK LAUNCHES INTELLIGENT CHATBOT, ZIVA

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Chatbot on WhatsApp named ZIVA (Zenith Intelligent Virtual Assistant), which enables customers to perform financial transactions and enjoy real-time customer service from their mobile phones. Customers can enrol by simply adding the bank’s verified WhatsApp mobile number 07040004422 on their mobile devices, agree to the legal terms of use and then initiate a conversation. This product… Continue Reading

Access Bank launches awareness campaign to combat E-banking fraud

As part of its continued commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Africa’s largest retail bank, Access Bank Plc, has launched an awareness campaign aimed at sensitizing customers on measures they can take to protect themselves. The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud. From all indications, the… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK’S SPONSORED ‘’FIRST CLASS MATERIAL’’ CONTINUES TO EMPOWER AND CELEBRATE THE NIGERIAN YOUTH.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider has again reinforced its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through its sponsorship of the docuseries ‘’First Class Material’’ from the stables of Linda Ikeji TV  Arguably Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand, FirstBank continues to pride itself as indeed the Bank of many firsts. First Class Material is a docuseries designed to celebrate Nigerians who are excelling in… Continue Reading

Polaris Bank Supports Private School Owners with Credit Line

Polaris Bank is impacting Nigeria’s education sector with a significant funding boost through its bundled loan solution called ‘Polaris Education Loan’ as it sets aside a dedicated Credit Line to Support Private School Owners. The Polaris Education Loan offers both new and existing private primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions customers of the Bank, access to loans of up to N100 million to meet their various funding needs. This solution forms… Continue Reading

Fraudulent Bank:Heritage Bank Staff In EFCC Net Over Unremitted NPA Money Running Into Billions Of Naira

How vested interests within the bank secured bail for errant staff through the back door Heritage Bank may crash and burn if mischief-makers could attach the lasso of truth to the rumours about it. The centre refuses to hold for the bank as a widening gyre of mayhem and distrust envelops the bank. Stuck in the eye of the storm, the Managing Director (MD) of the bank, Ifie Sekibo, has… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK GMD, ONYEAGWU CANVASSES INCREASED IMPACT INVESTING IN AFRICA

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for increased impact investing in Africa for the continent to attain its full potential. He made the call during his keynote address at the Africa Investment Risk & Compliance Summit 2021 organised by the Emerging Business Intelligence & Innovation (EBII) Group which held at the prestigious University of Oxford, United Kingdom, on Friday, July 30, 2021. Mr… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK REAFFIRMS MARKET DOMINANCE WITH BEST COMMERCIAL BANK AWARD

Zenith Bank Plc has been named the Best Commercial Bank in Nigeria in the World Finance Banking Awards 2021. The award, which was announced in the July 2021 edition of the World Finance Magazine, was based on individual banks’ ability to adapt to a continually evolving technological environment while maintaining top-class customer relations and bolstering their financial footing amidst the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the award, the… Continue Reading

How 6 Finalists Will Emerge from FirstBank’s Sponsored The Voice Nigeria Season 3 Second Live Show

By Israel Bolaji Six finalists are expected to emerge through the viewers votes following the second live show of the FirstBank Sponsored The Voice Nigeria Season 3. UN1TY Limited and Livespot360, producers of the global talents reality series, explained how to vote on the voice Nigeria season 3, sponsored by FirstBank, Baba Ijebu and Airtel. To keep their favourite vocalists on the show, viewers have to dial *894*7*talent’s code#. To know the voting… Continue Reading

Herbert Wigwe is African Banker of the Year for the second time,consecutively

The Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank PLC Herbert Wigwe has beenrecognised as the African Banker of the Year at the 2021 edition of the AfricanBanker Awards. A winner of one of the most prized categories at the Awards ceremony for thesecond consecutive year, Wigwe was recognised for his stellar leadership in themarket expansion of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest bank despite the negative impactof the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last 12… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK ADJUDGED BEST CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ‘FINANCIAL SERVICES’ IN AFRICA 2021

For the second consecutive year, Zenith Bank Plc has been named as the Best Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ Africa 2021 by the Ethical Boardroom. The award, which was published in the June 2021 edition of The Ethical Boardroom magazine, is in recognition of the bank’s adherence to global best practices and institutionalization of corporate governance, setting an industry-wide example of best practices in that field. Commenting on the award, the… Continue Reading

Another shot in the arm for Adeduntan as FirstBank wins Global Banking and Finance’s Retail Banking CEO Award

While the age-old saying and philosophy of virtue being its own reward (or seeing doing good as its own reward) remains a strong motivating factor in doing good persistently, it helps when virtue gets recognition from time to time. Even though anyone or organisation committed to doing good will keep doing so with or without recognition, recognitions for virtue tend to act like a shot in the arm for such… Continue Reading

United Bank for Africa Group Appoints Caroline Anyanwu As New Board Member

Lagos, Nigeria, May 24, 2021: United Bank for Africa (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services institution, today announced the appointment of Mrs. Caroline Anyanwu to its Board of Directors, effective May 19, 2021. Caroline Anyanwu holds a First-Class degree in Statistics from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and has worked extensively in the fields of accounting, taxation, credit risk and banking throughout her career of close to four decades.  She… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK BAGS A HAT TRICK OF AWARDS AT THE GLOBAL BANKING AND FINANCE AWARDS 2021

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial services provider, has been awarded the 2021 ‘’Retail Banking CEO of the Year Nigeria’’, ‘’Most innovative Retail Banking App Nigeria’’ and ‘’Best CSR Bank Nigeria’’ awards by Global Banking and Finance magazine.  The respective awards conferred on the Bank are in recognition of the indelible roles it plays in deepening financial inclusion in the country; advancing the digital banking eco-system… Continue Reading

WRITE & WIN: WEMA BANK CREATIVE ESSAY COMPETITION FOR KIDS

Wema Bank Plc, the creators of Nigeria’s first fully digital bank – ALAT– and one of Nigeria’s leading commercial banks, is hosting a creative essay competition for children.The 2021 Royal Kiddies Essay Competition tagged “Write & Win”, will test the creative writing abilities of young school children in Nigeria aged 5 – 12. It aims to develop writing skills, promote creativity, imagination capabilities, reward creativity, and drive them towards excellence in their… Continue Reading

Millionaires Emerge in UBA Savings Promo as 10 Customers win N1m Each

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has rewarded 10 of its loyal customers with a total sum of  N10m in the quarterly draws of the ongoing UBA Savings Promo. This promo, which is held every quarter, is intended to appreciate loyal customers of the bank, who have stayed with the bank over the years,  and offers fresh opportunities for potential and intending customers to join the… Continue Reading

10 Customers set to Become Millionaires in UBA Savings Promo

Pan African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced that 10 of its  loyal customers will get a chance to win N1,000,000 each, in the ongoing UBA Savings Promo which is scheduled to hold on to May 7, 2021 at the bank’s corporate head office, in Lagos. This unique promo intends to appreciate loyal customers of the bank, who have stayed with the bank over the years, and will also offer fresh… Continue Reading

Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South Africa

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited. The deal was finalised after Access Bank’s acquisition of controlling shares in the former Grobank Limited, South Africa. With this new development, Access Bank South Africa Limited is positioned to deliver a robust banking operation that connects key African markets. At an official closing ceremony in Sandton on Monday, top executives of… Continue Reading

UBA Wins ‘Bank of the Year’ at Independent Newspapers Awards

Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc added to its growing list of laurels at the Independent Newspaper Awards, winning the Bank of the Year. The bank was announced winner of the coveted awards at a glamorous event which was well-attended by the top echelon of the financial sector including Bank CEOs, Captains of Industries and Senior financial executives. The event was held at the prestigious Eko Hotel… Continue Reading

ZENITH BANK DISPLAYS RESILIENCE AS PROFIT BEFORE TAX RISES BY 4% IN Q1 2021

Zenith Bank Plc has announced its unaudited results for the first quarter ended 31st March 2021, with Profit Before Tax (PBT) rising by 4% to N61.0 billion, from N58.8 billion recorded in March 2020. This is despite a very challenging macroeconomic environment aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the unaudited statement of account presented to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday, 30th April 2021, Profit After Tax (PAT)… Continue Reading

CORPORATE STATEMENT ON THE NEW BOARD CONSTITUTION

We refer to the Central Bank of Nigeria Limited (CBN) pronouncement on the reconstitution of the Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Further to the press conference held by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele CON on Thursday, 29 April 2021, the Boards of FBN Holdings Plc and First Bank of Nigeria Limited were dissolved and reconstituted, pursuant to its power under… Continue Reading

First Bank New Website:BANKING MADE SIMPLE

Raheem Akingbolu reviews the new FirstBank’s corporate website and reckons that it would go a long way in strengthening the ability of the bank’s patrons and other potential customers in addressing basic banking operations. Outside the physical identity of any brand, the most accessible door into operations of a company in today’s market is perhaps the website. With digital technology taking the lead in today’s business environment, website has swiftly… Continue Reading

GTBank Releases Q1 2021 Unaudited Results

    …….. Reports Profit before Tax of ₦53.7 Billion Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its unaudited Financial Results for the period ended March 31, 2021 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. A review of the result shows a resilient performance across all key financial metrics in the face of the unprecedented macroeconomic challenges, reflecting the quality of past decisions and reaffirming its position as one of the best managed… Continue Reading

Shareholders Applaud FCMB, Approve Dividend of N2.97bn at AGM

Shareholders of FCMBGroupPlc (www.fcmbgroup.com) have restated their confidence in the financial institution to sustain its impressive performance and deliver more value. The shareholders gave the commendation at the 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Group held on April 21, 2021 at its corporate head office in Lagos. They also unanimously approved the payment of a dividend of N2.97 billion, translating to 15 kobo per ordinary share for the year ended December… Continue Reading

FirstBank Launches a New Corporate Website, Reiterates its Commitment to Service Delivery Excellence.

FirstBank, Nigeria and indeed West Africa’s premier financial inclusion services provider has announced the launch of its newly designed website at https://www.firstbanknigeria.com/.  The new website is upgraded with features that are streamlined to reinforce its role in delivering seamless banking and technology solutions to its customers across the world. The website is configured with modern design and improved functionality that eases customer experience whilst carrying out various activities on the site,… Continue Reading

Starting 2021 Strong, UBA Records 27% PAT Growth, 20.5% ROAE

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has released its unaudited results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2021, showing impressive double-digit growth across most of its major income lines. The bank leveraged on modest growth in both interest and non-interest income as well as increased efficiency to deliver an impressive 24% year-on-year growth in Profit Before Tax in the first three months of the 2021… Continue Reading

UBA Business Series to Equip SMEs with Performance Management Strategies for Organisational Growth

As part of its commitment to support the growth and sustainability of Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSME) in the continent, Pan African financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to organise the next edition of its UBA Business Series. The UBA Business Series which is a monthly event, is an MSME Workshop as well as a capacity building initiative of the bank where business leaders and professionals share well-researched insights… Continue Reading

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