ACAMB Elects New Executives, as Bolarinwa Emerges President

The Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) – an umbrella association of communications and marketing professionals, working in Nigeria’s banking sector – has elected new executives who will pilot the affairs of the Association for the next two years. The hugely attended AGM/ election for key positions, saw Mr. Rasheed Bolarinwa, Head, Corporate Communications of Polaris Bank emerged the new ACAMB President. First Bank’s Mr. Oze K. Oze… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK REWARDS CUSTOMERS IN TRANSACT AND WIN PROMO

Getting rewarded for spending money is a dream that is probably going to remain exciting for many people, but not for the Firstmonie Wallet users. In a two month Transact and Win campaign that started on November 22, 2021, First Bank of Nigeria Limited is rewarding several customers for carrying out transactions on its Firstmonie Wallet application.  The e-wallet is useful for conveniently paying utility bills, purchasing airtime and data,… Continue Reading

Wema Bank Affirms Its Adherence Best-in-class governance processes

Nigeria’s leading digital bank, Wema Bank Plc, has reassured its stakeholders that it continues to operate with best-in-class governance processes. The bank also faulted the premise on which a non-governmental organisation, Transparency Nigeria Group, asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to remove its Managing Director/CEO, describing the call as baseless. The bank reassured its customers and stakeholders that it has and would continue to operate with the highest level… Continue Reading

UBA’s Leo Clocks 4, Set to Further Transform Digital Banking In Nigeria, Africa

….Remains Africa’s Leading Ai Chatbot Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa has said that it has concluded plans to commemorate the 4th year anniversary of its flagship artificial intelligence Chabot, with new offerings set to further change the face of digital banking in Nigeria “Birthed January 11, 2018, with a firm resolve to prioritise its customers as well as put the bank at the heart of disruptive technologies that will… Continue Reading

FirstBank DecemberIssaVybe: Showing Kindness as You Vybe

The roof is already getting raised with #FirstBankIssaVybe, #DecemberIssaVybe campaigns. With FirstBank, it is always a total experience of being woven into the fabric of society from banking at its finest, to music, fashion, arts, and sports. Across the spectrum of human endeavour, FirstBank stands tall behind its over 32 million customers and counting.  As FirstBank makes every day a vybe every December, it is also passionate about ensuring that… Continue Reading

Ebenezer Onyeagwu Emerges “CEO of the Year”

….as Zenith Bank Wins ‘MostResponsible Organisation in Africa’ at SERAS CSR Africa Awards 2021 Zenith Bank’s Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has emerged CEO of the Year for a second consecutive year at the Sustainability, Enterprise andResponsibility (SERAS) CSR Africa Awards held at the weekend in Lagos. According to thejudges, he was selected for a number of reasons, including engendering a culture thatpromotes the continued investment in social initiatives… Continue Reading

UBA Group Dominates the 2021 Banker Awards, Wins ‘African Bank of the Year’

  ……….Breaks the Banker Magazine Record as it wins Best Bank in Nigeria and 12 of Its Subsidiaries. Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc yet again, reaffirms its leadership position across Africa, as the bank has been globally recognised as the African Bank of the year 2021 by the Banker Magazine, a leading global finance news publication published by the Financial Times of London. UBA’s solid financial performance,… Continue Reading

ACCESS BANK PARTNERS SME.NG TO ROLL OUT EBI MARKETPLACE

SME.NG in partnership with Access bank Plc and other leading institutions, including the Bank of Industry (BOI), LAPO Microfinance Bank, Chapel Hill Denham,  and the Impact Investment Foundation  Nigeria are launching the Ebi Marketplace – a Nigerian innovation for female entrepreneurs. The Ebi Marketplace consists of an access to capital market, an e-commerce mall and a knowledge market for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria seeking to digitize their businesses. Conceptualised and… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK UNVEILS A FULLY AUTOMATED SELF SERVICE BRANCH, STRENGTHENS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN NIGERIA

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services organisation has announced the launch of its fully automated branch, called the FirstBank Digital Experience Centre. It is provided to put customers at an advantage in carrying out various activities on their own without interacting with anyone. The branch is a reinvention of digital banking solutions in the country as customers are exposed to a seamless world-class banking… Continue Reading

ONYEAGWU CANVASSES COLLABORATION WITH NIGERIANS IN THE DIASPORA FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for increased collaboration of Nigerians in the diaspora for the nation to achieve its economic growth targets. He made the call during the 4th Edition of the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2021 organised by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The hybrid event which held at the State House Banquet Hall, Aso Villa… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK CELEBRATES YOUTH WEEK 2021

From showcasing of talents, to the art of fashion design, identifying youths in the food business and lots more, Nigeria’s leading financial services providers, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through the celebration of its ongoing 2021 Youth Week. The Youth Week, themed “The Future is Now, Let’s Takeover” started on Monday, 8 November 2021. The event comprises a variety of activities, including: Youth themed Future Forward activities,… Continue Reading

ACCESS BANK CONCLUDES LSETF W INITIATIVE GRASSROOT ENGAGEMENTS in LAGOS

Access Bank Plc, through its W initiative has concluded a community engagement program to create awareness for the LSETF W initiative loan package created for women in business. One of the brand objectives of Access Bank is to be the Bank of choice for women, particularly women in business by providing them with access to finance. Accordingly, the Bank through its W Initiative, partnered the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund to… Continue Reading

GMD UBA, Kennedy Uzoka wins ‘Finovator of the Year’ Award

………..UBA Receives the ‘Excellence in Digital Banking’ Award The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, has been announced as the winner of the Finovator of the Year’ Award for the year 2021. The Finovator of the Year’ Award is organised by the Finnovex West Africa Awards 2021, co-located with Finnovex West Africa Virtual Summi, Uzoka was selected as the winner of the award… Continue Reading

DESPITE HEADWINDS, ZENITH BANK REMAINS RESILIENT AS PROFIT BEFORE TAX RISES TO N180BILLION IN Q3 2021

As a testament to its resilience and market leadership, Zenith Bank Plc has announced its unaudited results for the nine months period ended 30 September 2021 with a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of NGN180 billion, reflecting a 1% growth over the NGN177 billion recorded in the same period in the previous year amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment exacerbated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the Group’s unaudited nine months… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK PARTNERS NIBSS TO DRIVE DIGITAL PAYMENT CONVENIENCE WITH NIGERIA QUICK RESPONSE (NQR)

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services organisation has announced its partnership with Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System plc (NIBSS) on its recently launched Nigeria Quick Response (NQR) Payment Solution. The NQR is an innovative payment option implemented for all financial service providers and designed to promote quick and fast transactions by scanning the code on one’s mobile device. Also, the initiative reduces cost(s) for merchants… Continue Reading

UBA’s LEO Continues to Evolve, Remains Smartest Banking Chatbot

…Hits 3 million user mark Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has in the last three years won the hearts of its customers with its artificial intelligence chat bot, LEO, which has proven to be the most formidable artificial intelligence chat bot till date; serving an ever-increasing clientele who now have less transaction hassles to worry about.   Leo is an AI chatbot for banking services currently available… Continue Reading

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

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