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UBA PLC Received Innovative Bank of the year 2016 Award From Mrs Adaobi Nwakuche Director Independent Newspaper [Left] to Mr Yinka Adedeji,Head,Digital Banking UBA Plc[middle] and Mr Ted Iwere MD Independent Newspapers Limited looks on

Pan African banking and financial services group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has added yet another award to its growing list of laurels as it emerged Most Innovative Bank of the Year at the Independent Newspapers Awards

The award which is a recognition of innovative products and services introduced by the bank in the past years towards meeting customer needs, comes on the heels of recent awards hauled by  the Bank , including Finnacle Client Innovation Awards, and Best Bank Awards won by its 5 subsidiaries  across Africa by The Bankers Magazine.

The event played host to dignitaries and business leaders, from different industries across Nigeria  including: the deputy Governor of Rivers State; Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Mr. Sam Amuka, Publisher, Vanguard, Mr. Eric Osagie, Managing Director, Sun Newspapers Mr. Sam Cookey, CEO, Space Concepts

Receiving the award at the weekend in Lagos, Group Head, Consumer and  Digital Banking, United Bank for Africa, Dr. Yinka Adedeji, thanked the organisers for the recognition noting that he is delighted that UBA’s dedication to hard work and particular emphasis on quality to customer needs  are been recognised.  According to him, the award affirms the Bank’s strong management and commitment to service excellence.

“Our drive for quality, conforms with our desire to continuously deliver innovative and convenient payment options to our customers. Our innovations in the digital banking space have been possible because of our huge investments in building efficient, trustworthy platforms. We assure our customers that we are committed to continually bring the best in the financial technology space to ensure they always have the best and most convenient banking experience with all our service channels” Adedeji further said.  He said that the bank would not relent on its oars but continue to leverage technology to increase the depth and understanding of customer preferences and changing needs

While rationalising the choice of UBA as the most innovative bank in the country,  Mr. Ted Iwere, Managing Director, Independent Newspapers, organisers of the awards, said that UBA’s relentless pursuit of a global vision has seen it invest in the most secured IT platforms in Nigeria and by extension, African banking industry, which  has guaranteed customer experiences on its banking platform. Iwere noted that UBA’s internet banking application and data centre operations passed the ISO 27001 Certification, thereby confirming the adequacy of the banks security platform for online transactions.

He further said, UBA has proven its leadership position in e-banking with the introduction of mobile Point of Sales (Mpos) terminals doing this in partnership with relevant stakeholders across Africa.

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Zenith Bank Flags Off Z-Woman Business Package, Offers N10m Loan At Single-Digit Interest Rate [DETAILS]

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Zenith Bank Plc has introduced a new package for women called the Z-Woman Business Package.

The Z-Woman Business Package is designed to address the unique needs of women-owned businesses.

The package includes:

Loans of up t0 N10m at a single-digit interest rate

Free digital skills training

Free exhibition stands at Zenith Bank events.

To register, please visit www.zenithbank.com/zwoman

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Access Bank, Wigwe Honoured At THISDAY Silver Jubilee Celebration

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Access Bank and its Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe, were honoured as the ‘Bank of the Decade’ and ‘Banker of the Decade’ respectively by THISDAY Newspaper at its 25th-anniversary celebration held at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos.

The silver jubilee celebration was witnessed by dignitaries including former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Emeka Anyaoku; Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo; founder of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.

Receiving the awards, Wigwe attributed his success to the collective effort of all employees of the Bank and customers, saying, “It is such an honour to be recognized by such a prestigious platform, renowned for its work in unbiased and qualitative reportage. This award is dedicated to all members of staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure the growth and success of the Bank and all its subsidiaries. Furthermore, we thank all 32 million of our customers who trust us as we continue our journey to being Africa’s gateway to the world”.

Over the past decade, Herbert Wigwe has overseen the growth of Access Bank, from a relatively small bank into Africa’s largest retail bank. Wigwe has closed a series of strategic high-profile mergers while pushing and driving participation in community-focused initiatives that have endeared the bank to its customers. Since the completion of its merger with Diamond Bank, Access Bank’s customer base has grown from about 13 million to 32 million.

With subsidiaries and rep offices in 13 countries – Ghana, United Kingdom, UAE, China, Lebanon, India, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Rwanda, Zambia, Congo, Cameroon and most recently Kenya – Access Bank continues to defy critics, strengthening its place as a powerhouse in the Nigerian and indeed African banking industry.

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Zenith Bank Unveils SME Digital Workshop For Business Owners, Partners Facebook [Register Here]

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Foremost financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc is organizing a free one-day session for SMEs on how Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and other digital channels can be used to engage potential prospects, market offerings and grow business volumes.

To register attendance, please send an email titled ‘Zenith Bank SME Digital Workshop’ to [email protected]

The email should contain the following information: Name of the participant, account number and preferred venue of attendance

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