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Polaris Bank’s VULTe Pulls Ahead, Wins Double as Nigeria’s Best Digital Bank

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Polaris Bank’s VULTe Pulls Ahead, Wins Double as Nigeria's Best Digital Bank
Polaris Bank’s VULTe Pulls Ahead, Wins Double as Nigeria’s Best Digital Bank
 
…wins MSME Bank of the Year Award too
Polaris Bank shone brightest over the weekend as its bespoke home-grown digital bank, VULTe capped its string of wins with two more prestigious awards as the Best Digital Bank at both BusinessDAY’s Banks And Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards and The Nigerian Fintech Awards 2022 respectively.
VULTe, is a digital bank solution designed to enable customers consummate every banking transaction, from account opening, through requesting for certain categories of loans, to generating bank statements. It also connects the customer to discover lifestyle trends and social events. It is an all-in-one solution that is created to offer the most convenience for customers and built to understand the needs of the customer and provide solutions to everyday challenges of accessing financial service solutions.
Polaris Bank’s VULTe Pulls Ahead, Wins Double as Nigeria's Best Digital Bank
In the last 12 months, VULTe which hitherto caters more to individual customers, now has enhanced capabilities to render seamless self-services to SMEs, High Net worth, and retail customers.  The over 40million MSME operators in Nigeria could now access collateral-free loans for personal and business purposes; where eligible entrepreneurs and SME operators could apply and get up to N20million in a space of 5 minutes without visiting the Bank in person.
Symbolically, VULTe has made another significant history in the Nigerian banking and financial services sector by emerging the winner of the prestigious BAFI Awards back-to-back having won the same award last year. BusinessDAY is Nigeria and Africa’s leading and most respected business media group and organisers of numerous respected awards in the financial sector, as well as in other key sectors of the economy.
The Nigerian Fintech Awards on other hand is Nigeria’s biggest and most recognised Fintech award. The awards presentation ceremonies took place on Friday and Saturday in Lagos.
In the citation of Polaris Bank’s VULTe read by the organisers of The Fintech Awards 2022 shortly before the presentation of the award of Best Digital Bank, VULTe was preferred ahead of others in its competitive set on certain key parameters.
These include convenience, intuitiveness, trust and efficacious management system.
“For a digital bank that provides convenient account opening in minutes, intuitive loan application,  scheduled payments, personal digital card management,  trustworthy security,  and personal finance management, VULTe by Polaris Bank is hereby declared the winner of the Best Digital Bank category,” the organisers announced.
Similarly, while presenting the Best Digital Bank award to the Bank, BAFI Awards organisers disclosed that the awards selection/review committee voted Polaris Bank’s VULTe the winner having outperformed its industry peers, like ALAT and OneBank across eight metrics for consideration.
The metrics include strength of strategy for attracting and gaining digital customers, accelerated user engagement, success in getting clients to use digital offerings, growth of digital customers, and platform security.
Other metrics are the breadth of product offerings for retail and corporate clients, evidence of tangible benefits gained from digital initiatives and web/mobile site design, intuitiveness and functionality.
At the same BAFI Awards Polaris Bank was declared ‘MSME Bank of the Year’ ahead of FCMB and Fidelity Bank in what the organisers described as the Bank’s expansive impact on MSME operators across Nigeria.
Polaris Bank in May this year launched a N1billion fund for MSMEs in partnership with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) in what the Bank explained was aimed at providing the much-needed funding to create wealth and empower entrepreneurs and players within the MSME space in Nigeria, starting with Lagos.
Prior to the launch of the N1billion MSME Fund, Polaris Bank had committed, and indeed, provided multibillion financing to MSME operators across sectors, health inclusive among other incentives, like moratorium on facilities granted to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses.
Polaris Bank is a digitally enabled Bank focused on providing superior financial solutions and products to its customers across sectors with industry-specific and individual needs.

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Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

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Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

 

 

 

 

Giving.NG is partnering with Shoprite Nigeria on “40 Days of Giving” campaign, aimed at inspiring people and organizations to spread kindness and treat it as an everyday thing, rather than a seasonal activity.

 

 

 

Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign

 

 

 

Giving.NG, Africa’s first and only free crowdfunding platform, has announced that it will begin a campaign in November to assist less privileged Nigerians and honor organizations and people carrying out exceptional, social impact work nationwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The campaign, themed “40 Days of Giving,” is being launched in partnership with Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods retailer, Shoprite Nigeria, and is expected to span the Christmas season and into the New Year.

Traditionally, the Christmas season is known to be a season of giving, with statistics showing that most donations are made during this time. Most people use the season to appreciate people who have been there for them all year round or give back to the less privileged. The 40 Days of Giving campaign plans to tap into this existing trend in a way that encourages people to give and creates a chain of giving that goes beyond the festive season.

Speaking about the campaign, Sterling One Foundation’s CEO, Olapeju Ibekwe explained that this was a much-needed campaign considering how tough the year has been, alongside the huge loss by the recent flood crisis in at least 32 states of the country. In her words;
“This campaign is about getting as many people as possible to join us in lending a helping hand to vulnerable Nigerians while supporting those changemakers who have been on the frontlines doing the same all year round. For each day of the campaign, we want to support at least one person, selected through an online nomination with their next meal, resources to restart their small business or just new clothes. We just want to spread kindness to many people daily.”

The 40 Days of Giving campaign is expected to kick off on November 29, 2022, the last Tuesday of November, is recognized globally as Giving Tuesday and runs until January 7, 2023. As part of the campaign, people can donate money to a fundraiser on the Giving.NG platform or items at designated points, including Shoprite stores nationwide.

Commenting on their partnership to execute this, Shoprite Nigeria’s Head of Marketing, Kunle Abiola stated that the campaign is a laudable initiative that has a lot of potentials to bring change into people’s lives. In his remarks, he said;
“Beyond want the items donated can do for the beneficiaries, we are keen on the hope that these acts of kindness can spread among Nigerians. We are giving our shoppers an opportunity to be part of a very noble initiative and we know they will buy into it.”
With this partnership, shoppers can buy items at any Shoprite store across the country and drop them off at designated points in the store from where they will be collected and redistributed to selected NGOs or given out in-store as a paid-forward gesture to other shoppers. Some of the beneficiaries nominated online will also receive shopping vouchers which they can redeem at any Shoprite store closest to them.

Both brands are also hopeful that they can grant as many wishes as they can from the nominations and requests they will receive, even as they look forward to having Nigerians join them in playing ‘Everyday Santa’ and spreading kindness.

 

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Glo draws new winners in Festival of Joy promo

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Globacom on Monday hosted a draw ceremony to pick a new set of winners in the ongoing Festival of Joy promotion in the Lagos area.

 

 

Glo draws new winners in Festival of Joy promo

 

 

 

 

The draw event, held at Gloworld on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, had as witnesses media houses, Glo subscribers, and the Head of Legal Services of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Gloria Ireka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lucky subscribers include the winner of a brand new Kia car and winners of sewing machines, generators, and rechargeable fans. Globacom, in a statement, said the winners who emerged from the draw would receive their prizes at a presentation ceremony to be held at the same Gloworld venue tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globacom is giving out 20 houses, 24 brand-new cars, 100 generators, 200 sewing machines, and 1,000 rechargeable fans in the Festival of Joy promo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To participate in the promo, subscribers are required to dial *611# and keep recharging (voice and data during the promo period) in order to be eligible to win the prizes on offer.

“If you would like to be the next winner of a house in the Festival of Joy promo, you are required to make data subscription(s) of at least N20,000 during the promo period, while those who are interested in winning cars should make a monthly recharge of N10,000; N5,000 monthly recharge for power generators, N2,500 monthly recharge for sewing machines and N500 weekly to win rechargeable fans”, Globacom explained.

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

Transcorp Hilton Abuja is Africa’s Best Luxury Business Hotel

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been named the Best Luxury Business Hotel at the 2022 Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Awards. The hotel, which is the flagship property of leading hospitality brand Transcorp Hotels Plc, had earlier won the award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 

 

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins Seven Stars Luxury & Lifestyle Award for the 5th time in 7 years

 

 

The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards (SSLHLA) is the most exclusive award for the luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle industry. According to organisers, SSLHLA is designed to identify and separate the exceptional from the absolute best.

Mrs. Dupe Olusola Managing Director/CEO Transcorp Hotels Plc, while commenting on the award said, “We are honoured to be recognised as the Best Luxury Business Hotel in Nigeria for the 5th time in seven years.

“We are proud to add this award to many other prestigious awards we have won this year. This achievement is evidence of our success in consistently delivering on our customer promise, as we continue to innovate and provide our guests with unparalleled experiences at all our touch points.”

Transcorp Hilton Abuja recently won 5 major categories of the World Travel Awards, including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel. The hotel also won the World Luxury Hotel and Restaurant Awards, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, and Booking.com Traveller Review Award, among other recognition, received this year.

With 667 rooms and suites – including 30 presidential suites – spread over 10 floors, Transcorp Hilton is the choice hotel for heads of state, captains of industries, royalties, and global celebrities. The hotel boasts a choice of 8 restaurants and bars including the 24-hour Piano Lounge, 24 meeting rooms, a Business Center, and a 1200-person capacity Congress Hall. The hotel is also constructing a world-class convention center.

Leisure facilities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, as well as volleyball and basketball courts.

Apart from Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Transcorp Hotels Plc also owns Transcorp Hotels Calabar, and Aura by Transcorp Hotels, an online platform for booking homes, hotels, and experiences. Transcorp Hotels is also working on a new property in Lagos, as it continues to expand in line with its vision of becoming Africa’s leading hospitality brand.

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