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Stanbic IBTC Bank Continues To Reward Savvy Savers”

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Stanbic IBTC Bank Continues To Reward Savvy Savers

 

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has continued to reward its customers for their commitment to saving.

 

 

 

In its January edition of the Reward4Saving Promo Season Two, the Bank rewarded 70 more customers with cash prizes for meeting the required savings milestones. With ten people emerging from seven (7) regions, 70 winners across seven regions were rewarded with N100,000 each for adopting the discipline to save for their goals.

 

 

Eronmonsele Omiyi, Head, Consumer Client Coverage, Stanbic IBTC Bank described the Reward4Saving promo as teaching Nigerians to build healthy financial habits and helping them get more money as rewards for meeting their goals.

 

 

 

 

 

He said, “This journey started in 2021, and it is commendable that people go all out to save money, despite the current prevailing financial circumstances in the country. Our commitment to helping customers reach their financial aspirations was evident in the overwhelming response to the Promo. Our customers’ success is our success, and we are dedicated to providing them with the support needed to reach their financial goals.”

 

 

 

Stanbic IBTC Bank Continues To Reward Savvy Savers"

 

 

 

Olufunke Isichei, Head, Established Markets, Stanbic IBTC Bank, congratulated the winners who emerged after the draw, reiterating the Bank’s commitment to reward customers till the end of the promo in March 2023.

She said, “So far, 21 people have won N1 million each, and about 630 people have won N100,000 each. We are not tired of rewarding Nigerians if they are not tired of saving. There are two more monthly draws, one quarterly draw and the grand finale coming up before the promo ends.”

The Stanbic IBTC Reward4Saving Promo is a nationwide campaign to encourage Nigerians to save at least N10,000 in their Stanbic IBTC savings account for 30 days. Customers who emerge winners get rewarded with cash prizes ranging from N100,000 to N2million.

To be a part of the promo, customers can download the Stanbic IBTC mobile app, dial *909*37#, visit the web portal or any Stanbic IBTC Bank branch or an @ease agent to open an account or @ease wallet to open an account and save at least N10,000 for 30 days to qualify for the draw.

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Children’s Day: Polaris Bank urges Parents to teach their kid’s savings culture

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Children’s Day: Polaris Bank urges Parents to teach their kid’s savings culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Lagos, Nigeria – May 26, 2023 – As the world commemorates 2023 children’s’ day celebration, Polaris Bank has urged parents to imbibe in their kids, the art of saving by opening Polaris Rainbow Account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Day: Polaris Bank urges Parents to teach their kid's savings culture 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To encourage savings amongst kiddies, Polaris Bank offers its customers a specialized savings account, Polaris Rainbow Account, for kids between zero and 12 years. The account is part of a range of products designed by the Bank to ensure that, from infancy to adolescent, and to adulthood, there is a financial solution for everyone”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polaris Rainbow Account, managed by parents or guardians, provides an opportunity for children to gain financial literacy from an early age. It also offers competitive interest rates on savings, as well as access to e-channel platforms. Polaris Rainbow Account provides automatic migration to the Polaris Young Achievers account (a specialized savings account designed for teenagers), once a child clocks 13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commenting on the value of Polaris Rainbow Account, the Bank’s Group Head, Brand Management & Corporate Communication, Nduneche Ezurike said, “We are extremely passionate about children and believe in the importance of savings in creating a successful future and helping them achieve their hopes and dreams. Our Polaris Rainbow Account has been created to support parents in establishing a solid foundation for their children.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers and prospects can sign up to the product at any Polaris Bank branch, nationwide. It is also available for activation through SurePadi agents in their respective neighbourhoods or online, through the Bank’s account opening portal at

https://accounts.polarisbanklimited.com/opening/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information on Polaris Bank’s products and services, please contact Polaris Bank’s 24/7 Multilingual Yes Centre on 0700-POLARIS(0700-767-2747)  or via email at yescenter@polarisbanklimited.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polaris Bank is re-defining banking products that meet the needs of individuals and businesses. The Bank was adjudged Digital Bank of the Year 2021 and 2022.

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Access Bank PLC expands global footprint with launch of French subsidiary

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Access Bank PLC expands global footprint with launch of French subsidiary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lagos, 11 May 2023 – Access Bank PLC, the flagship company of Access Holdings PLC, has officially launched its subsidiary in Paris, France. The Bank’s operations will focus on trade finance, initially capitalising on flows between Africa and France, particularly Francophone Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, speaking on the purpose of the Bank’s strategic expansion efforts said, “Access Bank PLC, today, has a very strong presence in the United Kingdom, but coming on the heels of Brexit, there was a need for us to establish a presence in another country in Europe and France provides a very strong platform for us to do so. Beyond that, Access Bank has a great presence in the Francophone world that relies significantly – in terms of trade – on France, so, Access Bank in Paris will work to support trade possibilities and trade finance solutions to businesses in those regions, ranging from large conglomerates to SMEs and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access Bank PLC expands global footprint with launch of French subsidiary

 

 

“Our range of banking products and services will be a valuable asset for businesses looking to trade internationally, while our corporate and investment banking services will help businesses access capital, manage their cash flow, and mitigate risk. Furthermore, we are confident that the Bank’s trade finance solutions will help businesses to navigate the complexities of cross-border trade, and at the same time, our digital capabilities will make banking more convenient and efficient for all our customers,” he reiterated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognising the critical role of the Bank’s various stakeholders in making the expansion drive successful, Wigwe stressed the value of its customers, shareholders, regulators, and the communities it operates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Our successes over the years would be footnotes but for the relationships we have fostered with these critical contributors. In recognition of this, we are committed to building long-term partnerships with all our stakeholders in France – based on trust, transparency, and mutual respect,” he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access Bank’s presence in France represents an important step towards achieving its goal of bridging worlds and connecting opportunities for African businesses. The Bank’s latest stride also lays a marker for realising its recently unveiled 5-year strategic growth plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Over the years, we have demonstrated a strong commitment to deepening the Bank’s presence across Africa and beyond,” remarked Roosevelt Ogbonna, Managing Director, Access Bank PLC, at the launch. “Today, we are proud to have a presence in 18 countries across four continents, serving millions of customers and businesses. Indeed, our expansion drive has been guided by our vision to become the world’s most respected African bank, and by building on our strong track record of innovation, customer service, and social responsibility, we have come one step closer to achieving this goal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We remain committed to building a bank that is truly global in scope, yet locally relevant in its approach, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to grow and expand our footprint in new markets,” Ogbonna concluded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access Bank UK, led by Jamie Simmonds, will oversee the operations of the Paris subsidiary and will effectively become the umbrella company for other representative offices in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the launch of its operations in France, Access Bank is uniquely positioned to create opportunities for scaled economic growth and development across Africa while helping international investors see the continent as a viable market to do business. To facilitate the flow of capital, goods, and services across borders and support economic growth and development in both regions of focus, the Bank will leverage its expertise in cross-continental trade and its strong network of partners and clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L-R: Jamie Simmonds, CEO, Access Bank UK Limited; Dr. Herbert Wigwe; GMD/CEO, Access Holdings Plc; Olivier Becht, France Minister of Foreign Trade; Aigboje Aig-Imoukuede, Chairman, Coronation Capital; Roosevelt Ogbonna, MD/CEO, Access Bank Plc and Pascal Furth, Head of Regional economic Department, French Embassy, Nigeria, during the launch of Access bank branch in Paris, France… on Thursday

 

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KPMG Customer Experience Survey lists Polaris Bank as the Most Improved Retail Bank 

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KPMG Customer Experience Survey lists Polaris Bank as the Most Improved Retail Bank 

 

 

 

 

The 2022 KPMG Nigeria Banking Industry Customer Experience survey result listed Polaris Bank ‘as the most improved Bank under retail segment moving up five places to sixth position and 3rd under SME segment’, with the Bank showing significant improvement in customer ratings. Many customers have praised the Bank for its personalized service, proactive approach to problem-solving, and faster turnaround times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the survey, the Bank significantly improved its mobile banking propositions. Customers say that onboarding and the payments experience have also improved. Businesses also rated Polaris Bank highly for the quality of its payment solutions and, importantly, the timeliness of resolving POS-related complaints.

 

 

 

KPMG Customer Experience Survey lists Polaris Bank as the Most Improved Retail Bank 

 

 

 

Polaris Bank (in third place) was the other new entrant in the top five, amongst Sterling Bank, Wema Bank, and Zenith Bank. POS-related issues such as timeliness of settlements and resolution of disputes were some of the most critical measures for SMEs this year. GTBank emerged as the leading Bank in the SME segment

Polaris Bank’s award-winning Digital Bank, VULTe has been a game changer, making life seamless for personalized and business offerings. Between October 2022 and February 2023, over N1.5 billion loans has been disbursed through VULTe to individuals and SMEs to aid personal and business growth in the country.

Polaris Bank’s digital platform VULTe, also achieved an impressive uptime ratio, enabling seamless transactions for its users. This performance has surpassed its competitors and earned recognition from the Nigerian Interbank Settlement Systems (NIBBS). In particular, during the recent currency redesign program, which aimed to support the cashless policy in Nigeria, VULTe demonstrated exceptional reliability. During a business call with the Bank’s management, NIBBS conveyed its appreciation for VULTe’s excellent performance during this challenging period

“Polaris Bank has made significant improvements in its digital banking platform, VULTe allowing customers to access their accounts, make transactions, and manage their finances more conveniently and seamlessly. This, has been particularly great, which I found most useful especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many customers I know have had to rely on the digital Bank to conduct their daily transactions”, Chibuzor Nwachukwu, a top civil servant in Abuja testified.

 

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