In what can be categorized as a really great moment, foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has reaffirmed its position as Nigeria’s leading financial institution on e-payments with its emergence as a multiple award winner during the 2017 Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme (EPIS) awards organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS). With six awards, GTBank took home half of the dozen honours won by Banks and had the highest number of the total awards presented to the financial institutions, Fin-techs, merchants and other stakeholders in the Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme.
The EPIS Efficiency awards was established to reward and celebrate financial institutions, merchants and other stakeholders at the forefront of driving electronic payment in Nigeria. Among the awards won by GTBank are the Best Customer Experience Award (Electronic Payment Platform Experience); for achieving the highest level of overall customer satisfaction in the delivery of electronic payment services to customers, the Cashless Driver: Instant Payments; for the Bank’s outstanding performance in recording the highest transaction count on the NIBSS Instant Payments (NIP) Platform and the Cashless Driver: Point of Sale (POS) Issued Cards’ Transactions for having the highest Point of Sale (PoS) transaction count on the National Central Switch with Issued Payment.
GTBank also won the award for Instant Payments Transaction Efficiency; for achieving the highest transaction count in Point of Sale (PoS) terminals through the National Central Switch (NCS) Platform, the Point of Sale Card Transaction Efficiency; for the Bank’s outstanding performance in recording the highest level of efficiency in card payments on POS terminals connected to the National Central Switch and the award for the Electronic Data Rendition Compliance and Integrity for the Bank’s outstanding performance in ensuring customer data integrity and compliance to CBN mandated submissions.
“We are delighted and proud to recognise, encourage, appreciate and reward financial, non-bank and other stakeholders in the EPIS that has been driving the electronic banking channels in Nigeria,” said the Deputy Governor, Operations Directorate, CBN, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, at the EPIS efficiency awards. The Managing Director of NIBSS, Adebisi Shonubi, added that the event was a reward for all the years of commitments by stakeholders in the finance industry who have tried to push forward Nigeria’s quest for electronic payment.
Commenting on the awards, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “We are incredibly excited to receive such outstanding honours from the apex regulators in the banking sector. Receiving these awards is indeed humbling and we are encouraged to continue to do more. He further added that; “As a bank, we will continue to focus on digitising our services and creating a well segmented and integrated customer experience.”
GTBank is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions in Nigeria and across its subsidiary countries where the bank is reputed for its innovative financial solutions, superior financial performance, world class corporate governance standards and excellent service delivery. The bank’s latest E-payment service, known as 737 banking was adjudged the best banking product in Africa at the 2016 Asian Banker awards.
Zenith Bank Unveils SME Digital Workshop For Business Owners, Partners Facebook + How To Register
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email should contain the following information: Name of the participant, account number and preferred venue of attendance
UBA Deepens Intra-African Trade With UBA Connect
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has introduced UBA Connect, a service that enables the customers of the bank to conduct traditional banking transactions at any UBA branch in the 20 African countries where the bank operates.
The service, which is available to both customers and non-customers alike, is expected to encourage intra-African trade, as cash withdrawal can now be done in local currencies within the continent while deposits can also be made at any location regardless of where the account is domiciled.
The Chief Executive Officer, UBA Group, Mr. Oliver Alawuba, who spoke about the product, said, “Africa stands to benefit substantially from intra-Africa trade, which is facilitated by the easy flow of capital within the continent. As a bank committed to creating superior value for all its stakeholders, we are focused on ensuring that we continue to contribute significantly to the development of Africa by improving accessibility and trade with UBA Connect, among other innovative services.”
He explained that the new offering allows easy transfers to UBA accounts across African countries as well as cash deposit into UBA accounts at any of the bank’s locations in Africa, adding that the cash will be dispensed to customers in local currencies at competitive exchange rates.
Group Head, Marketing, Mrs. Dupe Olusola, said, “We’re thrilled to be able to offer our customers the ease and convenience of UBA Connect. This is in addition to an array of digital platforms which have made banking seamless for more than 12 million people who have trusted us with their money.
Fidelity Bank Presents Prizes To Promo Winners
Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday gave out cash and gift prizes to winners in its ongoing Get Alert in Millions (GAIM) promo Season 4 promo held in Lagos.
Two customers, Omolade Olatawura and Isabella Chekwube received N1 million each.
At the prize presentation held at the Ska Tinubu branch of the bank, Victoria Island, Lagos, Managing Director/CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo, noted it is the bank’s ninth promo in 13 years.
Okonkwo, represented the Executive Director, Shared Services and Products, Chijioke Ugochukwu, added that the bank is improving people’s living standard.
Thirteen customers of the bank last week, emerged millionaires in the third monthly draw of the GAIM promo Season 4 in Lagos.
The bank also rewarded loyal customers with prizes worth N16 million in the categories of N2 million and N1 million. The bank presented consolation prizes in form of fridges, television sets and power generating sets to winners who were happy with the gesture.
The presentation was witnessed by the relevant regulatory bodies, including the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB) and Consumer Protection Council (CPC).
They include Dare Abiodun Emmanuel; Ugwu Philomena Nneka; Chinenye Catherine Olunna; Egberi Agbarha Kelvin; Ivang Stanley Oham; Chinelo Loveth Egbuchunem; Dare Abiodun Emmanuel; Itabiyi Gbolahan Olakunle Hassan & Adejoke Jokotade; Larei Chindo; Chigozie Darlington Emoka; Khadijah Umar; Muazzam Ad Maizare; Isabella Chekwube Uche; and Omolade Bamitale Olatawura.
Others are Joseph James Abah; Oghenetega Emmanuel Erus; Blessing Chidinma Okafor; Loveline Uche Okonkwo; Nafisat Ali Lawal; Comfort Ita Asuquo; Mohammed Halima Sadiya, among others.
The Regional Bank Head, Victoria Island branch, Chinwe Iloghalu, said: “We have had the GAIM promo for 13 years and we are already creating millionaires in 2020 and this is such a big win for Fidelity Bank. The objective of this promo is to deepen the savings culture and improve domestic businesses and so far we will always remain that bank that keeps to its word.”
Shedding light on how customers could qualify for the draw, Head, Savings Group, Fidelity Bank, Janet Nnabuko, stated that existing and new customers could win by topping their account with N10,000 or opening a new account and building it up to N20,000.
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