- February 10, 2022
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By Modupe Gbadeyanka
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, some Fidelity Bank customers had the opportunity to win millions of Naira in the month’s draw of the lender’s Get Alert in Millions savings promo, season 5 (GAIM 5).
It was gathered that no fewer than 10 customers of the financial institution became N1 million richer. They were from several branches across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and presented with their prizes at an event held at Fidelity Bank, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
One of the winners, Stanley Okpoto, who could not hide his joy, said, “I am more than happy to receive this cash prize from Fidelity Bank.
“Being a long-time customer and follower of the bank, I feel special and grateful that as little as 2K earned me so much money. I am looking forward to how this money will further transform my business. I encourage my friends and family to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity.”
Also speaking at the well-attended event, the promo Chairman and Executive Director in charge of the bank’s Lagos and South-West Directorate, Dr Ken Opara, said the ceremony marked a special celebration for the bank being the first prize presentation for the year and therefore sets the tone for the remaining prize presentations to be held in the year.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the presentation of the sum of N1 million to Ajoma Rachael Iyowo and Stanley Sunday Okpoto who emerged winners in the second GAIM 5 monthly draw which held last week.
“Asides Stanley and Ajoma, eight other customers of Fidelity Bank will receive cash prizes at similar events holding simultaneously at some of our branches across Nigeria. These customers only had to maintain a minimum of N2,000 in their Fidelity Bank accounts to emerge winners. That is the beauty of the GAIM 5 savings promo.
“As a bank, we remain committed to empowering our customers with the resources, expertise and solutions they need to meet their strategic business goals. Whether it is the right loan product, appropriate payment channel or in this case, the benefits for saving their money with us, we are all about providing platforms and solutions to help our customers grow,” explained Dr Opara, who was represented by the bank’s Chief Digital Officer, Lanre Showunmi, stated.
The GAIM campaign is an 8-month long scheme that was launched in November 2021. So far, Fidelity Bank has enriched the lives of over 520 customers with cash prizes ranging from N10,000 to N1 million in weekly consolation draws and monthly draws respectively.
Qualifying requirements for the scheme are maintaining an account balance of at least N2,000 in a Fidelity Bank savings account and activating a debit card. According to the bank, the promo employs a ticketing approach whereby each N2,000 in customers’ accounts represents a ticket in the draws.
In operation since 1988, Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank with a growing customer base of over 6 million customers across Nigeria. The bank is known for exceptional customer service and digital innovation.
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By Modupe Gbadeyanka
This year’s Valentine will be special for customers of Fidelity Bank as the lender will host them to a delightful evening of music, fun games and delightful experiences.
However, this is not exclusively for customers of the bank as non-customers can also stand a chance to be part of the event by downloading the Fidelity Bank mobile app and carrying out five transactions before February 14, 2022, to stand a chance to get an invite.
In a chat with journalists, the Divisional Head of Brands and Communications at Fidelity Bank, Mr Meksley Nwagboh, stated that the event tagged The Euphoria will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
He added that the event would be headlined by leading music acts, Johnny Drille, Chike, Fave and other guest artistes, noting that there will also be numerous activities to make the night truly memorable for all invitees, who register via visit https://www.fidelitybank.ng/euphoria.
“At Fidelity Bank, we are all about creating memorable experiences for our customers by delighting them with superior service delivery, innovative solutions and engagement platforms such as The Euphoria.
“Valentine is known globally as a season of love and sharing. As a bank which puts her customers at the center of everything we do, this year we deemed it fit to host them and their partners to an unforgettable experience to celebrate the season,” Mr Nwagboh remarked.
“Over the years, Fidelity Bank has developed a reputation for going the extra-mile in servicing our esteemed customers. Whether it is through interactions with our online services or our staff, people have come to associate us with delightful experiences. That is why we are inviting customers to come and experience the magic of love at The Euphoria,” he added.
Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria, with about 6million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The bank is known for exceptional customer service and digital innovation.
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
To serve the banking and pension needs of its current and prospective clients in the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ), Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc has opened a new branch there.
This new branch, according to the chief executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mr Demola Sogunle, will provide quality financial services to industries, corporates and individuals in the LFTZ region.
“As a forward-thinking financial institution, we have opened a branch to make our services available to individuals in the Ibeju-Lekki axis because we expect economic activities to increase within the area.
“We are fully committed and determined to continue providing world-class banking products and facilities in all the markets we operate in, and to ensure that our customers’ unique business needs are met,” he was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the lender.
As for the chief executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank, Mr Wole Adeniyi, the new branch will meet the growing need for additional banking services in the area.
He said customers would be able to transact business with the bank with convenience and also enjoy alternative banking channels, describing the branch opening as a strategic move that would catalyse vast investment opportunities inherent in the region.
“This expansion epitomises our growth strategy of spreading our footprint to various regions in the country, and enhancing accessibility of our quality products and services to numerous industries and clients,” Mr Adeniyi stated.
On his part, the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Stanbic IBTC, Mr Eric Fajemisin, described the LFTZ as one of the commercial centres in Africa’s largest economy.
He added that an overarching strategy of Stanbic IBTC remained to build sustainable businesses in all the regions served and to consistently create long-term value and wealth for shareholders and customers.
Also, the Head of Client Coverage (Consumer clients) at the bank, Mr Eronmonsele Omiyi, noted that: “Stanbic IBTC takes pride in the recognition and awards for being at the forefront of providing exceptional customer service, and all customers can be assured of the same experience across all its branches, including this branch at the LFTZ.”
“Excellent customer experience is complemented by the state-of-the-art digital channels that the bank provides, and our staff will be available to answer any enquiries from clients,” he assured.
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Ecobank Nigeria now has over 50,000 agency banking locations across the country, helping the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) achieve its financial inclusion drive.
“Apart from driving financial inclusion of the unbanked and under-banked, we are improving neighbourhood banking with our 50,000 agent points across Nigeria.
“The vision of the Ecobank is to use the agency banking scheme to drive entrepreneurship, provide employment opportunities and support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to contribute meaningfully to the development of nation’s economy.
“For us as a bank, agency banking is part of our efforts to help more Nigerians embrace entrepreneurship as the best strategy to tackle poverty and address growing unemployment.
“We are out to empower people to create wealth and enjoy financial freedom,” the Head of Agency Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, Mrs Olanike Kolawole, stated.
She said through the banking agents, customers can do simple deposit, withdrawal and transfers in their own neighbourhood rather than travel to a bank branch.
Further, she said the bank is happy with its agency banking services providers also known as our Xpress point agents, knowing they are playing a critical role in helping us reach out to the unbanked and underbanked in society.
“They are bringing more people to the banking space through their services. They carry out financial transactions on our behalf and earn commission on every transaction processed.
“Our services are available for sole proprietors, partnerships, co-operative societies, companies with large distribution networks – like petrol stations, FMCGs, telecommunication companies, super agents, aggregators and unregistered businesses such as petty traders, hair salon and others,” she added.
Meanwhile, the Shared Agent Network Expansion Facilities (SANEF) in its recent report said, Ecobank Nigeria which ranked fourth out of 23 listed banks in the country in terms of agents acquired in 2021, made an impressive showing in accounts opening at agency locations.
SANEF is an initiative of the CBN, supported by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS) and Licensed Mobile Money Operators/Shared Agents. Its major role is to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria; drive financial literacy and campaign awareness on financial products and services.
According to the report, Nigerian banks in 2021 acquired over 441,470 agents across the regions of the country, which represents 101 per cent of Year to date achievement against the target set for 2021.
Four regions achieved over 70 per cent of target; Northeast had 67 per cent growth in agent acquisition despite security challenges in the region.
Similarly, Southeast recorded 131 per cent growth in agent acquisition, Abuja (42 per cent), Rivers (28 per cent) and Lagos (57 per cent) of the total agents deployed in North-central, South-south, and Southwest respectively.
The report revealed that 1.62 billion transactions valued at N30.5 trillion were carried out at agent locations, while 3.1million accounts/ wallets were opened at during the year.
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