FirstBank Partners NIBSS to Drive Digital Payment Convenience With Nigeria Quick Response (NQR)

Nigeria Quick Response

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services organisation has announced its partnership with Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) on its recently launched Nigeria Quick Response (NQR) Payment Solution. The NQR is an innovative payment option implemented for all financial service providers and designed to promote quick and fast transactions by scanning the code on one’s mobile device. Also, the initiative reduces cost(s) for merchants and banks in delivering instant value for person-to-business (P2B) and person-to-person (P2P) transactions by simply scanning to pay. Unlike other…

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How FirstBank Employees are Making a Difference in their Immediate Environments Through the SPARK Initiative

Nigeria Quick Response

Every other day, social media brings us a picture or video of a dilapidated school somewhere in Nigeria or shares images of a distraught widow, a struggling roadside trader or street hawker, or some other hapless victims of the extremely harsh realities of living in Nigeria. Immediately, as if on cue or automated, viewers launch into stinging attacks of government, public officials, the privileged class and even Nigeria itself. The attacking mob wastes no time in calling for the government’s head or the heads of public officials with responsibilities in…

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Wigwe, Emefiele Honoured With Juris Law Award for Outstanding Contributions in Finance Sector

Wigwe

The Chairman, Body of Bank CEOs and Group Managing Director of Access Bank PLC, Herbert Wigwe, has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to Corporate Governance and Rule of Law in Nigeria’s Banking Industry. Wigwe was presented the Juris Law Award by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad at the 2021 Judges Workshop on Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020 which held on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 in Abuja. Also honoured with an award was the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Juris Law…

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Unity Bank Boosts Capacity Building on Blue Economy, Empowers 3,000 Girls

Unity Bank Boosts Capacity Building

No fewer than 3000 girls drawn from Senior Secondary Schools across Nigeria have benefitted from a 3-day capacity building initiative on maritime commerce and National Virtual Maritime Quiz powered by Unity Bank Plc. The capacity building initiative, which focused on Information Communication Technology, ICT, maritime transportation and logistics ecosystem, was hosted by Ocean Ambassadors Foundation to promote the participation of Indigent Girl-Child in maritime commerce. Unity Bank partnered the programme as part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives targeted at the education sector and to draw attention to the…

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Sterling Bank Partners NGO on Climate Change

Sterling Bank Partners NGO

Sterling Bank has partnered with an NGO on climate change. Angeladaviesblog reports that Sterling Bank Plc has said it is partnering with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) on a campaign tagged #NaijaClimateNow, to implement solutions towards climate change adaptation in Nigeria as part of its commitment and significant contributions to a better and safer ecosystem. Naija Climate Now presents an opportunity for all stakeholders within the environmental space, including the government, the private sector, non-governmental and international entities, to reflect on issues affecting Nigeria and propose solutions towards climate adaptation on…

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#CustomerServiceWeek: Unity Bank Boss Restates Commitment to Delight Customers, Rewards Frontline Staff

Unity Bank Boosts Capacity Building

In a bid to firmly entrench a customer-first attitude with enduring service culture, Unity Bank has launched a new service charter and Hall of Fame for staff. This is to create an exceptional customer experience as the Bank celebrates the 2021 Customer Service Week. Unveiling the Service Charter, the Managing Director/CEO of Unity Bank Plc, Mrs Tomi Somefun applauded “customers and Frontline Staff who have promoted professional, courteous, positive and friendly environment; thus provided service that is personalized, empathic, competent, convenient and proactive”. The Customer Service Week is a week-long…

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FirstBank Hosts Fintech Summit 5.0, Highlights Impact of Open Banking on Financial Inclusion

Fintech Summit

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2021 edition of its annual FINTECH Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, October 7 by 10:00 am. The virtual event is opened to everyone, but participants are required to register via the link  https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NmkYfeckQqu4vjTWy5lr5w The 2021 edition of the summit which is the fifth in its series is themed; “Open Banking and its Derivative Opportunities for the Financial Ecosystem” and will be discussed by experts, policy influencers, regulatory officials as well as key and leading…

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Fintech 5.0: Evaluating How FirstBank Strengthens Collaboration

Fintech

…To drive financial inclusion   It was Sir Isaac Newton, in his letter to Robert Hooke in 1675, who wrote the now-famous quote: “If I have seen further (than others), it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The shoulders of giants Sir Newton referred to has to do with leverage provided by the discoveries and experiences of people who have gone before or walked that same path earlier, that pave the way for and enable other people and a new generation to take things to a totally new…

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World Cleanup Day: Sterling One Foundation Partners First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company to Adopt Two Beaches

Sterling One Foundation Partners First Exploration

Sterling One Foundation has announced its partnership with First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company to adopt two beaches for 2 years each. This is in commemoration of World Cleanup Day. The adoption aims to build capacity and create jobs for women and youth in the coastal communities through education on proper waste recycling and weekly sanitation activities on the beaches. Speaking on the partnership, the General Manager, Corporate Services or First E&P, Mr. Emmanuel Etomi, said “FIRST E&P is wholeheartedly committed to carbon footprint reduction, environmental conservation, and protection. The…

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Rite Foods partners with Sterling One Foundation to commemorate World Clean-up Day

World Clean-up Day

Rite Foods has partnered with Sterling One Foundation to commemorate World Clean-up Day. As part of the activities to commemorate this year’s World Clean-up Day, Rites Foods Limited recently in Lagos partnered with Sterling One Foundation, an organization committed to the Social Development Goals (SDG) initiative. The foundation involved in ridding Lafiaji Beach in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, plastics, and solid waste. The clean-up exercise, which was focused on the banks of the beach and the environment in Lafiaji Community, was held on September 25, 2021, as a continuation on this year’s World Clean-up Day. This noble…

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