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Fidelity Bank Offers Free Business, Financial Advisory Services to SME Owners

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

In demonstration of its long-standing commitment to supporting small and medium enterprises in Nigeria, Fidelity Bank Plc is providing free business and financial advisory services to SME operators at the ongoing 2017 Lagos International Trade Fair holding at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).

A statement issued by the lender in Lagos on Tuesday disclosed that the Fidelity SME Advisory clinic at the Fair is anchored by a crop of qualified SME Business Advisors whose mandate is to help SMEs address challenges associated with setting up and running a growing business in Nigeria.

The clinic, according to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, will provide all-round capacity building support services in the following areas:  Free Tailored Business Management Capacity Building, Market Access, Tailored Financing, MSME-focused Liability Products and Non-Oil Exports.

Also, as part of its ongoing loyalty scheme for its teeming retail customers, Fidelity Bank Plc said it has concluded plans to reward 10 lucky customers.

The bank also disclosed in the statement that the 10 lucky beneficiaries, comprising 5 FPSS account holders and 5 SWEETA account holders, would be presented with cheques of N500,000 extra income and N150,000 school fees support respectively.

A total of N3.25 million would be doled out on the Fidelity Special Day at the fair and according to Mr Okonkwo, “There is always a reward for banking with Fidelity Bank.”

The bank chief executive therefore urged Nigerians to take advantage of the bank’s customer loyalty and rewards system, which ensures that customers benefit immensely.

Apart from deploying an array of a robust electronic banking solutions and services for customers and members of the banking public, the bank is also showcasing its on-going savings promo where customers are expected to win millions of Naira by participating.

“A total of N110 million and over 200 consolation prizes such as fridges, generators and television (TV) sets, would be given away in the savings promo. Cash prizes ranging from N1m to N10 million (would be given out),” said Mr Richard Madiebo, the Divisional Head of Retail Banking at Fidelity Bank.

“All you need to participate in the promo is to visit our stand at the fair and open an account. You get an instant gift in addition to having your Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card issued instantly,” he explained.

Mr Madiebo stated that six variants of savings products that cater to the needs of various market segments are available at the fair.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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