Asian Baker Names Access Bank ‘Best Digital Bank in Africa’

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By Ahmed Rahma

Access Bank PLC has been recognised as the Best Digital Bank in Africa by Asian Banker at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Regional 2020 Awards virtual ceremony.

The Nigerian financial institution was given this honour for its continued investment in digital innovation and being Africa’s largest retail bank.

Access Bank, which has invested heavily in leading technological evolution in the African banking sector through its strategic partnership with the Africa Fintech Foundry to nurture the next generation of innovative fintech startups, has also employed the use of technology to help achieve its sustainability targets.

Over the years, the bank has leveraged technology, including advanced analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics process automation to reform business operations and drive performance. It has developed a portal that helps to monitor its environmental footprint, especially its carbon emissions.

“We are delighted to receive this award, which recognizes our contribution towards revolutionizing the practice of digital banking in Africa,” the Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank PLC, Mr Herbert Wigwe, said of the award.

“This award serves as an encouragement for us to consolidate our efforts towards becoming a truly digitally-led bank. We always ensure that customers enjoy secure, seamless and convenient services across multiple channels,” he added.

On his part, Access Bank’s Executive Director, Information Technology and Operations, Mr Ade Bajomo, noted that, “The peculiarities of the global community today, have called for more digitally-driven banking services.

“Through our multiple offerings including our USSD *901#, advanced mobile banking application ‘Access More’ and our recently unveiled facial biometric payment solution, Access Bank has continued to offer best-in-class technology-driven solutions to all customers.

“Access Bank will continue to defy the negative stereotypes attributed to Africa, and make strides toward becoming ‘Africa’s gateway to the world.”

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