Union Bank Launches Zero-Charge Account for SMEs
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A high-interest hybrid current account with zero bank charges called UnionAccelerate has been created by Union Bank for owners of medium-sized businesses across the country.
It is part of the top Nigerian lender’s efforts to give lifeline to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) sector of the economy, which has always been neglected.
UnionAccelerate is a full-featured innovative banking solution that helps manage the challenges of high overhead costs and restrictive bank deductions experienced by businesses across the country.
Union Bank’s Executive Director, Commercial Banking, Mr Kunle Sonola, who spoke on this innovation, explained that, “Offering zero account maintenance fee, unlimited withdrawal on all account variants, and one of the highest interest rates compared to any competing product, UnionAccelerate provides an important opportunity for our medium-sized business customers to leverage on and grow their enterprise with adequate support from us.”
He said, “All they need to do is call their Union Bank Relationship Manager or walk into any of our branches nationwide to sign up for the account – it’s that easy.”
UnionAccelerate, which focuses on new and existing medium-sized businesses, offers several features including free initial cheque book, zero account maintenance fee, attractive and competitive interest rate, unlimited withdrawal on all account variants, and ability to pay in and issue all clearing instruments i.e. cheques, dividend warrants etc.
Other benefits are no extra charges for all Union Bank services: on-line/ real time banking, e-banking (both Internet banking & banking via ATMs), can be used as a salary/payroll account, and the opportunity to participate in annual Business Seminars and Business Development Trainings with Certificates of participation awarded.
The launch of UnionAccelerate underscores Union Bank’s commitment to providing simpler and smarter banking to customers.