Access Bank Wins Best Digital Bank in Africa

Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank PLC, Herbert Wigwe

For its strong commitment to efficient and seamless digital banking, Access Bank Plc has been honoured as the Best Digital Bank in Africa by the Asian Banker.

The announcement that was made at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Regional 2020 Awards virtual ceremony has further pushed the financial institution to play among the global banks.

Access Bank over the years has leveraged on advanced analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics process automation to reform business operations and drive performance.

In his comment, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe said that the award recognises the bank’s commitment to bring new innovation to the practice of the efficient banking in the continent.

“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 said.

Wigwe stressed that Access Bank 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,

The Bank has also employed the use of technology to help achieve its sustainability targets. It has developed a portal that helps to monitor its environmental footprint, especially its carbon emissions”

The Bank’s Executive Director, Information Technology and Operations, Ade Bajomo also added that the peculiarities of the global community 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 solutionsto 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”, he explained.







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