- The FirstBank SME Join webinar is among the methods via which FirstBank delivers its capacity-building pillar of its worth propositions to SMEs.
- The occasion subject “The ABCs of Accessing Finance in your Enterprise” is designed to reveal SMEs to varied finance alternatives that they will entry and make the most of to foster the continued progress of their companies.
- With FirstBank’s over 127 years of being woven into the material of society, FirstBank has been on the forefront of impacting companies, and has persistently received awards for offering revolutionary options for purchasers and different stakeholders together with SMEs.
Nigeria’s premier and main monetary inclusion companies supplier, First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted will maintain its SMEConnect Webinar by 11am on Thursday, eighth July 2021 with “The ABCs of Accessing Finance in your Enterprise” being the subject to be mentioned on the occasion. Members are required to register for the occasion by way of https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SU8vLK_OToec2EwZLqljZA
The occasion subject is designed to reveal SMEs to varied finance alternatives that they will entry and utilise to foster the continued progress of their enterprise, while optimising the sustenance of their enterprise operations in contributing to nationwide improvement.
SMEConnect webinar is among the methods via which FirstBank delivers its capacity-building pillar of its worth propositions to SMEs. The Financial institution’s SMEConnect initiative is concentrated on impacting SMEs in key areas that have an effect on their enterprise progress and improvement.
The scope of the Financial institution’s SME companies covers small/medium scale manufacturing corporations, retailers (suppliers, distributors and many others.), skilled corporations (legislation, consulting, audit and many others.), agricultural, Church buildings, Mosques and NGOs whose annual debit turnover is between N5M and N500M.
Guess Audio system on the occasion embrace: Damilola Salawu – Associate/Head Know-how, Innovation and Fintech, Olaniwun Ajayi LP and Patrick Ehidiame Akhidenor – Head Credit score Evaluation & Processing, First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted.
Talking on the occasion, Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Gbenga Shobo mentioned “amongst many components, entry to finance, performs a essential position to the expansion and sustenance of each enterprise enterprise, particularly the SMEs and we’re delighted with the position we proceed to play in connecting SMEs to finance alternatives which can be important to boosting their companies.
With FirstBank’s over 127 years of being woven into the material of society, we stay on the forefront of positively impacting companies, particularly the SMEs and enjoin all enterprise house owners and people aspiring to personal theirs to be a part of the occasion’’.
Solely lately, FirstBank was honoured with the Africa Financial institution of the 12 months and Revolutionary Banking Product of the 12 months Awards in recognition of its sterling efficiency in delivering over 127 years of development-oriented companies as Africa’s foremost monetary inclusion companies supplier.
These awards got here on the heels of a hat-trick of awards the Financial institution bagged – the 2021 ‘’Retail Banking CEO of the 12 months Nigeria’’, ‘’Most revolutionary Retail Banking App Nigeria’’ and ‘’Greatest CSR Financial institution Nigeria’’ – on the International Banking and Finance awards. As well as, Model Africa ranked FirstBank the second most admired monetary companies model for the second yr working.
What stays obvious within the awards is the Financial institution’s dedication to innovation as exemplified in FirstMobile. Straightforward to make use of, safe, quick, handy (providing “Prompt Banking, Wherever!”), revolutionary and interactive, FirstMobile was designed to supply way of life options which make banking an thrilling expertise for FirstBank prospects. The self-service cell banking product permits prospects in possession of the telephone linked to the cell quantity on which they obtain FirstBank SMS alert messages and who possess a Naira Mastercard (debit) or a Verve debit card and have downloaded and activated the app, to transact by way of its safe platform on their good units with out intervention from FirstBank. The app may be downloaded from Google Play Retailer (for customers of android units) or the App Retailer (for iPhone and different iOS units’ customers) and in addition from FirstBank web site by way of the URL: https://www.firstbanknigeria.com/getfirstmobile.
First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted (FirstBank) is the premier Financial institution in West Africa and the main monetary inclusion companies supplier in Nigeria for over 127 years.
With over 750 enterprise areas and over 100,000 Banking Brokers unfold throughout 99% of the 774 Native Authorities Areas in Nigeria, FirstBank gives a complete vary of retail and company monetary companies to serve its over 30 million prospects. The Financial institution has worldwide presence via its subsidiaries, FBN Financial institution (UK) Restricted in London and Paris, FBNBank within the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, in addition to a Consultant Workplace in Beijing.
The Financial institution has been useful at selling digital fee within the nation and has issued over 10million playing cards, the primary financial institution to attain such a milestone within the nation. FirstBank’s cashless transaction drive extends to having greater than 10million folks on its USSD Fast Banking service via the nationally famend *894# Banking code and over 4.5 million folks on FirstMobile platform.
Since its institution in 1894, FirstBank has persistently constructed relationships with prospects specializing in the basics of excellent company governance, sturdy liquidity, optimised danger administration and management. Over time, the Financial institution has led the financing of personal funding in infrastructure improvement within the Nigerian financial system by taking part in key roles within the Federal Authorities’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its international attain, FirstBank gives potential traders wishing to discover the huge enterprise alternatives which can be out there in Nigeria, an internationally aggressive world-class model and a reputable monetary companion.
FirstBank has been named “Most Invaluable Financial institution Model in Nigeria” six occasions in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally famend “The Banker Journal” of the Monetary Occasions Group; “Greatest Retail Financial institution in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years (2011 – 2017) by the Asian Banker Worldwide Excellence in Retail Monetary Providers Awards and “Greatest Financial institution in Nigeria” by International Finance for 15 years. Our model goal is at all times to place prospects, companions and stakeholders on the coronary heart of our enterprise, at the same time as we standardise buyer expertise and excellence in monetary options throughout sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our model imaginative and prescient “To be the companion of the primary alternative in constructing your future”.
Our model promise is at all times to ship the last word “gold commonplace” of worth and excellence. This dedication is anchored on our inherent values of ardour, partnership and other people, to place You First in each respect.