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Again, UBA Rewards Loyalty as Customers Win Big in the Bumper Draws ~ Prestige News

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Africa’s Global Bank, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has again rewarded its loyal customers in the just concluded UBA Bumper draws, doling out millions in cash prizes.

 

The virtual draw was witnessed by relevant regulators including representatives of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

 

20 lucky bumper customers won N100,000 each, another customer won N500,000; while two lucky star winners got N1.2m and N2m cash prize.

 

Austin Akeju, a UBA Bumper account holder, emerged the winner of the star prize of N2m; while Abigail Ijeoma Ogbuehi and Sunday Okpaka, smiled home with N500,000 and N1.2m cash prize respectively.

 

Winners of the N100,000 cash prizes are: Jesulayomi Dorcas Akintomide, Maryam Salisu, Ahmad Salisu, Fatimo Adeife, Imam Imam, kunle Aremu Micheal, Abdurrazak Abdulhamid, Eniye Ebi Ikisa, Fatima Muhammed, Mulikatu Dupe Saka, Amarachi Angela Nwanegbo and Onyinyechi Esther Nwafor.

 

Others are Emmanuel Ajiga Ogo, Ejiro Fidelia Oseya, Progress Osozebhueghele, Philip Domozu, Daniel Ornguga Ojume, Arinze Daniel Offorbuike, Benedict Ifeanyichukwu Ononye and Chinecherem Emelda Enuka.

 

When contacted over the phone, one of the winners Austin Akeju, expressed gratitude to the bank for the cash prize, adding that he was very excited, “I am very happy, thank you UBA for this amazing gift,” he said.

 

UBA’s Head, Personal Banking, Ogechi Altraide, who congratulated all the winners after the draw, said that “For several months, the bank has been all about putting smiles on the faces of its customers, while encouraging them to cultivate the culture of savings. Over the years, we have constantly given away huge cash prizes as reward to our customers, with the aim of appreciating our customers who believe in us and have trusted the bank with their funds.”

 

Altraide encouraged customers who did not win this time to get set for the Super Savers draw happening this December, adding that; “I will advise new customers to quickly key in by dialing *919*20# to open a UBA account and save a minimum of N5,000 to qualify for the Super Savers draw.”

 

The Group Head, Brand Management & Marketing, Uzoamaka Oyeka, said the general intent of the monthly, quarterly and periodical draws is to appreciate loyal customers, who have stayed with UBA over the years, while also presenting fresh opportunities for potential and intending customers to join the growing number of millionaires who have benefitted from several promos organised by the bank.

 

According to her, there are several saving options for customers to choose from to be able to experience the thrills and joy that comes with winning huge rewards from the bank. “We have the Super Savers draw coming in December, and I therefore encourage those of you who are yet to jump on this winning train to do so to enjoy their own life-changing moments. Customers who save with UBA stand the chance to win ₦2,000,000 and other fantastic prizes in the Super Savers Draw” she added.

 

 

United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading Pan-African financial institution, offering banking services to more than twenty-five (25) million customers across 1,000 business offices and customer touch points in 20 African countries. With presence in New York, London and Paris, UBA is connecting people and businesses across Africa through retail, commercial and corporate banking, innovative cross-border payments and remittances, trade finance and ancillary banking services.

 

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Wema Bank increases benefits on its Royal Kiddies Account for Children

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Wema Bank, Nigeria’s Leading innovative financial institution, has rolled out a new benefit for parents and children on its bespoke children’s savings account, Royal Kiddies Account (RKA), in a new campaign to encourage savings and financial prudence.
From November 1, 2022, through January 30, 2023, parents who set up a standing instruction via ALAT or in-branch for the automated funding of their children’s Royal Kiddies Account with a minimum of N10,000 per month, will be eligible for the annual educational award for 20 account holders.
Also, by consistently increasing their Royal Kiddies Account savings, account beneficiaries are automatically positioned to earn more interest, as the RKA offers an attractive interest rate that is 1% higher than the standard savings interest rate
Administrators of the Royal Kiddies Account (parents) are also allowed to deposit dividend warrants and cheques in their child’s or children’s name, and can view and fund the account from anywhere, 24/7 using the ALAT app
Wema Bank’s Divisional Head, Retail Business, Dotun Ifebogun, commented on the campaign, stating that the latest initiative demonstrates the bank’s dynamism in providing innovative solutions that empower customers across all segments and strata and deepens digital adoption and financial inclusion.
This campaign will further boost digital adoption and financial inclusion and emphasizes parents using ALAT to create standing orders. It enables account administrators to perform a variety of advantageous tasks from anywhere at their convenience. “The addition of ALAT to the list of account holder benefits enhances the Royal Kiddies Account’s uniqueness,” he stated.
Dotun added that the campaign was also launched to encourage parents and their children to adopt the habit of regular savings and to provide for their children’s future while rewarding them for their continued loyalty

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Wema Bank To Support SMEs In Port Harcourt With SME Business School 4.0

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Wema Bank Plc, the pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment towards developing the capacity of SMEs in Nigeria to scale by launching the fourth edition of its SME Business School in Port Harcourt.
Designed to help build capacity for SMEs in the country, Wema Bank’s SME Business School was launched in Lagos in 2021. The second edition took place virtually, while the third edition happened in Abuja. Now making its journey to the South-South geopolitical zone of the country, the initiative has helped to equip SMEs in various parts of the country with the business management knowledge and skills required to effectively run their enterprises and respond to the ever-evolving challenges of today’s business world.
According to the Divisional Head, Retail Business at Wema Bank, Dotun Ifebogun, the Wema SME Business School was birthed in a bid to close the critical knowledge gap in the SME space in Nigeria, and each edition of the programme takes place in a different part of the country to ensure that SMEs all around the country participate and benefit.
He mentioned that the 4th edition of the Wema SME Business School, which holds in Port Harcourt and starts on Monday, November 14, 2022, would impart contemporary business management skills and knowledge to growing businesses operating within the South-South region of the country. “We intend to make them champions and successful enterprises, thus supporting the economic growth of the country,” he said.
He disclosed that the bank has collaborated with top-notch consultants from renowned organizations within and outside Nigeria, including Deloitte, Facebook (Meta), and Nexford University, to serve as facilitators on the programme and ensure that the participants get an immersive and invaluable learning experience.
Dotun further noted that the initiative would be a meaningful addition to SMEs seeking to scale and strengthen their market positions.
“As an SME-friendly bank, we understand that starting and running a business in Nigeria is no small feat, and there are lots of challenges that SMEs face.
“We started the Wema SME Business School to equip them with relevant and practical knowledge that will guide them in the effective running of their businesses and to surmount any challenges that they encounter.
“Through this, we can tackle problems such as poor access to finance, poor market access, technological disruptions, and macroeconomic uncertainty. All in all, we will equip them with fresh ideas and insights that will help them to take their businesses to a higher level,” he said.
Businesses interested in leveraging this opportunity and participating in the Wema SME Business School 4.0 can register with the link https://forms.gle/TRj7ACzTQJkWrb3D8.
The Wema SME Business School is one of the various beyond-banking initiatives offered by Wema Bank PLC to complement its bespoke financial offerings for SMEs.

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FBNBANK UK STANDS TALL AT 40, APPRECIATES ITS CUSTOMERS AND REGULATORS

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FBNBank UK, a member of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries had London, the United Kingdom painted blue as it celebrated its 40th anniversary, themed Partnership Beyond Borders, on Friday, 11 November 2022.

The event which had customers, members of government functionaries and the diplomatic community, regulators, captains of industries in attendance, was convened to appreciate the patronage and support the Bank had received since it opened its doors in the United Kingdom 40 years ago. As key stakeholders, they were instrumental to establishing the Bank as an important gateway to connect international markets in Africa, Europe and the rest of the world to the finest financial services solutions that the UK has to offer.

Guests at the event include Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola GCON, Chief Justice of Nigeria; Oba Sen. Dr. Moshood Olalekan Ishola Balogun, Alliiwo II, Olubadan of Ibadan land; Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola, High Commissioner, Nigerian High Commission, UK; His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria.

Other dignitaries that graced the occasion include Alhaji Umaru Abdul Mutallab, Nigerian businessman and former Chairman of FirstBank; Mohammed Indimi OFR, Chairman, Oriental Energy Resources.

Delivering his welcome address to the dignitaries and guests present, Sam Aiyere, Chief Executive Officer, FBN Bank UK Ltd said “since its establishment, our Bank has demonstrated an unmatched dexterity, serving as a gateway connecting international markets in Africa, Europe and the rest of the world to the finest financial services solution that the UK has to offer. Through its office in the UK and the Paris Branch, our Bank has continued to facilitate international trade between Africa and Europe while offering top-notch, world-class corporate, institutional, and private banking solutions to our esteemed customers.

We have recorded laudable achievement only because you stand solidly with us. Therefore, I dedicate the success of the past 40 years to all our stakeholders. Thank you for being the lever beneath our thrust”, he also added.

Appreciating the patronage and support extended to FBNBank UK, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO, FirstBank said “today we celebrate 40 years of unbroken business operations in the United Kingdom; 40 years of supporting and enabling dreams; 40 years of resilience and relevance; 40 years of trust, safety and security; 40 years of long-term value to all stakeholders; and 40 years of partnerships beyond borders. I believe the future is bright for FBN Bank UK. With our beautiful outing tonight, our Group stands out, once again, as one big and happy family of many parts.

In his speech, Godwin Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria highlighted that “FBNBank UK’s established presence in a leading global financial centre such as London ensures that FirstBank Group is well positioned to play an active role in the promotion of Africa as an investment destination, attract much needed capital to the continent and facilitate trade with other parts of the world. The presence of FirstBank in other countries outside Nigeria shows that the span of its impact is continent-wide. As you are headquartered in the largest economy on the continent, you have a unique role in also facilitating capital flows into other African countries and assisting their economic growth and development.

In addition, in his goodwill message, President Muhammedu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-in-chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria said “FirstBank has profoundly demonstrated a high level of nationalism by keeping the Nigerian dream at the heart of its business through constant evolution to birth agile financial services solution to suit the demands of its customers both home and abroad. Also, perhaps more than any other institution in its class, FirstBank has supported the Government by providing human resources at various times to booster much required professional expertise in various sectors of our economy.”

Established in the United Kingdom in 1982 as the London Branch of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited., FBNBank UK was initially established to service the UK banking requirements of Nigerian companies and FirstBank.

Later in November 2002, the Bank was incorporated in the UK as a registered and a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited with offices in the City of London and has then developed into a much broader business in the gateway to Europe and beyond for African banks, companies and high net worth individuals.

 

 

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