L-R: John Everington, Middle East and Africa Editor for The Banker; Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Head, Sustainability, Access Bank PLC; Julie Soyinka-Sonuga, Deputy Head, Commercial Banking, Access Bank UK; Michael Buerk, English Journalist and Host of The 2019 Bank of the Year Award Ceremony, where Access Bank emerged as ‘Bank of the Year Nigeria’ in London.

Access Bank on Thursday emerged best bank in Nigeria at The Banker awards which held at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London.

The Banker’s twentieth annual Bank of the Year awards was presented at a dinner held on November 28th at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. The event provides an unrivalled opportunity to meet and network with industry peers and to celebrate the achievements of successful financial institutions from around the world.

Entrants were asked to provide comprehensive data on their earnings, asset and Tier 1 capital growth, and returns on equity. But good figures, while essential, were not enough. The editorial team looked for evidence of banks setting new standards for their local industries, whether it was by using new technology or coming up with innovative, cost-efficient ways of expanding their businesses.

Head, Media Relations, Access Bank, Abdul Imoyo in chat with Business Hallmark said “the bank is being recognized for its achievements and contribution to economic growth.”

Access Bank plc, commonly known as Access Bank, is a Nigerian multinational commercial bank, owned by Access Bank Group. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the national banking regulator.

Originally a corporate bank, the organization acquired personal and business banking platforms from Nigeria’s International Commercial bank in 2012. Access Bank is presently one of the five largest banks in Nigeria in terms of assets, loans, deposits and branch network. The merger of Access Bank and Diamond Bank on 1 April 2019 has made Access Bank the largest bank in Africa.



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