The 2022 International Investor Awards grant the FirstBank of Nigeria Limited two categorized accolades that certify the commercial bank as a premier banking institution and leading financial services in Nigeria. FirstBank was awarded as the Best Digital Banking solution and the Best Bank in Nigeria based on the global statistics and contribution to the global financial inclusion.
The International Investor Awards range in various categories, from the world market influencers who leave the FirstBank as its beneficiary awardee for playing a leadership role in promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria. FirstBank’s recognition as the Best Bank in 2022 is judged to be a significant investment in the socio-economic system where African lives have been improved individually and business-wise.
FirstBank Group Head, Marketing anCorporate Communications, Ms. Folake Ani-Mumuney, portrayed Firstbank’s triumph as symphonic silk woven into a fabric. “We thank International Investor Awards for the recognition, whilst dedicating these awards to our esteemed customers spread across the world for their unflinching patronage of our services through our 128 years of existence.”
The FirstBank recognition by the International Investors awarded the commercial bank another accolade for the virtual banking innovation. FirstBank’s lead role as a FinTech service provider is to innovate digital services to a secured and seamless digital banking system experienced by its customers regarding the inevitable hack vulnerabilities tied with the digital platform.
“We remain committed to ensuring that our customers enjoy safe, secure, and advanced financial services as they seamlessly carry out their banking transactions on the go, irrespective of where they are,” Ani-Mumuney continued to extend gratitude for being recognized as Nigeria’s most significantly patronized commercial bank.
FirstBank seamlessly promotes digital banking services via multiple digital channels to alternate financial inclusion in line with users’ discretion. According to the investors club honorary prize for innovation, FirstBank’s seamless banking system influenced the Nigerian banking community towards embracing the e-banking experience to innovate the cashless policy for the unbanked population.
The FirstBank cashless policy allows users to dispense seamless cash in a click via Frist Bank e-channels such as USSD codes (*849#), mobile apps (FirstMobile, First Online), artificial intelligence bot (WhatsApp and other social media), FirstBank Digital Experience Centre, etc.
The FirstBank of Nigeria Ltd has reportedly received accolades for banking in the west African marketplace for distributing financial services, especially to the unbanked population. Contrast to the previous year, FirstBank’s fiscal report revealed the commercial bank account for more awards for lucrative financial performance in Nigeria such as Best Consumer Digital Bank 2021, Alternative Delivery Channel of the Year 2021, Most Innovative Retail Banking App Nigeria 2021, African Bank of the Year 2021, Best Internet Banking Nigeria 2021, Innovative Banking Product of the Year 2021, Best Financial Brand 2021, amongst others.
Nonetheless, the countdown to the end of 2022 is yet to elapse, FirstBank is at the edge to accomplish more innovative solutions to bolster its edge to retain its previously awarded accolades. FirstBank’s fiscal report for 2021 revealed various benefactors awarded its banking performance such as Global Banking and Finance Awards, International Business Magazine, Global Brands Awards, African Leadership Magazine Awards, Brand Africa, and many more other benefactors.
Recall, that FirstBank has impacted the Nigerian finance market for centuries, localized in almost 774 Local Government Areas nationwide. This depicts FirstBank Nigeria has accomplished a 99% of the expansion in the country branded as a premier commercial financial service provider. FirstBank has consistently improved its financial inclusion in Africa, expanding through its subsidiary FBNBank. Its expansion location includes Senegal, the UK, Ghana, Congo, Gambia, Beijing, Guinea, Sierra Leone, etc.