Access Bank is recognized as ‘the best digital bank in Africa’ 2020

For its continued investment in digital innovation, the largest retail bank in Africa, Access Bank PLC has been recognized by Asian banker as the ‘Best Digital Bank in Africa’.

The announcement was made during the virtual ceremony of the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Regional 2020 Awards.

Access Bank has used technology over the years, including advanced analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics automation, to reform business operations and boost performance.

Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank PLC, said of the award: “We are delighted to receive this award, which recognizes our contribution to a revolution in the practice of digital banking in Africa.

“This award serves as an encouragement to us to consolidate our efforts to become a truly digitally managed bank. We always ensure that customers enjoy secure, seamless and convenient services across multiple channels.”

Access Bank has invested heavily in leading-edge technological evolution in the African banking sector through its strategic partnership with the Africa Fintech Foundry to cater to the next generation of innovative fintech startups.

The Bank also used technology to achieve its sustainability goals. It has developed a portal that helps monitor its environmental footprint, particularly carbon emissions.

Ade Bajomo, Access Bank’s executive director, information technology and operations; added that, “The peculiarities of today’s world community have called for more digitally-driven banking services.

“Through our diverse offering, including our USSD * 901 #, advanced mobile banking application ‘Access More’ and our recently unveiled biometric payment solution, Access Bank has continued to offer the best technology-driven solutions to all customers. to defy negative stereotypes attributed to Africa, and to make progress in becoming ‘Africa’s gateway to the world’. ‘

Recently, Ade Bajomo was appointed as the new president of the FinTech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR). It supports Access Bank’s thinking leadership in digital transformation, the use of advanced analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation of robotics processes to maintain banking and enhance the customer experience.


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