- Innovative financial solutions from dynamic customer relationships -
As The Access Bank UK prepares to host its’ annual Access Bank Polo Day at Guards Polo Club Windsor on Saturday 13 July it has posted results showing another year of outstanding international business growth. 2018 was the year that it joined the three key UK clearing systems, and collected the best African Trade Finance Bank Awards from both International Finance and CFI. All four strategic business units returned double digit growth and in only its second year of operations the importance of its investment in Dubai was demonstrated by a 200per cent increase in income. For the eleventh year running it was able to report having no ‘nonperforming loans.’
Corporate Responsibility and exemplary Corporate Governance play a key role in the growth of the Bank. The Polo day is the culmination of a yearlong programme, part of its fund raising in partnership with UNICEF for education projects in northern Nigeria in particular. Since the UNICEF/Access Bank initiative was started it has rebuilt schools in Kaduna and, kept more than 8000 students in continuous education. At the same time new school blocks and a computer literacy building all in a more secure and friendly school environment have been developed. The communities surrounding the schools are being supported with bore-holes for water, and sewing and grinding machines to secure employment and stimulate economic and social development.
Emir of Kano HRH Sanusi Sanusi
According to Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Jamie Simmonds “we are a Bank where our growth has been fuelled by the strength of customer relationships. It enables us to develop innovative products and financial solutions with rather than just for our customers” We have offices here in the heart of the City of London, Dubai and Lagos and are building our presence in China through a representative office there.” “We invest significantly in attracting, retaining and developing professional staff in order to ensure customers always deal with an expert who is familiar with their business and personal financial needs, it is a modern interpretation of relationship management.” “Becoming a UK clearer is a major landmark for us and differentiates us from many of our competitors in the market place. We also manage our retail deposit offering in-house for greater control with both initiatives forming part of our strategy to future proof the Bank”