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Nigeria’s Access Bank To Focus On Retail Business

Nigeria's Access Bank aims to grow its customer base to 15-20 million across its African markets by 2018, from around 6 million now, as it shifts its focus to retail Read More →

National Payments Strategy Workshop Opens In Accra

Mr Seth Terkper, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning in Ghana, has stressed the need to improve confidence in electronic payments systems and infrastructure and to encourage the patronage of Read More →

Silvertree Capital Invests in Nigerian E-Commerce Retail Companies

Cape Town based Silvertree Capital an Africa-focused business builder and venture capital investor, has recently invested in two of Nigeria’s largest e-commerce sites, Sunglasses.com.ng and Glamour.com.ng. Both of these leading e-commerce Read More →

Cashless Nigeria – Successes and Setbacks

‘Cashless Nigeria’ is a project that was launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria last year in an effort to promote alternative payment methods in Nigeria and reduce the levels Read More →

Diamond Bank launches Branchless Banking on BankOne

Nigerian banking behemoth Diamond Bank has intensified its focus on delivering financial services to the under-banked in the informal sector by launching its "branchless banking" service on BankOne, a mobile Read More →

CIBN Restates Commitment to Development Finance

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has restated its commitment to the development of manpower for the banking and finance industry with a view to ensuring a virile industry Read More →

GTBank Wins 2013 African Bank of the Year

Guaranty Trust Bank plc was conferred with the 2013 African Bank of the Year Award by the African Banker Magazine at a well attended ceremony on May 29th, 2013 in Read More →

Sanusi Bags Central Bank Governor Of The Year Award

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, CON, has been conferred with the 2013 Africa “Central Bank Governor of the Year” Award by the Read More →

Central Bank of Nigeria Committed to Effective Electronic Payments System

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, CON, says the Bank remains committed to realizing the vision of providing Nigeria with a secure, robust and Read More →

Diamond Bank Group Managing Director/CEO, Wins USAfrica International Banker Of The Year 2013 Award

Dr. Alex Otti, the Group Managing Director/CEO of Diamond Bank, has won the USAfrica Best of Africa 1st International Banker of the Year 2013 award. The trophy was handed to Dr. Read More →
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