AfroZons is the first ever Afrobeat show on a major radio FM network in USA. It is a weekly showcase of the latest culture trends, topical conversations and music from Africa, including urban fusion sounds from the western world to the motherland. The AfroZons show was launched in February as part of the black history month celebration for Power 92.3 and the first show was aired on February 5, 2017. The show has since been aired every Sunday from 10pm to 12 midnight (Central Standard Time). Afrozons interview guest list will range from top DJs in Chicago, artists of African descent, artist from the United States, top international bloggers, key celebrity speakers, industry leaders, celebrities from the movie and film industry as well as record labels.

 

Keen in its support for cultural renaissance, Nigeria’s most valuable banking brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited is partnering Zons PR Limited to sponsor the Afrozons show. The radio show airs on Chicago’s Power 92.3 FM popularly known as the “No.1 in the streets” and is aimed at exposing the African culture to America by projecting an array of African music artists, DJ’s, designers, activists, and entrepreneurs among many others. AfroZons’ resolve is to provide a rare platform for African Music Artists and the Afrobeat genre to gain exposure internationally via radio airways. African sounds and culture are permeating the globe at a fast pace. Enthusiasts of the culture vary from Africans to people who embrace Africa from all over the globe. Responding to the Bank’s partnership with Afrozons, Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications at FirstBank said the Bank remains a vibrant promoter of culture and heritage, having come through a rich heritage of over 123 years.

 

International businesswoman, Sheila Okonji Ashinze also known as SheilaO is the host of the show. SheilaO is the founder of the global booking agency, ZONS PR/TOURS, which opened a niche in Africa where international A-list artistes are taken to tour the continent in partnership with many other corporate companies. Power 92.3 FM is known for breaking new grounds in urban music and has been instrumental in launching the careers of various artists including Kanye West, Chance the Rapper and lots more.

 

For more information on the Afrozons Show, visit www.afrozons.com and follow on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) @sheilaozons, @afrozons.

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June 9th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

June 07, 2017

FirstBank Provides Secure and Convenient Money Transfer Services to Customers

As the most valuable banking brand in Nigeria, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has been on a journey of strength and dynamism committed to providing the best financial solutions to promote convenience and support the lifestyles of its customers. The Bank through the years has demonstrated an understanding of its customers’ modern lives, wants, and needs as part of its drive to become the trusted partner providing bespoke and accessible banking offerings to its teeming customers.

One of many of such banking offerings by FirstBank is the money transfer services available nationwide, which provide for customers an alternative transaction channel that is safe, convenient and a flexible means of funds transfer all year round. These services are also available at weekends as well as on public holidays from some dedicated branches. With Western Union, customers can conveniently receive money from abroad and send money from Nigeria to over 200 countries and territories Worldwide. With the outbound Western Union Service, Customers can now send funds directly to bank accounts outside Nigeria with the new Account Payment Network (APN) recently added to the Western Union Service.

Another money transfer service provided by FirstBank for its customers is MoneyGram. With this service, users can now receive money from loved ones abroad or send to them from Nigeria. FirstBank is the leading agent bank for MoneyGram in Nigeria and has been recognised for its increased transaction volume among other agent locations. The Bank also offers the RIA money transfer service with which customers can receive money from loved ones abroad directly into their accounts in Naira. RIA money transfer service also offers the option of cash pick up at FirstBank branches nationwide. With TransFast, users can initiate money transfer online which can be received directly into FirstBank accounts here in Nigeria. Now isn’t this just convenient?

According to FirstBank’s spokesperson, Folake Ani-Mumuney, customers can now share love with family and friends using FirstBank’s international money transfer services nationwide. “We would continue to offer products and services uniquely designed to treat our customers like the valued personae they are”, she stated.

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June 8th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

…delivers on its commitment to user experience and service delivery

Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has officially announced the launch of its refreshed and user-friendly website on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The new website is adaptive and responsive and has a multi-real estate billboard homepage with one-click access to information.

The website is feature rich with mortgage and loan calculators, a currency converter and a google maps integrated branch locator. Built for the digital age, it is easy to access and navigate for the average multi-screen user. Visitors can expect to find any information they seek on the website in 3 simple clicks. Its mobile enabled features make it perfect for the always on-the-move generation. The new website is considered a unique evolution for the lender in terms of information and interactive services available for customers, investors, shareholders and the global community.

Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, FirstBank, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney announced that the site, which is a quantum leap from the old website, can be accessed via the new URL https://www.firstbanknigeria.com from any internet enabled device with a functional browser. Speaking further, she said “The launch of refreshed website comes in line with measures that the Bank has taken to execute its digital banking strategy that aims to progress all facets of the its activities in line with global best practices.” She explained that FirstBank has benefited from modern technology tools to ensure a solid technical foundation for the new site, which would see continuous enhancements in the coming months to enhance the effectiveness of its operations and provide all key information needed by customers, investors and other visitors of the website to make investment decisions and have a better customer experience.

About FirstBank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand, and largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 12 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

 

Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimized risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.

 

FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014. Recently, for the sixth consecutive time, the Bank clinched the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” award by The Asian Banker. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

Folake Ani-Mumuney

Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications

www.firstbanknigeria.com

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June 6th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand has reaffirmed its leadership position in corporate governance and risk management with its re-election (more…)

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June 5th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

In line with its commitment to the realization of a sustainable and competitive retail banking environment in West Africa, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand has partnered with the Asian Banker International to host The Future of Finance, West Africa 2017 Summit. The event with the theme “Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age” held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Over 100 senior executives and managers in retail, technology, innovation, operations, fin-tech experts, strategic planners from West Africa and other regions’ retail banking and payments industries attended the event.

 

The Future of Finance, West Africa 2017 was a convergence of global advisory panel and experts in the digitisation of financial services to enhance the impact of innovation in cashless transactions like mobile banking, mobile payments, transfers, remittances, and virtual cards to facilitate sustainable strategies for retail banking services penetration to the unbanked, and further grow the SMEs and retail population in Nigeria and West Africa.

 

Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, who was represented by the Bank’s Head of Digital Banking, Folashade Femi-Lawal in delivering the keynote address at The Future of Finance, West Africa 2017 Summit, stated that over the last two years, FirstBank has consistently deployed innovative technology and successfully stimulated customer adoption. “Our bank’s culture of consistent innovation gave birth to our lifestyle App, the FirstMobile App which has recorded one of the highest downloads since inception and beaten market incumbents in most industry metrics within one year of launch, ranking as Number 3. In view of the large numbers of the unbanked population in West Africa, we will continue to lead the discourse that will lead to new ways of thinking and innovation in bank products and services that will help financial institutions in the region to achieve better service delivery whilst improving their bottom-line”, he added.

 

FirstBank was also awarded the Best Retail Bank in Nigeria for the sixth consecutive time and Best Digital Bank in Africa at the event. These awards are in recognition of the Bank’s leading segmented approach and tailored products that helped it secure over 40% market share in mortgages and 60% share in loans to salaried employees. Also, as a multi-channeled bank with personalised customer experience propelled by analytics, FirstBank in 2016 witnessed a 20% increase in mobile wallet usage and 100% increase in the number of mobile banking app users.

 

 

About FirstBank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand, and largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 12 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

 

Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimized risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.

 

FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014. Recently, for the fifth consecutive time, the Bank clinched the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” award by The Asian Banker. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

 

Folake Ani-Mumuney

Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications

www.firstbanknigeria.com

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June 4th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

April 26, 2017

 First Bank Sustainability Centre Hosts SME Conference to Drive Made in Nigeria Goods

 

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, through one of its Sustainability initiatives, the FirstBank Sustainability Centre in partnership with the Lagos Business School (more…)

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June 3rd, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

March 16, 2017

 Adeduntan, FirstBank’s MD headlines CEO Roundtable on Sustainability

 

Consistent with FirstBank’s thought leadership philosophy and its commitment to drive sustainable capacity building, (more…)

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May 12th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

March 16, 2017 

FirstBank CEO, Adesola Adeduntan named Leadership Banker of the Year  

 

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, the Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited & Subsidiaries, has been named Banker of the Year (more…)

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May 12th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

April 24, 2017

FirstBank Stimulates Economic Diversification through support for the Nigerian Creative Industry.

 

First Bank of Nigeria Limited under the auspices of its First@arts initiative has thrown its weight behind the Nigeria (more…)

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May 12th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases

March 27, 2017

Global Money Week: FirstBank Promotes Financial Literacy

 

Nigeria’s Most Valuable Bank Brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, is joining the rest of the world in celebrating the 2017 Global Money Week (more…)

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May 12th, 2017
Posted In: 2017 Press Releases
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