Awards

2017

Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria 

by The Bankers Magazine of the Financial Times and Brand Finance

Most Innovative Bank – Nigeria 2017

by International Finance Magazine

Best Bank in Nigeria 

by Global Finance Magazine

Best Banking Performer – Nigeria 2016

by Global Brands Awards

Best Banking Brand – Nigeria 2016

by Global Brands Awards

Best Private Bank – Nigeria 2017

by Global Finance Magazine

Best Private Bank, Nigeria 2017

by World Finance Global Banking Awards

Mobile Banking App of the Year

by Beacon of ICT Awards

The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria

by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards

Best Bank in Agriculture Support and Funding

by Research and Development Publications Limited

Outstanding Financial Brand of the Decade

by Marketing Edge Awards CEO Awards

Leadership Banker of the Year Award 2016

2016

Most Valuable Banking Brand 

by The Banker of the Financial Times Group

Best Bank in Nigeria 2016

by Global Finance Magazine

Commercial Bank of the year – Nigeria 2016

by Global Banking and Finance Awards

Best Mobile Payment Product

by The Asian Banker

Credit Card of the Year for West Africa

by The Asian Banker

Best Private Bank 2016 – Nigeria

by World Finance

The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria

by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards

Digital Bank of Distinction

by Global Finance Magazine

Most Customer Friendly Bank

by Business Day Banking Awards

Best in Corporate Social Responsibility

by Business Day Banking Awards

Nigerian Banking Technology Awards

2015

Best Trade Finance Bank Nigeria 2015 Award

Most Valuable Bank Brand 2015 Awards

The Sun Banker of the Year Award 2014

by The Sun Publishing

Overall CEO of the Year 2014 in the Maiden Newswatch Person of the Year Scheme

The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria

by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2015

Silver Award for “Best Impact by Corporate University on Implementation of Business Strategies”

by Global Council of Corporate Universities

Global Reach Trade Finance Award Nigeria

by Deutsche Bank Transaction Banking

Financial Support to Oil & Gas at the Sub-Saharan Africa Upstream Oil & Gas Summit

by Africa Upstream in collaboration with ZP Training

Best Bank in Manufacturing 

in BusinessDay Banking Awards 2015

Best Bank in Retail Banking

in BusinessDay Banking Awards 2015

Best Bank Supporting Agriculture

in BusinessDay Banking Awards 2015

Best Private Bank in Nigeria

by World Finance Magazine Awards 2015

Best Bank in Nigeria 2015

in the Global Finance Awards 2015

EMEA Finance Best Bank in Nigeria Award 2015

by EMEA Finance

2014

Number 1 Bank Brand in Nigeria

by The Banker Magazine of The Financial Times Group

Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria

by EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014

Best Bank in Nigeria 2014

in the Global Finance Awards 2014

The Best Bank in Nigeria

by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2014

Best Retail Bank

in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2014

Best Private Bank in Nigeria

by World Finance Magazine Awards 2014

Best Private Bank in Nigeria

by EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014

Best Private Bank

in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2014

Financial Brand of the Year

in the Marketing World Awards 2014

Outstanding Bank Brand of the Decade

by the Marketing Edge Awards

Best Company in SME

in the Social Enterprise Report and Awards (SERAs) 2014

Best in E-Banking Award

in the Nigerian Telecoms Awards 2014

Best Segment Solution Award

in the MasterCard Innovation Forum 2014

Best Mobile Money Operator 2014

By EFinA Financial Inclusion Award

Most Trusted Bank Brand in Nigeria in 2014

By BrandHealth

Top 10

in the BusinessDay Nigeria’s Top 100 Most Respected Companies Awards

One of the Top 100 Companies in Nigeria

by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investments

Most Supportive Financial Institution 2014

by CIBN Lagos

Bank CEO of the Year

in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2014

2013

The Number 1 Bank Brand in Nigeria

by The Banker Magazine

Best Bank in Nigeria 2013

by Global Finance Awards – March 19, 2013

The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria

by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2013 – March 22, 2013

Best Bank in West Africa, 2013

by The African Banker Magazine – May 29, 2013

Distinguished Corporate Award

by University Advancement Centre, Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Best Bank in Nigeria

in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2013

Best Foreign Exchange Services in Africa

in the EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards 2013.

Best Bank in Nigeria

in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2013

Best Company in Infrastructure

in the SERA Awards 2013

The Best in e-Banking Award

in the Nigeria Telecom Awards

Telecom Financing Bank of the Year Award

in the Nigeria Telecom Awards

Most Reliable Bank of the Year

in the Hall of Grace Awards

The Best Company to Work For in Nigeria and the Most Innovative Human Resource Structure in Nigeria

by the Great Place to Work Awards 2013

The Most Trusted Bank in Nigeria for 2013

in the Most trusted Brand in Nigeria 2013.

Financial Brand of the Year Award

in the MarketingWorld Award 2013.

Most Compliant Advertiser in Financial Institution Category

in the APCON Best Practice Awards 2013.

Most Innovative Africa investor SRI 50 Company

in the Ai Index Series Awards Winners Pack 2013

Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award 2013

in the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce Presidential Dinner/Awards 2013.

Bank CEO of the Year

in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2013

Most Outstanding CEO of the Year

in the Nigerian Elite Business Awards 2013.

2012

African Telecoms Deal of the Year 2011, Etisalat Nigeria

by Project Finance Deals of the Year Awards

The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria

by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2012.

The Number 1 Bank Brand in Nigeria

by The Banker Magazine

Best Bank Award

by Global Finance Awards

ICT Telecoms Deal of the Year Award

by The Ai CEO Infrastructure Awards

The Best Indigenous Place to Work For in Nigeria” and “The Best Financial Services Company to Work For in Nigeria”

by the Great Place to Work Awards, 2011.

ACI Award for Adoption

by ACI Awards in conjunction with Interswitch in recognition of the Bank with the greatest number of electronic transfer products over the past 2 years including the number of Postillion modules licensed, implemented and generating live transactions.

ACI Award for Growth

ACI Awards in conjunction with Interswitch in recognition of the Bank  that processes more than 1 million transactions per month and has the highest percentage growth  in transaction volume over the past 2 years

Best Private Bank

by World Finance Banking Awards 2012

Best Investment Bank

by World Finance Banking Awards 2012

Best in Application Technology

by Africa Information Society Merit Award 2012

African Financial Brand of the Year

by African Business Leadership Awards 2012.

Bank of the Year 2012

in the African Governance & Corporate Leadership Award

Best in Mobile Banking

in the Nigerian Telecom Award 2012

Best Bank in Nigeria

in the EMEA Finance Award 2012

Best Bank in Consumer Issues

in the SERA Awards

A Corporate Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance

at the 36th Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) Annual Conference

Best Contributing Employer in Human Resources Development for year 2011

in the Industrial Training Funds Award

Best Contributing Employer in Safety Training Promotion for year 2011

in the Industrial Training Funds Award

The CIPM Award for HR Best Practice 2012

Presented to the Bank as the Over All Best Winner

The CIPM Award for HR Best Practice 2012

Presented to the Bank for Best Practice in the Banking & Insurance Sector

The Bank of the Year in Nigeria in the Banker Awards 2012

by The Banker Magazine

Bank of the Year

in the 6th Lagos Enterprise Awards 2012

Bank of the Year

in the Hall of Grace Awards 2012

Verve Award to FirstBank

for being the 1st Bank to Achieve 5 million cards issuance mark on the Interswitch network

Outstanding Partner Award by The School of Media and Communications, Pan African University, 

in appreciation of the bank’s regular and consistent enrollment of staff in its training programmes

Outstanding Partnership Award

by LeAP Africa

2012 Sectoral Leadership (Financial Services – Banking)

by The Pearl Awards.

Best Use of IT in Mobile Payment

by The Nigerian Financial Technology Awards 2012

Growth in Issuance and Activation 2012

in the Interswitch Verve Awards 2012.

Best Cashless Policy Driver 2012

in the Interswitch Verve Awards 2012

The Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year

in the Africa Investor Capital Markets Index Series Awards

Leadership Banker of the Year

in the Leadership Conference and Awards 2012

CEO of the Year

in the EMEA Finance Award 2012

Banker of the Year

in the Hall of Grace Awards 2012

2011

Best Financial Company Award

presented by  The Africa Investor

The most “Supportive Financial Institution” Award

presented by the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Lagos State Branch for being the most “Supportive Financial Institution” to the Real Estate Industry in Nigeria

The Nigeria People’s Bank Award, 2011

presented by the Africa Leadership Awards 2011 in recognition of the Bank’s outstanding contributions to the financial industry in Nigeria and efforts at restoring people’s confidence in the industry

2010 Best African Receiving Agent

presented by Money Gram in April, 2011

The Best Banking Group in Nigeria Award

presented to the Bank by World Finance Banking Awards, 2011

Telecom Financing Bank of the Year

by Nigeria Telecom Awards

Most Innovative Bank of the Year

by African Banker Awards

Best Trade Finance Bank in Nigeria

by the Global Finance Awards

Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Nigeria

by the Global Finance Awards

Best Bank in Nigeria

by the Global Finance Awards

Special Information Management Award for Banks in recognition of the Bank’s ISO 27001 Certification

by Records and Information Management and Awareness Awards

The Employer of Choice Awards

by Multi-Talent Heritage & Associates

Best Company in Consumer Issues

by the Social Enterprise Reports Awards

Downstream Sector Financier of the Year Award

by OTL Africa Downstream Energy Finance Awards

The Sectoral Leadership Award in Banking

by the Pearl Awards

The Hall of Grace Awards

by Alpha Grace Media Resources in recognition of the Bank’s immense contribution to the Agricultural Sector

Most Trusted Bank for 2011

by BrandHealth Limited

Award of Excellence

by The Abiriba Communal Improvement Union

Meritorious Banking Services Honours Award

by the Aba  Ancient Kingdom

2010

2010 RIMA Award for Excellence in Banking – for E-banking and ISO 27001 certification

presented by the Records and Information Management Award

Diamond Partner Award in recognition and appreciation of the Bank’s strong business leadership, continued co-operation and laudable support for Nigeria’s global counter narcotic efforts

presented by the NDLEA Officers’ Memorial Fund and Award

Best Supportive Institution for All Our Programmes

the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria

2010 Most Active Stock Award

The Pearl Awards – Presented to FirstBank in recognition of the Bank’s outstanding enterprise which has contributed to the premium value of FirstBank’s stocks

Symbol of Peace Awards 2010

in recognition of the Bank’s support to the Nigeria Police for the effective combating of crimes and ensuring an atmosphere of peace and Tranquility in our communities – Police Community Relations Committee, Area “A” command, Lagos

Official Sponsor Award

Disney High School Musical On Stage in Nigeria – KidzTrust Limited

Best Banking Group in Nigeria

World Finance Banking Awards 2010

Best Trade Finance Bank in Nigeria

by the Global Finance Awards

Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Nigeria

by the Global Finance Awards

Best Bank in Nigeria

by the Global Finance Awards

Special Information Management Award for Banks in recognition of the Bank’s ISO 27001 Certification

by Records and Information Management and Awareness Awards

The Employer of Choice Awards

by Multi-Talent Heritage & Associates

Best Company in Consumer Issues

by the Social Enterprise Reports Awards

Downstream Sector Financier of the Year Award

by OTL Africa Downstream Energy Finance Awards

The Sectoral Leadership Award in Banking

by the Pearl Awards

The Hall of Grace Awards

by Alpha Grace Media Resources in recognition of the Bank’s immense contribution to the Agricultural Sector

Most Trusted Bank for 2011

by BrandHealth Limited

Award of Excellence

by The Abiriba Communal Improvement Union

Meritorious Banking Services Honours Award

by the Aba  Ancient Kingdom

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Knowing you desire nothing less form as your trusted partner has always inspired us to break new boundaries. These awards are the results, we dedicate them to you.

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