First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its customer has won the grand prize of the just concluded Western Union Mega Promo which took place from July 24 – August 31, 2017. The customer Gabriel Osikoya was presented with one of the brand new Hyundai cars offered as grand prize by Western Union last Friday. The second phase of the promo commences on Monday, September 18, 2017 and is for Customers who send money from Nigeria to over 200 countries and territories Worldwide from any of the over 750 FirstBank branches nationwide.
An elated Osikoya was thankful to FirstBank for creating the platform through which he accessed his Western Union transfers. Other FirstBank Customers also won 16 out of the 50 consolation prizes during the promo; representing 32% of the available prizes won by FirstBank customers. This reaffirms the Bank as the leading Western Union money transfer operator in Nigeria.. FirstBank’s spokesperson, Folake Ani-Mumuney reiterated the Bank’s commitment to provide safe, convenient and flexible means of funds transfer for customers all year round.
With Western Union, customers can conveniently receive money from abroad and send money from Nigeria to over 200 countries and territories Worldwide. Also, the new Account Payment Network (APN) recently added to the Western Union Service allows customers send funds directly to bank accounts outside Nigeria using the outbound Western Union Service. FirstBank is the first and biggest Western Union agent in Nigeria with ample capacity to cater for both inbound and outbound transfers.
The Western Union service is available at FirstBank branches during the week, at weekends as well as on public holidays from some dedicated branches.
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.
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications