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Legacy Pension Managers Limited is now FCMB Pensions Limited

As part of the strategy to harmonize its global brand and identity, FCMB Group Plc has announced a change of name in the pension management arm of its business. Formerly known as Legacy Pension Managers Limited, the leading financial services holding company’s fund managers firm will now be known as FCMB Pensions Limited. In a statement released in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, the Group said, following the acquisition of majority shareholding in the company by FCMB Group Plc and the approval of the Board of Directors at its meeting of October 17, 2018, the change of name will positively enhance the company’s marketing and distribution activities.

Reacting to Media inquiries, the Managing Director of FCMB Pensions Limited, (formerly Legacy Pension), Mr.  Misbahu Yola, notifying shareholders said, “what has happened is expected and an important alignment of our marketing message. There has been a comprehensive integration of the pensions business into FCMB Group, which is known for its culture of excellence, resilience and customer focus. It is another way of welcoming it to a group that has endured and enjoyed stability and sustainable growth in the last 41years”FCMB Group Plc is a leading financial services group with businesses in commercial and retail banking, investment banking and wealth management, across seven subsidiaries that was founded in 1977 and became a public listed company in 2005. FCMB increased its stake in its pensions business between 2017 and 2018 from 28.3% to 91.6% currently. The acquisition is expected to engender sustainable and diversified low-risk growth momentum. The pension firm will also leverage on FCMB’s extensive distribution network, alternate channels, digital innovation, investment research, and rapidly expanding customer base.

Chairman of the Board of FCMB Pensions Limited and the Group Chief Executive of FCMB Group Plc, Mr. Ladi Balogun said, “the change of the company’s name will entrench a single brand identity across our pensions and retail banking businesses. Having distinguished ourselves in consumer finance over the years and gaining greater market share in retail payments solutions and savings accounts, a comprehensive suite of asset and wealth management propositions is a natural addition to our growing base of 5 million customers. The brand harmonization will enable us create greater marketing synergies and, along with other initiatives, accelerate the growth of our pensions business”.

Standard Chartered announces Key Appointments in Africa

 

The Board and Management of Standard Chartered Bank are pleased to announce the appointment of Bola Adesola as Senior Vice-Chairman, Africa  effective  immediately  following  Statutory  and  Regulatory  approvals.   In  this  new capacity, Bola will be responsible for supporting the execution of the Bank’s strategic intent within the Africa region, including representing Standard Chartered Bank on various Boards in Africa. She will also lead as the Group’s Senior Banker on key relationships and transactions. Bola joined the Bank in March 2011 as the CEO OF Nigeria and subsequently became the CEO for Nigeria and West Africa in 2015. Prior to joining the bank, Bola was Executive Director, Corporate Banking in First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s biggest bank, and she also had oversight of the retail and commercial banking business in Lagos. Previously, she was CEO of Kakawa  Discount  House,  Nigeria,  a  securities  trading  company  where  she  drove  record business performance. She also worked in Citibank for nine years in senior leadership roles in Nigeria and Tanzania.

Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, Bola has over 30 years of banking experience and expertise. Bola is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (CIBN), sits on the board of the Nigerian Interbank Settlement Systems Plc, and also chairs the Central Bank of Nigeria Bankers’ Sub-Committee on Economic Development, Sustainability and Gender. She was appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact in 2015 and appointed as the Co Vice-Chair of the Board in 2018. In Standard Chartered, Bola is a member of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, and is actively involved with women’s networks across the bank. She also sits on the boards of Standard Chartered in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire respectively.

Bola will be succeeded by Lamin Manjang as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nigeria and West Africa, subject to Statutory and Regulatory approvals. Lamin joined the Bank in 1999 and has over the past 19 years, built up extensive experience including Cluster CEO for Kenya and East Africa, and CEO in Oman, Uganda and Sierra Leone. Kariuki  Ngari  replaces  Lamin  as  the  Chief  Executive  Officer  (CEO)  Kenya,  subject  to Statutory and Regulatory approvals. Kariuki brings 23 years of banking experience, having served more recently as Group Head, Service Quality in Group Retail Banking. Prior to this, he was Global Head, Retail Distribution, Head of Consumer Banking Kenya and East Africa, and Regional Head, Retail Banking, Africa. The appointment of Cluster CEO, East Africa will be announced in due course.

Sunil Kaushal, Regional CEO, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank said: “In Africa and Middle East we have made investments in our people both in their career and personal development, and continue to support our People Strategy to build a high-performance culture through an integrated approach to talent and succession planning. These changes ensure a smooth  and  orderly  succession  which  will  allow  us  to  continue  our  unrelenting  focus  on delivering our strategy and capturing opportunities across the region

More Customers Win Cash, other Prizes at FCMB’s Millionaire Promo Season 5 Draws

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has rewarded another set of 644 lucky customers in its ongoing reward scheme, tagged ‘’FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 5”. The second set of winners emerged at the second draws of the promo held across Nigeria on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. This brings to a total 1,288 customers of the Bank who have so far won cash and other gifts since the promotions commenced in March this year.  The FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 5, which runs till November this year, is an extension of the Bank’s previous promotions.  It is designed to give extra value and reward to our customers, while encouraging financial inclusion and savings culture in the country. The promo is targeted at all segments of the society, especially existing and potential savings account customers of the Bank. This however, excludes salary and domiciliary account holders.

While four lucky customers won N1million each, a total of 640 other account holders smiled home with LED television sets, generating sets, decoders, tablets, smart phones and other consolation prizes, at the end of the electronic selection exercise. At the Lagos Regional draw held at Gbagada, a suburb in the State, Mercy Ailekhue was the lucky winner of N1million, while Hulera Zubairu won the same amount at the Abuja & North Regional draw which took place in Kano. The third N1million winner, Ukwuaba Aliu, came from the South-East/South-South Regional draw held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, just as Williams Rotimi was also rewarded with N1million at the South-west Regional draw in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state speaking on the promo draws, FCMB’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, Mr. Olu Akanmu, said, ’We are excited that more of our customers have continued to be rewarded and empowered through this exciting reward scheme. We are committed to impacting the lives of individuals and businesses by delivering valued-added products and quality service that translate to exceptional customer experience. Our existing and potential customers are encouraged to partake in the FCMB Millionaire Promo, because it is an avenue to turn dreams to reality’’.

On how to participate, Mr. Akanmu, explained that all an existing or a new customer of the Bank has to do is to increase his or her balance by N10,000.00 in any of the eligible savings account and maintain it for 30 days to qualify for the Zonal and Regional electronic selection of winners where the star prize of N1million and other fantastic prizes will be won.  Multiple savings of N10,000.00 will increase the probability of winning. To qualify for the grand finale draws in November 2018, where four customers will each win N2million, existing and new customers are to increase their balances up to N50,000.00 and maintain them for 30 days. Multiple savings of N50,000.00 will also increase the chances of winning. The third draws of the promo will hold in September and the grand finale is in November.  

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of its customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCMB Bank (UK) Limited Expands its Banking Proposition to Include Personal and Business Banking

London, United Kingdom – 26th June, 2018  Individuals and Business Enterprises who seek to transact their banking services between Nigeria or other African countries and who desire to maintain a banking relationship in the City of London now have the opportunity to do so. FCMB Bank (UK) Limited recently obtained a variation of its banking permission to include retail (investments) services. The permission was granted by the Prudential Regulation Authority and became effective on the 8th of June 2018.  Based on this approval, FCMB Bank (UK) Limited is now able to extend the level of excellent banking services its Corporate and Institutional Customers currently receive to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) and Small and Medium Business Enterprises.

Mr James Benoit, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, said,

“This approval and extension of services is a major achievement which will enable the Bank deliver its promise of being the Corporate and Private Bank for African-oriented entrepreneurs, investors and professionals across all their banking needs. The Bank will be expanding its premises and entering into partnerships with Fintech providers to open up service options to our clients and enhance their overall banking experience.”

Mr. BC Achary, Chief Risk Officer of the Bank advises,

“With the extension of its services, the Bank is able to receive deposits from both customer segments as well as provide them bank loans to enable them meet their financing needs. The deposit products on offer include current, notice savings and fixed deposit accounts at competive rates; while its lending products include Buy-to-Let Mortgage Loans enabling target customers to acquire a piece of London and purchase property to include in their investment portfolios.”

Mr. Ladi Balogun, CEO of FCMB Group Plc added,

“Our successful UK platform has proven to be of great importance to the Nigeria stockbroking and international trade finance activities of FCMB Group. Leveraging our deep networks in Africa’s biggest economy, the importance of a London presence to many of our Personal and Business banking customers, and technological innovation, we welcome this opportunity to meaningfully serve more of our customers and grow the value of our UK franchise.” The Bank has completed arrangements to formally launch its Personal and Business Banking proposition on the 19th July, 2018 in London and subsequently on 31st July, 2018 in Lagos.

Mrs Stella Okuzu, Head, Personal and Business Banking explained,

“As a customer-centric business, both events will enable the Bank to meet with prospective customers, share the Bank’s Personal and Business Banking proposition and obtain first-hand feedback on their banking needs and requirements”. Operating in the City of London, FCMB Bank (UK) Limited is a UK incorporated bank and a wholly-owned subsidiary of First City Monument Bank Ltd (FCMB), a member of the FCMB Group PLC (Nigeria). FCMB Bank (UK) Limited began its operations as a BIPRU €50k investment firm in September 2009 with its CSL Stockbrokers division providing the services of “receiving and transmitting” institutional client orders for Nigerian listed securities. Subsequent to the variation of its permission on the 27th September 2013, the bank commenced wholesale deposit taking activities, offering a wide range of products including foreign exchange, treasury, corporate banking and trade finance services to corporate and institutional customers. With the bank’s Retail permission approval, the bank’s customers now include individuals and business enterprises.

 

FCMB Certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’

Committed to Human Capital development, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) announced today that it has been certified as a great place to work by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work Institute, a global research firm, which produces the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list and other top employer rankings. Great Place to Work surveys were sent to a random cross section of FCMB employees, and 84% agreed that the Bank is a great workplace, with majority saying they take pride in working for the organization. The certificate was presented to FCMB by GPTW Institute Africa at a ceremony on February 27, 2018 in Lagos.

Commenting on the certification, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of FCMB, Mr. Adam Nuru expressed delight at the recognition. According to him, “our employees are at the heart of FCMB’s mission. Creating an enabling environment where employees can pursue their career goals and thrive, while providing the best customer experience to our customers, and supporting the communities where we operate, have remained key priorities for us’’. Also speaking at the certificate presentation ceremony, the Senior Vice President and Divisional Head, Corporate Services, FCMB, Felicia Obozuwa, added that, “we want our employees to love working here, so we try to create the type of work environment that positively impacts our employees’ personal and professional lives. When looking for a company to work for, we have found that it is not all about salary anymore. People want to know that their work is valued, the opportunities for upward mobility, the training made available to learn new skills, they want to know that you have a strong supportive culture, their work will be challenging, and they will work with supervisors that motivate and inspire them. These are the areas we have focused our attention on over the years’’.

She further stated that, ‘’FCMB employees are the most dedicated, smart and hardworking. So, we support our people by creating an inclusive, respectful, high performance culture, bringing different perspective to bear, and making everyone feel valued’’. GPTW institute is a Global research firm that assess companies, based on a trust index survey (employees’ opinion about the workplace) and culture audit (management policies and practices), with the overall objective to promote excellence in the work place. The Institute operates in 50 countries, including Nigeria.

The certification of FCMB as a Great Place To Work follows an assessment exercise and an independent survey carried out by the Institute last year. The independent analysts looked in-depth at the Bank’s operation and found key strength in many areas. The survey showed that majority of FCMB’s employees took pride in their work and valued its supportive atmosphere, rewards and challenges associated with being part of the organisation. Among other parameters employees of FCMB rated the Bank highly in, include work-life balance, training and development, and celebration of good work. The employee survey responses revealed how well the Bank balances the needs of its diverse workforce, such as career management through a self-service career portal, mentoring programmes, talent development programmes, professional development opportunities, good medical support, employee health week providing nutrition advice, free health checks at branches etc, telephone counselling services for personal issues, and policies/benefits to reduce the financial burden on expectant and nursing mothers, newly married employees, bereaved employees, and children education grants for long serving employees.

On his part, Mr Michael Tosin Oni, a Director at GPTW Nigeria explained that the Certificate was instituted to promote human capital development. He stated that FCMB has distinguished itself by creating a great place to work for employees, measured through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index survey and Culture Audit questionnaire. Through the Trust Index, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. While expressing appreciation for the recognition, Felicia Obozuwa stressed that, ‘’getting this certification for 2017/2018 is a step in our journey to build a great workplace culture that attracts and retains talent. Our goal is to make FCMB a truly Great Place to Work for every single employee that puts in their best here’’.

FCMB Commits to Growth of Media Industry, as Expert Projects Positive Outlook for Nigerian Economy

Nigerian media industry by empowering its practitioners with the requisite tools and knowledge that promotes the values of professionalism and ethics in the discharge of their duties. This, according to the Bank, is as a result of the critical role the media plays in national development. FCMB gave the assurance at an interactive and capacity building forum it organized for media executives and correspondents based in Abuja and the Northern Region on February 9, 2018. The forum had a foremost financial and media expert who is also the Chief Executive Officer of RTC Advisory Services Limited and lecturer at the Lagos Business School, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje, as guest speaker.

In his address at the event, the Group Head, Corporate Affairs of FCMB, Mr. Diran Olojo, explained that it is part of the Bank’s initiatives to further promote excellence, build capacity of media practitioners, spur ideas, deepen relationships and appreciate their contributions over the years to the success of the Bank since its establishment 34 years ago. According to him, ‘’at FCMB we recognize the strategic importance and role of the media not just in promoting our business, but in the areas of agenda setting, providing solutions and dissemination of quality and balanced communication that drives national unity and development in a sustainable manner. As an institution anchored on the culture of excellence and professionalism, we will continue to champion and execute initiatives that would assist the Nigerian media industry and journalists perform optimally as the fourth estate of the realm and key influencers. We therefore urge our media practitioners to reinvent themselves and expand the frontiers of their knowledge by adopting innovative skills that would help them meet the dynamics of the profession while upholding due diligence and ethics that conform with global best practices’’.

Mr. Olojo told the gathering that as an inclusive lender, FCMB will continue to offer and deliver cutting edge solutions that provide the best customer experience. He added that the Bank is resilient and focused on sustaining the momentum of its position as a top financial institution by supporting initiatives that would enhance the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of its customers as well as the overall prosperity of Nigeria. In his paper titled, ‘’The Nigerian Economy and Financial Sector in 2018’’, the guest speaker at the media parley, Mr. Agbaje, observed that having overcome the recession in some critical areas, things were looking up for the nation’s economy going by the positive signals shown by several macroeconomic indicators, such as stable exchange rates, growing foreign reserves and inflation. The former Senior Banker however noted that, “there are a couple of areas of the economy – the non-oil economic sectors that require more passionate attention. They include the manufacturing, employment and the domestic food sectors. In addition, there are also a few fuel subsidy concerns. A lot of cleaning up is going on in the financial sector while portfolios and profitability are improving. From a number of indications, the economy should record incremental improvements in 2018, over 2017. However, the recovery is mainly powered by the oil sector. It is also imperative for our economic system to be skewed towards an investment-led growth strategy to facilitate sustainable development across all sectors’’.

Mr. Agbaje, a one-time Chairman of Convention on Business Integrity, also urged the media to brace up to the challenges of the profession by playing more active roles in not just reporting activities, but serving as a compass to society. He added that it is the responsibility of media practitioners to ensure diligence, ethics, fairness and professionalism in the discharge of their duties in order to promote peace, understanding and progress. Over the years, FCMB has organised series of initiatives to empower and build the capacity of the media industry. For instance, the Bank in 2016 hosted financial journalists to a parley under the theme ‘’Raising the Bar’’, which had the Chief Executive of Corporate Shepherds Limited, Mr. Idorenyen Enang, as guest speaker. In 2015, it organised a similar capacity building programme for journalists in the new media. Among the guest speakers was an international journalist, Mr. Inigo Gilimore, who spoke on the topic, ‘’Stimulating Responsible New Media Journalism: A Pathway to International Recognition’’.

In addition, FCMB in 2014 brought together media executives to a training programme on, “Sustainable Banking in Nigeria: The Role of the Media”. The session had theManaging Director of UK-based Sustainable Finance Advisory Limited, Carey Bohjanen, as guest speaker. First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments.

 

 

 

 

FCMB Group Plc Wins Big at BusinessDay Banking Awards

The number of awards in the kitty of FCMB Group Plc has received another boost. This is because, two of its subsidiaries, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and First City Asset Management Limited (FCAM), have emerged as the, ‘’Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria’’ and ‘’Best Managed Fund in Equity’’, respectively, at this year’s BusinessDay Banking Awards held on October 14, 2017 in Lagos. In 2015, FCMB won the “Most Customer Friendly Bank” award at the BusinessDay Banking Awards. The latest development is a confirmation of the giant strides being recorded by FCMB Group and its subsidiaries in the Nigerian financial services industry. It is also a testimony that the various initiatives being driven by the subsidiaries in the areas of service, products offering, operations and value addition to enhance customer experience are yielding the desired results and appreciated. While First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is the retail, commercial and corporate banking arm of the Group, First City Asset Management Limited (FCAM) is the investment management services arm of CSL Stockbrokers Limited, another subsidiary of the Group.

The BusinessDay Banking Awards, organized annually by BusinessDay (Nigeria’s premier financial newspaper), identify, acknowledge and commend those who have contributed tremendously to the nation’s banking sector and the growth of the nation’s economy in each financial year. The Awards Committee employed qualitative and quantitative criteria in the process of identifying and selecting winners. The parameters used for the conferment of the awards on FCMB and FCAM include loan growth, loan/deposit ratio, capacity adequacy ratio, analysis of distribution of loans across sectors, return on average assets, performances across business segments, timely release of financial results and presence of investor/analyst’s presentation on corporate website. According to the organizers, FCMB was adjudged as the, ‘’Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria’’ as a result of its remarkable transformation from an investment bank to become a leader in the retail banking segment in less than 10 years. For instance, the Bank has increased the number of its branches nationwide to over 200, while its alternate channels provide prompt, secure and convenient banking services, among other benefits to millions of customers on the conferment of the award as ‘’Best Managed Fund in Equity’’ on FCAM, the committee said that the company’s flagship product, Legacy Equity Fund, had witnessed consistent growth in unit price and net asset value to become the best performing, predominantly equity-based mutual fund in Nigeria.

Speaking on the award, the Executive Director, Retail Banking of FCMB, Mr. Olu Akanmu, said, “we are proud to have come tops as the Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria at the 2017 edition of BusinessDay Banking Awards. This goes a long way to confirm our unequaled commitment in offering exceptional quality service to our teeming customers and the Nigerian public. Our retail banking capability enables us to offer excellent and value-added services to millions of Nigerians directly and indirectly, whilst also supporting their personal and business aspirations.  We dedicate this award to our customers who have made FCMB what it is today’’.

Mr. Akanmu assured that, ‘’we will continue to expand our reach and upscale the simple, helpful and reliable banking services we are known for at all our touch points, which are driven by excellent technology and inclusive lending practices’’. On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of FCAM, Mr. James Ilori, said that, ‘’we dedicate this award to investors in Legacy Equity Fund, and thank them for believing in our ability to generate superior return for unit holders, safely. Legacy Equity Fund is a well-diversified portfolio of high quality stocks, with relatively lower volatility. The Fund seeks to achieve capital growth and generate stable income over the long-term, and is a good hedge against inflation’’.

He added that, “at FCAM, our team of skilful and internationally experienced investment professionals understand that products should always be matched with the investment objectives of investors. Our products, including Legacy Short Maturity (NGN) Fund, are designed with the investor in mind. We will continue to act in the best interest of our clients’’. FCMB has transformed itself over the last 10 years from Nigeria’s leading investment bank to a leading retail bank with a valuable franchise in this space. It has raised the bar in products and service offerings which resonates with the needs and lifestyles of the various socio-economic and demographic segments in Nigeria. The Bank acquires an average of 55,000 new customers and disburses 20,000 new loans monthly.

First City Asset Management Limited (FCAM), as an investment management company, provides services that cut-across collective investment schemes such as mutual funds and investment plans, which are predominantly for retail investors, as well as specialised discretionary portfolio management, for high networth individuals and institutional investors, within and outside Nigeria. FCAM has consistently focused on delivering superior wealth and investment management services, aimed at meeting investors’ desire for safety of investment and good return.

 

FCMB Deepens Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with Business Finance Training

Leading financial services provider, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), organized the first in a series of free training programs for small and medium business owners.  The initiative, led by FCMBs Training Academy and the Banks SME Segment Managers, was attended by existing and start-up firms in the SME sector as well as seasoned facilitators cutting across spheres of business development, accounting, marketing and strategy. The training, which focused on Business Finance Optimization for SMEs, covered various areas such as Budgeting, Cost Management in Challenging Times, Raising Capital for Businesses, Getting Businesses Ready for Loans or Investments, as well as Managing Credit Sales. Speaking at the opening of the programme, the Divisional Head, Corporate Services of FCMB, Felicia Obozuwa, stated that the Bank recognizes the role of entrepreneurs in the society and their capacity in driving economic growth. According to her, ‘’it is just one of the ways we support the growth of our SME customers. We realize that many small businesses can have the dedication to succeed, but without training and business experience, it can be a challenge to achieve results. Business acumen and day to day operational skills are essential for any small business owner to have when seeking out their next venture or sustaining their current business. In FCMB, we are passionate about helping our customers to be as educated as possible. Our comprehensive training programme for SMEs will establish a foundation for small business owners to develop themselves, learn new skills, better serve their customers, and stay relevant to their niche’’.

In addition, the Executive Director, Business Development of FCMB, Mrs. Bukola Smith, explained that the Bank realises that SMEs play critical roles in the growth of the nation’s economy. She added that, ‘’we understand that a number of factors combine to determine the success or failure of SMEs. We will continue to support our customers operating in this segment to overcome the challenges they usually face. We want to be part of their success story’’. Mrs. Smith listed some of the offerings of the Bank in the SMEs segment to include the e-invoicing platform – a unique solution, designed to help businesses monitor and control their cash management, especially as it affects payments, receivables, reconciliation and other financial transactions, through the internet and other mobile channels among others. In addition, the Bank offers free banking transactions for a period of three months for new-to-FCMB SME customers.  In line with FCMB’s drive to partner with value content from the Fintech space, the Bank is also collaborating with Paystack to provide an innovative online collections platform to merchants and other businesses focused on enabling them to provide their customers with a seamless payment experience. The Bank is steadily building bridges between SMEs and investors, national and international developmental agencies to facilitate and unlock opportunities for SMEs.

The participants at the capacity training expressed gratitude to FCMB for living up to its value as a simple, reliable and helpful Bank that creates opportunities. A beneficiary, who is also the Managing Director of Festival Designs Limited, Mr. Shola Paul, had this to say: ‘’This training is very essential and a great initiative on the part of FCMB. I appreciate the efforts of the Bank to ensure customers succeed in their various businesses by providing tools that facilitate growth’’. In the same vein, the Managing Director of Honey Adeniyi Products, Mrs. Yemisi Ladejobi, stated that, ‘’what FCMB has done by putting together this capacity building programme is very encouraging. I have learnt a lot from this programme and kudos to the Bank’’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCMB Excites More Customers with Cash, Gifts at ‘’Millionaire Promo Season 4’’ Third Draws


First City Monument Bank (FCMB) on September 20, 2017 delighted and empowered another set of 644 customers with cash and various exciting gifts at the third draws of the Bank’s ongoing bumper reward scheme tagged, ‘’FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 4’’. The electronic selection of the winners took place at the regional and zonal levels of the Bank across Nigeria and was witnessed by officials of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Consumer Protection Council, thousands of customers of the financial institution and other dignitaries.

While  four ​lucky customers were rewarded with the sum of N1million each at the regional draws held in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu and Ogun states, 640 others smile home with LED televisions, generating sets, decoders, tablets, smart phones and other consolation prizes. At the Abuja & North Regional draw held in Abuja, Pindar Fatsuma Saidu won the star prize of N1million, while Sanusi Amadu was rewarded with the same amount at the Lagos Regional draw which took place at the Agege branch of the Bank in Lagos. In the same vein,  Joy Ottonah Ben emerged winner of N1million at the South-East/South-South draw held at the Garden Avenue branch of the Bank in Enugu, Enugu State, just as   Ayodeji Ogedengbe smiled home with N1million at the South-West regional draw in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.

The ‘’FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 4’’, which commenced in March 2017 and will end in November, has been designed to provide extra empowerment and create value for customers of the Bank, while encouraging financial inclusion and savings culture. It also forms part of the various initiatives of the financial institution to enhance customer experience and reward them for their loyalty and patronage over the years. The promo is targeted at all segments of the society and for existing as well as potential savings account customers. The eligible products or accounts for the promo include FCMB basic savings, kids account, Nairawise, e-savings and premium savings. The promo is targeted at all segments of the society, especially existing and potential savings account customers of the Bank. This however, excludes salary and domiciliary account holders.

Speaking on the latest draws of the promo, the Executive Director, Retail Banking of the Bank, Mr. Olu Akanmu, assured that, ’we will continue to appreciate and empower our customers to fulfil their aspirations. This is why we encourage them to save through programmes like our promo. The draws are unique because they take place in several cities and zones across our branches nationwide. The chances to win are therefore quite high for our customers, many of whom have been rewarded today. The fact that the lives of thousands of many of them have been positively changed through the promo speaks volume about its impact’’He added that it is the desire of FCMB to ensure that more customers (both existing and potential) benefit from the promo.  ‘’We therefore encourage Nigerians to partake in this exercise’’, he added

On how to participate in the ‘’FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 4’’, Mr. Akanmu, explained that all an existing or a new customer of the Bank needs to do is to increase his or her balance by N10,000.00 in any of the eligible savings account and maintain it for 30 days to qualify for the Zonal and Regional electronic selection of winners where the star prize of N1million and other fantastic prizes will be won.  Multiple savings of N10,000.00 will increase the probability of winning. To qualify for the grand finale draws in November 2017, where four customers will win N2million each, existing and new customers are to increase their balances up to N50,000.00 and maintain it for 30 days. Multiple savings of N50,000.00 will also increase the chances of winning.

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of its customers.

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