Access Bank Named Bank of the Year

Access Bank has emerged “Bank of the Year 2013” in the prestigious annual Ghana Banking Awards, signaling a trailblazing performance for the bank this year and  consolidating its position as a top emerging brand and customer focused bank.
The Bank was rated the country’s fastest growing financial institution for the year 2013, barely a year after being adjudged the Best Growing Bank in Ghana.
Mr. Dolapo Ogundimu, Managing Director, Access Bank Ghana Limited said, “These awards represent a significant milestone in Access Bank. I therefore dedicate these awards to our staff, loyal customers and other stakeoholders, whose contribution, patronage and support made this acheivement possible’.
The Bank was also recognized as the Best Bank in Corporate Social Responsibility and emerged 1st and 2nd runners up in the Enterprise Finance and Household Finance categories respectively.
Ogundimu further added “I want to assure you that Access Bank will not rest on its oars in delivering to our customers an enjoyable service experience. Over the next couple of months, we will be unveiling our refreshed brand to signify our rededication to delivering quality service, speed and security in meeting customers and stakeholders aspirations”.
Also speaking on the award Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director, Access Bank Group,  said “We are delighted and honored to receive this prestigious award, we dedicate this award to all financial institutions in the developing and emerging markets, who despite the challenges have chosen to pursue Environmental, Social and Governance Best Practices”. 
Access Bank Plc has continuously played a leadership role in the banking industry in Africa. Its bias for world class customer service delivery, corporate governance, innovation and social responsibility have positioned the bank as a model institution in the financial sector. 
The Bank currently operates through a network of about 366 branches across major cities and commercial centers in Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo and offices in United Kingdom. 
Access Bank has been the recipient of several awards recipients of several international and national awards from reputable organizations for sound corporate governance principles, and commitment to the principle of sustainability.
Some of the awards received include: EMEA Finance Best Local Bank 2014, Card and E-payment Awards Credit Card Product of the Year 2014, World Finance Most Sustainable Award 2014, NCSA Best Customer Service Awards 2014, Best Nigeria Company in Corporate Citizenship, BusinessDay Best Bank in CSR 2014.
Access Bank Plc over the last 25 years have been recognised as one of the most innovative and service focused banks in the Nigerian and African financial market space.

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