Access bank’s continued efforts in furthering digital innovation in Africa have earned it global recognition by being crowned the Best Digital Bank in Africa by the Asian Banker.

The award was presented at the Asian Banker Middle East and Africa Regional 2020 Awards virtual ceremony.

Access Bank, Africa’s largest retail bank, has over the years utilized technology to drive and reform business operations. The company leverages technologies such as cloud computing, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics process automation, and machine learning.

“This award serves as an encouragement for us to consolidate our efforts towards becoming a truly digitally-led bank. We always ensure that customers enjoy secure, seamless and convenient services across multiple channels.”

According to Access Bank’s Executive Director, Information Technology and Operations, Ade Bajomo, “The peculiarities of the global community today, have called for more digitally-driven banking services.

“Through our multiple offerings including our USSD *901#, advanced mobile banking application ‘Access More’ and our recently unveiled facial biometric payment solution; Access Bank has continued to offer best-in-class technology-driven solutions to all customers.

“Access Bank will continue to defy the negative stereotypes attributed to Africa and make strides towards becoming ‘Africa’s gateway to the world’.”

Access bank is actively investing heavily in cutting edge technology to evolve the African banking sector. The company is achieving this transformation through its strategic partnership with the Africa Fintech Foundry to nurture the next generation of innovative Fintech startups.

The Bank has also employed the use of technology to help achieve its sustainability targets. It has developed a portal that helps to monitor its environmental footprint, especially its carbon emissions.

Just recently, Bajomo was appointed the new President of the FinTech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR).

This further buttresses the Bank’s thought leadership in digital transformation, use of advanced analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics process automation to sustain banking and improve customer experience.


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