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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ekeh applauds Stanbic IBTC on launch of ‘digital branch’

The foremost financial institution, Stanbic IBTC Bank formally opened its pioneer digital branch located strategically in the Maryland Mall along Ikorodu Road in Lagos, with Chairman, Zinox Group, Dr. Leo-Stan Ekeh applauding the bank for the remarkable feat, reports ITRealms.

The digital branch, ITRealms gathered, would offer from Wednesday, December 13, 2016 to customers a wide range of technologically-driven and seamless self-service channels including instant deposits, personal teller machine, airtime top-ups, interactive access to the bank’s suite of products and services and an integrated app through which customers can access the Group’s various solutions such as Personal Banking, Pension Fund and Asset Management,  among others.

Ekeh who was the Special Guest of Honour, disclosed that the launch of the digital branch was timely and in line with the rapidly evolving revolution in the digital space.

In his opinion, Stanbic IBTC Bank has with this singular achievement effectively positioned itself as a bank of choice for the current generation of digitally-minded and tech-savvy youths, many of whom are constantly in search of more innovative ways to carry out their daily activities.

“I must commend the Management of Stanbic IBTC Bank for this revolutionary feat. In the 21st century, money shouts but wealth whispers. This is a century of constant innovation and with the launch of this digital branch, you have taken a huge step towards meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the current generation of technologically-minded customers.

“Many years ago, I had sought to obtain a license from the Central Bank of Nigeria for card-less or virtual banking but this was not granted as the concept sounded strange at the time. Today, we are witnessing a banking revolution as you do not need to have a debit card with you to make withdrawals here or a teller attending to you before you can make a cash deposit,” he stated.

Also speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Yinka Sanni disclosed that the launch of the digital branch was in line with the need to stay one step ahead of the game by leveraging on the power of sophisticated technology to bring convenient banking to customers.

According to him, Stanbic IBTC has consistently maintained its focus as first rate provider of seamless and convenient personal and business banking solutions which enables its customers move forward.

The event, which featured a tour of the various digital self-service outlets in the branch, also witnessed detailed demonstrations which gave attendees a first-hand glimpse of the workings of the various terminals and channels.

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Pix: Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh (third from right) and Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Yinka Sanni (fourth from right) perform the official cutting of the tape in the presence of other Senior Executives of Stanbic IBTC Bank at the launch of the bank's digital branch located at the Maryland Mall, along Ikorodu Road, Lagos on Wednesday December 14th 2016...

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