Independent Newspapers crowns UBA as Most Innovative Bank of the Year

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*L-R: Director, Independent Newspapers, Adaobi Nwakuche, presenting the award of the Most Innovative Bank won by UBA Plc to the bank’s Divisional Head, Digital and Consumer Banking, Mr. Yinka Adedeji while the Managing Director, Independent Newspapers, Mr. Ted Iwere looks on.

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has won another laurel as it emerged the Most Innovative Bank of the Year at the Independent Newspapers Awards held in Lagos.

The award was given in recognition of the innovative products and services introduced by the bank in the past years towards meeting customer needs.

Receiving the award, UBA’s Group Head, Consumer and Digital Banking, Dr. Yinka Adedeji, thanked the organisers for the recognition.

He expressed delight that UBA’s dedication to hard work and particular emphasis on quality to customer needs has been noticed.

“The award affirms the bank’s strong management and commitment to service excellence.

“Our drive for quality conforms with our desire to continuously deliver innovative and convenient payment options to our customers. Our innovations in the digital banking space have been possible because of our huge investments in building efficient, trustworthy platforms.

“We assure our customers that we are committed to continually bring the best in the financial technology space to ensure they always have the best and most convenient banking experience with all our service channels,” he said.

Adedeji said that the bank would not rest on its oars but continue to leverage technology to increase the depth and understanding of customer preferences and changing needs.

Earlier in his remarks, the managing director of Independent Newspaper, Mr. Ted Iwere, had explained that UBA’s relentless pursuit of a global vision has seen it invest in the most secured IT platforms in Nigeria and by extension, African banking industry.

“UBA’s internet banking application and data centre operations passed the ISO 27001 Certification, thereby confirming the adequacy of the bank’s security platform for online transactions.

“UBA has proved its leadership position in e-banking with the introduction of mobile point of sales terminals, doing this in partnership with relevant stakeholders across Africa,” he said.

The award came on the heels of recent awards won by the bank, including Finnacle Client Innovation Awards, and Best Bank Awards won by its five subsidiaries across Africa.

The event was attended by dignitaries and business leaders from different sectors of the economy. They included the deputy Governor of Rivers State; Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, publisher of Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Sam Amuka, managing director of Sun Newspaper, Mr. Eric Osagie, and the chief executive officer of Space Concepts, Mr. Sam Cookey.

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