Access Bank Plc. is a leading full-service commercial Bank operating through a network of more than 600 branches and service outlets, spanning three continents, 14 countries and over 36 million customers. The Bank employs 25,000 people in its operations in Nigeria and has subsidiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom (with a branch in Dubai, UAE) and representative offices in China, Lebanon and India.
Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange since 1998, Access Bank is a diversified financial institution which combines a strong retail customer franchise and digital platform with deep corporate banking expertise and proven risk management and capital management capabilities. The Bank serves its various markets through four business segments: Retail, Business, Commercial and Corporate. The Bank has over 900,000 shareholders (including several Nigerian and International Institutional Investors) and has enjoyed what is arguably Africa's most successful banking growth trajectory in the last twelve years. Following its merger with Diamond Bank in March 2019, Access Bank became one of Africa’s largest retail banks by retail customer base.
As part of its continued growth strategy, Access Bank is focused on mainstreaming sustainable business practices into its operations. The Bank strives to deliver sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant, helping customers to access more and achieve their dreams.
In honour of its defining roles across the African continent, Access Bank has been accorded recognition by reputable domestic and global organisations. Some of these recognitions include: 2020 EMEA Finance “Best Bank in Nigeria & Most Innovative Bank in Africa” Award ; 2019 World Finance “Best Mobile App in Nigeria” Award; 2020 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance “Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement” Award; 2020 Euromoney “Africa’s Best Bank for SME” Award; 2020 International Investors “Best Bank, Nigeria & Sustainable Bank of the Year, Africa” Award; 2020 Global Finance “ Best Trade Finance Provider, Nigeria” Award; 2020 Global Brands “ Best Digital Banking Brand, Nigeria” Award ; “Best CSR Bank, Nigeria” Award; “Best Bank for Investor Relations, Nigeria” Award; & Best SME Banking Brand, Nigeria” Award. 2019 SERAS ‘Most Sustainable Company in Africa’, 2019 SERAS “Best Company in Partnership for Development”, 2019 SERAS ‘Best Company in Sustainability Reporting’, 2019 CEO Awards Forum “Gender Leader of the Year” just to mention a few.