Speaking at the e-launch event, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, reiterated the bank’s vision to be the world’s most respected African bank, while stressing that the bank’s entry into the Kenya market is a key gateway into East Africa, and the African continent at large.
“We are excited to have successfully entered into the Kenyan market. Kenya has been recognized as a market leader in mobile money transfers in the financial industry and we believe that Access Bank can leverage the Kenyan model and replicate same to achieve success across other African markets”, he said.
According to Wigwe, the launch of Access Bank Kenya does not only bring the banking group closer to its vision but will also enable customers and other stakeholders to tap into the bank’s extensive global network.
The move will also translate to immense business opportunities for customers, provision of strong and proficient digital solutions, competitive products and unparalleled customer experience.
“At Access Bank, we go beyond regular banking to giving ‘more’ value to our customers, putting them at the forefront of everything we do. Through the delivery of world class services, we have and will continue to support our wholesale and retail customers with ‘more than banking’, experiences to help them achieve their goals”Herbert Wigwe – CEO, Access Bank
“We are indeed grateful to the people of Kenya for the confidence reposed in us and we promise exciting and cutting-edge innovations that will change the way they see banking.” Wigwe added
Commenting on the launch, the Country Managing Director, Access Bank Kenya, David Aluko said “Access Bank’s entry into the Kenyan market holds great significance for the growth and improvement of the banking sector and for the Kenyan economy. It is a welcome development which all stakeholders are happy with”.
Aluko further emphasized that, “Access bank has always been known to be at the forefront of setting standards for sustainable business practices, delivering superior services to its customers as well as providing innovative solutions for the markets and communities it operates and the bank is bringing same model into the Kenyan financial industry”.
Access bank operates 600 branches and service outlets, spanning 3 continents, 12 countries and 36 million customers with as asset base of US$18 billion.