FIRST BANK :125 years Of Sustaining The Most Enduring Financial Institution - The Gallant News


Monday, 21 December 2020

FIRST BANK :125 years Of Sustaining The Most Enduring Financial Institution

 The First bank of Nigeria which has over time culminated from being christened British bank of West Africa, Standard bank to present quality agreeable and solid Firstbank Nigeria. (FBN). 

The unequal profile built for decades in Banking and financial business has reputed the institution as the Most enduring financial institution in Nigeria.

Check this out, they were there to finance the first ever Railway line project in Nigeria,such that runs through Popular Yaba  railway station in Lagos, Firstbank was there to provide financial muscle to Kaduna Polo sport for Solid 99 years back to back in Nigeria, Ikoyi club was sponsored for 55 years by First bank in capacity.

It is on researchable record how hundreds of School buses were bought for Nigerian schools free of charge in the years of servicing the economy.

Giving back to the society has engulfed the project SPARK of the institution,meaning Start Performing Acts of Random Kindness.

Testimonies abound while PA Folahan Olaolu Soetan,a retired staff of 34 years recieves a hands of olive as he got hearing Aids facilities from Firstbank,a generosity he least expected. Baby Gold Ogbonaya almost lost hope to cure heart-hole medical challenge but was medically bailed out by Firstbank CSR unit and puts untold smiles and Joy in the lives of the hopeless little baby's parents.

Leadership ladder trainings provided for Staff of Firstbank  without doubt yielded undeniable results as the Bank has on records of reference become platform for successive Nigerian government to pick governors for the nation's Apec bank. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi the former Central bank governor was an ex-  managing director of Firstbank.

The Bank is with incontestable 16 million customers nationwide,the largest of that kind.  Maintained a valuebase of 5.3 Trillion Naira, which alays customer's fear but built their strong confidence in providing value based financial services.

The Bank solid resilience to put customers first pave way that FirstBank boast of over 15,000 banking agents nationally. The 832 branches in the services of First bank in the Nation build the strong trunk of the institution's symbol Standing Elephant since 1894 - 2019

10 Million debit cards is been issued by Firstbank Nigeria Limited,a feat yet to be rivalled by any financial institution in Nigeria.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is the premier Bank in West Africa and the leading banking services solutions provider in Nigeria for 125 years. With some 15 million customer accounts, FirstBank provides a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services with over 750 business locations. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as a Representative Office in Beijing.

Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.

FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years (2011 – 2017) by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards and “Best Bank in Nigeria” by Global Finance for 15 years. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.


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