Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Heritage Bank Reels Out Global Aspiration To Stakeholders

Heritage Bank Plc indeed lived up to its slogan of being the ‘Timeless Wealth Partner’ to its investors and customers when recently it took them through a journey of all the transformation activities that have made the bank what it is since inception till date, ‘a single bigger and better financial institution’.

And so, within the walls of the Orchid Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, resonated these words: “We have a story, how we started and where we are going”; “All that defines us!”;“Whatever our purpose, we all desire to succeed;” “We all desire to leave a legacy of success;” “Welcome to history in the making,” and “We are a service organization in the business of banking!”
L-R:  Executive Director, Lagos/South West & Corporate Banking, Heritage Bank, Mrs. Mary Akpobome; Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer, Mr. Jude Monye; Director, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe and  Executive Director, Abuja and North Bank, Mr. Ola Olabinjo, at the bank's first Investors Forum in Lagos...on Friday.
It was the maiden edition of the Investors Forum of the Heritage Bank Plc, a bank formed under the operating licence of the defunct Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria (SGBN) and noted for pioneering a number of banking initiatives in Nigeria.

Heritage Bank, which began full operation on March 4, 2013 as a regional bank with only about 11 branches, became a national financial services provider at the acquisition of Enterprise Bank Limited with over 160 branches.


According to the management team, today, the bank is said to have a physical network of over 160branches, referred to as experience centres;418 automated teller machines (ATMs) and over 1,630 points of sales (POS) devices all over the country. It is the first bank in Nigeria to be ISO certified in less than two years of operation and holds the record of introducing ATM machines nationwide.

Heritage Bank is also said to be one of the first financial institutions in the country to commence the SME Clinic initiative; and convincingly, it said, in the coming years, it will establish itself as the bank of choice for its customers’ needs and prospects. According to the bank, “We intend to provide a platform for your investment to grow.”

Adetola Atekoja, a director of the bank, who represented the chairman, Akinsola Akinfemiwa, in his speech during the forum stated that the business combination with Enterprise Bank Limited in September 2015 was a commendable success. This is reflective of the commitment of our people, support of our customers and the degree of investors’ confidence in the bank, he remarked.

The director said that over the last three years, the bank has committed its efforts and resources to the building of an enduring and resilient banking franchise in spite of the challenges in the macroeconomic space. “In the midst of the stormy realities presented by events within the political and economic environment, we have continued to pursue our strategic aspiration of not only making the bank stable but stronger.”

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