Access Bank is a Nigerian multinational bank with some 305 branches located across Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom. Founded in 1989, Access is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998.
Originally working only with corporate clients, Access Bank diversified in 2012 after purchasing personal and business banking platforms from Nigeria’s International Commercial Bank. Access is now a full-service commercial bank with more than 800,000 shareholders.
Access Bank Products & Services
Access offers personal banking customers a number of services designed to make managing their money easier. These include:
PayWithCapture, which allows instant transfers to phone numbers, money transfers from any card, instant account opening and spending tracking
PayMe, which allows payments to multiple accounts with a single link
901, a way to access mobile banking services without internet
Access has also recently introduced a WhatsApp banking service, designed to offer easy and reliable transactions. Customers do not need to download a new application in order to access the service; it works with their existing WhatsApp application. After adding the banking specific mobile number to their contacts list, customers need only send the word ‘hi’ as a message to activate the service (the message must be sent using the mobile number linked to their account).
Access also offers a full range of in-branch, online and mobile banking services. Corporate clients have access to Primus, a secure electronic platform that provides a comprehensive menu of corporate banking options.
Access Bank Awards
Access Bank has been recognised with several awards; most recently being named ‘Sustainable Bank of the Year’ at the 2017 CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) Sustainability Awards, the 2017 Most Sustainable Bank Award from World Finance and the Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement Award at the 2017 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards.
Access Bank Security
The Access website offers several security tips for customers including card safety and identity fraud prevention. Access also offers a self-service security centre, where customers can secure their account and report any trouble or suspicious activity directly to Customer Support.