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Access Bank’s GMD, Microsoft CEO in rare deal to disrupt digital banking space

In keeping with Access Bank Plc’s target of championing innovations in Africa’s banking industry, all is set for a crucial meeting between the chief executive officer, Mr. Herbert Wigwe and his Microsoft counterpart, US born Satya Narayana Nadella to discuss emerging dimensions in innovative banking.
This development according to industry watchers means that the financial giant has not soft pedaled on its commitment to provide innovative, secure and convenient banking services to its customers.
Business Hilights exclusively gathered that the meeting will also come up with how Access Bank can further leverage on technology to solidify banking security in the country.
It would be recalled that current trends have shown that banking has gone beyond the normal brick and mortal venues to digital platforms.
Further details associated with the meeting revealed that it will also provide an extensive opportunity for the Bank to further deepen its current relationship with Microsoft as discussions on how both companies can collaborate to revolutionize digital banking space and create new forms of value chain in Nigeria and Africa will be on the table in United States.
Scheduled to hold on Thursday, 27 September, 2018 in the United States, Herbert Wigwe and Satya Nadella will discuss the Bank’s massive efforts to reform banking practices on the continent.
Others include creating easy and secured banking experience for customers, including quick methods to address financial inclusion, especially through Access Bank’s existing structures that promote financial technology such as mobile banking, the African Fintech Foundry, among many others.
Speaking on the meeting, Herbert Wigwe said “This meeting is very strategic for Access Bank and could not have come at a better time. Right now, we are much focused on providing innovative solutions and leveraging technology across various platforms in our quest to open Africa to the world which is our five-year goal”.
With its track record in innovative products such as the Access Africa, the cross-border transfer service, which is the fastest way to send and receive money across Africa seamlessly, PayDay Loan and the recently-launched Access WhatsApp Banking service, analysts say the bank has consistently provided customers with seamless banking services that have proven to be fast, affordable, and convenient.