Jun 10, 2020

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Ecobank wins Most Innovative Bank in Africa award

Last month, Ecobank clinched the prestigious title of Most Innovative Bank in Africa at the eighth Global Finance annual awards ceremony. The Innovators 2020 awards honours entities that regularly identify new paths and design new tools in finance.

At the virtual awards announcement, Anita Hawser, European Editor at Global Finance and Lead, Global Finance Awards evaluation team, noted that the companies recognized at the Innovators 2020 significantly stood apart. She said the review panel looked at innovation in the context of product or process innovation, as they were ultimately more concerned with the impact of innovation in terms of creating value for customers or addressing a specific need, like speeding up lending or credit review process for small businesses; enabling companies to deposit cheques remotely and not having to visit the branches. According to her, these are innovations that significantly reduce the time or cost of companies to perform financial tasks and really transform customers business lives helping them operate more effectively in a significantly challenging business and economic environment.

“We are pleased to be recognised as the ‘Most Innovative Bank in Africa’ by Global Finance. This attests to the strength of our brand in multiple countries across Africa, our unique pan-African platform, and our innovative banking products and solutions made possible by the success of our digital transformation journey”, said Ade Ayeyemi, Ecobank Group CEO.

With a larger African footprint than any other bank operating in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, Ecobank is the only bank that has banking operations that span 33 African countries, operating a truly integrated African network. The bank’s unified integrated Ecobank Mobile Banking App works seamlessly across all 33 operating countries in Africa. One Ecobank Omni and Omni Lite serves Multinationals and SMEs in Africa, while One Rapidtransfer app breaks down country borders and allows the diaspora community to send money directly to their loved ones, instantly and affordably across Africa. The One Ecobank Online Banking platform can be easily accessed across 33 African countries. The Ecobank Group’s unique and largest pan-African platform is designed to help unlock the opportunities of the continent, for the benefit of the continent, through standardization, thereby enabling regional integration, and trade and investment across borders.

With the Group’s sterling performance, it has been severally recognized as Best Retail Bank in Africa 2019 at the African Banker Awards; Most Admired Financial Services Brand in Africa 2019 by Brand Africa 100; Best Digital Bank in Africa – 2017 by Euromoney Awards and the Best Retail Bank and Innovation in Banking both in 2018 by the African Banker Awards amongst others.

For more information on Ecobank visit www.ecobank.com

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