Access Bank Plc. is a leading full-service commercial Bank operating through a network of more than 600 branches and service outlets, spanning three continents, 18 countries and 49+ million customers. The Bank employs 28,000 people in its operations in Nigeria and has subsidiaries in Africa and the United Kingdom (with a branch in Dubai, UAE and Paris) and representative offices in China, Lebanon, and India.
Listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (formally Nigerian Stock Exchange) since 1998. It is currently admitted on the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Access Bank Plc is a diversified financial institution which combines a strong retail customer franchise and digital platform with deep corporate banking expertise and proven risk management and capital management capabilities. The Bank serves its various markets through four business segments: Retail, Business, Commercial and Corporate. The Bank has over 900,000 shareholders (including several Nigerian and International Institutional Investors) and has enjoyed what is arguably Africa’s most successful banking growth trajectory in the last twelve years. Following its merger with Diamond Bank in March 2019, Access Bank Plc became one of Africa’s largest retail banks by retail customer base and the largest bank by total assets.
As part of its continued growth strategy, Access Bank Plc is focused on mainstreaming sustainable business practices into its operations. The Bank strives to deliver sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible, and socially relevant, helping customers to access more and achieve their dreams.
In honour of its defining roles across the African continent, Access Bank Plc has been accorded recognition by reputable domestic and global organisations. Some of these recognitions include:
2023 World Finance ‘Most Sustainable Bank in Nigeria’
2023 Lagos Green Awards ‘Environmental Leadership in Business’
2023 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Gender Leadership Award ‘Company Leadership Gender Diversity Award’
2023 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Gender Leadership Award ‘Recognition for Women’s Empowerment and Leadership’
2023 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Gender Leadership Award ‘Family-Friendly Workplace Excellence Award’
2023 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Gender Leadership Award ‘Gender Equality Champion Award’
2023 Global Finance ‘Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Nigeria 2023’
2022 International Investors Award “Best Environmental and Social Performance Award”
2022 Finance Derivative Award “Best Sustainable Bank Africa”
2022 Euromoney Awards “Best Bank in Nigeria”
2022 Global Sustainable Finance Awards “Outstanding Leadership in ESG-Related Loans, Africa” and “Financial Leadership in Sustaining Communities, Africa”