Awards, Ratings and Recognitions


In recognition of its excellent contribution to the economy and the communities in which it operates, Skye Bank plc. has won several awards in several fields and activities including; the Prestigious 'Industry Leadership Award' from the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) as the "Most Customer-friendly Bank" in the financial services industry. Skye Bank’s consolidation of its operations in 2005 was also recognised by Vanguard newspaper as the "Best Seamless Consolidation Bank" in the Nigerian banking industry while the process earned the ThisDay newspaper awards as the "Best Bank in Mergers, Acquisitions and Consolidation."

In early 2006, the bank was adjudged by M2 Magazine, a specialized marketing management publication, as having the "Most effective and efficient ATM" in the banking industry. The magazine hinged its decision on the reliance of Skye Bank's Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at various locations during the seven-day public holiday within the period. Additionally, Skye Bank plc. won the prestigious Nigeria Telecoms Awards as the best bank in e-banking in 2007.

April 2009

On April 23, 2009, the then Managing Director, Mr. Akinsola Akinfemiwa OON, was conferred with an honorary Doctoral Degree by Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho in recognition of his immense contributions to the education sector specifically, and the society generally.

November 2009

ATM Efficient Award winning Banks: At the November 2009 e-payment Awards which took place in Calabar, Skye Bank won three different awards for

  • Transaction efficiency through ATMs;
  • Large rollout of ATM and
  • Leading e-payment bank in the country.

Criteria used by the organizers of the awards included efficiency of the ATMs, volume of transaction done through the bank's ATMs, the large number of people using the bank's ATMs, among others. In addition to having physical presence in its core markets, the bank built a leading e-platform which has allowed it to become an industry leader in internally generated revenues as well as building a Tier 1 network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and point of sales terminals.

December 2009

The University of Nigeria Alumni Association conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award on the GMD in December 2009 due to his monumental contributions to the school and education in general.

The bank also won the best bank in e-banking award at the African Telecom Awards.

Awards In 2012

  • Skye Bank plc won the Intermac Consulting Best card activation Bank
  • The Best card issuing efficiency Bank in ACI payments
  • Pioneer and Most Established Maritime Bank 2012 Nig. Chamber of Shipping

Skye Bank bagged more awards as the best bank in both the African Telecom Awards (e-banking category) and the Nigerian Risk Awards (Risk Management category). The bank also received the e-banking award from Lagos State University (LASU). CampusCard, an e-banking product from Skye Bank won the "Fastest Growing e-Banking Product in Nigeria" award from the Association of Electronics and Computer Engineering Students of Lagos State University.

Other awards won by the Bank:

  • Best Bank in Manufacturing Support BusinessDay 2013
  • Best Bank in Risk Management Award (Conrad Clark Nig. Limited) 2014
  • Best Deal of the year award 2015 By Businessday Newspaper
  • Best Mobile money/card combination in Nigeria 2016 (Jointly won by Skye Bank and Chams Mobile).



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