Welcoming You Back

Resumption of Services at Our Branches

Dear Esteemed Customer,

We are glad to inform you of the resumption of operations at our branches in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states following the relaxation of movement restrictions placed by the Federal Government in those locations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a continuation of our efforts towards curbing the spread of the Coronavirus, we shall be implementing the following measures with effect from Monday May 04, 2020 in line with the Federal Government directives:

  • Banking operations shall resume in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States and FCT between the hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm to enable us provide excellent services to you without flouting government's directive.

As you come into our branches please observe the following:

  • Use your face mask - You will not be allowed into the branch without a face mask
  • Temperature checks: Ensure your temperature is checked before you step into the banking hall
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided - This is compulsory before you step into the branch
  • Ensure social distancing: We have established a system that ensures social distancing when you visit any of our branches. We appreciate that this may cause a slight delay as we attend to customers in batches and we enjoin you to cooperate with us as we work together to reduce the spread of the deadly corona virus.
  • Personal hygiene: We have taken appropriate steps to ensure the utmost personal hygiene of our staff and customers are maintained at all times within our premises in line with the guidelines of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) by making provision for regular washing of hands, alcohol based sanitizers and infrared thermometers to check temperature at all entry points.

Availability of Digital Channels

In line with our commitment to the elimination of the Covid-19 pandemic through the reduction of inter-personal interaction, we encourage you to make use of our convenient and reliable electronic channels (PolarisMobile, *833#, PolarisXperience, ATM and SurePadi Agents) that offer 24/7 services for your banking transactions.

As we aim to serve you better, please locate our branch nearest to you using the list below:

S/N STATE BRANCH ADDRESS
1 ABIA  LIBRARY AVENUE 12 LIBRARY AVENUE, UMUAHIA, ABIA STATE
2 ABIA   FACTORY ROAD 5 FACTORY ROAD ABA, ABIA STATE
3 ABIA   EZIUKWU ROAD 3/4 EZIUKWU ROAD, ABA
4 ABUJA MAITAMA NO 31 AGUIYI IRONSI STREET MAITAMA ABUJA
5 ABUJA LUGBE PLOT 255 FHA ALONG AIRPORT ROAD LUGBE, ABUJA FCT
6 ABUJA BWARI BWARI BRANCH -34 LONG NIGERIA LAW SCHOOL ROAD, BWARI,ABUJA
7 ABUJA ASOKORO PLOT 71 YAKUBU GOWON CRESCENT, ASOKORO, ABUJA
8 ABUJA MARARABA NO 27, ALONG JOS -KEFFI ROAD, MARARABA
9 ABUJA MPAPE POLARIS BANK PLC, POLT M1\55 MPAPE LAYOUT,ABUJA
10 ADAMAWA JIMETA OPP FCE YOLA ROAD JIMETA YOLA
11 ADAMAWA MUBI LOKUWA WARD MUBI
12 AKWA IBOM EKET 8 GRACE BILL ROAD, EKET
13 AKWA IBOM ABAK ROAD BRANCH/APICO/PRINCE UTUKS APICO INVESTMENT HOUSE,151 ABAK ROAD, UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE
14 ANAMBRA AWKA 258 ZIKS AVENUE, AWKA
15 ANAMBRA ONITSHA 42 PORT HARCOURT STREET,FEGGE
16 ANAMBRA NKPOR 4 NWOSA LANE NKPOR, ANAMBRA STATE
17 ANAMBRA OBOSI 3 ONYEKWERE ZONE UGWUAGBA OBOSI
18 ANAMBRA NEW MARKET ROAD 13 NEW MARKET ROAD ONITSHA
19 BAUCHI      YAKUBU ROAD 31 YAKUBUN BAUCHI ROAD, BAUCHI
20 BAYELSA YENAGOA 192 MBIAMA/YENAGOA ROAD, AMARATA, YENAGOA
21 BENUE GBOKO BCC  FACTORY YANDEV GBOKO
22 BENUE MAKURDI BRANCH OLD OTUKPO ROAD
23 BORNO BIU 2 DAMATURU ROAD, BIU, BORNO STATE
24 BORNO STATE KIRIKASAMA NO 1 KIRIKASAMA ROAD, MAIDUGURI
25 CROSS RIVER CALABAR 41, MURTALA MOHAMMED WAY, CALABAR.
26 DELTA ASABA 228, NNEBISI ROAD, ASABA, DELTA STATE
27 DELTA EFFURUN 33, OLD SAPELE ROAD WARRI. EFFURUN
28 DELTA WARRI 88, WARRI-SAPELE ROAD, WARRI, DELTA STATE
29 DELTA AGBOR 114, OLD LAGOS-ASABA ROAD, AGBOR, DELTA STATE
30 DELTA ALADJA 2, OREROKPE STREET, CAMP EXTENTION 3, DSC, ALADJA, WARRI, DELTA STATE
31 DELTA OBIARUKU 123, OLD SAPELE-AGBOR ROAD, OBIARUKU, DELTA STATE
32 EBONYI ABAKALIKI 245 AFIKPO ROAD, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE
33 EDO FORESTRY 1, FORESTRY ROAD, BENIN CITY,EDO STATE
34 EDO AGENEBODE NEW AUCHI ROAD, AGENEBODE, EDO STATE
35 EDO AKPAKPAVA 100, AKOKPAVA RD. P.O. BOX 356, BENIN CITY
36 EDO SAPELE 143, SAPELE ROAD, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
37 EKITI ADO EKITI 7 OREREOWU STREET ADO EKITI
38 ENUGU OKPARA AVENUE PLT 3D OKPARA AVENUE
39 ENUGU NNEWI 13, EDO EZEMEWI STREET, NNEWI
40 GOMBE GOMBE PLOT 42, GWANI ROAD, GOMBE
41 IMO OWERRI 23, WHETHERAL ROAD OWERRI
42 IMO URUALLA ORLU /AWKA ROAD. URUALLA
43 IMO MGBIDI NO 19 PK NWOSU STREET MGBIDI
44 IMO UMUELEMAI OLD OKIGWE / UMUAHIA ROAD, UMUELEMAI, MBANO, IMO STATE
45 JIGAWA DUTSE 8/9 SANI ABACHA WAY, DUTSE
46 JIGAWA      GUMEL 2 KANO ROAD, OPP. GUMEL POST OFFICE,GUMEL
47 JIGAWA      HADEJIA 92,MALAMADORI ROAD HADEJIA, JIGAWA STATE
48 KADUNA KACHIA NO 3, KACHIA ROAD, KADUNA
49 KADUNA KADUNA MAIN PLOT 1472 MAGADISHU LAYOUT KADUNA
50 KADUNA ZARIA 28 PARK ROAD ZARIA
51 KANO IBRAHIM TAIWO BRANCH KANO 70, IBRAHIM TAIWO ROAD, KANO
52 KANO MM WAY KANO 1 MURITALA MOHAMMED WAY OPPOSITE KANO CLUB
53 KATSINA MALUMFASHI FUNTUA/YASHE ROAD,BESIDE ABA NIGERIA LTD, MALUMFASHI
54 KATSINA KATSINA 201, IBB WAY KATSINA
55 KEBBI EMIR HARUNA 43, EMIR HARUNA ROAD, BIRNIN KEBBI
56 KOGI LOKOJA IBB WAY,LOKOJA/OKENE RD
57 KOGI AYANGBA KM 1 ANKPA ROAD, AYANGBA BEFORE KOGI STATE  UNIVERSITY AYANGBA
58 KWARA MURITALA MOHAMMED WAY ILORIN 4 MURITALA MOHAMMED WAY ILORIN
59 KWARA ILORUN  
60 LAGOS WHARF ROAD 28, WHARF ROAD, APAPA
61 LAGOS IKORODU MAIN 21 AYANGBUREN ROAD, IKORODU, LAGOS
62 LAGOS SANGO OTA KM 37, ABEOKUTA EXPRESS WAY ROAD TEMIDIRE BUS STOP SANGO OTA
63 LAGOS KETU 520 IKORODU ROAD, KETU, LAGOS
64 LAGOS DOPEMU 120 LAGOS/ABEOKUTA EXPRESS ROAD, DOPEMU, LAGOS
65 LAGOS MAGODO 14 CMD ROAD, MAGODO, LAGOS
66 LAGOS IKOTUN 16 IDIMU ROAD, COLLEGE B/STOP, IKOTUN
67 LAGOS SOMOLU 6,BAJULAYE ROAD MOROCCO SHOMOLU
68 LAGOS ADENIRAN OGUNSANYA 81 ADENIRAN OGUNSANYA SURULERE
69 LAGOS IKEJA PLAZA MOBOLAJI-BANK ANTHONY WAY,IKEJA
70 LAGOS POLARIS HOUSE PLOT 5, COMMERCIAL SCHEME,IKEJA
71 LAGOS INTL AIRPORT ROAD 60, MURTALA MOHAMMED, INT AIRPORT ROAD MAFOLUKU 
72 LAGOS EPE 12 LAGOS ROAD AYETORO, EPE.
73 LAGOS OSAPA LONDON KM14 LEKKI EPE EXPRESS WAY
74 LAGOS ADMIRLTY BLOCK A10 PLOT 5 ADMIRALTY LEKKI PHASE 1 LAGOS
75 LAGOS ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA 50 ADETOKUNBO ADEMOLA STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND
76 LAGOS IKOTA SHOPPING COMPLEX ROAD 5 IKOTA SHOPPING COMPLEX IKOTA AJAH LAGOS
77 LAGOS FIRST AVENUE IST AVENUE BRANCH
78 LAGOS BADAGRY SEME-EXPRESS WAY BADAGRY LAGOS
79 LAGOS WAREHOUSE ROAD 48 WAREHOUSE ROAD APAPA
80 LAGOS BROAD STREET 51-55 BROAD STREET LAGOS ISLAND
81 LAGOS ALFRED REWANE 5 ALFRED REWANE ROAD, IKOYI
82 NASARAWA LAFIA JOS ROAD, OPPOSITE CID OFFICE BESIDE IMMIGRATION OFFICEAKWANGA ROAD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
83 NIGER MINNA 151, BOSSO ROAD, TUNGA JUNCTION MINNA
84 NIGER SULEJA MAIN 1 IBB MARKET ROAD, SULEJA
85 NIGER BIDA FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS
86 OGUN SOKENU/SAPON 15 SOKEKU ROAD SAPON ABEOKUTA OGUN STATE
87 OGUN IJEBU ODE 82, ABEOKUTA ROAD IJEBU ODE OGUN STATE
88 OGUN OKE-ILEWO 65B, LALUBU STREET OKE-IKEWO,  ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE
89 OGUN SAGAMU 169 AKARIGBO ROAD, SHAGAMU
90 OGUN IJEBU IGBO ODOASOYIN ROAD ,IJEBU IGBO, OGUN
91 OGUN KUTO OBA LIPEDE ULTRA MODERN MARKET, KUTO ABEOKUTA
92 ONDO YABA ROAD ONDO NO 23,A YABA ROAD ONDO
93 ONDO OYEMEKUN 42 OYEMEKUN ROAD, AKURE
94 ONDO OWO 19 OKE OGUN STREET OWO
95 ONDO OBA ADESIDA 92, OBA ADESIDA ROAD, AKURE
96 OSUN FAGBEWESA FAGBEWESA STREET, OSOGBO
97 OSUN ILESA OKESA STR ILESA
98 OSUN OBA ADEREMI 2 OBA ADEREMI RD. ILE IFE
99 OSUN ALEKUWODO 55, ALEKUWODO STREET OSOGBO
100 OYO OGBOMOSHO OJU ODO APAKE STREET IGBOSHO
101 OYO OBA ADEBIMPE BESIDES CBN DUGBE IBADAN
102 OYO AGODI OPP STATE SECRETARIAT AGODI
103 OYO RING ROAD BESIDE LISTER BUILDING, HIGH COURT BUS STOP, RING ROAD,IBADAN
104 OYO ERUWA SANGO ERUWA
105 OYO LEBANON 17 LEBANON STREET DUGBE IBADAN
106 OYO IWO ROAD YIDI BUS STOP, GATE, IBADAN
107 OYO SAKI OPP.SAKI WEST LOCAL GOVT. SECRETARIAT,SAKI
108 PLATEAU KURU NIPSS KURU JOS PLATEAU STATE
109 PLATEAU MM WAY JOS 23 MM WAY JOS
110 RIVERS OKPORO BRANCH 119 OKPORO ROAD
111 RIVERS PORTHACOURT MAIN 26, ABA ROAD. PH
112 RIVERS TRANS AMADI PLOT 270 TRANS AMADI INDUSTRIAL LAYOUT PORTHARCOURT
113 RIVERS IGRUWUTA 100 AIRPORT ROAD IGWURUTA PORT HARCOURT
114 RIVERS OLU OBASANJO 143 OLU OBASANJO WAY
115 RIVERS PH REFINERY CASH CENTRE PHRC
116 RIVERS RUST CASH CENTER RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH  CAMPUS NKPOLU
117 RIVERS ONNE CASH CENTER FLT ROAD ONNE
118 RIVERS NCHIA 33 HOPITAL ROAD OGALE
119 SOKOTO SANI ABACHA 16 SANI ABACHA WAY  FORMERLY KANO ROAD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
120 TARABA JALINGO HAMMARUWA WAY,  OPP. OCEANIC & UNION BANK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
121 YOBE DAMATURU MAIDUGURI ROAD,OPPOSITE GOVERNMENT HOUSE
122 ZAMFARA CANTEEN ROAD SANI ABACHA WAY, GUSAU

Please stay safe, and together we will beat COVID-19.
 
Thank you for making Polaris Bank your preferred Bank.

Yours in Service
Polaris Bank Limited.

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Polaris Bank Declares ₦27.8billion Profit

  • Capital Adequacy and Liquidity Ratios above regulatory requirements
  • To reap benefits of IT investment in 2020

It was cheering news over the weekend as Polaris Bank Limited released its first Audited IFRS 2019 compliant financial result posting a profit before tax of N27.8billion.  The result which posits a compelling narrative in the history of Nigeria’s banking industry followed from the turn-around initiatives undertaken by the leadership of the Bank led by the MD/CEO Mr. Adetokunbo Abiru.

According to the Bank’s first full year financial result released during the weekend, Polaris Bank Limited posted a gross earnings figure of ₦150.8bilion and a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N27.8billion within the first full year of operations. The remarkable achievements coming in the first year of operations of the institution is a clear validation of regulatory induced interventions in the nation’s history.

The Bank also closed the 2019 financial year with Total Assets of N1.1trillion and Shareholders Funds of N83billion. The result shows that Polaris Bank’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (14%) and liquidity ratio (81%) are well above regulatory requirements demonstrating strong prudential compliance and strong capital buffer, careful liquidity management and resilience.

This result is coming amidst the highly challenging business environment which forced many businesses to cut down on their operating expenses.

The Bank’s customer deposits stood at N857.9billion even as the Bank continues to focus on stable, low-cost deposits and well-diversified portfolio devoid of high concentration. Likewise, the loan book stood at N261billion providing the Bank with the desired headroom to accommodate required growth in risk assets to support the nation’s economic growth.

The Bank equally recorded a Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Assets (ROA) of 33.0% and 2.4% respectively for the year ended December 31st 2019.

Commenting on the Bank’s performance, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Adetokunbo Abiru said that: “the emergence of Polaris Bank on September 21, 2018, has heralded a new dawn as it laid the foundation for institutional competitiveness and service innovation in the nation’s challenging banking space.”  

Expressing satisfaction with the Bank’s new corporate governance regime, the Chief Executive Officer noted that “We shall continue to run an ethically governed Bank, upholding sound risk management practices and proactively taking measures to mitigate the impact of the adverse business environment while the Board and Management continue to guide the Bank towards a path of sustainable growth.

Polaris Bank’s performance has assured a strong positive outlook for earnings, margins, and profitability improvement in its cautious pursuit of loan growth, a sustained strategy for operational efficiency, funding cost optimization, and efficient deposit mix. The headroom for loan creation no doubt presents an opportunity for improved margins.

Going into the year 2020 and despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, The Bank says it is poised to reap the benefits of its investment in both the capacity of its employees to improve service experience as well as in critical infrastructures that will support the digitization of its operations.

Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank committed to the delivery of industry-defining products, services, and digital platforms across all the sectors of the Nigerian economy. The Bank is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), which seeks to engage the private sector and the global financial sector to help create a financial sector that serves people and the planet while delivering positive impact.

Click here to view Polaris Bank Ltd's financial results for 2019

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OUR COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT EFFORTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Amid news about the growth in the number of cases of people infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to doing everything we can to meet your needs at this time and ensure our environment is safe for all. In addition to ensuring ease of banking transactions, we have put in place an immediate intervention plan to support Government efforts at this critical time.

As a first step, we have acquired 400 specialised hospital beds, complete with mattresses and accessories, to be handed over to the Lagos State Government (with Lagos State being the most affected by this pandemic), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other State Governments.

We would also be partnering with the Nigeria Coalition Against COVID-19 (NCAC), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Health Institutions and State Governments to deliver additional materials to cover the areas of testinig, isolation, treatment, and training. This, we believe, will ensure our environment is safe for all.

At Polaris Bank, we will continue to devote all necessary resources to contribute to the safety of our esteemed customers and our environment as a whole, while maintaining all the banking services you need to stay safe.

As new developments emerge, we will share information with you about how we continue to operate safely and effectively.

We remain committed to your total wellbeing and the fight against COVID-19.

Adetokunbo Abiru
Managing Director/CEO

COVID-19: Your Safety Matters to Us

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across the globe on a geometric scale; Tcontainment has become a global challenge as it continues to defy the relentless combined efforts of medical
andscientific experts. To date, about 350,000 cases have been recorded across 192 countries and the
numbers continue to grow. Nigeria has recorded 36 cases so far and, given the trends in other jurisdictions, it is safe to
assume that cases are under-detected/reported, calling for more vigilance.
Bearing in mind the need to reduce personal contact, cash handling and non-essential travel during these perilous
times, we have put the following measures in place in the overall interests of our valued staff and our esteemed
customers

Safety Measures:
We are being guided by the health and safety standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as those
stipulated by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Federal Ministry of Health and State Governments to
keep our business premises safe for our staff and customers. Consequently:

  • All staff and visitors are compulsorily required to undergo temperature screening and also use hand sanitizers
    provided before entering any of our business locations. Surfaces and areas with high human traffic are regularly
    disinfected.
  • With effect from Monday 23rd March, all non-essential visitors to our business premises are advised to contact us
    through digital, virtual and online channels including social media, telephone, e-mails, online meetings, call
    centers, etc to promote social distancing.
  • Entrance into all our branches will be regulated, limiting the number of persons allowed in at any time to reduce
    human contact to the barest minimum.
  • We have restructured our work-spaces in line with acceptable social distancing policies as laid down by the WHO.
  • We have prohibited international travels for the time being, and requested staff who have recently returned from
    abroad to compulsorily self-isolate for 14 days.

Business Continuity
Given the level of disruptions Covid-19 has brought to business operations and social life in other jurisdictions, as a
customer centric organisation, we have activated our Business Continuity Plan to keep our banking services
available to you through these challenging times. Consequently, we have:

  • Strengthened our digital banking platforms to cater for the expected significant increase in levels of transactions
    and to continue to offer you the unique Polaris experience.
  •  Upgraded our I.T infrastructure to keep our digital offerings even more efficient at this time.
  • Made all necessary arrangements to keep our services running and put recovery centres in place to enable us
    respond to potential business disruptions in the shortest possible time-frames.

Supporting You

  • Our Polaris Salary Advance remains available via *833*12# to support you through this time.
  •  We enjoin you to use our numerous digital channels i.e. Polaris Mobile, USSD (*833#), ATM, Polaris Experience
    (Internet Banking services), POS terminals, for your banking transactions; bills payments, fund transfers, airtime
    and data top-up etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact your Relationship Manager should you need any support at this time.
We remain committed to supporting our customers and contributing to the global efforts against COVID-19.
Yours in Service,
Polaris Bank Limited
Covid-19:
Your Safety Matters To Us

Polaris Bank marks World Kidney Day

…partners Renal Dialysis Centre to create awareness

In commemoration of the 2020 World Kidney Day Polaris Bank has partnered Renal Dialysis Centre to organise a symposium on kidney health.

 The symposium which held at Radisson Blu, GRA, Ikeja was organized by Renal Dialysis Centre and sponsored by Polaris Bank with the support of Federal Ministry of Health and Lagos State Government. The event also had in attendance strong delegation of stakeholders from the nation’s health sector.

 In his goodwill message on the World Kidney Day, the Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru disclosed that: “Our partnership with Renal Dialysis Centre was to raise awareness, encourage prevention, detection and equitable access to care of kidney disease following the surge in cases of kidney failures and the challenges associated with seeking care and management of the disease that is proving fatal to most victims across all demographics”.

 The Chief Executive explained that: “Our commitment as a Bank to the fight against Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) like kidney, is part of our contribution to society, especially to keep Nigerians safe and abreast of every information about kidney diseases, its management and care.”

 Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer, Renal Dialysis Centre, Dr. John Okoh, disclosed the need for help decrying that: “As part of the challenges facing kidney health in Nigeria, the cost of dialysis and kidney transplant is rather too high for middle income earners and everyday Nigerians who can barely afford it.”

 On his part, Professor Babatunde Salako, Director General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, advocated for more collaborations from government and private sector, emphasizing the need to provide facilities across the country. He explained, “Once you are able to reduce the distance and provide quality service with more facilities, you are invariably improving the quality of life of patients leading to a gradual decline in the cost of dialysis in Nigeria.”

 According to World Health Organization (WHO), “In low-and middle-income countries, the burden posed by such poverty-related kidney disease is even greater, because of associated infections, hazardous work, poor education and poor maternal health.”

 Second Thursday of March every year is marked as World Kidney Day (WKD) with week-long activities dedicated to a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys, its care and associated health challenges worldwide.

 Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank committed to the delivery of industry-defining products and services, across all the sectors of the Nigerian economy. The Bank has continued to extend its CSR initiatives to such areas as health & safety, education, social infrastructure, women and youth empowerment, environment, cultural & civic projects and sports.

Polaris Bank Commences Agency Banking Solution

…Unveils “SurePadi

As part of its digital banking strategy, Polaris Bank recently introduced its Agency Banking Solution to serve as a vehicle to reach the unbanked and underbanked, as well as deepen financial inclusion across Nigeria.

 The Polaris Agency banking solution known as “SurePadi” is designed to provide convenient and easy access to funds and other banking services in far-flung neighbourhoods, through partnerships with existing and new retail outlets. Research shows that lack of accessible financial service points is a key factor responsible for Nigeria’s high financial exclusion rate.

 According to the Chief Digital Officer of Polaris Bank, Mr. Dele Adeyinka, “The introduction of SurePadi is in line with our plan to deepen financial inclusion by serving the huge unbanked and underbanked population especially in locations where basic banking services are far from reach.”

 Mr. Adeyinka further stated that: “With Nigeria's financial exclusion rate currently at 36.8 percent according to CBN, the goal of achieving 20 percent this year to close the exclusion gap of 16.8 percent is also a factor driving our SurePadi Banking Solution.”

 “The SurePadi banking solution is also one of the ways we are helping to reduce unemployment in the country because when you sign up an agent, one of the benefits is that it provides a means of earning additional disposable income,” he added.

 Agency banking service is a convenient way of providing limited banking services to customers through the use of Agents who usually are non-traditional bankers or banking businesses.

Services offered by SurePadi include; account opening, funds transfer, deposit funds; cash withdrawals, bills payment, airtime top up amongst other services. SurePadi Agents earn additional income in addition to improved status in the community through brand affiliation with Polaris Bank.

 Customers on the other hand will enjoy the convenience and ease that comes with the service, plus low cost of transacting as they are able to save the cost of transportation to banks; they are also able to  access funds  anytime of the day, beyond banking hours (weekends and public holidays).

 A SurePadi Agent can be a registered business such as Limited Liability Company, sole proprietorship, partnership, cooperative society, a large retail distribution network, petrol filling stations (Preferably one with a Supermarket or Store) and dealers in FMCG. In addition, unregistered businesses or individuals including supermarkets, retail outlets, and distributors of mobile network operators, business centers, boutiques, provision shops, and sport viewing centers also qualify to be a SurePadi Agents.

 Customers wishing to become Polaris SurePadi Agents, are advised to visit the nearest Polaris Bank branch with a passport photograph and a valid means of identification: driver’s license; national identity card, International passport or voters’ card and utility bill (Not less than three (3) months from time of presentation).

 Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank committed to the delivery of industry-defining products, and services, across all the sectors of the Nigerian economy.

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Polaris Bank Throws Weight Behind Gender Equality Campaign

as Abiru is nominated UNWomen Gender Equality Champion

 Polaris Bank has lent its voice to support the global “HeForShe” movement initiative of the United Nations (UN) in line with its Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy thrust, even as the Bank’s CEO, Tokunbo Abiru is nominated Gender Equality Champion by the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation in conjunction with UNWomen.

 The Polaris Bank CEO gave his commitment at the launching of the HeForShe campaign in Lagos State where the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu flagged off the Campaign in the state. He reiterated the Bank’s commitment to the advancement of gender equality, affirming his nomination to be a HeForShe Advocate/Champion.

 Mr. Abiru stated that: “Our commitment to gender equality runs just as deep as our passion for creating value which is why it is one of the main focus of the Women and Youth Empowerment pillar of our Sustainability and CSR Policy.”

 According to him, “Women are the most deprived gender in the world and apart from constituting majority of the unbanked, they are also deprived on cultural grounds in developing economies.” He further stated that: “In support of the objective of the HeForShe movement, we have and will continue to support particularly, the economic and financial growth of women and contribute to building an enabling environment for them.”

 Earlier in her welcome address, the host and Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Bolaji Dada said: “HeForShe is a platform through which men and boys are encouraged to become agents of change,” adding that “it is an initiative for men to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality.”

 While giving the opening remarks and overview of UN Women Work in Nigeria, Ms. Comfort Lamptey, who was represented by Mr. Lansana Wonneh disclosed that Nigeria, in spite of its leadership role in Africa lags behind when it comes to promoting gender equality and empowerment of women with an index of 0.85. He however extolled Lagos State for leading the drive for gender equality in the country.

 According to Mr. Wonneh, “The statistics of women in government in the State is perhaps the best in Nigeria and the launching of the HeForShe Campaign is indeed, a demonstration and commitment not only of the government, but also of the men and the women of Lagos State to gender equality and empowerment of women.”

 Speaking at the event, Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pledged his support towards promoting the ideals of the HeForShe initiative in his administration, while also thanking the Honorable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and the UN representatives for the honour of being decorated as the number one HeForShe Advocate/Champion in the state.

 Grounded in the idea that gender inequality is an issue that affects all people—socially, economically and politically— HeForShe seeks to actively involve men and boys in a movement that was originally conceived as “a struggle for women by men”.

 Recall that Polaris Bank recently partnered WIMBIZ 2019 Conference with over 1,600 women across various sectors in attendance, in addition to sponsoring her female staff members to reaffirm its support for women and commitment to gender equality.

The Bank also sponsored the maiden Sisters Keepers Initiative workshop which held in Kano for Social Impact and Awareness on rights of Women and the Girl Child in the Northern Region with over 400 women spanning across education, business and politics in attendance as participants.

 HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality, initiated by United Nations (UN). Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging both genders to partake as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviors.

 The HeForShe campaign is being spearheaded by the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in the state.

 Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank committed to the delivery of industry-defining products, services, and platforms across all the sectors of the Nigerian economy.

 

More Customers Express excitement over Polaris Salary Advance

Polaris Bank has continued to disburse more funds to customers and prospects who have found the Bank’s offer too irresistible to ignore.

 Polaris Bank had reportedly disbursed more than N1billion to customers less than four months after introducing the Salary Advance (SALAD) solution.

 Polaris Salary Advance enables employees get up to 50% of their net monthly salary to meet basic needs before the next pay day.  The service which is available on all telecommunication networks, has helped many families secure short-term finance to meet their urgent needs which otherwise would have left them vulnerable. The service could be accessed via mobile phones by dialing *833*12#.

 Polaris Bank also offers array of products such as auto loans, mortgages, holiday loan, rent loan, etc. Sarah Ojedokun, who works in the financial industry spoke of her delight about how seamless applying for the facility was, stating that: “It was fast, easy and on point as I got credit within a minute of dialing the code *833*12#.”

 On his part, Chibuzor Ikechukwu, an auto technician with a Korean auto company on Lagos Island and a customer of the bank whose account is domiciled in Adeola Odeku branch described the Polaris Salad Advance solution as a good development that bridges financial gap.

 Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank committed to the delivery of industry-defining products, services, and platforms across all the sectors of the Nigerian economy.