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POLARIS BANK N26M Promo Offer: Customers Warm Up for ‘Grand Finale

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Polaris Bank savings customers are gearing up for the grand finale of the ongoing nationwide ‘  Save & Win’ promo, which is scheduled to hold in April 2021.

At the end of the ‘Save & Win’ Millionaire promo, a total of N26,000,000 would have been won by 188 Polaris Bank customers nationwide. The promo has so far recorded two draws in February and March with the Grande-finale scheduled for April 2021.

The grand finale draw will see Six millionaires emerge from the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and 60 other customers will go home with a consolation sum of N100,000 each. All winners will emerge through a transparent, electronically-generated process that regulatory institutions will supervise. 

The 'Save & Win' promo aims to make millionaires of Nigerians by encouraging current and new customers to save a minimum of N10,000 monthly. The ‘Save & Win’ promo was launched in November 2020, and so far, two millionaires: Lucky Okunzuwa, a customer of Akpakpava branch in Benin City, Edo State and Ikechukwu Bartholomew Obiefuna, a customer of Okeke Street Branch, Awka, Anambra State, have emerged. In addition, 120 customers have also walked away with N100,000 each across the previous two draws which took place on the 9th of February and 9th of March, bringing the total amount won to N14,000,000 so far.

Commenting on their win, both the first and second millionaire, Lucky and Ikechukwu expressed immense appreciation to the Bank and had positive things to say on the Save & Win promo cash prize.

‘‘I am very delighted about winning one million naira in the Polaris Bank Save & Win Promo. It was like a dream when I was told but this is a reality. The money will go a long way in supporting my small business to grow. I also commit to continue to save more. I sincerely thank Polaris Bank for this novel initiative,’’ lucky remarked.

Representatives from relevant regulatory bodies have also attested to the free, fair and transparent process of the draw used in selecting the winners. They also commended the Bank for keeping its promise to the winners.

Giving a background to what informed the Promo, Polaris Bank's Acting Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Innocent C. Ike, said, “it is a reward for our customers, who despite the challenging times, can put aside some money as savings. He reiterated that in not-so-pleasant economic times, there is a compelling need to save – not only to win a prize – but also to plan for the rainy day. He disclosed that “both existing and new savings account customers of the Bank are eligible to participate in the promo.”

Savings Account accessibility is swift and straightforward in Polaris Bank. Prospective customers can dial *833*0# on their phones to follow the prompt to create or reactivate their savings account from their devices by visiting https://accounts.polarisbanklimited.com/opening/ or any of the Bank’s branches across the country.

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Polaris Bank CEO marks Global Money Week In Osun, harps on early savings culture

Polaris Bank CEO, Mr. Innocent C. Ike, has highlighted the need for young people in Nigeria to imbibe the culture of saving money early in life to enable them secure their future.

Mr. Ike gave this advise in a virtual presentation while addressing students of Adeleke University High School, Ede, Osun state last Thursday, March 25 to mark this year's Global Money Week event hosted by Polaris Bank Limited. The school was adopted by Polaris Bank to mark this year’s Global Money Week.

This year's event was aimed at raising awareness on the importance of saving and need for young ones becoming financially aware at an early age.

The top Banker expressed concern and warned on the consequences of poor savings culture on young people with no savings or financial investment, even as he assured that Polaris Bank would continue to sustain efforts aimed at promoting financial literacy among youths in particular and Nigerians in general. 

According to Mr. Ike, “We need to learn, save and earn money. You do not save after spending but rather, you save first before spending. The idea is to “catch them young” by educating them on finance and financial investment so that in future, their personal and financial lives can be guaranteed. To achieve this, we need to imbibe the culture of saving, no matter how small”.

Mr. Ike further explained that the financial sensitization campaign is part of the activities of the Global Money Week, an annual program organized in conjunction with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in partnership with an NGO, Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) to help raise awareness and sensitize students on the need to be financially independent.

The Polaris Bank Acting Managing Director said: “Although it is an annual event, for us at Polaris Bank, we will continue to engage schools, parents and teachers, because we believe that by being financially literate, students and indeed, the young ones, will be able to build their capacity for future business endeavours, thereby securing their future from poverty and other financial challenges”.

He stated confidently that Polaris Bank, the CBN and the entire players in the banking sector, are ready to carry out enlightenment on acontinuous basis; educating and teaching students on  how to manage money that comes into their hands.

After the presentation, a brief Question and Answer Session followed where an obviously elated Principal of the School, Dr. Adetayo Timothy while responding after the over 2 hours, 30 minutes’ session, said knowledge is power and applauded the presentation by Polaris Bank MD which he believes "has undoubtedly, empowered these young students on the fundamentals of saving, earning and investment."

“You would not realise the quantum of financial knowledge Polaris Bank has shared with these students this morning until they put to practice everything they have been exposed to and see the impact in their lives in the days ahead.

"We cannot thank Polaris Bank enough; your coming to our school today has created an image within this community and beyond that you are indeed, a bank that does not shy away from its Corporate Social Responsibilities”.

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Polaris Bank Webinar: Experts outline winning strategies on how women could build wealth

Three accomplished Nigerians and leading authorities in government and finance sectors; Yewande Sadiku, Osayi Alile and Teju Abisoye have jointly enjoined Nigerian women to explore multiple investment opportunities available to build a sustainable wealth that would last generations.

The trio gave the advice at a webinar organised by Polaris Bank in Lagos as part of activities lined up to celebrate the Women’s Month in line with the International Women’s Day celebration with the theme #choosetochallenge.

The webinar which held under the aegis of the Bank’s gender-based product, Polaris Pearl, focused on understanding the role of investment in wealth creation and the importance of taking financial responsibility.

According to Ms. Sadiku, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), “For women to attain financial fitness, they have to build passive income and focus on multiple investment streams to realise the future of their dreams”.

Drawing a metaphor, the NIPC Boss and erstwhile senior Investment Banker explained that “In building passive income, you shouldn’t eat your seed, rather, plant it and let it grow to a tree, so you can have many more to eat, plant and grow”.

Using personal examples to illustrate how she built her wealth starting out as a young banker at age 20, Ms. Sadiku explained that she seized the moment and had a vision of the life she wanted to live and started building passive income through multiple investment windows; setting aside a chunk of her earnings in buying stocks, investing in mutual funds as well as putting away her bonuses and salary increments in fixed deposits, which she later invested in landed properties and real estate.

On her own part, Ms. Alile, who runs Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation, tasked Nigerian women to start saving from the moment they become conscious of the need to attain financial fitness. She urged them not to be in unnecessary competition that brings little or no value in the long run.

“Follow your lane and build a solid foundation that will stand the test of time especially when challenges come”, Ms. Alile advised.

She further reinforced the advantage of starting out children on a solid financial foundation with gifts – in form of stocks and mutual funds – just like she had while growing up, which helped set her up on the right path. She encouraged participants to start their financial fitness journey now and get help where needed.

In her own presentation, Mrs. Abisoye, the CEO of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, said that at LSTEF, they observed that women-run businesses have a larger impact on the community and society; adding that it is possible for women businesses to drive impact, making a case for empowering women for greater and more widespread economic impact.

She advised young ladies – either in paid or self-employment to start with the end in mind, stating that: “Once you begin with the end in mind, you are bound to succeed ultimately, even as she disclosed that there are multiple sources to fund a Start-Up as a budding entrepreneur.”

“You can grow wealth irrespective of employment status. You can start out with your personal savings and seed money from family and friends”.

She enjoined participants to start and grow their businesses before exploring the debt financing option. She further encouraged start-ups to use the acronym: S-service, I-impact, S-sales and I-investment as a mantra to ensure success as the eventual outcome.

Earlier in his welcome address, the acting Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank, Mr. Innocent C. Ike, explained that that the webinar was put together to address pertinent issues that border on ‘Women and Growing Wealth’.

Ike noted that women empowerment and development “is core to our sustainability goals and a key focus area of our social investments and business objective as a Bank. We have had some interventions in this area for impact”.

“Our partnership with the International Women’s Society, Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Societal Healthcare Organisation, and a host of others, are all efforts geared towards empowerment of women,” he added.

The webinar, which had over 1,000 participants following across multiple social platforms, was moderated by the Group Head, Products and Market Development, Polaris Bank, Mrs. Adebimpe Ihekuna.

According to 2018 Credit Suisse Research Institute Global Wealth Report, women hold 40% of global wealth. The report stated that women’s share in wealth rose considerably over the 20th century.

Polaris Pearl is the Bank’s flagship gender-based product designed to cater to the banking needs of the everyday woman, with special focus on Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Homemakers. The account is available in three (3) variants; Polaris Pearl Instant Account, Polaris Pearl Instant Plus Account and Polaris Pearl Account – Savings.

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Polaris Bank Customers to win N26million in ‘Save and Win’ Promo Campaign

Polaris Bank has commenced a nationwide savings promotional campaign to give away N26,000,000.00 (twenty-six million naira) to its loyal and prospective customers who emerge winners in its ‘Save & Win’ promo. Eight millionaires will emerge alongside 180 lucky customers who will be rewarded with other cash gifts of N100,000 per person.

The promo is aimed at making millionaires of everyday Nigerians by encouraging current and prospective customers of the Bank to save minimum incremental of N10,000 monthly for any 3 consecutive months within the promo period, starting from November 2020 to April 2021, to qualify and be part of the winners of the promo.

The first draw, which will herald the first set of winners, will be announced in February 2021. On that day, the first 60 winners of N100,000 each will emerge from the 6 geo-political zones, plus one Millionaire.

The same process will be repeated in March while the month of April will be for the Grand-finale leading to the emergence of sixty winners of N100,000 each across the  six geo-political zones and six ‘Millionaires’  of N1,000,000.00 (one million naira) each, across the six geo-political zones, bringing the entire draw to a total of 188 winners.

The Managing Director/CEO of the Bank, Mr. Innocent C. Ike while kicking off the campaign, noted that “the essence of the exercise, is to give back to customers and encourage savings amongst Nigerians”. The campaign he further explained, is a reward for the traders, artisans, public servants and indeed professionals who in spite of the challenging times, are able to put aside some money. 

He reiterated that in tough times such as we are now, there is a compelling need to save, not only to win a prize, but also to plan for the rainy day.

Explaining further on the dynamics of the campaign, the Bank’s Group Head Product and Market Development, Adebimpe Ihekuna, noted that”  both current and new savings account customers of the Bank, are eligible to participate in the promo.

She disclosed that the magic of winning lies in the ability of the customers to continuously top up their savings with the minimum sum of N10,000 each month, for 3 consecutive months, which ensures that such customers have greater chances of winning above others.

Winners will emerge through a transparent electronically generated process that will be supervised by regulatory institutions.

Savings Account accessibility is simple and swift in Polaris Bank. Prospective customers can dial *833*0# on their phones to follow the prompt or simply create or reactivate their own savings account from their devices by visiting https://accounts.polarisbanklimited.com/opening/or any of the Bank’s branches across the country.

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Polaris Bank offers its Salary Advance product to non-Customers

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Polaris Bank has re-launched its popular Payday loan with an added capability of enabling non-account holders to access quick funds with same speed and ease as the Bank’s customers.

According to the Bank’s Group Head, Products & Markets Development, Mrs. Bimpe Ihekuna, “The phenomenal success and testimonials from beneficiaries of the initial offering, informed the need to extend the opportunity to more Nigerians to enjoy the benefits.”

She explained that “this added feature has made Polaris Salary Advance, a readily available, convenient, and accessible solution to customers’ immediate financial needs, as well as serving identified new markets,”

Salary Advance is a small, short-term unsecured loan that relies on the borrower having previous payroll and employment records. As a Salary Advance beneficiary, you repay it either out of your next paycheck or over an agreed time span.

Polaris Salary Advance has enabled Nigerians across board, meet pressing needs and some unexpected expenses with less difficulty which explains the high adoption rate and patronage it has enjoyed across the country.

Scores of workers in private employment, corporate Nigeria, civil servants in state and federal employment have accessed easily and benefitted immensely from the facility extended from the Bank, long before they receive their salary.

As an instantly available, no-collateral facility, which customers can access anytime, anywhere, Polaris Salary Advance is available to all salary earners (both Polaris account holders and non-account holders).
The product can be accessed via *833*12# USSD Smartcode platform.

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

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Polaris Bank Announces Segun Opeke as Executive Director

Polaris Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Segun Opeke as an Executive Director of the Bank by the Board of Directors and AMCON.

The development is coming on the heels of the recent appointment of Mr. Innocent C. Ike as the Acting Managing Director of the Bank.

Segun Opeke has over twenty-six years of hands-on work experience acquired from leading Nigerian commercial banks with over fifteen of these years in Senior and Executive Management roles.

Until his appointment, Mr. Opeke was the Directorate Head, Lagos Business. The Lagos Directorate under, his leadership, recorded outstanding growth and contributed significantly to the turnaround of the Bank, evidenced by its impressive financial performance recorded in the 2019 financial year. Since the CBN intervention in the erstwhile Skye Bank Plc in July 2016, Segun has played a prominent role in the Bank’s transformation initiatives and very instrumental to the several milestone achievements of the Bank.

By this appointment, he is expected to strengthen the Bank’s leadership aspirations in the banking industry leveraging his wealth of experience and contributing greatly to its ongoing corporate transformation programme.

Segun has occupied strategic roles in various institutions including FSB International Bank, Prudent Bank and Chartered Bank where he started his banking career.

Following the emergence of Skye Bank in 2006, Segun worked as the Bank’s Treasurer and Regional Director for Victoria Island and Ikoyi. He was also the Group Head for Corporate Banking, Aviation and Maritime Group at various times. Mr. Opeke brought his leadership skills to bear as he successfully managed some large portfolios including the Bank’s Lagos Corporate and Commercial Banking Division and the Corporate Planning and Strategy Group.

As a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee, he has remained a strong asset for the institution making insightful contributions and bringing real value on board. Segun by this appointment as Executive Director, Lagos Business, will further strengthen the Management and Board in actualizing the Bank’s leadership aspirations.

Segun holds a BSc. (Banking and Finance) and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School, New York. He has attended several professional, management and leadership programmes in world-class institutions including INSEAD and Euromoney, London.  He is credited with making immense contributions in change management, corporate finance/restructuring and digital transformation.

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

Babatunde Osibodu

Company Secretary

 

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Polaris Bank introduces Target Savings Account

...admonish Nigerians To Strengthen Their Savings Culture

Polaris Bank has launched ‘Polaris Target Savings Account’ to help Nigerians imbibe healthy savings culture as a means to building a strong financial base.

The Bank in a statement released at the weekend quoting its Group Head, Products & Market Development, Mrs Adebimpe Ihekuna said "The savings culture is gradually going into extinction as people generally spend than save, hence the launch of the target savings account to help Nigerians save for a better tommorrow.

“We recognize that there is never going to be enough money to save. That is what one must first accept - but the need to develop the habit of savings is as important as life in itself. A salary increase for most people will not necessarily get them to save more. Your children finishing school, will not get you to save more. A bigger client for your business will not get you to save more. Getting older, will not enable you to save more. Paying off your mortgage and other debts, will not get you to save more. All these are excuses not to start SAVING TODAY. If you are not saving with what you have today, chances are you might not save when you have more money." Mrs. Ihekuna declared.

Elaborating further, the top Banker explains: "It’s simply because we seem not have inculcated the culture of savings. One of the definitions we found describes culture, as a way of thinking and behaving in a society. In our own words – Anything done consistently becomes a habit; a habit done over and over, becomes a way of life i.e. culture. If we look at our society, we have a spending culture as opposed to a savings culture. This is why most often, a bigger salary means more spending; while we often assume, albeit erroneously, that we will invest or save more when we earn higher income. In ireality, the world is never going to run out of things one can buy. You may think you have the latest asset today, and a month later, another model or upgraded version of it will be there."

“The good news is that it is never too late to start saving. Nigerians who want to take up the challenge and begin to save for specific goals for the future, no matter how small, can now do so with ease, through the Polaris Target Savings account. The product was designed to help customers plan and achieve their set financial targets”.

According to the Group Head, the Target Savings Account is open to all customers, Polaris and non-Polaris account holders.

“Polaris Target Savings account can be adopted by individuals - men, women, young adults and Children", she added.

The product offers flexible tenor and competitive interest rate. Other benefits include opportunity to _get_ soft loans against savings, Advisory and financial coaching services, etc”.

‘’The Polaris Target Savings Account is easy to use; customers can deposit daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly earnings, through online direct deposits, standing order instructions or mobile and internet banking platforms.

The account can be linked to existing Polaris Bank accounts. Customers can sign up through the Bank’s mobile or internet banking platforms, and at all Polaris Bank branches nationwide.”

Accessibility is simple and swift. Customers can create their own target savings from their devices by visiting https://accounts.polarisbanklimited.com/opening/ to open an account within a few minutes or visit the Bank's website www.polarisbanklimited.com for additional information on the product.

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

POLARIS BANK ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF INNOCENT C. IKE AS ACTING MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO

The Board of Polaris Bank Limited is pleased to announce that the Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, will be proceeding on his retirement, having successfully completed his two terms of two years each, first as Group Managing Director/CEO, Skye Bank Plc and Managing Director/CEO Polaris Bank Limited. This takes effect from 31 August 2020. We all wish him the best in his future endeavours.

In line with a culture of good corporate governance and succession planning, the Board of Polaris Bank Limited and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the Bank’s shareholder, have announced the appointment of Mr. Innocent C. Ike as the Acting Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank Limited effective 1 September 2020.

The incoming Acting Managing Director/CEO was until now the Executive Director, Technology & Services while also overseeing the South-South/South East Directorate of the Bank. Accordingly, not only has he been a pivotal part of the Bank since July 2016, but a major driver of the Corporate Transformation journey. This gives an assurance of continuity: a definite continuation of the strategic plans and initiatives that brought the Bank the successes it has recorded till date.

Mr. Innocent Ike has garnered over three decades’ professional experience in the Banking Industry. He is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Certified IFRS Expert and an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He holds an Executive Certificate in Strategy & Innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management; Boston and he is also a Member of Institute of Directors (IOD).

With this change of baton, the Bank is set to continue to deliver on the sterling performance reflected in the full year 2019 results in which the Bank posted Profit After Tax (PAT) of N27billion. To buttress the fact that this is sustainable, the Bank’s first half 2020 result showed a PAT of over N18billion, despite the tremendous headwinds brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Directors of the Bank is confident that Polaris Bank will benefit immensely from Mr. Ike’s skills and wealth of experience. With his hard work and diligence, the Bank is bound to continue to thrive under his leadership.

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

Babatunde Osibodu

Company Secretary

Polaris Bank CEO, Tokunbo Abiru Retires

....Thanks Staff, CBN for Support

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, has announced his retirement from the service of Polaris Bank, effective August 31, 2020, having successfully completed his second two-year tenure at the helm of the Bank.

In an emotion-laden farewell message to the staff of the Bank, Mr. Abiru explained that having served meritoriously in the banking industry for nearly three decades, he had resolved to retire to enable him contribute his quota in other areas of the society.

Sharing his scorecard while serving as the CEO of the Bank, Mr. Abiru noted: "It gives me great pleasure to say that, with the support of the Board, Executive Management and all of you, we have delivered on the mandate given to us by the Central Bank of Nigeria upon assumption of office in 2016."

Going down memory lane, he reminded staff of the Bank's poor state before he assumed office in 2016 as the Group Managing Director of the erstwhile SkyeBank.

He noted that all prudential ratios were out of compliance with regulatory requirements, Capital was negative, the loan book was mostly delinquent, while liquidity faced deposit attrition. Furthermore, the IT infrastructure was dilapidated and employee morale was low, resulting in erosion of public confidence.

He praised the staff for working with him to reverse the trend and bring about an institution that has become a compelling case study in corporate turnaround within Nigeria’s financial services industry. In his words: "We have reversed almost all regulatory ratios for good and currently rank amongst the very best in the industry. There can be no better testament to the much-improved state of the Bank than the full year 2019 results in which the Bank posted Profit After Tax (PAT) of N27billion.  To buttress the fact that this is sustainable, the Bank’s first half 2020 result showed a PAT of over N18billion, despite the tremendous headwinds brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

He went on to say: “We also commenced the refreshment of the Bank’s IT infrastructure, which had largely become outdated and dilapidated due to years of under-investment.  As a result of the successful completion of the first phase of the IT Refresh Program, which consisted mainly of upgrade of the infrastructure and digital platforms, and relocation of the Bank’s Data Centres to Tier III data locations as mandated by CBN regulations and in line with global best practices, the Bank’s customers are now experiencing significantly improved service delivery. In addition, by introducing and committing resources to the Agency Banking model, we have contributed in no small measure to deepening financial inclusion for the unbanked and under-banked throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria.”

He restated that today's Polaris Bank has been successfully positioned as a bank of choice in Nigeria due to the work that has been put in by the various stakeholders including the loyal customers of the Bank.

On the issue of leadership succession, Mr. Abiru said, "During this period leading to my final disengagement, I will work closely with the CBN, the Board of Directors and Executive Management of our Bank to ensure a seamless transition and smooth handover to my successor.”

Tokunbo Abiru was appointed the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the then SkyeBank in July 2016.

Before his appointment, he had served in several capacities in some of the leading Banks in Nigeria's banking industry, including at one time as an Executive Director in First Bank of Nigeria Plc. 

He was at various times appointed as Non–Executive Director in some leading companies, including Econet (now Airtel) Mobile Networks Limited, and FBN Capital Limited (now FBN Merchant Bank Limited). 

Mr Abiru has also had a brief stint in public service, having served from 2011 to 2013 as the Honorable Commissioner of Finance for Lagos State Government under the dynamic and transformational leadership of Governor Babatunde R. Fashola (SAN).

Following the establishment of Polaris Bank in September 2018, the Central Bank of Nigeria affirmed the performance of the Bank's Board of Directors, and reappointed Mr. Tokunbo Abiru to lead the new Bank; a position he held until opting for voluntary retirement from the Bank.

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Polaris Bank Partners Facebook to build capacity for SMEs

 

Polaris Bank has partnered with the global social media giant, Facebook to provide free digital marketing training to SMEs in Nigeria.

 

The Bank explained that this move is intended to equip Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) who are focused on leveraging social media tools to drive business and sales.

 

According to the Bank’s Group Head, Products & Market Development, Mrs. Adebimpe Ihekuna, “This partnership is part of Polaris Bank’s non-financial offerings to SMEs in their bid to scale to the next level" 

 

“As an enterprise positioned to meet the challenges of the digital age, especially in the era of COVID-19, we want to assist as many SMEs as we can to ensure they remain relevant in their line of business,” she stressed.

 

This virtual training is scheduled for August 3rd—August 7 and will hold for 5 days with a maximum of 2 modules daily, at different time intervals (i.e. morning and afternoon) while a repeat session will hold the following week for the next set of SMEs who were not accommodated in the first week.

 

Participants will among other things, learn how to find new customers and build business communities using digital tools. They will also be exposed to strategies to grow their business internationally, build an online business presence with Facebook, use WhatsApp to grow their business, learn how to create Facebook Ads, and scale advertising with Ads Manager and unearth tools to drive their business.

 

It would be recalled that the Bank in conjunction with Digivate 360 ran a similar training across eight (8) locations: Lagos, Enugu, Abuja, Kano, Ilorin, Port Harcourt, Abeokuta and Benin in October 2019 through which 723 SME’s (existing and non-existing customers) were trained.

 

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.