As part of the strategy to lead in broadening opportunities and access to financial services, FBNBank Ghana and its parent, First Bank of Nigeria Limited have announced a partnership with the International Centre for Strategic Alliances (ICSA) to hold the 2020 Virtual Digital Banking Summit.
The Digital Banking Summit is a C-Suite platform that creates a medium for discussions on global trends and disruption in digital banking, how market players can seize opportunities and respond to trends while focusing on pertinent issues like fintech disruption, financial inclusion, blockchain and regtech.
This year’s summit is under the theme, ‘Digitization of Banking Sector – En Route to a Cashless Africa’ and comes off on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
Commenting on the summit which will feature speakers from FBNBank Ghana and its parent, First Bank of Nigeria Limited as official banking partners, Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan stated that “technology is an integral part of FirstBank’s business model which leads to the bank’s creation of platforms for customer engagement, provision of products and service offerings for customers when they want it and where they want it.
Dr. Adeduntan opined that “technology is an enabler that provides opportunities to drive efficiency and increase productivity by transforming the bank’s operating model to deliver lean, productive and secure business operations.”
He further stated that “as a brand of strength and dynamism that has evolved over the past 126 years, the First Bank of Nigeria Limited Group is focused on building strong partnerships by providing outstanding products, services and support at every stage in our clients’ life journey while delivering the relevant experiences that exceed their expectations.”
FBNBank Ghana, Managing Director, Victor Yaw Asante, noted that the crisis of COVID-19 has accelerated the implementation of banks’ digital strategies ahead of their timetables. He said banks remain committed to the refreshed operating methods that make them relevant in the banking and finance industry.
He reiterated that as part of FBNBank Ghana’s strategy to bring financial services closer to customers, the bank has leveraged new and evolving technologies to facilitate customer access to everyday financial services such as *894# quick banking, agent banking, online banking and FBNMobile, the bank’s mobile app.
The summit will feature presentations from prominent speakers including the 1st Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari as the Chief Keynote Speaker; Chen Kun Te, who is the Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Global Financial Services, Huawei EBG; FirstBank of Nigeria Limited Managing Director, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan; Victor Yaw Asante, Managing Director of FBNBank Ghana; and Country Head, Technology and Services, FBNBank Ghana, Rachel Adeshina among others.