Herbert Wigwe

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Herbert Wigwe said : “We are committed to supporting the growth and development of our host community in line with our sustainability ethos. We will build on our legacy and expertise in the financial services industry to optimise growth in all business segments, whilst delivering value to stakeholders,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “With nearly two-thirds of the country being rural, a more aggressive financial technology and financial inclusion drive will further improve lives,” “Access Bank Kenya is excited about the potential that exists in this market, and the opportunity it has to take the lead in unlocking this potential” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education are required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education are required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

leadership Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education are required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We have consistently said that we are focused on building the scale needed to become a leading African bank; one that leverages our experienced and growing talent base and key stakeholder partnerships towards driving sustainable impact and profitability. Today’s announcement demonstrates further commitment to delivering our strategic aspirations of becoming Africa’s Gateway to the World in line with our vision to be the World’s Most Respected African Bank,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that our purposeful strategy, diversified model, and investment in digital solutions will ensure that we remain resilient and continue to support our stakeholders to recover and thrive. I want to thank our employees for their commitment and exceptional work in these uncertain times,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are excited about Daniel’s appointment as we strongly believe that he is the right person to lead Nigeria’s next wave of financial technology disruption. Since its inception, the AFF has created opportunities for African innovators and entrepreneurs to thrive. Daniel’s track record ensures that this developmental pattern will be strengthened” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “This deal is in line with our strategy to deepen Access Bank’s footprint in the retail segment as well as increasingly support local Micro, Small, and Medium-size Enterprises, thereby supporting job creation in the Nigerian economy. The need to boost capital is extremely important today in the context of the negative socio-economic impact of COVID-19, hence, the $93.8 million Tier-II capital eligible loan will help us continue to sustainably support businesses that need finance. These businesses will be able to continually provide essential products and services thereby achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. ‘’transaction is evidence of Access Bank’s commitment to facilitating economic growth and development in Nigeria and Africa as well as creating business opportunities for all stakeholders including women, across its entire value chain. We are truly inspired and we remain committed to our goal of being Africa’s gateway to the world,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, August 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, August 24, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalization and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

leadership Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe concluded ( about Access Bank ) : “This deal is in line with our strategy to deepen Access Bank’s footprint in the retail segment as well as increasingly support local Micro, Small, and Medium-size Enterprises, thereby supporting job creation in the Nigerian economy. The need to boost capital is extremely important today in the context of the negative socio-economic impact of COVID-19, hence, the $93.8 million Tier-II capital eligible loan will help us continue to sustainably support businesses that need finance. These businesses will be able to continually provide essential products and services thereby achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. The transaction is evidence of Access Bank’s commitment to facilitating economic growth and development in Nigeria and Africa as well as creating business opportunities for all stakeholders including women, across its entire value chain. We are truly inspired and we remain committed to our goal of being Africa’s gateway to the world,” External link

leadership Monday, August 17, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “This transaction underscores our approach and is another stepping stone towards delivering on our strategic aspirations of becoming the World’s most respected African Bank and Africa’s gateway to the World. It will strengthen our presence in Zambia, while furthering our footprint for growth in the COMESA region, Africa’s largest free trade area” External link

leadership Friday, August 7, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are excited to make an entry into the vibrant Kenyan market. We pledge to put our customers at the forefront of everything we do. Through the creation of a world class payment system, we will build and support our wholesale and retail customers using our strong customer insights to deliver beyond their expectations,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We pledge to put our customers at the forefront of everything we do. We will walk in their shoes, understand their lifestyles, and help them fulfil their dreams,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Already having a solid retail presence across Africa, Access Bank’s acquisition of TNB will allow it build on its expertise in agricultural financing and deploy its resources to optimize other business segments. With a long-publicized vision to be the World’s Most Respected African Bank, this entry into the Kenyan market, a key gateway in East Africa, not only brings the Bank closer to that vison, but also enables customers tap into its extensive global network. This network would enable such customers have access to immense business opportunities, robust and efficient digital solutions, competitive products and unrivalled customer experience” External link

vanguardngr Monday, July 20, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are indeed grateful to the regulators for the confidence reposed in us throughout this transaction and we acknowledge the support of our team of world-class advisors whose hard work made this deal possible,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “It will be paid for in cash so we have taken out the existing shareholders and we will basically inject a bit more equity into the institution,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 10, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “If you ask people to stay at home so they won’t contract the Coronavirus, you have to worry about the hunger that may come with staying at home” “Many people have the fear that even before the Coronavirus gets to them, they would have died of hanger virus” External link

leadership Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “In our quest to create an integrated global franchise, we intend to build a presence in key Eastern African countries as well as Asia. By expanding our reach in these regions, we are aiming to make the most of the growth potentials they offer,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 1, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalisation and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 29, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalization and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalization and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are also looking at a professional cut. I understand that this is very tricky because it comes with pains. I will be the first to take the heat, and I will take the largest pay cut as much as 40 per cent” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 18, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As an employer of over 30,000 employees, our employees are our greatest assets. We understand how difficult these times are and we are determined to ensure that our staff remain in employment,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This has propelled us towards achieving our five- year strategic objectives to create the largest bank in Nigeria by total assets as well as largest in Africa by customer base with over 36 million unique customers across the network. Using an agile approach and with strong dedication, we have achieved a significant milestone in financial services on the continent whilst delivering the fastest and most seamless customer Day 1 integration globally,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, May 4, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank is now a tier one retail banking franchise with strong digital payments capabilities and benefiting from a diversified business mix,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, May 4, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank was well prepared for the COVID-19 early enough and created ways of working from home and working with our customers. We set up links with our customers and many ways of reaching out to our customers three or four times in a day. This happened even before we started working with the larger society and enabled us to start fighting this pandemic. So Access Bank has put a system in place and now working with CACOVID to make sure that everyone knows what he is doing,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, May 4, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “To keep to this commitment, we have made a decision at management level to restructure salaries. This will start with me, who will have a salary restructure of 40 percent while other employees will have their salaries slightly reduced as well. It has become essential to take this decision in the interim, considering economic realities and hope to reverse it as soon as economic activities become stable,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We probably don’t need as many security men as required, even to the fact that we are not gonna have all our branches open between now and December. We don’t need all the tea girls. We don’t need all the cleaners. We don’t need all the tellers’ etcetera, etcetera,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, May 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We know it is a difficult decision. We appreciate the fact that it is going to hurt people, but we have to make that adjustment to ensure that we protect our franchise and make us stronger,” External link

tribuneonlineng Friday, May 1, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for feeding the needy if these measures are to be effective?” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, April 20, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

africa-newsroom Monday, April 20, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “To deliver on our promise to continually give our customers ‘more’, we have worked with first class tech experts to build the AccessMore mobile app to suit our customers’ lifestyle and meet their financial needs,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Additionally, we will remain disciplined in our efforts to deliver enhanced shareholder value, as we continue to realise the synergies from our newly expanded franchise,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are providing a broader platform to facilitate payments services in Nigeria and across Africa, by harnessing our significantly enhanced digital technology capabilities,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We decided to beam the spotlight on the positive things coming out of Africa and that is why we created BAFEST, to not only bring Africans together to be entertained by Africans but also provide a platform for the world to experience the best of the African creative industry” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe concluded ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank will continue to innovate and remain profitable while offering value to all investors and stakeholders. As we strive to expand our business operations, we will remain true to our core values of sustainable banking and adherence to global best practices,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, March 2, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This year, we put some measures in place to improve the overall marathon experience and we are ecstatic that they have reaped immediate dividends. This year’s race witnessed an uptick in the quality and preparedness of the athletes, as highlighted by the manner in which the previous records were broken. Furthermore, the experience of the attendees attests to better organization and planning on the part of the organizing committee,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “At Access Bank we are a pioneer in both domestic and international capital markets, leading the way with our commitment to sustainable banking. We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realizing the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As one of the leading banks in Nigeria and indeed Africa, it is imperative for us to support the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate. Hence, we have sponsored the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon for five years to make Lagos State more attractive to tourists and foreign investors alike. We have also used this platform as an avenue to create more jobs and opportunities for thousands in the state” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The AfCFTA could be the most important opportunity offered to African countries in a long time. This is because, for many years, the absence of a regional economic framework has limited the continent’s development,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, January 31, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “It will be paid for in cash so we have taken out the existing shareholders and we will basically inject a bit more equity into the institution,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “BAFEST is not just a means of providing quality entertainment to Africans, but a platform Access Bank has created to spotlight Africa through its enormous creativity and talents. We believe it is time the world knew the true story of Africa. I believe that this year’s BAFEST will further strengthen this new African narrative we are creating,” External link

thesourceng Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education is required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, November 25, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “So we, the entire banking industry working with the Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, to ensure that we give grace to our country within the next two years,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The strong retail contribution demonstrates the effectiveness of our continued drive around low-cost deposits, on the back of an innovative digital platform. Asset quality improved as guided, to 6.4 per cent on the bank of a robust risk management approach. This is expected to trend into the future as we strive to hit and surpass the standard we had built in the industry prior to the merger. Similarly, liquidity ratio improved year on year to 49.7 per cent, reflecting deliberate steps to optimise our balance sheet in order to ensure the group’s liquidity position remains robust,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Apart from serving as a platform to share the African culture with the world, the industry has launched a value chain for writers, cinematographers, actors, producers, while also contributing to the economy, creating employment opportunities, and promoting investment,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “By the end of the second year we will start to see a return on equity that is close to 20%,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, November 1, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are celebrating a very unique partnership with two great institutions to ensure that we support national development and by the time we finished with this exercise, one of the things that we would have done for sure would be to bring out several great talents which in turn would serve as succession for the artistes we have in Nigeria at the moment” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank is fully committed to bridging the existing gap and provide women with the support they need to successfully implement their business ideas” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Looking at the number of women presently, I don’t think the initial N4billion we set aside to help women will be sufficient and based on that, the initiative fund will be increased to N10billion. Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Going into the second half of the year, our focus is on consolidating momentum and driving access to financial inclusion through our various agency initiatives. Additionally, we will remain disciplined in our efforts to deliver enhanced shareholder value, as we continue to realise the synergies from our newly expanded franchise,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank’s performance in H1 of the year reflects a sustainable business model coupled with effective execution as we make solid gains towards the achievement of our strategic goals” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank’s performance in the first half of the year reflects a sustainable business model coupled with effective execution as we make solid gains towards the achievement of our strategic goals” External link

vanguardngr Monday, September 9, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “The strong retail contribution demonstrates the effectiveness of our continued drive around low-cost deposits, on the back of an innovative digital platform. Asset quality improved as guided, to 6.4 per cent on the bank of a robust risk management approach. This is expected to trend into the future as we strive to hit and surpass the standard we had built in the industry prior to the merger. Similarly, liquidity ratio improved year on year to 49.7 per cent, reflecting deliberate steps to optimise our balance sheet in order to ensure the group’s liquidity position remains robust,” External link

thisdayonline Monday, September 9, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Looking at the number of women present here today, I don’t think the initial N4billion we set aside to help women will be sufficient and based on that, the initiative fund will be increased to N10billion. Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make a significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 6, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

dailytrust Friday, September 6, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank is fully committed to bridging the existing gap and provide women with the support they need to successfully implement their business ideas” External link

thisdayonline Friday, September 6, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, September 6, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Looking at the number of women present here today, I don’t think the initial N4billion we set aside to help women will be sufficient and based on that, the initiative fund will be increased to N10billion. Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make a significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The group delivered solid earnings underscoring the value potentials of the newly expanded business model. Gross earnings showed a 16 per cent increase to N160.1bn from the prior year, comprising strong earnings on interest income and non-interest income of 69 per cent and 31 per cent respectively, whilst Profit before Tax (PBT) grew to N45.1 billion. Our capital and liquidity position remained above regulatory levels, with CAR at 19.5 per cent and liquidity ratio of 47.6 per cent further demonstrating the capacity of the enlarged balance sheet to cope with possible negative shocks” External link

thisdayonline Monday, September 2, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the beginning of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s campaign, one of the things he said he would focus on is transportation and traffic management. This obviously is a big problem out here. We have engaged in several discussions with the Governor and we have worked with a consultant to carry out very detailed traffic studies of Lekki-Oniru axis with the view to ensure that we eliminate traffic the way it exists today from Victoria Island up to Oniru and Lekki,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “There is a need to provide innovative financing models for healthcare providers especially in the private sector, who currently face challenges accessing financing for the purchase of healthcare equipment due to the risk associated with the business. As a financing institution, we are committed to providing financing at both the health-service-provider level and at health-service-consumer levels to ensure that the people of Nigeria have all they need to live healthy lives,” External link

africanreview Monday, July 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : "We continue to look for ways through which more resources can be pooled towards supporting the children. We are part of the community and as such should support its wellbeing" External link

finanznachrichten-en Monday, July 15, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavor,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 15, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, July 12, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

pulse Monday, July 8, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, July 8, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

leadership Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

leadership Friday, July 5, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, July 5, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Technology has changed everything completely and is currently disrupting legacy structure in the financial sector. What this means from the business mindset is that anything that is repeatedly manual cannot survive the evolving technology. Financial Technology (FinTech) players are driving technology evolution and banks must collaborate with them because both complement each other,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “With the power of computing and innovation, people can work from any part of the county and contribute to GDP growth of the economy. Africa as a continent and Nigeria as a nation must therefore rise to the opportunities that abound in today’s digital world. The contents of AI and predictive technology appear to be strong, enabling organisations to move from prediction to decision making and that is where the world is truly going,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “So banks that do not think of the new technology changes that will recreate the future of banking, will be gone forever. Our focus at Access Bank is to redefine the future of banking in Nigeria and Africa over the next 10 years,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : ”Leveraging such technology as Artificial Intelligence and utilising data analytics is imperative if banks and fintechs are to remain competitive. Today, becoming an intelligent bank is not an option, it is a necessity, as technology is redefining the way banks operate” External link

thisdayonline Monday, May 20, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Today, becoming an intelligent bank is not an option, it is a necessity, as technology is redefining the way banks operate,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Today is a gathering of the best technology brains ready to re-define the future of intelligent banks and Fintechs and create new disruptions for our industry,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The partnership coming from the banks is to facilitate the movement of credit. The assurance that we have this time, that this financing will reach to the grassroots is the fact that the CBN has been saddled with the responsibility to open branches aggressive branch opening so that this fund can be accessible through the MFB that has been created by the bankers’ committee” External link

thisdayonline Monday, April 29, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our ongoing collective efforts to deliver exemplary value will be paramount in guaranteeing our profitability and the long-term sustainability of our business,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, April 26, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are providing a broader platform to facilitate payments services in Nigeria and across Africa, by harnessing our significantly enhanced digital technology capabilities,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our focus is to become the world’s most respected African Bank by leveraging on the strength of our retail and wholesale business to provide unrivalled value to our customers,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Diamond Bank Plc ) : “Following the successful completion of the merger with Diamond Bank in March 2019, we have now fully positioned ourselves in the retail market with a view to bringing the power of banking to the doorsteps of millions. We are providing a broader platform to facilitate payments services in Nigeria and across Africa, by harnessing our significantly enhanced digital technology capabilities,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our focus is to become the world’s most respected African Bank by leveraging on the strength of our retail and wholesale business to provide unrivalled value to our customers,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “The specific amount will depend on which of the strata you fall into and what you are doing. The loans are for a maximum of 10 years, they are single-digit interest rate loans and reflective of the fact that in these industries, what you require is long term financing at single-digit; while we will ask for collateral it will be flexible,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, April 5, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “At Access Bank we are a pioneer in both domestic and international capital markets, leading the way with our commitment to sustainable banking. We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realizing the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realising the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, April 1, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realising the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenewsnigeria Monday, April 1, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “What we want to do is to take the youthfulness, vibrancy of Diamond and merge it with the financial strength and trust in Access to create an institution that will be commendable not only in Nigeria but in Africa,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, April 1, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “As a bank, we are in full support of a gender-balanced society, this is why, through our Access Bank W Initiative, we educate women through our capacity-building and mentorship programs to ensure that they build and sustain brands that are globally recognised. We also have funding opportunities that are tailor-made for women and their businesses” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

leadership Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

leadership Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the Bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the Bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realising growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenewsnigeria Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The bank has a strong track record in deploying environmental and social risk management tools, partnering with local and international agencies to deliver a greener outcome from investing activities. Over the last five years, the bank has pioneered various resource conservation programmes in water usage, energy consumption and waste recycling, aimed at reducing carbon emissions,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realising growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realising growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

nan Monday, March 18, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “In pursuit of our vision to be one of the leading banks in Nigeria, we took accelerated strides in the last quarter of the year towards achieving our overall retail strategy. The merger with Diamond Bank will enable us to fully entrench ourselves in the retail market with a view to lowering our funding cost. This transaction is anticipated to be completed by April 2019, resulting in the creation of an enlarged, efficient and digitally led tier 1 retail banking franchise,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, March 18, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “2018 marked a significant year of progress for the Bank amidst an unfavourable macro climate. We made solid progress throughout 2018 in line with our 2018-2022 five-year strategy, and we remain committed to the achievement of our strategic imperatives going forward; as we continue to invest in our people and technology in order to improve operational efficiency and service touch points with earnings growth in 2019” External link

thisdayonline Monday, March 18, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “In pursuit of our vision to be one of the leading banks in Nigeria, we took accelerated strides in the last quarter of the year towards achieving our overall retail strategy. The merger with Diamond Bank will enable us to fully entrench ourselves in the retail market with a view to lowering our funding cost. This transaction is anticipated to be completed by April 2019, resulting in the creation of an enlarged, efficient and digitally led tier 1 retail banking franchise” External link

thisdayonline Monday, March 18, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As we continue to invest in our people and technology in order to improve operational efficiency and service touch points with earnings growth in 2019,” External link

dailytrust Friday, March 15, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As we continue to invest in our people and technology in order to improve operational efficiency and service touch points with earnings growth in 2019,” External link

leadership Friday, March 15, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “We are pleased to have worked with a world-class group of lenders on this transaction. The deal further reinforces the fact that our institution remains globally respected and reputable. The syndicated facility is geared towards supporting the Bank’s efforts to promote the growth and job creation potential of the private sector through improved access to financing. Additionally, specific attention will also be paid to strengthening Micro, Small and Medium-size enterprises as many have been held back due to a lack of access to finance. We believe this relationship will be the beginning of many more international partnerships with such entities” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

authorityngr Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “The enlarged Access Bank will serve 27 million retail customers, almost double the number customers of any other bank in Nigeria and more than any other bank in Africa” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “The enlarged Access Bank will serve 27 million retail customers, almost double the number customers of any other bank in Nigeria and more than any other bank in Africa,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We as regulators, market participants and businesses should sit down together to understand the modus operandi of the recently introduced forex markets and how it will impact on our businesses going forward” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

authorityngr Monday, March 4, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

vanguardngr Monday, March 4, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “Our focus is to advance Nigeria’s blossoming drive for health and fitness. We have made it our responsibility to encourage the general public and create value for stakeholders,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “I enjoin them to work harder rather than complaining about their limitations strive to achieve world Standards,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “would happen before the beginning of next quarter where different participants working together with international organisations by basically building relevant infrastructure and different content in whatever they do” External link

nan Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “With the final merger of both banks and the status of the resulting entity as ‘the largest bank in Africa’s largest economy,’ this greatly bolsters the bank’s brand, opening doors of opportunity both in local and international markets,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “With the final merger of both banks and the status of the resulting entity as ‘the largest bank in Africa’s largest economy,’ this greatly bolsters the bank’s brand, opening doors of opportunity both in local and international markets,” External link

nan Friday, February 15, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “All of these efforts will happen before the beginning of next quarter where different participants, working with international institutions can start basically with relevant infrastructure to support talent development and improvement of content in the different things that they do,” External link

leadership Friday, February 15, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our focus is to advancing Nigeria’s blossoming drive for health and fitness. We have made it our responsibility to encouraging the general public and create value for stakeholders,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “Our focus is to advance Nigeria’s blossoming drive for health and fitness. We have made it our responsibility to encourage the general public and create value for stakeholders,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank has a strong track record of acquisition and integration and has a clear growth strategy,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank has enough capacity to consummate this merger without additional capital. We are also taking steps to ensure that in line with international best practice and the need to create a capital buffer, the new institution that is being created will have adequate capital to support it going into the future,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, December 21, 2018 4:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This could accelerate our strategy as a significant corporate and retail bank in Nigeria and a Pan-African financial services champion,” External link

thenewsnigeria Monday, December 17, 2018 6:24:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This could accelerate our strategy as a significant corporate and retail bank in Nigeria and a Pan-African financial services champion,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, December 17, 2018 4:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This could accelerate our strategy as a significant corporate and retail bank in Nigeria and a Pan-African financial services champion,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, December 17, 2018 4:15:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “We are very excited to have been done this honour by the Central Bank of Nigeria. We see it as more than an award but an indicator that our efforts are been recognized and a challenge for us to keep at it. We dedicate these awards to our loyal customers and committed staff members for believing in the Bank’s vision of helping to build a sustainable Nigeria and by extension, Africa,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:39:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “We are very excited to have been done this honour by the Central Bank of Nigeria. We see it as more than an award but an indicator that our efforts are been recognized and a challenge for us to keep at it. We dedicate these awards to our loyal customers and committed staff members for believing in the Bank’s vision of helping to build a sustainable Nigeria and by extension, Africa,” External link

leadership Monday, December 10, 2018 4:38:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Fintech is already changing the traditional financial service sector we used to know and it is impacting how increasing numbers of individuals and businesses conduct their financial transactions and businesses,” External link

sunnewsonline Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:28:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “By country, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya remain at the forefront of startup activity in the Fintech sector,” External link

sunnewsonline Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:28:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The board and management remain extremely grateful to our more than eight million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

leadership Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated ( about Access Bank ) : “I have been told that over 100,000 runners will take part in this year’s edition. I am happy the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been given the IAAF Bronze Label, and our target is to get the Gold Label as quickly as possible. When we started two years ago, people were asking what we intended to get from this project, but today, I am happy that the race is rated as one of the best in the world,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, November 3, 2017 7:28:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “The board and management remain extremely grateful to our more than eight million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

punchng Friday, October 27, 2017 3:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The Board and Management remain extremely grateful to our more than 8 million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, October 27, 2017 2:56:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The Board and Management remain extremely grateful to our more than 8 million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, October 27, 2017 12:44:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “This desk, which will be bi-lingual, will provide customized long term and cost effective financial solutions to our clients available to conduct business with German corporates. This we believe will boost positively the trade relations between Germany and Nigeria at large” External link

dailyindependentnig Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank’s performance in the first half of the year reflects the strength and sustainability of our business as well as the effective execution of our strategy” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “We maintained stable asset quality, recording non-performing loans and cost of risk ratios of 2.5 per cent and 1.0 per cent, respectively and wound down on our foreign currency exposures as a deliberate strategy to de-risk the business. As we cautiously grow our loan portfolio in light of macro realities, we will continue to uphold our proactive risk management principles in order to maintain asset quality within acceptable limits. Whilst balancing our appetite for growth and profitability, we remain committed to maintaining solid liquidity and capital ratios,” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe noted : “Our retail expansion drive led to investments in our channels, distribution network, service quality and brand enhancement. These, as well as AMCON charges resulted in higher operating expenses in the period. We continue to, however, intensify the implementation of our cost reduction initiatives in order to improve the bottom-line despite high inflationary environment. In view of the recovering macro, our focus remains growing the retail franchise through digital expansion to enable diversified earnings as well as continuous and proactive risk management as we selectively grow risk assets. We will remain resilient in the execution of our bold strategy for increased growth and profitability whilst maximizing shareholder value in 2017 and beyond,” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe noted : “We will continue to, however, intensify the implementation of our cost reduction initiatives in order to improve the bottom-line despite high inflationary environment. In view of the recovering macro, our focus remains growing the retail franchise through digital expansion to enable diversified earnings as well as continuous and proactive risk management as we selectively grow risk assets. We will remain resilient in the execution of our bold strategy for increased growth and profitability while maximising shareholder value in 2017 and beyond,” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, September 4, 2017 5:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe says : “Trust is critical. You must trust yourselves infinitely. Secondly, your values are so critical. Then there is professionalism. Aig as my brother and partner was CEO for 12 years. And for the 12 years, he ran an extremely professional enterprise. As close as we were, we knew the boundaries of professionalism. It is something that once you don’t tamper with, you would do the right things. So those are the things that are most important as you create a partnership” External link

sunnewsonline Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “2017 marks the end of our third five-year transformation journey and in the coming months, we will focus our priorities on the delivery of our strategic objectives” External link

4-traders Sunday, August 6, 2017 7:39:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe noted : “we are an emerging global bank and the bank’s capacity as a leading brand in the continent and globally will be a perfect fit for the entrepreneurs as the global banks face business objectives in other parts of the world outside of Africa” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:48:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated ( about Access Bank ) : “2016 has been a remarkable year for the Bank as we continue to receive both regional and international acclaim. We have reaffirmed our status as innovative industry pioneers equipped to help our customers take tomorrow today,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, December 19, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated ( about Access Bank ) : “2016 has been a remarkable year for the Bank as we continue to receive both regional and international acclaim. I am extremely proud to be part of a profitableinstitution that is committed to delivering sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant. We have reaffirmed our status as innovative industry pioneers equipped to help our customers take tomorrow today,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:46:00 PM EAT



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Herbert Wigwe said : “We are committed to supporting the growth and development of our host community in line with our sustainability ethos. We will build on our legacy and expertise in the financial services industry to optimise growth in all business segments, whilst delivering value to stakeholders,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “With nearly two-thirds of the country being rural, a more aggressive financial technology and financial inclusion drive will further improve lives,” “Access Bank Kenya is excited about the potential that exists in this market, and the opportunity it has to take the lead in unlocking this potential” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education are required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education are required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

leadership Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education are required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We have consistently said that we are focused on building the scale needed to become a leading African bank; one that leverages our experienced and growing talent base and key stakeholder partnerships towards driving sustainable impact and profitability. Today’s announcement demonstrates further commitment to delivering our strategic aspirations of becoming Africa’s Gateway to the World in line with our vision to be the World’s Most Respected African Bank,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that our purposeful strategy, diversified model, and investment in digital solutions will ensure that we remain resilient and continue to support our stakeholders to recover and thrive. I want to thank our employees for their commitment and exceptional work in these uncertain times,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are excited about Daniel’s appointment as we strongly believe that he is the right person to lead Nigeria’s next wave of financial technology disruption. Since its inception, the AFF has created opportunities for African innovators and entrepreneurs to thrive. Daniel’s track record ensures that this developmental pattern will be strengthened” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “This deal is in line with our strategy to deepen Access Bank’s footprint in the retail segment as well as increasingly support local Micro, Small, and Medium-size Enterprises, thereby supporting job creation in the Nigerian economy. The need to boost capital is extremely important today in the context of the negative socio-economic impact of COVID-19, hence, the $93.8 million Tier-II capital eligible loan will help us continue to sustainably support businesses that need finance. These businesses will be able to continually provide essential products and services thereby achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. ‘’transaction is evidence of Access Bank’s commitment to facilitating economic growth and development in Nigeria and Africa as well as creating business opportunities for all stakeholders including women, across its entire value chain. We are truly inspired and we remain committed to our goal of being Africa’s gateway to the world,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, August 24, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, August 24, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalization and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

leadership Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe concluded ( about Access Bank ) : “This deal is in line with our strategy to deepen Access Bank’s footprint in the retail segment as well as increasingly support local Micro, Small, and Medium-size Enterprises, thereby supporting job creation in the Nigerian economy. The need to boost capital is extremely important today in the context of the negative socio-economic impact of COVID-19, hence, the $93.8 million Tier-II capital eligible loan will help us continue to sustainably support businesses that need finance. These businesses will be able to continually provide essential products and services thereby achieving sustainable and inclusive growth. The transaction is evidence of Access Bank’s commitment to facilitating economic growth and development in Nigeria and Africa as well as creating business opportunities for all stakeholders including women, across its entire value chain. We are truly inspired and we remain committed to our goal of being Africa’s gateway to the world,” External link

leadership Monday, August 17, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “This transaction underscores our approach and is another stepping stone towards delivering on our strategic aspirations of becoming the World’s most respected African Bank and Africa’s gateway to the World. It will strengthen our presence in Zambia, while furthering our footprint for growth in the COMESA region, Africa’s largest free trade area” External link

leadership Friday, August 7, 2020 5:49:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are excited to make an entry into the vibrant Kenyan market. We pledge to put our customers at the forefront of everything we do. Through the creation of a world class payment system, we will build and support our wholesale and retail customers using our strong customer insights to deliver beyond their expectations,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We pledge to put our customers at the forefront of everything we do. We will walk in their shoes, understand their lifestyles, and help them fulfil their dreams,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Already having a solid retail presence across Africa, Access Bank’s acquisition of TNB will allow it build on its expertise in agricultural financing and deploy its resources to optimize other business segments. With a long-publicized vision to be the World’s Most Respected African Bank, this entry into the Kenyan market, a key gateway in East Africa, not only brings the Bank closer to that vison, but also enables customers tap into its extensive global network. This network would enable such customers have access to immense business opportunities, robust and efficient digital solutions, competitive products and unrivalled customer experience” External link

vanguardngr Monday, July 20, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are indeed grateful to the regulators for the confidence reposed in us throughout this transaction and we acknowledge the support of our team of world-class advisors whose hard work made this deal possible,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, July 20, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “It will be paid for in cash so we have taken out the existing shareholders and we will basically inject a bit more equity into the institution,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 10, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “If you ask people to stay at home so they won’t contract the Coronavirus, you have to worry about the hunger that may come with staying at home” “Many people have the fear that even before the Coronavirus gets to them, they would have died of hanger virus” External link

leadership Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “In our quest to create an integrated global franchise, we intend to build a presence in key Eastern African countries as well as Asia. By expanding our reach in these regions, we are aiming to make the most of the growth potentials they offer,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 1, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalisation and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 29, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalization and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “It has become clear to all and sundry that Nigeria’s healthcare sector is in dire need of revitalization and Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be investing heavily in this sector in the coming months. We would be looking to grow Nigeria’s capacity to not only manufacture drugs and other medical supplies locally but also encourage entrepreneurs to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within the sector,” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are also looking at a professional cut. I understand that this is very tricky because it comes with pains. I will be the first to take the heat, and I will take the largest pay cut as much as 40 per cent” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 18, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As an employer of over 30,000 employees, our employees are our greatest assets. We understand how difficult these times are and we are determined to ensure that our staff remain in employment,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This has propelled us towards achieving our five- year strategic objectives to create the largest bank in Nigeria by total assets as well as largest in Africa by customer base with over 36 million unique customers across the network. Using an agile approach and with strong dedication, we have achieved a significant milestone in financial services on the continent whilst delivering the fastest and most seamless customer Day 1 integration globally,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, May 4, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank is now a tier one retail banking franchise with strong digital payments capabilities and benefiting from a diversified business mix,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, May 4, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank was well prepared for the COVID-19 early enough and created ways of working from home and working with our customers. We set up links with our customers and many ways of reaching out to our customers three or four times in a day. This happened even before we started working with the larger society and enabled us to start fighting this pandemic. So Access Bank has put a system in place and now working with CACOVID to make sure that everyone knows what he is doing,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, May 4, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “To keep to this commitment, we have made a decision at management level to restructure salaries. This will start with me, who will have a salary restructure of 40 percent while other employees will have their salaries slightly reduced as well. It has become essential to take this decision in the interim, considering economic realities and hope to reverse it as soon as economic activities become stable,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We probably don’t need as many security men as required, even to the fact that we are not gonna have all our branches open between now and December. We don’t need all the tea girls. We don’t need all the cleaners. We don’t need all the tellers’ etcetera, etcetera,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, May 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We know it is a difficult decision. We appreciate the fact that it is going to hurt people, but we have to make that adjustment to ensure that we protect our franchise and make us stronger,” External link

tribuneonlineng Friday, May 1, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for feeding the needy if these measures are to be effective?” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

AfricaNews-English Monday, April 20, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe explained : “One, it was clear from beginning that no one institution can go it alone, so we solicit everybody’s cooperation in tackling this scourge. Two, while several measures are being taken to stop the spread, including lockdowns, restriction, social distancing, there is the need to address the hunger. How do we cater for the feeding needs of the people if these measures are to be effective?” External link

africa-newsroom Monday, April 20, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “To deliver on our promise to continually give our customers ‘more’, we have worked with first class tech experts to build the AccessMore mobile app to suit our customers’ lifestyle and meet their financial needs,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Additionally, we will remain disciplined in our efforts to deliver enhanced shareholder value, as we continue to realise the synergies from our newly expanded franchise,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are providing a broader platform to facilitate payments services in Nigeria and across Africa, by harnessing our significantly enhanced digital technology capabilities,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We decided to beam the spotlight on the positive things coming out of Africa and that is why we created BAFEST, to not only bring Africans together to be entertained by Africans but also provide a platform for the world to experience the best of the African creative industry” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe concluded ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank will continue to innovate and remain profitable while offering value to all investors and stakeholders. As we strive to expand our business operations, we will remain true to our core values of sustainable banking and adherence to global best practices,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, March 2, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This year, we put some measures in place to improve the overall marathon experience and we are ecstatic that they have reaped immediate dividends. This year’s race witnessed an uptick in the quality and preparedness of the athletes, as highlighted by the manner in which the previous records were broken. Furthermore, the experience of the attendees attests to better organization and planning on the part of the organizing committee,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “At Access Bank we are a pioneer in both domestic and international capital markets, leading the way with our commitment to sustainable banking. We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realizing the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As one of the leading banks in Nigeria and indeed Africa, it is imperative for us to support the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate. Hence, we have sponsored the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon for five years to make Lagos State more attractive to tourists and foreign investors alike. We have also used this platform as an avenue to create more jobs and opportunities for thousands in the state” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The AfCFTA could be the most important opportunity offered to African countries in a long time. This is because, for many years, the absence of a regional economic framework has limited the continent’s development,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, January 31, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “It will be paid for in cash so we have taken out the existing shareholders and we will basically inject a bit more equity into the institution,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “BAFEST is not just a means of providing quality entertainment to Africans, but a platform Access Bank has created to spotlight Africa through its enormous creativity and talents. We believe it is time the world knew the true story of Africa. I believe that this year’s BAFEST will further strengthen this new African narrative we are creating,” External link

thesourceng Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We must go beyond educating customers on the protection of crucial information to actual data protection and integrity amongst operators and stakeholders,” “I am a great believer in collaboration to solve problems. Our collaborative efforts in data protection and customer education is required in countering security threats in Digital payments,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, November 25, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “So we, the entire banking industry working with the Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, to ensure that we give grace to our country within the next two years,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The strong retail contribution demonstrates the effectiveness of our continued drive around low-cost deposits, on the back of an innovative digital platform. Asset quality improved as guided, to 6.4 per cent on the bank of a robust risk management approach. This is expected to trend into the future as we strive to hit and surpass the standard we had built in the industry prior to the merger. Similarly, liquidity ratio improved year on year to 49.7 per cent, reflecting deliberate steps to optimise our balance sheet in order to ensure the group’s liquidity position remains robust,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Apart from serving as a platform to share the African culture with the world, the industry has launched a value chain for writers, cinematographers, actors, producers, while also contributing to the economy, creating employment opportunities, and promoting investment,” External link

dailytrust Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “By the end of the second year we will start to see a return on equity that is close to 20%,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, November 1, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are celebrating a very unique partnership with two great institutions to ensure that we support national development and by the time we finished with this exercise, one of the things that we would have done for sure would be to bring out several great talents which in turn would serve as succession for the artistes we have in Nigeria at the moment” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank is fully committed to bridging the existing gap and provide women with the support they need to successfully implement their business ideas” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Looking at the number of women presently, I don’t think the initial N4billion we set aside to help women will be sufficient and based on that, the initiative fund will be increased to N10billion. Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Going into the second half of the year, our focus is on consolidating momentum and driving access to financial inclusion through our various agency initiatives. Additionally, we will remain disciplined in our efforts to deliver enhanced shareholder value, as we continue to realise the synergies from our newly expanded franchise,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank’s performance in H1 of the year reflects a sustainable business model coupled with effective execution as we make solid gains towards the achievement of our strategic goals” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank’s performance in the first half of the year reflects a sustainable business model coupled with effective execution as we make solid gains towards the achievement of our strategic goals” External link

vanguardngr Monday, September 9, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “The strong retail contribution demonstrates the effectiveness of our continued drive around low-cost deposits, on the back of an innovative digital platform. Asset quality improved as guided, to 6.4 per cent on the bank of a robust risk management approach. This is expected to trend into the future as we strive to hit and surpass the standard we had built in the industry prior to the merger. Similarly, liquidity ratio improved year on year to 49.7 per cent, reflecting deliberate steps to optimise our balance sheet in order to ensure the group’s liquidity position remains robust,” External link

thisdayonline Monday, September 9, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Looking at the number of women present here today, I don’t think the initial N4billion we set aside to help women will be sufficient and based on that, the initiative fund will be increased to N10billion. Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make a significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 6, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

dailytrust Friday, September 6, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank is fully committed to bridging the existing gap and provide women with the support they need to successfully implement their business ideas” External link

thisdayonline Friday, September 6, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, September 6, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “Looking at the number of women present here today, I don’t think the initial N4billion we set aside to help women will be sufficient and based on that, the initiative fund will be increased to N10billion. Through partnerships with organisations such as LSETF, Access Bank will continue to help women break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make a significant impact on the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, September 5, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The group delivered solid earnings underscoring the value potentials of the newly expanded business model. Gross earnings showed a 16 per cent increase to N160.1bn from the prior year, comprising strong earnings on interest income and non-interest income of 69 per cent and 31 per cent respectively, whilst Profit before Tax (PBT) grew to N45.1 billion. Our capital and liquidity position remained above regulatory levels, with CAR at 19.5 per cent and liquidity ratio of 47.6 per cent further demonstrating the capacity of the enlarged balance sheet to cope with possible negative shocks” External link

thisdayonline Monday, September 2, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the beginning of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s campaign, one of the things he said he would focus on is transportation and traffic management. This obviously is a big problem out here. We have engaged in several discussions with the Governor and we have worked with a consultant to carry out very detailed traffic studies of Lekki-Oniru axis with the view to ensure that we eliminate traffic the way it exists today from Victoria Island up to Oniru and Lekki,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “There is a need to provide innovative financing models for healthcare providers especially in the private sector, who currently face challenges accessing financing for the purchase of healthcare equipment due to the risk associated with the business. As a financing institution, we are committed to providing financing at both the health-service-provider level and at health-service-consumer levels to ensure that the people of Nigeria have all they need to live healthy lives,” External link

africanreview Monday, July 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : "We continue to look for ways through which more resources can be pooled towards supporting the children. We are part of the community and as such should support its wellbeing" External link

finanznachrichten-en Monday, July 15, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavor,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, July 15, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, July 12, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

pulse Monday, July 8, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, July 8, 2019 2:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

leadership Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

leadership Friday, July 5, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” “Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, July 5, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Technology has changed everything completely and is currently disrupting legacy structure in the financial sector. What this means from the business mindset is that anything that is repeatedly manual cannot survive the evolving technology. Financial Technology (FinTech) players are driving technology evolution and banks must collaborate with them because both complement each other,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “With the power of computing and innovation, people can work from any part of the county and contribute to GDP growth of the economy. Africa as a continent and Nigeria as a nation must therefore rise to the opportunities that abound in today’s digital world. The contents of AI and predictive technology appear to be strong, enabling organisations to move from prediction to decision making and that is where the world is truly going,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added ( about Access Bank ) : “So banks that do not think of the new technology changes that will recreate the future of banking, will be gone forever. Our focus at Access Bank is to redefine the future of banking in Nigeria and Africa over the next 10 years,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : ”Leveraging such technology as Artificial Intelligence and utilising data analytics is imperative if banks and fintechs are to remain competitive. Today, becoming an intelligent bank is not an option, it is a necessity, as technology is redefining the way banks operate” External link

thisdayonline Monday, May 20, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Today, becoming an intelligent bank is not an option, it is a necessity, as technology is redefining the way banks operate,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Today is a gathering of the best technology brains ready to re-define the future of intelligent banks and Fintechs and create new disruptions for our industry,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “The partnership coming from the banks is to facilitate the movement of credit. The assurance that we have this time, that this financing will reach to the grassroots is the fact that the CBN has been saddled with the responsibility to open branches aggressive branch opening so that this fund can be accessible through the MFB that has been created by the bankers’ committee” External link

thisdayonline Monday, April 29, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our ongoing collective efforts to deliver exemplary value will be paramount in guaranteeing our profitability and the long-term sustainability of our business,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, April 26, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are providing a broader platform to facilitate payments services in Nigeria and across Africa, by harnessing our significantly enhanced digital technology capabilities,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our focus is to become the world’s most respected African Bank by leveraging on the strength of our retail and wholesale business to provide unrivalled value to our customers,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Diamond Bank Plc ) : “Following the successful completion of the merger with Diamond Bank in March 2019, we have now fully positioned ourselves in the retail market with a view to bringing the power of banking to the doorsteps of millions. We are providing a broader platform to facilitate payments services in Nigeria and across Africa, by harnessing our significantly enhanced digital technology capabilities,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our focus is to become the world’s most respected African Bank by leveraging on the strength of our retail and wholesale business to provide unrivalled value to our customers,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “The specific amount will depend on which of the strata you fall into and what you are doing. The loans are for a maximum of 10 years, they are single-digit interest rate loans and reflective of the fact that in these industries, what you require is long term financing at single-digit; while we will ask for collateral it will be flexible,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, April 5, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “At Access Bank we are a pioneer in both domestic and international capital markets, leading the way with our commitment to sustainable banking. We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realizing the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realising the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, April 1, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We hope that this bond issuance inspires other African companies to support the long-term development of the green finance market whilst simultaneously realising the growth potential of the fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenewsnigeria Monday, April 1, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “What we want to do is to take the youthfulness, vibrancy of Diamond and merge it with the financial strength and trust in Access to create an institution that will be commendable not only in Nigeria but in Africa,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, April 1, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “As a bank, we are in full support of a gender-balanced society, this is why, through our Access Bank W Initiative, we educate women through our capacity-building and mentorship programs to ensure that they build and sustain brands that are globally recognised. We also have funding opportunities that are tailor-made for women and their businesses” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

leadership Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

leadership Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the Bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the Bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy” External link

thisdayonline Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Women, over the years, have continued to break boundaries, reinvent the status-quo and take advantage of the opportunities provided by technology and quality financial systems to make things better in the society. This year, the International Women’s Day Conference, has been designed to educate women on how best to leverage innovations because we have come to the realization that female owned businesses also hold the key to the growth and stability of our economy” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realising growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenewsnigeria Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:47:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “With our pace-setting experience in the mainstreaming of sustainability in our business operations, we are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realizing growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The bank has a strong track record in deploying environmental and social risk management tools, partnering with local and international agencies to deliver a greener outcome from investing activities. Over the last five years, the bank has pioneered various resource conservation programmes in water usage, energy consumption and waste recycling, aimed at reducing carbon emissions,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realising growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We are confident that this issue with further help in supporting environmentally friendly investors to meet their investment objectives whilst simultaneously supporting the bank’s customer towards realising growth opportunities in fast-developing low carbon economy,” External link

nan Monday, March 18, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “In pursuit of our vision to be one of the leading banks in Nigeria, we took accelerated strides in the last quarter of the year towards achieving our overall retail strategy. The merger with Diamond Bank will enable us to fully entrench ourselves in the retail market with a view to lowering our funding cost. This transaction is anticipated to be completed by April 2019, resulting in the creation of an enlarged, efficient and digitally led tier 1 retail banking franchise,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, March 18, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “2018 marked a significant year of progress for the Bank amidst an unfavourable macro climate. We made solid progress throughout 2018 in line with our 2018-2022 five-year strategy, and we remain committed to the achievement of our strategic imperatives going forward; as we continue to invest in our people and technology in order to improve operational efficiency and service touch points with earnings growth in 2019” External link

thisdayonline Monday, March 18, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “In pursuit of our vision to be one of the leading banks in Nigeria, we took accelerated strides in the last quarter of the year towards achieving our overall retail strategy. The merger with Diamond Bank will enable us to fully entrench ourselves in the retail market with a view to lowering our funding cost. This transaction is anticipated to be completed by April 2019, resulting in the creation of an enlarged, efficient and digitally led tier 1 retail banking franchise” External link

thisdayonline Monday, March 18, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As we continue to invest in our people and technology in order to improve operational efficiency and service touch points with earnings growth in 2019,” External link

dailytrust Friday, March 15, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “As we continue to invest in our people and technology in order to improve operational efficiency and service touch points with earnings growth in 2019,” External link

leadership Friday, March 15, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “We are pleased to have worked with a world-class group of lenders on this transaction. The deal further reinforces the fact that our institution remains globally respected and reputable. The syndicated facility is geared towards supporting the Bank’s efforts to promote the growth and job creation potential of the private sector through improved access to financing. Additionally, specific attention will also be paid to strengthening Micro, Small and Medium-size enterprises as many have been held back due to a lack of access to finance. We believe this relationship will be the beginning of many more international partnerships with such entities” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

authorityngr Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “The enlarged Access Bank will serve 27 million retail customers, almost double the number customers of any other bank in Nigeria and more than any other bank in Africa” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “The enlarged Access Bank will serve 27 million retail customers, almost double the number customers of any other bank in Nigeria and more than any other bank in Africa,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “We as regulators, market participants and businesses should sit down together to understand the modus operandi of the recently introduced forex markets and how it will impact on our businesses going forward” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:48:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

authorityngr Monday, March 4, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “At the core of our services is catering to the needs of women and we are constantly gearing efforts towards promoting women-focused initiatives and providing opportunities to help them maximize their potential. One of the reasons we are hosting this breakfast conference is to help women overcome limitations as well as reach their best potential” External link

vanguardngr Monday, March 4, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “Our focus is to advance Nigeria’s blossoming drive for health and fitness. We have made it our responsibility to encourage the general public and create value for stakeholders,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “I enjoin them to work harder rather than complaining about their limitations strive to achieve world Standards,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:53:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “would happen before the beginning of next quarter where different participants working together with international organisations by basically building relevant infrastructure and different content in whatever they do” External link

nan Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “With the final merger of both banks and the status of the resulting entity as ‘the largest bank in Africa’s largest economy,’ this greatly bolsters the bank’s brand, opening doors of opportunity both in local and international markets,” External link

dailypost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “With the final merger of both banks and the status of the resulting entity as ‘the largest bank in Africa’s largest economy,’ this greatly bolsters the bank’s brand, opening doors of opportunity both in local and international markets,” External link

nan Friday, February 15, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “All of these efforts will happen before the beginning of next quarter where different participants, working with international institutions can start basically with relevant infrastructure to support talent development and improvement of content in the different things that they do,” External link

leadership Friday, February 15, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Our focus is to advancing Nigeria’s blossoming drive for health and fitness. We have made it our responsibility to encouraging the general public and create value for stakeholders,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:11:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “Our focus is to advance Nigeria’s blossoming drive for health and fitness. We have made it our responsibility to encourage the general public and create value for stakeholders,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, February 3, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank has a strong track record of acquisition and integration and has a clear growth strategy,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank has enough capacity to consummate this merger without additional capital. We are also taking steps to ensure that in line with international best practice and the need to create a capital buffer, the new institution that is being created will have adequate capital to support it going into the future,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, December 21, 2018 4:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This could accelerate our strategy as a significant corporate and retail bank in Nigeria and a Pan-African financial services champion,” External link

thenewsnigeria Monday, December 17, 2018 6:24:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This could accelerate our strategy as a significant corporate and retail bank in Nigeria and a Pan-African financial services champion,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, December 17, 2018 4:25:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “This could accelerate our strategy as a significant corporate and retail bank in Nigeria and a Pan-African financial services champion,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, December 17, 2018 4:15:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “We are very excited to have been done this honour by the Central Bank of Nigeria. We see it as more than an award but an indicator that our efforts are been recognized and a challenge for us to keep at it. We dedicate these awards to our loyal customers and committed staff members for believing in the Bank’s vision of helping to build a sustainable Nigeria and by extension, Africa,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:39:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “We are very excited to have been done this honour by the Central Bank of Nigeria. We see it as more than an award but an indicator that our efforts are been recognized and a challenge for us to keep at it. We dedicate these awards to our loyal customers and committed staff members for believing in the Bank’s vision of helping to build a sustainable Nigeria and by extension, Africa,” External link

leadership Monday, December 10, 2018 4:38:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “Fintech is already changing the traditional financial service sector we used to know and it is impacting how increasing numbers of individuals and businesses conduct their financial transactions and businesses,” External link

sunnewsonline Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:28:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “By country, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya remain at the forefront of startup activity in the Fintech sector,” External link

sunnewsonline Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:28:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The board and management remain extremely grateful to our more than eight million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

leadership Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:16:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated ( about Access Bank ) : “I have been told that over 100,000 runners will take part in this year’s edition. I am happy the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been given the IAAF Bronze Label, and our target is to get the Gold Label as quickly as possible. When we started two years ago, people were asking what we intended to get from this project, but today, I am happy that the race is rated as one of the best in the world,” External link

ngrguardiannews Friday, November 3, 2017 7:28:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “The board and management remain extremely grateful to our more than eight million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

punchng Friday, October 27, 2017 3:06:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The Board and Management remain extremely grateful to our more than 8 million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, October 27, 2017 2:56:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated : “The Board and Management remain extremely grateful to our more than 8 million customers, shareholders and dedicated employees for enabling us achieve several milestones within this period. We look forward to the next five years, with confidence in our ability to deliver superior service and optimised shareholder value,” External link

vanguardngr Friday, October 27, 2017 12:44:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “This desk, which will be bi-lingual, will provide customized long term and cost effective financial solutions to our clients available to conduct business with German corporates. This we believe will boost positively the trade relations between Germany and Nigeria at large” External link

dailyindependentnig Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:07:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said ( about Access Bank ) : “Access Bank’s performance in the first half of the year reflects the strength and sustainability of our business as well as the effective execution of our strategy” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe added : “We maintained stable asset quality, recording non-performing loans and cost of risk ratios of 2.5 per cent and 1.0 per cent, respectively and wound down on our foreign currency exposures as a deliberate strategy to de-risk the business. As we cautiously grow our loan portfolio in light of macro realities, we will continue to uphold our proactive risk management principles in order to maintain asset quality within acceptable limits. Whilst balancing our appetite for growth and profitability, we remain committed to maintaining solid liquidity and capital ratios,” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe noted : “Our retail expansion drive led to investments in our channels, distribution network, service quality and brand enhancement. These, as well as AMCON charges resulted in higher operating expenses in the period. We continue to, however, intensify the implementation of our cost reduction initiatives in order to improve the bottom-line despite high inflationary environment. In view of the recovering macro, our focus remains growing the retail franchise through digital expansion to enable diversified earnings as well as continuous and proactive risk management as we selectively grow risk assets. We will remain resilient in the execution of our bold strategy for increased growth and profitability whilst maximizing shareholder value in 2017 and beyond,” External link

leadership Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe noted : “We will continue to, however, intensify the implementation of our cost reduction initiatives in order to improve the bottom-line despite high inflationary environment. In view of the recovering macro, our focus remains growing the retail franchise through digital expansion to enable diversified earnings as well as continuous and proactive risk management as we selectively grow risk assets. We will remain resilient in the execution of our bold strategy for increased growth and profitability while maximising shareholder value in 2017 and beyond,” External link

sunnewsonline Monday, September 4, 2017 5:33:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe says : “Trust is critical. You must trust yourselves infinitely. Secondly, your values are so critical. Then there is professionalism. Aig as my brother and partner was CEO for 12 years. And for the 12 years, he ran an extremely professional enterprise. As close as we were, we knew the boundaries of professionalism. It is something that once you don’t tamper with, you would do the right things. So those are the things that are most important as you create a partnership” External link

sunnewsonline Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe said : “2017 marks the end of our third five-year transformation journey and in the coming months, we will focus our priorities on the delivery of our strategic objectives” External link

4-traders Sunday, August 6, 2017 7:39:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe noted : “we are an emerging global bank and the bank’s capacity as a leading brand in the continent and globally will be a perfect fit for the entrepreneurs as the global banks face business objectives in other parts of the world outside of Africa” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:48:00 PM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated ( about Access Bank ) : “2016 has been a remarkable year for the Bank as we continue to receive both regional and international acclaim. We have reaffirmed our status as innovative industry pioneers equipped to help our customers take tomorrow today,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, December 19, 2016 2:12:00 AM EAT

Herbert Wigwe stated ( about Access Bank ) : “2016 has been a remarkable year for the Bank as we continue to receive both regional and international acclaim. I am extremely proud to be part of a profitableinstitution that is committed to delivering sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant. We have reaffirmed our status as innovative industry pioneers equipped to help our customers take tomorrow today,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:46:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
managing director26.49%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
director9.70%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
ceo8.21%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
managing director of access bank12.31%EN09/05/201705/09/2017
director of access bank9.33%EN09/05/201705/09/2017
chief executive officer4.48%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
officer1.87%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
group managing director10.82%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
accesss bank ceo0.75%EN08/19/201719/08/2017
chief executive officer of access bank3.36%EN05/02/201702/05/2017
officer of access bank2.24%EN05/02/201702/05/2017
access bank ceo2.99%EN04/29/201729/04/2017
chef0.37%FR03/09/201709/03/2017
chairman1.12%EN01/13/201713/01/2017
access bank managing director1.49%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
ceo of access bank2.24%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
executive of access bank0.37%EN07/12/201612/07/2016
chief executive of access bank0.37%EN07/12/201612/07/2016
ceo of access bank plc0.37%EN06/07/201607/06/2016
deputy1.12%EN12/16/201316/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Herbert WigweEN99.46%
Herbert WigweFR0.54%


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