History was made on Wednesday December 14th as foremost financial institution, Stanbic IBTC Bank formally opened its pioneer digital branch located strategically in the Maryland Mall along Ikorodu Road – Lagos, with Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh showering encomiums on the bank for the remarkable feat.
The digital branch will offer customers a wide range of technologically-driven and seamless self-service channels including instant deposits, personal teller machine, airtime top-ups, interactive access to the bank’s suite of products and services and an integrated app through which customers can access the Group’s various solutions such as Personal Banking, Pension Fund and Asset Management, among others.
In his speech at the event, Ekeh who featured as the Special Guest of Honour, disclosed that the launch of the digital branch was timely and in line with the rapidly evolving revolution in the digital space.
In his opinion, Stanbic IBTC Bank has with this singular achievement effectively positioned itself as a bank of choice for the current generation of digitally-minded and tech-savvy youths, many of whom are constantly in search of more innovative ways to carry out their daily activities.
“I must commend the Management of Stanbic IBTC Bank for this revolutionary feat. In the 21st century, money shouts but wealth whispers. This is a century of constant innovation and with the launch of this digital branch, you have taken a huge step towards meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the current generation of technologically-minded customers.
“Many years ago, I had sought to obtain a license from the Central Bank of Nigeria for card-less or virtual banking but this was not granted as the concept sounded strange at the time. Today, we are witnessing a banking revolution as you do not need to have a debit card with you to make withdrawals here or a teller attending to you before you can make a cash deposit,” he stated.
Also speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Yinka Sanni disclosed that the launch of the digital branch was in line with the need to stay one step ahead of the game by leveraging on the power of sophisticated technology to bring convenient banking to customers.
According to him, Stanbic IBTC has consistently maintained its focus as first rate provider of seamless and convenient personal and business banking solutions which enables its customers move forward.
The event, which featured a tour of the various digital self-service outlets in the branch, also witnessed detailed demonstrations which gave attendees a first-hand glimpse of the workings of the various terminals and channels.