Access Bank Restates Support For SMEs

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Leading financial institution, Access Bank Plc., has reiterated support to fund small businesses by providing access to entrepreneurs and putting them in the right community.

The Bank’s Deputy Managing Director, Victor Etuokwu who spoke during a conversation with customers in the micro, small and medium scale category, said; “Access Bank remains resolute in its drive to engage and empower MSMEs by providing access to funds, markets and knowledge.”

“These objectives are at the heart of the business engagement sessions in key cities across the nation.”

“Apart from providing funding for MSMEs, Access Bank also enhances capacities and created networking opportunities for them.”

“The North remains a strategic business environment for the bank and that is why we have organized this engagement session to provide an opportunity to meet one on one with our SME customers in Abuja, provide them with a platform to ask questions, get answers and solutions that help them take their businesses to the next level.”

“We are committed to being a bank that gives more to our customers and that includes more listening and more engagement and this forum allows us meet up to that promise.”

“Access Bank is the only financial institution with a department focused on women in Nigeria and across Africa because women are a glue that holds the society together.”

“Access Bank work with both genders to elevate their economic statuses. We view MSMEs as critical segments of the economy as they contributed more than half to the Gross Domestic Product and created over 60 per cent of the jobs.”

“We want to elevate Abuja because we believe there is so much more to be done here,” he said, noting that MSMEs were the reason for positive things happening in the Nigerian economy.”

“We intend to be more present and relevant in the lives of our customers than ever, and we want to ensure business owners have easy access to funds to sustain and expand their businesses.”

“We are committed to providing excellent services both online and offline to meet the varied needs of all our customers and create impact in the lives of both individual and MSME customers alike.”

The engagement session is one of the benefits for customers that are under the Diamond Business Advantage proposition from Access Bank which has been designed to add value to Micro, Small and Medium scale business owners so that they can grow their businesses with smart banking.

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The proposition provides SMEs market linkages, increased referral base and networks that enable them scale the hurdles of accessing new markets for their products.

Networking sessions such as Business Clubs, Business clinics, and Business seminars enable MSME customers expand their referral base through interacting with other MSMEs

It is noteworthy that Access Bank as a leading retail bank in Nigeria, has over 600 branches and more than 40 million customers. Access Bank offers products and services tailored to suit the lifestyle of every Nigerian irrespective of age and demographic.

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