By Nume Ekeghe
Rosabon financial services, one of the leading non-banking financial intermediary firm said it clinched the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Wealth Management Services business award for 2016.
The award organised by UK-based publisher, AI Global Media was announced over the weekend through a statement by the firm.
The award, which focuses on all sectors and industries recognises and rewards outstanding works by the Middle East and Africa’s most dedicated and experienced companies.
The statement said Rosabon Financial Services was declared winner as a result of her outstanding record in creating tailor made wealth management solutions; the first Nigerian owned company to be awarded such honours in Africa.
Commenting on the award, the Head, Strategy and Marketing, Mrs. Chidimma Onyeokoro said: “We are very excited to be recipients of this award. It shows that our dedication and commitment to ensuring better access to affordable financial products, educating our clients on wealth creation and the management of such wealth do not go unnoticed even outside the shores of our country.
“The role of a financial institution is not limited to furthering people’s financial well-being but also paying vital attention to the management, growth and optimization of such wealth. This is why at Rosabon Financial Services, we ensure that no matter how little or much our customers earn; they have a wide range of wealth management plans to choose from in the pursuit of their goals which may be fund placements towards retirement, house projects, a dream wedding amongst others.”
Over the past two decades, Rosabon has pioneered several financial services initiatives to drive and boost access to finances for all categories of businesses. Some of these financial solutions span across personal loans, leasing, auto-financing, corporate venturing and treasury management etc.
The company has become reputed for creative defiance, through some of its solutions, of Nigeria’s financial industry’s prevailing traditions of high cost of borrowing. For instance, in September, 2016, the company announced the disbursement of a N1.8 billion collateral free personal loan funds to its customers at industry’s lowest 2.5 per cent interest rate.
“As a result, Rosabon has over the years, received various awards, local and international, for its outstanding accomplishments in the industry. Some of these awards include: African Financial Quality Service Loans Award for best practice in Equipment Leasing, Corporate Venturing and Treasury Management, 2014, awarded by the Institute for Government Research and Leadership; and Best SME Financial Advisory Nigeria, 2015 which was awarded by Capital Finance International, an affiliate of World Bank and International Finance Corporation,” it added.
Onyeokoro added: “Rosabon Financial Services remains focused on its steady expansion whilst ensuring that we are capable of maintaining the levels of service which our clients have come to expect from us. In doing these, we would closely follow international best practices to ensure our continuous recognition on a global scale and sustained growth.”