Union Bank, Nigeria’s longest-standing and innovative bank, has launched over 100 state-of-the-art branches across in celebration of its 100-year anniversary while also reaffirming its commitment towards providing simpler and smarter banking services to its customers through cutting-edge technological platforms.
Building on the transformation agenda unveiled in 2015, three branches were recently unveiled in Ikirun, Osogbo, and Ilesa towns in Osun State. These new branches have been upgraded to provide a faster and comfortable experience for Union Bank customers.
Speaking on Union Bank’s achievements, the Chief Executive Officer, Union Bank, Emeka Emuwa, said, “Our transformation efforts won us several awards in 2016, including the BusinessDay’s Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria. Our new brand identity also won two international awards, beating several international brands with one of the awards recognising the new look and feel of our branches”.
“As part of our commitment to support communities where we operate, we supported Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Through an employee fundraising drive, Union Bank employees also raised funds for the Internally Displaced Persons. With this impact we are making on the community, we expect our relationship with customers to grow and deepen tremendously,” Emeka concluded.
At the unveiling in Osun State, Transformation Director, Union Bank, Joe Mbulu, encouraged customers to migrate to the bank’s fast and secure channels, which include UnionOnline and UnionMobile, currently Nigeria’s fastest growing mobile banking app.
“We began our journey of transformation nearly three years ago and we are very proud of what we have achieved so far,” he added.
According to him, they upgraded their core banking platform, FlexCube UBS 12.0, which rivals what is currently available in the financial industry. “We have also upgraded more than 110 branches across the country, enabling us to provide quick and efficient services to customers in a vibrant and conducive environment. Our banking channels are safe, convenient and easy to use”, he concluded.
With the theme ‘Celebrate, Impact, Lead’, Union Bank is celebrating a 100-year milestone with series of activities planned to mark its anniversary.