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Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has introduced the Stanbic IBTC Stockbroking Zero Account Opening campaign to help drive local participation in the capital market. The campaign, the company said, is targeted at removing the limitations to equity investment and providing investment opportunities that would attract the influx of new investors, especially the younger generation, into the Nigerian capital market thereby facilitating market growth.

 

Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers removed the minimum account opening balance for investors to open a stock brokerage account, thereby allowing them to enjoy the capital appreciation and income potential of the market and help secure their financial future. It also reduced the brokerage fees previously charged when clients use the online platform, making it easy and affordable for everyone to invest.

 

Stanbic IBTC’s stockbroking zero programme is designed specifically to meet the needs of investors who have in the past been discouraged from participating in the market. Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers reiterated that it is committed to driving market participation by bridging the gap in the capital market and giving room for potential investors who are willing to grow their wealth.

 

As a key player in the capital market, with a market share of over 11% of the value of shares traded on the Nigerian Exchange Limited, the stockbroking firm stated that it is committed to extending the reach of the capital market to accommodate more investors through efficient and effective execution that would attract both the young and the old generations thereby increasing the level of financial inclusion in the country.

 

As part of the campaign, the stock brokerage firm is also leveraging its digital tools to help simplify and make the trading processes seamless. It also offers investors market opportunities and market trend information to help in their investment decision-making.

 

Individuals can now open an account via its Stanbic IBTC mobile app or electronic trading (e-Trade) platform on its website without any initial deposit and start enjoying the benefits of the capital market.

 

The stockbroker is committed to driving the growth of the capital market and helping many Nigerians secure and preserve their wealth. Investors can make stock trading transactions via the Stanbic IBTC self-service options available on the stocks module on the Stanbic IBTC Mobile App and the e-Trade portal on the Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers’ website.

 

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Fidelity Bank Wins Best SME Bank Nigeria at Global Banking & Finance Awards 2022

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Fidelity Bank Plc, has been announced as the 2022 Best SME Bank in Nigeria by the Global Banking & Finance Review at its Annual Global Banking & Finance Awards which held in London, UK recently.

 

Global Banking & Finance Review is the leading online, digital, and print magazine for the banking and financial sector. The website receives over 7 million page views each year thanks to its balanced views and informative, independent news centered on the financial sector. The Global Banking & Finance Awards was created to recognize companies of all sizes that are prominent areas of expertise and excellence within the global financial community.

 

“Global Banking and Finance Review is privileged to honor those financial institutions that have achieved outstanding results and who stand out in their particular area of expertise in the banking and finance industry. Global Banking & Finance Review would like to congratulate the award winners and look forward to their continued success.

 

“The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes that are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial community. They reflect the involvement of leading financial organizations and recognize the accomplishment, achievement, innovation, strategy, and progressive and motivating changes taking place within the financial sector”, reads a statement on the Global Banking and Finance Awards website.

 

Commenting on the award, MD/CEO Fidelity Bank Plc, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe said, “We are grateful for this recognition and dedicate the award to our customers who rely on us to provide the right support for scaling their business. Receiving this award at the beginning of the year, provides us with increased motivation to do more in helping our clients achieve their strategic business goals.”

 

Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria with over 7.2 million customers serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The bank was recently recognized as the Best Private Bank in Nigeria and Best Private Bank Digital Solutions for Clients in Africa in the Global Finance’s World’s Best Private Banks 2023 Awards; as well as the Best Commercial Banking Brand in Nigeria by the Global Brands Magazine Awards. The bank has also won awards for the “Fastest Growing Bank” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year” at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.

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Buhari Will Commission Dangote Refinery Before May 29 -Dangote Group

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The attention of Dangote group has been drawn to some misleading reports regarding the commissioning of its Dangote Refinery during the present working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Lagos State.

 

In a terse statement signed by the Group Chief, Branding & Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr Anthony Chiejina, the Group averred that “We want to state categorically that our 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.

 

“For the record, the projects slated for commissioning in Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR include: Lekki Deep Sea Port; 32-Metric Tonnes Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction Express road; John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan, Blue Line Rail (Phase 1) commissioning (Marina to Mile 2); Groundbreaking for the Blue Line Rail Phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko), and MRS Lubricant, a private project in Apapa.

 

However, our Refinery will be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR formally leaves office in May, 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event.”

Before this statement today, Business Hilights recalls that there had been a fake news in an unverified twitter handle saying President Buhari will among other things commission the refinery which the company debunked and described as fake.

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