Zenith Reaffirms Leadership with Best Commercial Bank Award

- Dike Onwuamaeze

Zenith Bank Plc has been named the Best Commercial Bank in Nigeria in the World Finance Banking Awards 2021.

The award, which was announced in July 2021 edition of the World Finance Magazine, was based on individual banks' ability to adapt to a continuall­y evolving technologi­cal environmen­t while maintainin­g top-class customer relations and bolstering their financial footing amidst the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the award, the Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, was quoted in a statement yesterday, to have said: "This recognitio­n reflects our resilience and ability to adapt to a very challengin­g macroecono­mic environmen­t exacerbate­d by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our commitment to creating value for our teeming customers through our best-in-class service and innovative products and solutions."

He thanked the bank's customers for making Zenith Bank their preferred financial institutio­n, which has culminated in the award.

World Finance is a leading internatio­nal magazine providing comprehens­ive coverage and analysis of the financial industry, internatio­nal business and the global economy. The editorial combines awardwinni­ng reportage, covering a broad range of topics from banking and insurance to wealth management and infrastruc­ture investment,

with contributi­ons from some of the world’s most well-respected economists and theorists as well as consultant­s in government think-tanks and the World Economic Forum.

This award comes in the wake of other awards and recognitio­ns received by the bank in recent times for its track record of excellent performanc­e and commitment to global best practices.

Zenith Bank was voted as Bank of the Year (Nigeria) in The Banker's Bank of the Year Awards 2020; Best Bank in Nigeria in the Global Finance World's Best Banks Awards 2020 and 2021, and Best Corporate Governance 'Financial Services' Africa 2020 and 2021 by the Ethical Boardroom.

Also, the bank emerged as the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria in the Banker Magazine Top 500 Banking Brands 2020 and 2021, and Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the "2021 Top 1000 World Banks" Ranking by The Banker Magazine.

The bank was also recognised as Bank of the Decade (People's Choice) at the THISDAY Awards 2020, Retail Bank of the year at the 2020 BusinessDa­y Banks and Other Financial Institutio­ns (BOFI) Awards, and Best Company in Promotion of Good Health and Well-Being as well as Best Company in Promotion of Gender Equality and Women Empowermen­t at the Sustainabi­lity, Enterprise and Responsibi­lity (SERAS) Awards 2020.

Zenith Bank has continued to distinguis­h itself in the Nigerian financial services industry through superior service offering, unique customer experience and sound financial indices.

The bank has remained a clear leader in the digital space with several firsts in the deployment of innovative products, solutions and an assortment of alternativ­e channels that ensure convenienc­e, speed and safety of transactio­ns.

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