Access Bank Plc has emerged winner of the Best Flow House in Africa accolade in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2015, which held at the Natural History Museum in London on Thursday.
It is the first time an African Bank will be recognised as winner of this highly sought award. Access Bank’s win comes in recognition of the Bank’s increasing transaction flows across Africa, particularly its dominancein the Nigerian financial markets
According to Euromoney,the Best Flow House award is given to honour firms that have demonstrated an ability to excel across the region in the key areas of foreign exchange, equities, rates and credit. The winning firm must also have shown commitment to providing liquidity and pricing in all market conditions. Also, such firm will have shown leadership in developing and integrating technology into its sales and trading businesses, as well as the importance of research.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr Herbert Wigwe said, “We are delighted to be presented with this highly coveted award. This is recognition of our regional expertise; and our continuing ability to provide customized currency and fixed income solutions to our customers across Africa. This award is an attestation of the Bank’s determination to be the world’s most respected African bank by 2018”
Wigwe assured that the Bank will sustain this growth momentum while noting that the award is an honour not only for Access Bank, but for Nigeria. “This is just the beginning of more things to come for our bank,” he concluded.
The Euromoney Awards for Excellence, now in their 25th consecutive year, continue to be the most respected awards in the financial services industry. The awards, which are based on independently verifiable date, recognize those institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation and expertise to their customers.
Access Bank Plc is rated B by Fitch, BB- by Standard &Poors and A+ by Agusto & Co.