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Our Awards

At Access Bank, we aim to provide the best products, services and experiences. So we’re pleased that our efforts have been recognised.
  • Marketing World Awards 2019 - Financial Brand of the Year 
  • Federal Government Award of Excellence - Outstanding MSME Clinics partners 
  • Winner of the 2019 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards - Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement
  • Winner of the 2019 Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award - Outstanding Healthcare SME-Friendly Bank of the Year
  • Women's Market Champion - Global Business Alliance (GBA)
  • Ethical Board Room- Special Recognition Award in Sustainability Banking in Africa
  • CEO Awards Forum- Gender Leader of the year
  • World Finance Award for Best Digital Bank in Nigeria
  • World Finance Award for Best Mobile App in Nigeria
  • Brandcom Award for Best Brand in Sustainability
  • Brandcom Award for SME Friendly Brand of Nigeria
  • Ethical Boardroom Award for Best Corporate Governance, Financial Services, Africa
  • Winner of the 2018 Most Responsible Business in Africa - SERAs.
  • Winner of the 2018 Best Partnership for Development- SERAs.
  • Winner of the 2018 Best Corporate Communication Team- SERAs.
  • Winner of the 2018 Sustainability Practitioner of the Year- SERAs.
  • Global Banking and Finance Review Award 2018 - Best Bank Investor Relations.
  • Outstanding Business Sustainability - Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2018
  • Outstanding Sustainability Leader of the Year - Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2018
  • Most Sustainable Bank, Nigeria – World Finance Awards 2018
  • Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Social Responsibility – Euromoney Awards 2018
  • Outstanding CSR Health Project of the Year - Nigerian Health Care Awards 2018
  • Africa Clean-up Award 2018
  • Award for “Compliance, Excellence and Professionalism in Safety Standards at Workplaces” – The Lagos State Safety Commission Award.
  • Sustainable Bank of the Year - CBN Sustainability Awards 2017
  • Sustainable Transaction of the Year (Oil and Gas Sector) - CBN Sustainability Awards 2017
  • Sustainable Transaction of the Year (Agriculture) - CBN Sustainability Awards 2017
  • Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment - CBN Sustainability Awards 2017
  • Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement Award 2017 - Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards
  • Most Sustainable Bank Award - World Finance
  • Corporate Achievement Award for Promoting Financial Literacy - Financial Literacy Excellence (FiLEX)
  • Best Company in Climate Action - Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs)
  • Best Company CSR/Sustainability West Africa - Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs)
  • The Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year (Overall Winner) - Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs)
  • Sustainability Champion of the Year: (Dr. Herbert Wigwe) - Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs)
  • Most Outstanding CSR Practitioner of the Year: (Omobolanle Victor–Laniyan) - Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs)
  • Women’s Market Champion - Global Banking Alliance
  • Best Bank of The Year Award - Business Day Awards 2016 - CIBN Awards
  • Best Bank Academy - CIBN Awards
  • 2016 Euromoney Best Bank Transformation Award
  • The 2016 Karlsruhe Outstanding Business Sustainability Award
  • African Banking Awards 2016 'Best Bank in Nigeria' - EMEA Finance
  • African Banking Awards 2016 'Corporate Social Responsibility' (Pan-African) - EMEA Finance
  • African Banking Awards 2016  'CEO of the year' (Pan-African) - EMEAFinance
  • Excellence Recognition Awards (2015 Bank of the Year Access Bank Plc)
  • National Union of Banks, Insurance & Financial Institutions Employees (Labour Friendly Award)
  • ACAMS Nigeria Chapter (Outstanding contribution to anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) Regime in Nigeria)
  • Businessday Top 100 Most Respected companies in Nigeria 2015
  • Banker Africa - West Africa Awards (2015 Best Corporate Bank)
  • Best Mobile Banking App - Digital Banker Africa Awards
  • Best IT Risk and Security Initiatives of the Year - International Centre for Strategic Alliances.
  • Outstanding Female Friendly Bank of the Year - Women in Marketing and Communications Conference/Awards(WIMCA)  
  • Best Digital Bank in Africa 2020 - Asian Banker Awards 
  • Outstanding Business Sustainability - Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2020
  • Best Bank Nigeria - International Investors Awards  
  • Sustainable Bank of the Year, Africa - International Investors Awards 
  • Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs 2020 - Euromoney
  • Bank of the Decade, Editor's Choice -THISDAY
  • Financial Institution Award
    (Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria - PETAN)
    Access Bank emerged as the winner of the 2014 Financial Institution Award, organised by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN). The award is recognition for the Bank's financial contribution to the development of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry
  • Credit Card Product of the Year
    (Intermarc Consulting Limited)
    Access Bank emerged overall winner in the ‘Credit Card Product of the Year’ category at the annual Card and e-Payment Africa Awards ceremony held at Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa. The award is recognition for the Bank's investment in its card products and channel services, creativity, innovation and value to its customers

  • Risk Management Award
    (ConradClark Nigeria, Business Day, UK Institute of Risk Management)
    The Bank was judged the Overall Winner in the Banking and Investments Services category at the 2013  Nigerian Risk Awards ceremony. The award, organized by Conrad Clark Nigeria in collaboration with Business Day and the UK Institute of Risk Management, was in recognition of the Bank’s measurable results through the effective implementation of enterprise risk management principles
  • Winner, Website Effectiveness Award
    (Web Jurist, Philips Consulting)
    Access Bank website was adjudged overall winner of the 2013 edition of the Web-Jurist ‘Website Effectiveness Award’ conducted by Philips Consulting.  Access Bank website was adjudged best in the technical aspects which included Navigation, Functionality and Security. Also the website was declared winner in the Website Content that had metrics such as Accuracy and Presentation

  • Africa’s Top M&A Deal of the Year
    (The Banker Magazine)
    The Banker Magazine, a member of the Financial Times stable of publications, selected the Access Bank and Intercontinental Bank deal as the “2012 Mergers and Acquisitions Deal of the Year” for Africa. The acquisition has substantially changed the face of the Nigeria banking sector as Access Bank entered into the top tier, which previously comprised First Bank, Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) and United Bank for Africa, (UBA)

  • Best FT Sustainable Bank of the year
    (FT Sustainable Banking Award)
    Access Bank Plc won the 2011 FT/IFC “Sustainable Bank of the Year Award” for Africa and Middle East region. The Bank was presented with the award at the Financial Times/IFC Sustainable Finance Gala Dinner in London attended by senior decision-makers in finance and sustainability
  • June 2011
    Aig was made the co-chairman of Global Business Coalition Health (GBCH)
  • May 2011
    Access Bank, Intercontinental merger adjudged Africa's top M&A deal of the year
  • June 2011
    Aig was made the co-chairman of Global Business Coalition Health (GBCH)
  • May 2011
    Access Bank was given an Award insignia by GBC for reaching the finalist stage of the “GBC Award for Business Action on Health”
  • April 2011
    Access Bank was awarded a “Big Tick in the community’s Award for excellence 2011” by BITC. A National award for companies who have demonstrated a significant impact in making responsible business an integral part of what they do and are the most recognized endorsement of responsible practice
  • October 2010
    African Banker Award for the Socially Responsible Bank of the Year
  • November 2009
    - Lagos Bankers Clearing House representative merit award for being 1st in punctuality at the Lagos clearing House
    - Lagos Bankers Clearing House representative merit award for being 3rd position in Error Free Transmission year 2009
    - Lagos Bankers Clearing House representative Award of Recognition presented to     -The Managing Director in recognition of his great contributions towards clearing House Operations for the year 2009/2010
  • October 2009
    Appreciation Award from International Center for Leadership “In appreciation of the Bank’s collaboration for developing the police workforce in Nigeria”
  • September 2009
    - “Best Bank in Staff Development” Lagos Enterprise Awards
    - SERA Awards for “Most improved CSR Company of the year”
    - USL won “Best Automated Share Registration & Data Mgt Consulting Firm 2009” by the Institute of Direct Marketing of Nigeria
  • February 2009
    Management Review Limited Award for Enterprise Transformation (2009) in recognition of the Management’s ability to resuscitate a near collapse institution and grow it into a high flying mega bank
  • November 2008
    Emerged winner of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Award for the “Best Global Trade Finance Bank”
  • October 2008
    Won the “Most Innovative Bank” Award at the Global Banking Alliance for women Summit in London
  • September 2008
    Awarded “Best Telecomm Financing Bank of the Year” Nigerian Telecoms Award 2008
  • May 2008
    Won the “Auto Finance Bank of the Year 2007” at the 3rd Nigeria Auto Awards
  • April 2008
    Won the “Best Gender Responsive Bank” at the Nigerian Bankers Award
  • February 2008
    Awarded “Brand of the Year” by Thisday Annual Award
  • September 2007
    Received the Fortune and Class Enterprise Awards 2007 for "Best Annual Report for 2006/2007”
  • August 2007
    Awarded "Best Telecoms Financing Bank of the Year" by the Nigeria Telecoms Awards
  • June 2007
    Received award in "Innovative Trade Structure from the IFC
  • March 2007
    Awarded Most innovative Product for Online Shipping Document Tracker by National Maritime Quality Service Award
  • February 2007
    Awarded 3rd Position for Customer Services Excellence by KPMG (Nigerian Banking Industry Customer Service Survey)
  • February 2006
    Awarded the “Most Improved Bank of the Year” by ThisDay Newspaper.