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Our History
Key Milestones
Year: 2012
  • Access Bank, Intercontinental merger adjudged Africa`s top M&A deal of the year
  • Access Bank Plc, was adjudged Best Bank in West Africa by African Banker Award
  • Completed recapitalization of Intercontinental Bank Plc.
  • Revised corporate philosophy; aims to be “Africa’s most respected Bank”
  • Completed recapitalization of Intercontinental Bank Plc
  • Partnered Friends Africa to implement SME Workplace Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2011
  • Access Bank adjudged “Sustainable Bank of the Year for Africa and Middle East by Financial Times/IFC
  • Access Bank adjudged “Sustainable Bank of the Year for Africa and Middle East by Financial Times/IFC
  • Access Bank receives Business in the Community “Big Tick Award”.
Year: 2010
  • African Banker Magazine ‘’Most Socially Responsible Bank in Africa’’
  • IFC Most Active GTFP Issuing Bank in Africa.
  • Access Bank launched its E-Learning Portal
  • Award of Recognition as “Most Active GTFP Issuing Bank in Africa” by IFC Global Trade Finance Program
  • Best Clearing Bank in Oshogbo Clearing zone 2009 (Oshogbo Branch) at Maiden Edition of Oshogbo CBN Award Nite
  • Final of Mirror the Master Art Competition held in Lagos
  • Access Bank held the third SME Work Place Policy Programme in Minna
  • Access Bank held the second SME Work Place Policy Programme in Enugu
  • Access Bank held the first SME Work Place Policy Programme in Lagos
Year: 2009
  • Access Bank launched its going green campaign in Lagos
  • Access Bank launched its going green campaign in Abuja
  • Access Bank Plc signed the Convention on Business Integrity Treaty
  • The Access Bank UK Limited wins Adams Smith Award for Best Practice and Innovation
  • Access Bank adopts Equator principle for CSR
  • Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standard
  • 1st Nigerian Bank to voluntarily establish an Ombudsman Office
  • 3rd Bank in Nigerian banking industry to adopt IRS Account reporting style in addition to GAAP
Year: 2008
  • Successfully concluded 3rd Public Offer raising over 1Billion US Dollars (3.5 times oversubscribed).
Year: 2007
  • First Nigerian Bank to introduce and commence use of Visa Credit Cards in Nigeria
  • First Nigerian Bank to obtain EMV certification for multicard ATM service platform
  • 1st Nigerian Bank to access the Belgian Investment Company Fund for Developing Countries
  • Access Bank commences bond index tracker
Year: 2006
  • Access Bank launches suite of Wealth Management products for HNI customers
  • Access Bank launches Mpower, the Bank's flagship retail product
  • Launched first Nigerian Online car leasing service “Auto online”
  • First Nigerian Bank to partner the IFC on the introduction of gender finance under the IFC’s Gender Empower Programme
  • Appointed Primary Dealer/Market Maker for Government Bonds by the Debt Management Office (DMO)
  • The first Bank in Nigeria to receive $15 million Convertible investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank
  • Appointed a Settlement Bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria
Year: 2005
  • Acquired Capital Bank and Marina bank via merger by absorption and completed integration within 60 days
  • Netherlands Finance Company (FMO) $15million Investment in Access Bank listed on the NSE
Year: 2004
  • Successful Public offer raised over N14.5 billion, recording 133% over subscription
  • Received the Hewlett Packard Award for the best implementation of a core banking application (Flexcube 6.2) in West Africa
  • Selected as one of the 7 banks to disburse the European Investment Bank's 50 million Nigerian SME facility
Year: 2003
  • Most actively traded stock on the Nigerian Stock Exchange Market
  • Recorded N1 billion Profit Before Tax (exceeding the cumulative profit for the prior 12years)
Year: 2002
  • Appointment of Aigboje Aig Imoukhuede, MD/CEO and Herbert Wigwe , DMD, with a mandate to move the bank from 65th position to top 10 by 2007
November 1998:
  • Quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Year 1989:
  • Licensed as a commercial bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria
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