Our Awards


  • Access Bank wins The Banker "2012 mergers and acquisitions deal of the year" for africa.
  • Access Bank wins 2012 "Big Tick Award"
  • Access Bank Wins International Finance Corporation (IFC)’S "Most Active Issuing Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa" award under Its Global Trade Finance Programme
  • Access Bank wins "Best Web Transaction Processing Award" by Web Jurist -(Technology Division of Philips Consulting)
  • Access Bank Wins Best Bank In West Africa (African Banker 2012)


  • 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.
  • Access Bank was given an Award insignia by GBC for reaching the finalist stage of the “GBC Award for Business Action on Health”.
  • Aig was made the co-chairman of Global Business Coalition Health (GBCH).
  • Access Bank Wins FT Sustainable Banking Awards


  • African Banker Award for the Socially Responsible Bank of the Year


  • Awarded the “Most Active GTFP Issuing Bank in Africa
  • 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
  • USL won “Best Automated Share Registration & Data Mgt Consulting Firm 2009” by the Institute of Direct Marketing of Nigeria
  • SERA Awards for “Most improved CSR Company of the year”
  • “Best Bank in Staff Development” Lagos Enterprise Awards
  • Appreciation Award from International Center for Leadership “In appreciation of the Bank’s collaboration for developing the police workforce in Nigeria”
  • 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
  • Lagos Bankers Clearing House representative merit award for being 3rd position in Error Free Transmission year 2009
  • Lagos Bankers Clearing House representative merit award for being 1st in punctuality at the Lagos clearing House


  • Awarded the “Brand of the Year” by Thisday Annual Awards.
  • Awarded the “Best Global Trade Finance Bank Award” by the International Finance Corporate (IFC)”.
  • Awarded the “Best Gender Responsive Bank” by Nigerian Banker’s Award
  • Awarded the “Most Innovative Bank Award” by Global Bank Alliance for Women.


  • Access Bank launches Federal Government Index, Nigeria’s First Liquid Bond Index.
  • Awarded 3rd Position for Customer Service Excellence by KPMG
  • First Nigerian Bank to receive convertible investment from the Belgian Investment Company Fund for Developing Countries.
  • Received award in “Innovative Trade Structures” from the IFC.
  • Awarded “Best Telecoms Financing Bank of the Year” by the Nigeria Telecoms Awards.
  • First Bank to commence issuance of Visa Credit Cards in Nigeria.
  • Awarded “The Most Innovative Bank in Africa” by African Bankers Magazine, a publication of IC publications, UK.
  • www.accessbankplc.com rated overall winner of the Web Jurist Annual Web Award organized by Phillips Consulting.
  • Successfully concluded 3rd Public Offer raising over 1 Billion US Dollars (3.5 times oversubscribed).


  • Awarded the “Most Improved Bank of the Year” by This Day Newspaper.
  • The first Bank in Nigeria to receive $15 million Convertible Debt Investment from the IFC.
  • Appointed Primary Dealer/Market Maker for Government Bonds by the Debt Management Office (DMO)
  • First African Bank to partner the IFC on the introduction of gender finance under the IFC’s Gender Empower Programme.


  • Completed seamlessly within 60 days the integration of two Banks acquired via merger by absorption, making the integration the fastest and a reference point within the industry.
  • Netherlands Finance Company (FMO) $15 million Investment in Access Bank listed on the NSE.


  • Selected as one of the seven Banks to operate the European Investment Bank’s 50 Million Nigerian SME facility.
  • Received the Hewlett Packard Award for the best implementation of a core banking application (Flexcube 6.2) in West Africa. Successful Public Offer raised over N14.5 billion, recording 133% over-subscription.


  • Recorded =N= 1 billion Profit Before Tax (exceeding the cumulative profit for the prior 12 years).