For a bank whose story began in 2012 when IEI Investments Ltd acquired Societe General Bank of Nigeria (SGBN) license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and returning a 100% of existing SGBN account holders’ money which brought sanity, joy and even life to previous account holders. I will say Heritage Bank has been daring and have indeed become the timeless wealth partner these past years.
Coming out victorious in the successful acquisition of Enterprise Bank by meeting all the necessary criteria rolled out by the CBN and Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and also standing firm against big players like Zenith Bank, GTB and others.
A bank focused on innovation with an attitude to create, preserve and transfer wealth to her customers in many ways such as their love and support for Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria despite finding themselves in a competitive banking environment.
Heritage bank is one bank famously known for supporting SME in order to encourage entrepreneurs while creating jobs and wealth distribution in a country with high rate of unemployment.
In another move to support and unlock food and wealth creation in the agricultural sector, the CBN recently partnered with Heritage bank to provide a N2 billion long-term facility, under the Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme (CACS) to Triton Aqua Africa Limited (TAAL).
Triton accessed the CACS through Heritage Bank to set up aquaculture businesses- nursery/hatchery for the production of fingerlings and brood stock in Ikeja; and earthen ponds for catfish and tilapia in Asejire, Iwo and Gambari towns in Oyo where the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri commended the company, stating that “the CBN and Heritage Banks’ financial support to the company’s achievement is very fundamental as investment in food security is probably the most profitable venture anyone could think of”.
Agriculture is also one of the many ways Heritage Bank empower individuals and communities.
One will hardly forget the many failed rumors last year foretelling a possible fold up of the bank where the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo confidently came out to assure customers and Nigerians that Heritage Bank wass safe, sound and profitable while promising that the financial institution would not compromise on its quality services at all time.
With all that behind now, Heritage Bank is not done yet. This January 2017, they have yet again launched another campaign to financially support innovative business ideas with a startup cash of N250,000.00. Nigerians are ecstatic going by the massive response to the call on the banks’ twitter timeline.
Judging by their history and fierce fight to stay competitive, Heritage bank will stand beyond the test of time because of their passion, resilience, innovation and a brand architecture that emits quality service, performance and value.