Access Holdings Plc. is a leading multinational financial services group that offers commercial banking, lending, payment, insurance, and asset management services. Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, Access Corporation operates through a network of more than 600 branches and service outlets, spanning three continents, 18 countries, and 49+ million customers. The Corporation employs more than 28,000 people in its operations in Nigeria and is currently listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (formerly Nigerian Stock Exchange).
Access transitioned into a holding company to drive rapid growth and become a full-scale ecosystem player offering interconnected services across customer needs. Established in 2022, Access Holding Plc consists of the Access Bank Group itself; a Payment and Switching Services Company; a Digital Lending Company; a Pension Fund Company and an Insurance Brokerage Company.
The Bank serves its various markets through four business segments: Retail, Business, Commercial and Corporate and has enjoyed what is arguably Africa’s most successful banking growth trajectory in the last twelve years. Following its merger with Diamond Bank in March 2019, Access Bank became one of Africa’s largest retail banks by retail customer base and the largest bank by total assets.
The payment company leverages the strong suite of the Bank’s existing assets and customer base, creating a super fintech that will be Africa’s most powerful business services network. The lending company is primarily focused on digital loans to retail customers and MSMEs.
The Corporation strives to deliver sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible, and socially relevant, helping customers to access more and achieve their dreams. ESG is at the heart of our business, Access Bank is the first commercial Bank in Africa certified by Sustainability Standards and Certification Initiative (SSCI).
In honor of its defining roles across the African continent, the Banking vertical has been accorded recognition by reputable domestic and global organizations. Some of these recognitions include: 2022 International Investors Award “Best Environmental and Social Performance Award”, 2022 Finance Derivative Award “Best Sustainable Bank Africa”, 2022 Euromoney Awards “Best Bank in Nigeria”, 2022 Global Sustainable Finance Awards “Outstanding Leadership in ESG-Related Loans, Africa” and “Financial Leadership in Sustaining Communities, Africa”, 2019 World Finance Award “Best Digital Bank in Nigeria”; 2019 World Finance Award “Best Mobile App in Nigeria”; 2019 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards; “Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement”; 2018 Euromoney Private Banking Awards “Best Commercial Banking Capabilities” just to mention a few.