Access Bank, FBNH, others gross N1.6tr revenue in H1 2020

Despite the harsh effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that trimmed physical banking activities for over three months, some banks quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) earned a total of N1.6 trillion in the first half of 2020 financial yea


Africa: First Bank's CEO Bags Forbes' Best of Africa Award

Forbes had stated: "Adesola Adeduntan believes strongly in the importance of doing well by doing good. In March 2020 he spoke at the Edinburgh School of Business about financial institutions' role as drivers of financial inclusion.


South Africa Banks Gather Their Defenses to Ride Out Virus Storm

A report by PwC, covering results at Standard Bank Group Ltd., FirstRand Ltd., Absa Group Ltd. and Nedbank Group Ltd., estimates their charges soared by a combined 130% in the first half of 2020 from a year earlier, while profits before provisions grew 4.


FirstBank CEO gets Forbes Best of Africa award

The Forbes Best of Africa Award is for business personalities with a record of creating and building great global businesses that have made far-reaching contributions to the development of Africa.