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Zenith Bank named best commercial Bank in Nigeria
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Thu, 15 Jul 2021   ||   Nigeria,

LAGOS – Thursday 15 July 2021: Zenith Bank Plc has been named the Best Commercial Bank in Nigeria in the World Finance Banking Awards 2021.

The award, which was announced in the July 2021 edition of the World Finance Magazine, was based on individual banks’ ability to adapt to a continually evolving technological envi­ronment while maintaining top-class customer relations and bolstering their financial footing amidst the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commenting on the award, the Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu said: “This recognition reflects our resilience and ability to adapt to a very challenging macro economic environment exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our commitment to cre­ating value for our teeming customers through our best-in-class service and innovative products and solutions.”

He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the bank’s custom­ersformakingZenithBanktheir preferred financial institution which has culminated in this award.

World Finance is a leading international magazine provid­ing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial indus­try, international business and the global economy.

The editorial combines award-winning reportage, cov­ering a broad range of topics from banking and insurance to wealth management and in­frastructure investment, with contributions from some of the world’s most well-respected economists and theorists as well as consultants in government think tanks and the World Eco­nomic Forum.

This award comes in the wake of several awards and rec­ognitions received by the bank in recent times for its track re­cord of excellent performance and commitment to global best practices.

Zenith Bank was voted as Bank of the Year (Nigeria) in The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2020, Best Bank in Nige­riaintheGlobalFinanceWorld’s Best Banks Awards 2020 and 2021, and Best Corporate Gover­nance ‘Financial Services’ Afri­ca 2020 and 2021 by the Ethical Boardroom.

Also, the bank emerged as the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria in the Banker Mag­azine Top 500 Banking Brands 2020 and 2021, and Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the “2021 Top 1000 World Banks” ranking by The Banker Magazine. The bank was also recognised as Bank of the Decade (People’s Choice) at the ThisDay Awards 2020, Re­tail Bank of the year at the 2020 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BOFI) Awards, and Best Company in Promotion of Good Health and Well-Being as well as Best Com­pany in Promotion of Gender Equality and Women Empow­erment at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility (SERAS) Awards 2020.


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