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Financial Inclusion: Access Bank Empowers Closa Agents With Solar Powered Fibre Kiosks.

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Access Bank’s commitment to deliver banking services to at least one in every two Nigerians has been reaf­firmed as the retail finan­cial institution success­fully commissioned and empowered Access Closa agents across Nigeria with solar powered fibre kiosks to support their business and boost visibility of their locations to provide more than banking services to both existing and new cus­tomers across the nation.

With the current number of Access Closa Agents spread across the 774 local government areas in the country, the bank has signifi­cantly grown access to finance and banking services to millions of previously under-banked, un­banked Nigerians, while provid­ing alternate streams of income for MSMEs, promoting financial literacy, and advancing its ambi­tion to bank one in every two Ni­gerians by 2025.

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According to Rob Giles, Se­nior Retail Advisory, Access Bank Group, “The Access Closa network is a bespoke channel through which the bank express­es her passion and commitment to broadening the opportunities and access to financial services for every Nigerian and African, irrespective of the location they might be.

“Customers can locate a Closa agent near them by simply search­ing for ‘Access Closa Agent’ on Google Maps on their phone in­stead of walking long distances in search of a branch.”

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Reiterating Rob’s statement, Chizoba Iheme, Group Head, Agency Banking and Financial Inclusion, said, “The exponential growth of Access Bank’s agent network is in fulfillment of the Bank’s promise to ensure easier and safer access to financial ser­vices for every Nigerian.

“As a bank driven by innova­tion, we must deliver better out­comes for customers in terms of speed, security, and service to enhance customer experience in all the locations that we operate.

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“With over 160,000 Access Closa Agents spread across Nigeria, you can conveniently pay bills, send money to loved ones and deposit your existing Naira notes through an agent near you to avoid the risk of moving cash to a distant branch. Please click HERE to lo­cate the Access Bank Closa agent nearest to you.”

Access Bank, over the years, has leveraged technology includ­ing advanced analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics process automation to reform business operations and drive performance to improve custom­er experience.

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