Microsoft, world’s leading IT solutions provider, and Access Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading banks, have indicated their readiness to collaborate for the purposes of improving the security and banking experience for customers in Nigeria and the African continent.
The partners, through a news report distributed by African Press Organisation (APO) Group on their behalf, expressed their commitment to providing custom-made security products and services that address insecurity challenges in the continent’s banking industry.
According to the news report, the partnership was announced at a meeting between the Bank’s Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe and Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, on Thursday in Seattle, United States of America.
Speaking at the meeting, Herbert Wigwe was quoted as saying: “As one of the biggest providers of digital products and services in Africa, this partnership and collaboration between Access Bank and Microsoft will enable us to be strategically positioned to improve security for online transactions, increase financial inclusion for the unbanked population on the continent, as well as create simpler and more efficient banking processes for customers.”
Wigwe explained that the meeting touched on Access Bank’s commitment to promoting the adoption of technology and other digital platforms as a tool to disrupt the banking sector in Africa.
In his own remarks, the Microsoft chief said: “I want Microsoft to enable organisations like Access Bank to innovate digitally and grow their business exponentially.
“We need partners like you who have deep ambition for exceptional customer service. We will be delighted to form a deeper relationship with Access Bank to drive innovation and by extension exceptional customer experience in the African financial services space”, Nadella added.