Company Profile

Company Address

Samuel Asabia House 35 Marina P.O. Box 5216, Lagos, Nigeria

Business Hour

Monday09:15 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thusday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sunday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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Who we are

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (“FirstBank”), established in 1894, is the premier Bank in West Africa, Nigeria’s number one bank brand and the leading financial services solutions provider in Nigeria. The Bank was founded by Sir Alfred Jones, a shipping magnate from Liverpool, England. With its head office originally in Liverpool, the Bank commenced business on a modest scale in Lagos, Nigeria under the name, Bank of British West Africa (BBWA).

In 1912, the Bank acquired its first competitor, the Bank of Nigeria (previously called Anglo-African Bank) which was established in 1899 by the Royal Niger Company. In 1957, the Bank changed its name from Bank of British West Africa (BBWA) to Bank of West Africa (BWA). In 1966, following its merger with Standard Bank, UK, the Bank adopted the name Standard Bank of West Africa Limited and in 1969 it was incorporated locally as the Standard Bank of Nigeria Limited in line with the Companies Decree of 1968.

Changes in the name of the Bank also occurred in 1979 and 1991 to First Bank of Nigeria Limited and First Bank of Nigeria Plc, respectively. In 2012, the Bank changed its name again to First Bank of Nigeria Limited as part of a restructuring resulting in FBN Holdings Plc (“FBN Holdings”), having detached its commercial business from other businesses in the FirstBank Group, in compliance with new regulation by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). FirstBank had 1.3 million shareholders globally, was quoted on The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), where it was one of the most capitalised companies and also had an unlisted Global Depository Receipt (GDR) programme, all of which were transferred to its Holding Company, FBN Holdings, in December 2012.

Building on of its solid foundation, the Bank has consistently broken new ground in the domestic financial sector for over a century and two decades. FirstBank is present in the United Kingdom and France through its subsidiary, FBN Bank (UK) Limited with branches in London and Paris; and in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi with its Representative Offices there. In October 2011, the Bank acquired a new subsidiary, Banque International de Credit (BIC), one of the leading banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In November 2013, FirstBank acquired ICB in The Gambia, Sierra-Leone, Ghana and Guinea, and in 2014, the Bank acquired ICB in Senegal. These were major landmarks in its plan for growing its sub-Saharan African footprint and all the African subsidiaries now bear the FBN Bank brand.

As the global operating environment evolves, FirstBank has kept pace, responding to the dynamic needs of its customers, investors, regulators, host communities, employees and other stakeholders. Through a balanced approach to plan execution, FirstBank has consolidated its industry leadership by maintaining trans-generational appeal. Thus, the Bank has continuously boosted its customer-base, which cuts across all segments in terms of size, structure and sectors.

Leveraging experience spanning over a century of dependable services, FirstBank has continued to build relationships and alliances with key sectors of the economy that have served as strategic building blocks for the wellbeing, growth and development of the country. With its huge asset base and expansive branch network, as well as continuous re-invention, FirstBank is Nigeria’s strongest banking franchise, maintaining market leadership on all fronts in the nation’s financial services industry.

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Relationship Manager - CMBG (North) at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos

Work closely with the Business Manager in the execution of the team’s functions and activities Champion the drive for deposit mobilization and trade transaction. Manage and deepen relationships with both existing and prospective customers. Provide the best customer service available in the industry. Develop and maintain relationship with clie

Threat Intelligence & Management Analyst at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos

Assist to review the Banks products and services to ensure inherent security threats are mitigated Assist in driving security implementation in the design of new products, services and process in the Bank Assist to conduct regular reviews of databases and applications to identify threats and remediate accordingly Assist to review physical access

Team Lead, Threat Intelligence & Management at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos

Develop and implement Threat Intelligence strategy and security plan for the mitigation of security risks and the protection of data. Lead threat and Intelligence processes to identify, analyze, qualify, quantify, treat, accept, communicate and monitor risks related to information technology. Lead threat Intelligence team throughout the developme

Unit Head, Information Security Program Management at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos

Coordinate the development, implementation and maintenance of an information security program, process and plan for FirstBank. Manage the definition of information security roles and responsibilities Coordinate the resource allocation process for information security operations department ensuring that adequately trained, skilled resources are av

Vulnerability Mgt. Analyst at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos

Conduct regular reviews of Banks network using manual/automated means to ensure that configurations meet best security practices Carry out periodic vulnerability assessments and penetration testing on Applications and Networks Drive situational awareness to all staff and other stakeholders based on risk identification Conduct payment card data d