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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Strategic Implementation Manager at First Bank of Nigeria Limited

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
Negotiable

Participate and contribute to problem solving for ITBG related issues Develop detailed work plans for assigned work streams Track and monitor progress of different activities within the project, especially key milestones and critical path items Conduct research and analyse data to provide accurate and meaningful insights to support the execution

Business Intelligence Officer at First Bank of Nigeria Limited

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
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Provide support/develop appropriate scorecards for subsidiaries, on-going monitoring and review Automate performance reporting process as much as possible Define key performance metrics to achieve ITBG strategic objectives Provide escalation point for scorecard issues within the Group, for effective interface with BPM Create and manage internal

Head, Retail Banking Operations at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
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Provide leadership and oversight for clearing, Cash Management, Retail Processing Centre, Cheque Production Management and Finance Services processes. Ensure manning in line with approved organogram, and in line with productivity targets. Oversee implementation of automation including Business Process Management System (BPMS) workflows, ensuring

Head, Retail Banking Operations at First Bank

First Bank Of Nigeria Limited Lagos
Negotiable

Provide leadership and oversight for clearing, Cash Management, Retail Processing Centre, Cheque Production Management and Finance Services processes. Ensure manning in line with approved organogram, and in line with productivity targets. Oversee implementation of automation including Business Process Management System (BPMS) workflows, ensuring