FirstBank Introduces Agent Banking To Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta Communities

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has extended the Agent Banking campaign to 14 major markets and business points across Bayelsa, Cross River and Delta States.

The market activation, which spanned over three weeks between November 24 and December 16, 2018, was an intensive period of customer engagement, education and awareness creation of the Firstmonie Agent Network and by extension, financial inclusion.

The market activation took place in Ogbonogo Market, Koka Junction, Bonsac Junction, Ibusa Junction (Delta States) while Calabar, Cross River State had the event at Mobil Junction, Etagbor Junction, Watt Market, Marian and Etim Edem Markets.

Swali, Tomba, Opolo and Nembe communities in Bayelsa State were also selected for the campaign.

The FirstmonieAgent Network, in about 18 months, has expanded to almost every local government area in Nigeria.

Firstmonie agents are positioned within rural and semi-urban locations across the country to provide basic financial services such as account opening, cash deposit, cash withdrawals, airtime purchase, bill payments and much more to every Nigerian.

The bank has assured that transactions carried out through this channel are securely authenticated.

FirstmonieAgent Channel delivers financial services outside conventional bank branches, often using non-retail agents – Firstmonie Agents – and relying on technology such as point-of-sale (POS) terminals or mobile phones for real time transaction processing.

FirstBank Group Head of eBusiness, Chuma Ezirim said “With our Firstmonie Agents spread across the country, we are aggressive at increasing the penetration of financial services, especially in the suburbs whilst significantly reducing the unbanked in the country.

“We encourage the patronage of Firstmonie Agents irrespective of the location as these Agents are well trained to provide the FirstBank Gold Standard Services to customers.”