The bank, in a statement, explained that with a heritage of over 120 years of banking experience, it understands the business journey for SMEs, even as it said it was passionate about supporting them to ensure continuous business growth.
“Over the years, FirstBank has displayed an unwavering commitment to the business success of SMEs in Nigeria with its cocktail of products and bespoke solutions, specifically designed to help grow and sustain SMEs.
“Given that SMEs are pivotal to national development, FirstBank is committed to ensure sustained business growth as well as provide the necessary services to grow businesses and Nigeria’s economy at large. The SME sector is replete with various industries and business models; FirstBank’s package provides the right mix of products and services with professional staff designated to work with the business owner to provide flexible and dependable services, helping SMEs achieve consistent growth and success in every area of business,” it explained.
According to the FirstBank’s spokesperson, Folake Ani-Mumuney, businesses require more than loans, “and the bank makes available non- financial services to its customers such as access to administrative assistance, translation services, conferences, seminars, forums and other business support services.”
“We are determined to partner with businesses and pass on our own expertise and knowledge to small businesses across several sectors in Nigeria. Our experience in business spans several industries and segments. We understand the position most of our SME’s are in because we used to be in their situation and can provide valuable solutions for their business needs,” she added.