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Paying School Fees, Online Transactions & Voting All In One Card! Diamond Bank Launches International Debit Card at Covenant University, Ota



Diamond Bank Launches International Debit Card - BellaNaija - September 2013Diamond Bank Plc, “Nigeria’s leading commercial bank” has launched an international debit card for students of Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State.

The initiative called the Diamond Multi-Purpose Student Card was launched on the premises of the institution with key stakeholders of the institution, including; Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo; Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Taiwo Olubunmi Abioye; (Academic and Administration) other top senior officials of the school as well as the executive of the Student Union in attendance.

Speaking at the ceremony, Uzoma Dozie, Executive Director Lagos Businesses and Retail Banking of Diamond Bank said ”we are very excited at the actualisation of the idea which started a few months ago and promise to partner with the University in more areas.Diamond Bank Launches new ATM at Covenant University - BellaNaija - September 2013 (3)

This is the first time Visa has allowed this kind of card to be issued and it is the first of its kind in this part of the world. It would be recalled that a few days ago, we were here to discuss what we could do together in respect of the product. We had similar objectives with Covenant University and we decided to partner together for the pilot stage of the introduction of the Visa approved international card for students of the institution.”

Describing the features, Dozie said that the Multi-purpose card is a unification of student ID card with biometrics and other features that enable the students to carry out more financial transactions such as paying for school fees, making online payments as well as voting during their students’ Union elections.Diamond Bank Launches new ATM at Covenant University - BellaNaija - September 2013 (4)

Dozie further added that Diamond Bank’s vision is to become the best retail bank in Nigeria, by providing true value added services tailored-made to meet the needs of its customers.

Presenting the card at the launch, Business Manager, Diamond Bank Plc Otta, Amedu Simeon, described it as a world class multipurpose card with biometric features, such that the card can be used to pay school fees, vote and do other financial transactions among others.Diamond Bank Launches new ATM at Covenant University - BellaNaija - September 2013 (1)

He also added that the card has Covenant University, Visa and Diamond Bank logos embedded and is valid for four years.
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  1. jcsgrl

    October 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Yeah this is Uzoma Dozie @ work. IMO the smartest of the dozie boys…Sighs, for those of us wey no get Papa with big name, if we come with this idea now to do presentation, they will use broom and chase us away. but come with big name and you get welcome reception and listening ears. It is well. we too go make am so our children will have open doors IJN

  2. Concerned_BaBe

    October 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Thats cool.

    I’m a student of Abia State University, and there’s a debit card for our students too. It also serves as an electronic ID card, ours is from Stanbic IBTC Bank, customised, valid for four years with biometrics and all, used for school fees and online transactions etc. The only difference? Its a Verve Card…

  3. Okechukwu Ofili

    October 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    cool idea!

  4. leonardo

    October 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    well done Diamond always leading the pack………….

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