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Congratulations! Fidelity Private Banking Wins the Financial Times “Best Private Bank” Award 2014



Fidelity Private Banking wins Financial Times “Best Private Bank Award 2014” - Bellanaija - November 2014

John Obi, Executive Director, Corporate Bank; Chioma Nwankwo, Head Fidelity Private Banking, Yuri Bender of Financial Times London presenting the award

Fidelity Private Banking, a division of Fidelity Bank Plc. has been recognized as the “Best Private Bank in Nigeria 2014” in the Global Private Banking Awards organized by Professional Wealth Management (PWM) and The Banker magazines, publications of the Financial Times Group, one of the world’s leading business news and information organizations. This was announced at the 6th Banking Awards which took place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday 29th October 2014 over a gala dinner.

Speaking after the award ceremony in Geneva, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc. Nnamdi Okonkwo said that the award is a recognition of excellence, achieved through commitment to the ideals of Fidelity Bank and noted that it is in line with the bank’s vision: “To be No.1 in every market we serve and every branded product we offer”. Okonkwo who was represented by the Executive Director, Corporate Banking, John Obi pointedly said that the award simply translates to walking the talk. “It is a joyful moment for me that my team was recognized as the best in Nigeria. It is a fulfillment of destiny for the Bank. This is the type of goodwill that money cannot buy. No amount of advert can attract such reward“.

Fidelity Private Banking wins Financial Times “Best Private Bank Award 2014” - Bellanaija - November 2014001

John Obi & Chioma Nwankwo

While not under estimating competition in the industry, Okonkwo disclosed that the bank has put in place measures to continually improve its services and stay ahead of competition. “Getting to the top is a lot easier than retaining same position. Private Banking team is already working closely with our Strategy, Innovation & Business Transformation unit to ensure we maintain our top spot come 2015 and beyond“. He stressed that the bank is already focusing on the areas it needs to improve, while not losing sight of the areas it scored high. “I mean the criteria used in determining the winner. Needless to say, that we should remain creative and stay ahead of competition!” He paid tribute to staff and management of the Bank for their support and customers for their patronage and loyalty to the Bank.

It is significant to mention that this year is the first time the organizers considered the Nigerian market in their Annual Global Private Bank Awardwhich covers Europe, Asia, North America, Middle East, Latin America and Africa with Fidelity Private Banking beating other Nigerian Private Banks to become the first ever Private Bank in Nigeria to place its brand on the award’s nameplate.

PWM, the organiser of the award said that excellent service delivery was a key component of the criteria considered by the independent panel in the one-month intensive selection process for the awards. This involved gathering series of detailed information on KPIs, portfolio management, asset allocation, due diligence, risk management, growth strategies, customer service, innovation and ethical factors. Scorpio Partnership, a leading market research and strategy consultancy firm handled the qualitative analysis which was instrumental in deciding the winning bank.

Fidelity Private Banking has been in existence since 1996 with presence in Lagos and Abuja. Notable for its strong brand and high service standards, they cater for needs of the high net-worth individuals in the society whose needs are peculiar and can be complex. They ensure their financial objectives are met by preserving their wealth for future generations.
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  1. Onome

    November 14, 2014 at 5:43 pm


  2. Akatikpo

    November 14, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Beautiful! I like!!!!!!

  3. Akatikpo

    November 14, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Fidelity a Bank quietly doing their thing and gaining international recognition. Seen

  4. Fab

    November 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I need a bank job now. See glam. Next

  5. @edDREAMZ

    November 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Congrat to them….

  6. Ashley

    November 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Yes Fidelity Bank is really a thoroughbred. I love their resilience that has sustained them through thick and thin in the volatile banking industry. I enjoy top notch quality private banking service. If U dont yet have an account with them, i suggest U open one soonest. Congrats Fidelity Bank!

  7. Bez

    November 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Congratulations Fidelity bank. More grease to your elbow. A class act!

  8. Femi

    November 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Okay. This is a good one for the bank. Well done

  9. Aisha fatokun

    November 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Quiet bank for the millionaires who prefer privacy. Congrats

  10. Glory

    November 15, 2014 at 11:09 am

    See. Excellent performance! Keep moving don’t stop!!!!

  11. Enebeli

    November 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Concentration concentration- tell me the bank that banks all the billionaires in Nigeria? Fidelity Private Banking. Well done!

  12. frannie

    November 16, 2014 at 2:39 am

    kudos Chioma Nwankwo nee Etiaba on your team’s achievement. I work in a Bank here in the US and i totally understand that private banking is no jokes especially working with “affluent” customers!! its a thing of pride seeing a naija Bank gaining international recognition!!!

  13. Colour Purple

    November 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Fab, akatikpo, bez, femi, Aisha fatokun, glory and enebeli are the same person.

  14. Enebelii

    November 16, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Colour purple, yes these are my people and we all stay under one roof. You have a problem identifying success? This is one achievement you can’t help but be impressed about.. Congratulations once more Fidelity Bank!

  15. Enebelii

    November 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Your Mama name you colour purple?

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