Wema Bank fuses banking with environmental management, launches solar-powered mobile branch

A new eco-friendly initiative from Wema Bank Plc, Nigeria; a newly launched solar-powered mobile banking facility

Wema Bank fuses banking with environmental management, launches solar-powered mobile branch

Wema Bank Plc says it has launched a solar-powered mobile branch to make banking services available to everyone in all parts of the country.


Mr Damola Bolodeoku, the bank’s Head of eBusiness, in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, said the mobile branch was fitted with two automated teller machines (ATM).

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According to Bolodeoku, the mobile branch tagged: “Wema Bank on Wheels”, will bring convenient banking services to Nigerians at their door step in line with global best practices, using technology. “We are taking banking services to Nigerians, no matter where they are.

“Being an environmentally-responsible company, our mobile branch is powered by solar energy – a first in the Nigeria’s banking industry.

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“Banks around the world have often used mobile banking vehicles as a cost-effective service delivery channel as competition becomes stiffer. “As such, every financial institution strives to provide their customers with the latest technology-driven services,” Bolodeoku said.
Kemi Aina, Head, Customer Service Management, said the recent closure of the bank’s branch in Abule Egba due to road construction fast-tracked the mobile services. Aina stressed that “Wema Bank on Wheels’’ would help to reach Nigerians who missed out through “our internet banking and USSD banking services.”



This article was originally published by Kikiotolu in January, 2017.



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Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu


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