Fidelity Bank Nigeria Plc has extolled the financial discipline of Nigeria’s major airline, Air Peace and restated commitment to continue to partner and collaborate with West Africa’s largest carrier.
The Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank CEO, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe made this known while speaking during the ceremony to mark the arrival of Air Peace’s third Embraer 195-E2 in Abuja recently.
Mrs. Onyeali-Ikpe stated that when the airline announced its plans to purchase 13 brand new Embraer aircraft, she thought it was a joke due to the high cost of these planes. According to her, the bank collaborated with the airline to achieve that goal.
Onyeali-Ikpe stated that Air Peace has demonstrated high fiscal discipline and prudence since commencing business with the bank seven years ago, prompting the bank to go as far as it wants with the domestic carrier. She assured the airline that the bank would continue to collaborate with it and would support it all the way, noting that the bank was very pleased with the airline’s successes.
“It is a major success for a local player to have the level of financial discipline that this company has. So, I commend you, and we will work with you all the way to any level that you want. I also want to thank the staff of Air Peace and celebrate with Mr. Allen Onyeama; he is the strength behind all of these.
“We are here today to welcome the third aircraft. We have collaborated with Air Peace for so long and I can tell you that with determination and commitment, the vision and purpose that there is nothing you cannot surmount,” she said.
Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria, with about 6million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and various other digital banking channels.
The bank has in recent times won accolades as the Best SME Friendly Bank, Best in Mobile Banking and the Most Improved Corporate/Investment Bank among several industry awards and recognitions.
The bank was also ranked the 4th Best Bank in the Retail Banking Segment in the 2017 Banking Industry Satisfaction Survey conducted by KPMG.
Focused on select niche corporate banking sectors as well as Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Fidelity Bank is rapidly implementing a digital based retail banking strategy which has resulted in an exponential growth in savings deposits over the last 3 years and a corresponding surge in customer enrollment on the bank’s flagship mobile/internet banking products.