In line with its resolve to ensure and exceed customer satisfaction, Union Bank Nigeria Plc has unveiled two more improved branches in Lagos with new technology and superior product offerings.
The new branches, Itire Road, Lawanson branch and Western Avenue branch, both located in Surulere, Lagos, showcased improved technology and superior product offerings aimed at making banking more accessible, simpler and smarter to customers and prospects of the bank.
Speaking at the event, the Transformation Director, Union Bank, Mr Joe Mbulu, said the essence of the transformation was to show how far the bank cares for its customers, adding that the transformation of the bank began two years ago.
“For us in Union Bank, our transformation is different, in that, it has more depth and more substance. What we’re doing today is just a celebration of what we commenced two years ago.
“Basically, we have looked at the technology; we have a new core banking application, our data centre is new, we have a back-up that is live, and there are not many banks that can tell you that, when they have a failure, their current data can switch over. We can do that seamlessly.
“And we have transformed the way our people engage the customers. Our customer service is different and testimonials today attest to that point. So, we have looked at the culture of the bank also; we used to be known as an old people’s bank, but I can challenge any customer out there today to come to Union Bank, they will be awed by the service,” the bank Director assured.
According to Mbulu, Union Bank now has products that address customers ‘needs. Furthermore, he said the bank’s governance structure has improved significantly, saying that presently at Union Bank things are done faster and more efficiently.
“So, there is a new culture, a new bank, a new way of doing banking which is simple and smarter,” he added.
Giving more insight into some of the new technological improvements in the bank, the Head of Operations and Technology, Union Bank, Mr Lucky Jayaratne, said beyond the transformation of its physical branches, all the bank’s electronic channels have been upgraded. “We have a new system now, which is much more efficient and simpler to operate. It is capable of doing round the clock and we will not be having any down time. And the same is applicable to our ATMS and PoS machines and also our online banking system,” Jayaratne said.
Customers present at the event attested to the improved banking system at Union Bank.
For instance, the Proprietor, Jolibuks School, Lawanson, Mr Edward Ola, commended the management of Union Bank for their drive towards improved efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Also, the Managing Director, Patedy Print Edge Limited, Mr Pat Uba, assured the bank of continuous patronage, even as he urged members of the public to come on board in order to enjoy, the simpler and smarter processes at Union Bank. In the same vein, the Managing Director, Agenda Pharmacy Limited, Mr Ayo Badejoko, commended the management for the innovation and drive to improve the bank.
Established in 1917 and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions. The Bank is a trusted and recognisable brand, with an extensive network of over 320 branches across Nigeria.
In 2012, a new Board of Directors and Executive Management team were appointed to Union Bank and in 2013, the Bank embarked upon a Transformation Programme designed to re-establish it firmly as a respected provider of quality financial services in Nigeria.
The Bank currently offers a variety of banking services to both individuals, commercial and corporate clients including Current, Savings and Deposit Account services, Funds Transfer, Foreign Currency Domiciliation, Loans, Overdrafts, Equipment Leasing and Trade Finance. The Bank also offers its customers convenient electronic banking channels and products including Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Bank Cards, ATMs and POS Systems.