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Skye Bank props customers’ satisfaction…

Skye Bank props customers’ satisfaction…

In its pursuit to gracefully and successfully ‘dust itself’ and correct mistakes of the past, Skye Bank SL has braced up for the good, the better, and the best in 2012.

Skye Bank SL started operation in the country in 2007 with its headquarters at 31 Siaka Stevens Street.

It operates as a group that provides facets of financial products and services powered by a purpose built technological framework that supports the service delivery process to customers.

Skye Bank Plc has evolved into one of the top financial institutions in Nigeria, after it’s very seamless consolidation exercise in 2006, and with a cumulative wealth of experience that spans over 50 years.

 Skye Bank Plc is historically one of the oldest banks in Nigeria and West Africa and a leading financial institution in Nigeria, ranked among the top 10 banks offering excellent banking services, anchored by team of seasoned and dedicated staff.

Skye Bank has expanded to The Gambia, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola, Congo (DRC), Guinea and Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone.

There are plans underway to expand to Ghana.

Despite all its challenges of the past, particularly in the year 2011, Skye Bank (SL) Ltd has been able to successfully and gracefully ‘dust itself’, correct its mistakes of the past and brace its future with confidence.

The new Skye Bank, led by a new Managing Director Lawrence Okate, has geared up its operations for the 2012 financial year.

Mr. Okate holds an MBA degree from Edo State University and a Masters degree in Managerial Psychology from the University of Ibadan.

He has over 15 years banking experience having worked in United Bank for Africa and Zenith International Bank Plc before joining Prudent Bank Plc and subsequently Skye Bank Plc.

He has worked as a Regional Manager supervising Surulere and Aba branches in Lagos, Nigeria.

He did a stint in Skye Bank (Gambia) Limited. He has also worked as a Business Development Manager in various locations in Nigeria.

Mr. Okate has attended several local and International Senior Management Training programs and also at the Pan African University (Lagos Business School).

His areas of expertise include Commercial and Retail Banking, Corporate Banking and Public Sector, Strategic Planning and Treasury Management.

Under his leadership, Skye Bank SL. Ltd now offers exciting products like Skye Money Wise, Skye Rainbow and African Payment System.

Skye Wise offers the individual the benefits of both the savings and current account with the use of non-clearing cheque book.

Its features entail a monthly interest paid on account balances (1% above normal savings interest), and a zero COT on account.

Skye Rainbow or children banking also has benefits like third party withdrawals, on line banking facility, issuance of cheques, dividend warrants and other forms of third party payments which is designed with special features that benefit parents seeking to save for their children’s education and other needs. It is a fabulous way to teach children early saving techniques.

The Africa Payment System is a fast money transfer service to African Countries offered by the Bank.

Everyone benefits from this facility whether or not one is a customer of the Bank.

 In addition to Skye Bank’s African Payment money transfer service, Western Union Money Transfer services will be offered by the Bank to the general public by February 2012.

To it products, Skye Bank has become a more focused Bank with a new responsible management team.

With the right products and effective management, there is no doubt that the Bank is aiming at the sky this 2012.

MD of Skye Bank Sierra Leone

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