If you followed the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Saturday, February 2, 2019, on social media, you must have observed how several runners recreated the Finish Together animation where the Access Bank and Diamond Bank lead runners finished together and gave each other a high five.
Early last week, the animated video commercial had made waves online and seized the narrative of this year’s marathon to reflect the ongoing merger of Access Bank and Diamond Bank. The presence of the GMD/CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe and the GMD/CEO of Diamond Bank, Uzoma Dozie throughout the event also lent weight to the trending #TogetherForYou as they were visibly active, cheering and awarding the participants.
The underlying message was clear that at the heart of the merger between the two banks, is the desire to provide their over 29 million customers with stronger innovations and a wider reach. This was also evident in the collaboration of about 3,000 volunteers, partners and staff of the two banks who executed a successful marathon that had over 100,000 runners.
It is expected that Access Bank’s historic strength in corporate banking and Diamond Bank’s leadership in digital and mobile-led retail banking will achieve exceptional strides and deliver loads of benefits to the customers of the two banks. Currently, the banks’ customers enjoy a range of bank products, 3,100 ATMs which are free of transactional charges as well as 600 branches nationwide.