UK subsidiary of Nigeria's Access Bank opens office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Jamie Simmonds (L), CEO, The Access Bank UK, and Essa Kazim, Governor of the DIFC

With an objective to support the growth of trade relations between the UAE and Africa, the largest trade finance Nigerian Bank in the United Kingdom, has announced the opening of its office in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

The announcement was made at a press event organized in DIFC that was attended by key executives from The Access Bank UK including Herbert Wigwe, Chairman and Non-Executive Director; Jamie Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer; Alyson Jeans, Commercial Banking and Asset Management Director and Rola Seifeddine, Head of the office in the UAE.

“The economic links between UAE and Africa are already growing and we see this accelerating over the next decade. At The Access Bank UK, we are excited to establish our presence in the UAE in order to foster economic and trade ties between UAE and key African countries including Nigeria,” stated Herbert Wigwe, The Access Bank UK Chairman.

The Access Bank UK’s office in DIFC will continue to serve the bank’s existing clients in the UAE as well as introducing the bank’s portfolio of services to companies keen on investing in Nigeria and other parts of Africa directly or through trade finance.

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