Stanbic IBTC hosts graduates from the African Leadership Academy

Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. The question now is, where will the future African leaders come from?

At Stanbic IBTC, we understand the importance of leadership and how it affects the society. To demonstrate this, we recently sponsored African Leadership Academy’s West African Indaba Dinner which took place on the 20th of July in Lagos.

Great things to note for a remarkable Ramadan...and beyond

We know that Ramadan is a month that offers time for Muslims to focus on the spiritual aspects of their lives.

While some are focusing on how to make the best use of this holy month, others are already also making sure their Eid outfits are perfectly fit in advance, we think that’s commendable forward thinking. We are all still going to participate in all the festivities after all.

To get maximum returns, we need to reflect, and figure out how we can make this year’s Ramadan better than last. Here are some tips:

An African Holiday - Why You Should Go To Kenya

When last did you take a break from your daily routine, see a new place? Or rather have you ever experienced the thrill of exploring new places and meeting new people? Unplug from technology and engage in new activities in new places. Travel fundamentally transforms you.

Nimi's Standard: 5 things to check for the mid-year review of your personal finances

I don’t know about you but I keep feeling that this year is whizzing by! It is July already.

Most of us start each new-year with great plans but the problem tends to be with execution. In January, you had a clean slate and planned to start afresh; did you list the financial goals you wished to accomplish this year? When was the last time you reviewed those goals?

It is important to review the progress you are making with your finances periodically; half way through the year is a good time to take stock, and see if you have lived up to your own expectations.

What You Need To Know About USSD Mobile Banking

You can now access your regular accounts by dialing *909#!

We are the first bank in Nigeria to launch USSD Mobile Banking and it is because we are determined to bring convenient and secure banking to you.

We have successfully integrated mobile banking into our popular *909# USSD service. You can now carry out real time transactions on your bank account(s) by dialing *909# from your mobile phone. You can do this with our new and simple to use Stanbic IBTC USSD Mobile Banking.

5 ways to show kindness without hurting your budget

Imagine you are out to eat with your friends and you strike up a conversation with the server/waiter. You learn he is working two jobs to enroll in a part-time course in a school. When he gets home, he will have to put some money down for food for his single mom and younger ones.

5 money lessons to teach children

Once upon a time, there was a child who was about 5 years old. He was in a danfo with his mum one day and street hawkers approached them with all sorts of snacks and drinks when the bus stopped at a traffic light. Biscuits, biscuits, biscuits, one called out. The child turned to his mum and said “Mummy, I want gala”. Mummy bought the biscuits.

Nimi's Standard: Saving for your children

Have you heard about the Xbox One? The Samsung Galaxy S4? Surely, you know every cool kid has an iPod?

The latest gadgets and phones top gift lists all over the world causing financial headaches for many parents. Such gifts are appropriate but take a little time this Children’s Day to explore ways of giving your children gifts that keep giving.

Introducing Nimi's Standard - A blog series on personal finance

-This is the introduction to a new blog series authored by Nimi Akinkungbe for the Stanbic IBTC blog. Nimi is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd who recently launched the City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly, the first African city edition of the world famous board game. Before Bestman Games, she enjoyed a successful banking career spanning 23 years first at Stanbic IBTC, where she rose to the position of Head, Private Banking and Director of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, and later at Barclays Bank.-

*909# Mobile Money gets 'appsolutely' easy

Oops! I forgot my ATM card at home.

OMG, it’s 15 minutes past four, I can’t go the bank anymore and I need cash.

It’s Sunday and my cable subscription just expired, what am I going to do?

Sounds familiar right? Oh well, you don’t have to worry anymore. We know life keeps you busy and it is important that you spend more time living and less time banking. Our new mobile money app helps you manage your money on the move.

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