Access Bank Acquires Another Bank in Angola, Moves to Dominate Africa

Access Bank Acquires Another Bank in Angola, Moves to Dominate Africa

  • Access Bank has acquired another Bank in Angola as it continues its bold incursions into other African markets
  • The bank revealed that it had filed a notice at the Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Last year, the bank acquired a Zambian banking giant to cement its footprints in that African country

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The subsidiary of Access Holdings, Access Bank, has acquired a majority stake in Angolan Bank, Finibanco Angola S.A.

The development was revealed in a notice filed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

Access Bank, Finibanco Angola
Access Bank completes the acquisition of another bank
Source: UGC

Central Bank of Angola agrees

Access Holdings announced the deal in October last year and said it had received regulatory clearance in Nigeria and Angola.

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Access Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, said in expectation of the completion of the transaction, the bank has made tremendous progress in integration planning.

Wigwe said.

“Our plan is to leverage our expansive distribution network, best-in-class technology, risk, and governance practices to serve high-growth businesses and the rising consumer sector in Angola.
“We will act as a positive catalyst to foster greater innovation and promote the deepening of the financial sector in Angola in line with our strategic growth objective in the broader South African Development Community while delivering value to our stakeholders.”

Access Bank has been making incursions into other African markets by acquiring more banks in other African countries.

Access Bank acquires Zambian African Banking Corporation

In March this year, the bank completed the acquisition of a Zambian banking corporation.

ThisDay reports that Access Bank announced that it had received final regulatory approval from the Central Bank of Zambia for acquiring and merging Access Bank Zambia Limited and the African Banking Corporation Limited into existing operations.

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Access, Fidelity lead as Nigerian Banks acquire other Banks in Africa reported that in the last four years, Access Bank seems insatiable with its desire to make inroads into other African markets by acquiring other banks and financial institutions in African countries.

Recently, Access Holdings, the bank's parent company, pumped $300 million into the bank to ramp up its acquisition spree in Africa and expand its tentacles across the continent.

In the last four years, the bank has acquired more than three banks in three African countries, which analysts see as an ambitious move to dominate the African banking space.


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