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Access Bank to provide American Express Cards


Access Bank, Nigeria’s leading innovative bank, has introduced two new consumer credit cards, namely the Access Bank American Express Gold Card and the Metal Platinum Card. These cards mark the first issuance of American Express cards in Nigeria and West Africa. With the launch of these cards, Access Bank enhances its offerings to retail and private bank customers, who can now enjoy the Membership Rewards loyalty programme and a wide range of travel and lifestyle benefits.

In 2019, Access Bank entered into an agreement with American Express to enable businesses across Nigeria to accept payments from international American Express Cards. Having successfully established its merchant acquisition capabilities, Access Bank is now prepared to issue the first American Express credit cards in West Africa. The Gold and Platinum Cards showcase the iconic ‘Centurion’ symbol that is synonymous with American Express cards worldwide.

The introduction of American Express Cards in Nigeria represents a significant milestone in the ongoing development of a thriving and rapidly growing payments industry. Access Bank recognises that customers seek more than just transactions; they desire real value. By partnering with American Express, Access Bank can provide cardholders with valuable benefits, robust loyalty rewards, and compelling reasons to embrace electronic payments instead of cash. The bank’s commitment to diversifying its services supports its objective of connecting consumers to SMEs and retail businesses, which are the driving force behind economic growth.

The unveiling of the credit cards is a testament to Access Bank’s leadership in the Nigerian banking sector. The bank prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation, consistently introducing new and cutting-edge solutions to meet customer needs. With the launch of the AMEX cards, Access Bank demonstrates its commitment to enhancing customer satisfaction and delivering unparalleled value. Access Bank customers who avail themselves of these cards can expect to enjoy a host of exclusive benefits, showcasing the bank’s dedication to their financial well-being.

The partnership with American Express is a significant step for Access Bank, which strives to provide a wide array of options for customers in the payment industry. As a financial sector supermarket, Access Bank offers diverse and exceptional products and services that cater to the unique needs of its customers. The collaboration with American Express represents a milestone achievement, and Access Bank is eager to continue working together to deliver even more innovative solutions in the future. The introduction of American Express Cards in Nigeria showcases the bank’s unwavering commitment to delivering unrivaled value and cementing its position as a leader in the Nigerian banking landscape.

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