by Town Crier News Nigeria
By Judith Onwuemene
First City Monument Bank (FCMB), a foremost financial services provider in Nigeria, is set to hold its SheVentures’ 2nd Anniversary and International Women’s Day Virtual Celebration tomorrow, Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 4:00pm Towncriernewsniergeria .com.ng reports.
With the theme; #ChooseToChallenge, registration is free, as all you need to do is to click https://t.co/rjMR7kKF1S and register for FREE. You can also follow the program live via twitter at 4pm tomorrow www.town crier news Nigeria.com.ng reports that, Her Excellency, Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President of Nigeria will be the Special Guest Speaker; while Panelists includes; Rolayo Akhigbe, Divisional Head Transaction Banking, FCMB, (moderator), Nike Majekodunmi, CEO Nuts About Cakes and Yanmo Omorogbe, Co-founder & COO, Bamboo.
The SheVentures initiative offers enhanced support to women-owned SMEs, and starts-ups through access to finance, training and mentoring with the unique benefit of zero-interest rate for an initial period of three months. Over 15,000 women-owned SMEs have so far benefitted from this, in terms of funding and training, in the last 18 months Town crier News Nigeria reports that FCMB, as a leading financial powerhouse in Nigeria, has built a strong base and dominated the SMEs segment by consistently offering various cutting-edge solutions through its key pillars of support. These are, access to capital, capacity building, advisory services, networking opportunity and technology.
The Bank has a 25% market share in the SME business, and in 2019 had more than 300,000 new accounts in this segment.The bank, which was recently voted as the Best SME Bank in Africa, thereby consolidating its position as the dominant financial institution in the segment, has made more funds available to women entrepreneurs through her “SheVenture” initiative.