HERITAGE BANK ROLLS OUT INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FOR CADRE OF SCHOOLS, ALUMNI

Chinwendu Ofulue, Regional Head, South East 2, South East 2 Zone, Heritage Bank; Amaele Promise, Uniport Alumni Officer; Dike Dimiri, Divisional Head, Product Management and Inclusive Banking; Figbene Briggs, Regional Head, South-South 1 &2, Heritage Bank; Lolia Ogan, Director and Head of Schools, Aladumo International School and Dr. Chimeka Omodu, CEAPOLY Representative, during the Alumni Banking by Heritage Bank community meeting held in Port Harcourt recently.

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider has rolled out robust products, known as Acada School Portal Solution with the aim of adding value to the different levels in the educational sector; whilst making a new entrant into the financial sector with the unveiling of the Alumni Banking Service. The two products Acada and Alumni Banking Service are internet-based solutions that are seamlessly integrated with the school’s portal and Alumni platforms that benefit the different stakeholders and complement efforts in attaining the best global practices in school management.

 

Acada is a suite enterprise web application designed on the portal platform to add value to the administrations and operations of primary and secondary schools in a variety of ways. It makes it easier for students (prospective, current, and alumni) alongside their guardians and teachers to interact with the school without the need for physical presence. In the same vein, the Alumni Banking service is an educational provision by Heritage Bank that seeks to utilize a track, engage, endow and invest model to help secondary and tertiary educational institutions create modern alumni systems that contribute to their financial stability just like great alumni do in the best global schools.

 

Speaking at the Alumni Banking community meeting held in Port Harcourt recently, Dike Dimiri, Divisional Head, Product Management and Inclusive Banking, Heritage Bank, stated, “the product is built on tapping into the power of networking to help schools build secure social and financial futures with the belief that a school’s current and past students are its greatest asset.” He stated that the alumni product by Heritage Bank is moduled in a more cohesive structure to help the participants initiate, expand and maintain an alumni portal for current and past students. Specifically, he cited the purpose of these services; the Alumni Banking by Heritage Bank offers two services on the platform, which are the Community and the Marketplace.

 

Meanwhile, the Divisional Head, E-Business & Collections, Olusola Longe-Okenimkpe enjoined parents to embrace Acada as the academic session is about to kick off. She disclosed that the tailor-suited solution has high values for school management and fee payment modules and, also holds a value proposition for school and parents with enormous benefits. She further explained that the Acada Portal offers website modules, admission management, online application for new pupils, pupil registration, timetable management, assignment management, classes, and class arms management. Other offers of the Acada solution, Longe-Okenimkpe said, were result and promotion management, ID Card generation, class notes and; document download, and newsletter. She also reiterated that following the beginning of the new academic session, school administrators and parents should adopt the Acada School Portal solution for them to effectively and efficiently administer their operations. She further disclosed that for a seamless, convenient, and easy way to transact educationally, stakeholders could adopt other Heritage Bank’s related products like E-wallet/card payment and Cashless Management Kiosk System for their children/wards education.

 

 

Chinwendu Ofulue, Regional Head, South East 2, South East 2 Zone, Heritage Bank ; Dike Dimiri, Divisional Head, Product Management and Inclusive Banking; Figbene Briggs, Regional Head, South-South 1 &2; Nnamdi Ilechukwu, Cluster Head, Experience Centre Manager, South-South 1 Zone, Heritage Bank, , during the Alumni Banking by Heritage Bank community meeting held in Port Harcourt recently.

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Akinola George-Taylor, Managing Director of Heritage Bank Plc, and his Team, paid courtesy visit yesterday to the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, Alausa yesterday.

The Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Akinola George-Taylor has disclosed that the bank would continue to increase the wallet of its business transactions with Lagos state government.  

He gave this assurance yesterday when he led a team of the bank on a courtesy visit to the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the government house, Alausa, Ikeja.

George-Taylor commended Sanwo-Olu’s administration, whilst aligning with the great works in Lagos State.

“We are here to introduce ourselves as the new management of the Heritage Bank and being that we have had a relationship with the state (Lagos) for a number of years now, we felt it was necessary to come and present ourselves to the Governor; to say thanks for the business that we enjoyed with the government and that we align and commend the great work he is doing for Lagos State.

“And of course, as bankers, we want to try and increase our own size of the wallet of the business that we do with the government and to extend our best wishes to him and his government. It was a courtesy call to say thank you and wish him well in the next coming elections,” he said.

Speaking earlier, the Governor, Sanwo-Olu said his administration was poised to do more as it continued to play its roles in providing an enabling environment, improving the ease of doing business and being forward-looking in its dealings with financial institutions.

The governor also said that his administration will continue to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship with financial institutions in the State.

He said: “Lagos is the Centre of Excellence and the commercial, economic nerve centre, so we cannot but ensure that we have a very forward-looking mutually beneficial relationship with all of our financial institutions and of course, Heritage Bank is not an exception.

“I want to implore you and your team to be intentional and think something fresh; think something different that can indeed stimulate us. You can rest assured that we know how important it is to spread our businesses and to ensure that everybody gets a part of it knowing that you and your staff will also have a corporate responsibility on the Personal Income Tax component. It is expected that we will continue to play our roles and play our parts.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu congratulated the Managing Director and his new team on the huge and great responsibilities that shareholders and other stakeholders in Heritage Bank have reposed in them,” he said.