IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS IN 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With a new year comes to an array of goals/plans; I bet you wrote down a list of things you hope to accomplish in 2017 like learn a new skill, shed some weight, acquire a degree and a list of some nice things you would want to buy like a car, a house, etc. One thing that resonates with setting goals is having the financial capacity to achieve them; so the smart thing to do will be to SAVE. Building your finances is not about how much you earn but how much of your income you are able to convert to assets that can provide you with an income in the future.

So why not save? And do you know you can also get rewarded for saving?

I don’t mean reward by meeting your goals (even though that’s inclusive) but get rewarded for saving with the Heritage Bank Happy Days Promo. This way, you will be killing two birds with one stone as you finally get to improve your financial capacity through savings and who knows, you might just be the lucky winner of a brand new Toyota Corolla, flat-screen TV and amazing cash prizes.

How does this work?

  • Open a savings account or reactivate a dormant account with a minimum balance of N20,000
  • Top up your account with a fresh deposit of N20,000 monthly and qualify for another (monthly) draw.
  • Save up to N100,000 and qualify for a draw to win N1,000,000.
  • One lucky customer from each of the six geo-political zones will win N1,000.000.
  • Save up to N500,000 monthly and stand a chance to win a brand new Toyota Corolla saloon car.
  • Promo ends 31st May 2017

What are you waiting for? Visit any of our experience centres to open your savings account and get plugged in.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

L-R: GoodLuck Linda, WOSSA Chief Welfare officer; Helen Unabor, WOSSA Chief Protocol officer; Olawale Osundele, Regional Head, Lagos Island 1, Lagos Island 1 Zone, Heritage Bank; Amb. Tayo Thomas, President of WOSSA; Dame Jennifer Omotayo-Thomas, Vice president, WOSSA and John Adah, Team Member, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, during the award ceremony held in Lagos to mark this year’s International Widows Day themed: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”

PRESS RELEASE

Heritage Bank supports over 500 widows, receives UN Award for Humanitarian Service 

Heritage Bank received the 2022 United Nations Award for Humanitarian Service from the Widows & Orphans Support Society of Nigeria (WOSSA), as no fewer than 500 widows and orphans in Lagos State benefitted from the Bank’s support. 

This was made known during the award ceremony held in Lagos to mark this year’s International Widows Day themed: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

The event was an opportunity to recognize Heritage Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) roles to widows, their children and other less privileged within the society.

Speaking during the awards presentation, Founder, Widows & Orphans Support Society of Nigeria (WOSSA), Ambassador Tayo Thomas, said Heritage Bank is one of the group’s key partners and has for years shown massive support to the widows. 

He said: ” Basically, we are giving this award to people and organizations that have been supporting the less privileged widows. These are our partners, they have been doing great service to humanity, especially service the less privileged widows in meeting their financial needs and those of their children”. 

Continuing, he said: “The United Nations Humanitarian Award is to appreciate and acknowledge them for their support to the less privileged widows. The United Nations Humanitarian Award is an award we give every 24th of June to those who have really supported the widows. Those who have joined us to fight against injustice against the widows. That is the reason for today”. 

Speaking at the event, Heritage Bank Regional Head, Lagos Island 1, Olawale Osundele, said the bank has for years, remained committed to improving people’s lives. 

He said: “It has always been one of our front liners to always improve the quality of people’s lives right from childhood. And today that they are marking the International Widow’s Day, we are also part of the support team to WOSSA in various aspects.”

“We have been supporting them in terms of providing quality education for children of widows to ensure that life after the death of their husband is still good to them and their children. We also support the children and orphans and the less privileged in the society,” he added.

According to Osundele, the bank’s support to the widows has always been a source of joy to them.  “It means that life still means a lot to them. You can see the joy in their faces. Despite what they are going through, they are still very happy and relevant in society,” he said. 

One of the widows at the event, Mrs. Felicia Ugwunwanne thanked Heritage Bank and WOSSA for their continuous support to the widows and less privileged. 

She said that WOSSA is through the support of partners such as Heritage Bank, making life better for the widows and their children. 

“The WOSSA has for years, been assisting so many of us, including our children and orphanages. WOSSA gives us cash, help some widows to pay their house rent, school fees for widows’ children, among other things,” she said.

Ugwunwanne said the widows under WOSSA are being trained for skills acquisition to improve the quality of their lives.

“I am aware that the WOSSA is working on securing loans from Microfinance Bank, and we have completed forms to achieve the purpose. Our members are prepared to access the loans. Some of the widows have gone to learn some skills that will enable them to invest and succeed in whatever craft or business they are doing so that they will not continue to depend on people,” she said. //END.//

Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications