One. Bigger. Better.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Simply looking into the sky will teach us one thing: birds are often found flying in groups. It is not for nothing that the age-old proverb says, ‘birds of a feather flock together.’

From a young age, we are taught that two are better than one:  single Lego brick cannot build a wall, and one player cannot make a team. The first time a child learns to ride a bike, there is someone holding the bicycle in place, even as the rider pedals away. And as we grow up to face bigger challenges – from simple household chores to our careers – we quickly learn that working together with other people improves the quality and efficiency of our tasks.

This basic nugget of human wisdom forms the very core of our lives in a way that is so natural to us that we overlook its immense significance, often taking it for granted. Romantic relationships are so attractive for exactly this reason: being alone is less preferable to being with someone else; and the idea of marriage takes its roots in the idea that human beings are better together. Without a doubt, there is almost nothing one can do in singularity, that wouldn’t be improved by addition.

Such is the same with us. With the wisdom of unity and expansion firmly in our minds, we have merged with Enterprise Bank in a union that has ‘changed our level’. As is said of marriage, we are no longer two, but one, a seamless institution known as Heritage Bank Limited (HBL).

Ours is a union that takes our brand from great to excellent: from this merger we have received more assets, more skill sets, more real estate, we are in more locations and we provide wider services. We have more people, we reach more customers, and we give excellent service. As they say of newlyweds, this union has brought out the best in us; in our brand, and we are now more committed, dedicated and better equipped to be your bank.

Nothing was ever made bigger with ‘fewer’; no one ever dreamed of growing smaller or staying the same. The desires of our hearts are for success, for an increase, for enlargement and for promotion. And so, we are proud to introduce you to the newer, improved and enlarged Heritage Bank Limited. (Let no man put asunder!) Our vow is that every single one of our customers will enjoy the myriad benefits of our union.

We are now one; we are bigger; we are better.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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.