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FCMB sponsors financial literacy show


First City Monument Bank (FCMB) said it has demonstrated its commitment to the empowerment and realisation of youths’ aspiration by sponsoring the second edition of “The Bridge,”- a financial literacy reality television show.The Bridge, organised by a media house and powered by FCMB, is a web series, aimed at improving financial literacy among Nigerian millennials and bridging the gap between young Nigerians who wish to start, grow and build a successful business and those who are already accomplished in their respective fields of endeavor.
The 13-episode programme will start on ‪September 13, 2018‬ on Silverbird television, BusinessDay television and the FCMB YouTube channel. Season 2 of The Bridge, anchored by Arese Ugwu, author of the best-selling book, ‘’The Smart Money Woman’’, will feature successful millennial business owners and celebrities every week, with interviews about their financial models and important financial decisions in building a successful brand.
FCMB’s Group Head, Corporate Affairs of the bank, Diran Olojo, said the development is in line with the lender’s values as a simple, reliable and helpful financial institution.
“We are pleased to be part of this initiative, as it is an innovative approach to open a new vista of opportunities in capacity building, job and wealth creation for Nigerians, especially the youth.“As a bank that is continually aligning its service delivery and operations to meet the needs of its ever increasing and diverse customer base, we are confident that with The Bridge series, we have found a platform. that embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and will help fast-track the development of a new generation of successful young business owners,” he said.
Olojo disclosed that during the programme, the array of bespoke financial solutions of FCMB and their benefits to help existing and potential businesses to grow in a sustainable manner, would be showcased.FCMB has over the years, developed various engagement programmes focused on empowering young Nigerians such as #FlexxYourCreativity, #FCMBFlexxtern and the Flexx Youth Entrepreneurship Masterclass.

Through these initiatives, FCMB has given young entrepreneurs and students access to training, funding, mentorship, networking opportunities and jobs.The bank’s Flexxzone ( also provides useful resources to help young Nigerians build their business and career, while keeping up with latest trends in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment.
The bank’s youth product, Flexx, is one of its innovations to simplify and make banking services exciting and has continued to meet the overall financial and other socio-economic needs of young people from the age range of 16 to 30years.This is summarised in the description of Flexx as, “An app, a card, an account”, features that give account holders the freedom to bank on the go, using the Flexx Mobile App and also the bank’s USSD code, *329#.
With a clear understanding of its market and environment, FCMB is well positioned to continue to create value by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of its customers.

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