8 December 2012

Nigeria: Stanbic Ibtc, Interswitch, Others Win Tech Awards

Nigerian Financial Technology Awards have recognized and rewarded various financial institutions at the maiden edition of the awards hosted by financial technology magazine at the weekend in Lagos with Stanbic IBTC and Interswitch taking the lead.

According to a statement by the publishers of financialtechnology magazine and eMaginations signed by its editor-in-chief, Sola Fanawopo, the award Stanbic IBTC won the award for the best use of mobile platform in banking services, best use of IT in credit, remittance and pension services.

"Stanbic IBTC was quite focused in its approach to the use of information technology for the deployment of its mobile money and its marketing", Fanawopo said, adding that the various categories were keenly contested.

Interswitch on the other hand, won in the IT personality of the year , with its Managing Director and Chief Executive, Mr. Mitchell Elegbe, acknowledged for "managing the most influential electronic payment firm in the country" and for his contributions to IT and systems strategy through effective leadership.

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