Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DIAMOND BANK FETES NIGERIAN WOMAN



Diamond Woman, a proposition of Diamond Bank Plc, solely committed to the success of women in business and the home, has extolled women for their dexterity, industry and increasing value addition in the production chain of Nigerian economy.

Speaking during an event organized by the Bank to celebrate women as part of activities to commemorate International Women’s Day, Aisha Ahmed, Head, Retail Directorate, stated that Diamond Woman is passionate about the continued success of women in all spheres of life and therefore is committed to providing women unhindered access to relevant information, access to finance and business networking that will stimulate and enhance capacity for growth in whatever business they are engaged in.

According to her, the progress made by women in the last 100 years validates the truth that women could and will continue to make the expected progress and impact positively on the economy if given access to the necessary tools and support in the business place. She pointed that Nigerian women are not only industrious but also have the capacity to manage businesses and make good results. She spoke on the topic: ‘Women, live your best’.

“In the last hundred years significant progress has been made by womenfolk in various spheres of life, paving the way for other women to follow. At no time has the issues facing women been more at the forefront than now. But women need to run their own race. It is who you want to be that determines whether or not you are successful, you can make it happen as a women” Aishah stated.

The 2015 International Women’s Day, with the theme, ‘make it happen,” was organized by Diamond Woman in conjunction with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) where over 100 women from all walks of life were hosted and celebrated by the Bank.

The women were unanimous that the progress required from them in the workplace and the various businesses women are engaged in could experience the expected growth as women network and create the enabling environment that would engender the discipline strong enough to produce good business outcome in the highly competitive business world.

Diamond Woman is a proposition of Diamond Bank Plc that is committed to the success of women in business and all spheres of life through the provision of access to information, access to finance and networking meetings that afford women the privilege to interact and get new business ideas and contacts.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DIAMOND BANK INTRODUCES FINGERPRINT RECOGNITION TO ITS MOBILE APP


Leading retail bank, Diamond Bank Plc, has announced the launch of a fingerprint recognition feature on its Diamond Mobile App. The service, an iOS Touch ID, is a fingerprint reader that allows users of the Mobile App an easy and seamless login to their accounts by simply recognizing and identifying their individual fingerprints.    

Speaking on the new feature, Ayona Trimnell, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications of the Bank stated that the introduction of the unique feature will remove the burden of forgetting or having to remember the user ID and Password for accountholders to login for their respective business transactions.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of the Touch ID feature on the Diamond Mobile App. This means that Diamond Mobile App users that have iOS devices can now login to their accounts with just their finger prints as an alternative to entering a User ID and Password.”

Speaking further, she stated that with the “introduction of this innovative solution to the 
Nigerian banking space, Diamond Bank once again demonstrates its commitment to be at the forefront in offering technological solutions that make banking an exciting, convenient and secure experience for our customers.” 

The introduction of the Touch ID Feature on Diamond Mobile App marks the entrance of the service to the Nigerian banking scene. It also consolidates Diamond Bank’s position as an innovative Bank that is progressively changing the face of banking in Nigeria with best-in-class customer-focused solutions. 

The Touch ID feature on Diamond Mobile App is available on iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. Other features on the Diamond Mobile App include funds transfer, bills payment, events ticket purchase, movie tickets purchase, online shopping wallet top-up as well as search, book and payment for both local and international flights. The service is currently available on Apple store and will soon be available on all other app stores.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

DIAMOND BANK SPONSORS VVF SURGERIES, DONATE EQUIPMENT TO FISTULA CENTRES

Diamond Bank has demonstrated its commitment to the total health and wellbeing of women in Nigeria by sponsoring medical surgeries for 15 young women suffering from Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF). The Bank has also concluded arrangement to donate medical equipment to selected fistula centres across the country.

VVF are holes found in women resulting from the breakdown in the tissue between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum caused by unrelieved obstructed labour. The consequences of such damage are urinary or faecal incontinence and related conditions; and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the condition is “the single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth." A 2008 research by NDHS show that Nigeria has the highest prevalence of VVF in the world with approximately 400,000–800,000 women living with the condition in the country and about 20,000 new cases occurring annually, with 90 percent of these going untreated.

In a press release by the Bank, Ayona Trimnell, Head, Corporate Communications said that one of the core components of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is the high premium placed on the health of women and the quest to see that as many as could be helped are captured in the scheme. According to her, the initiative by Diamond Bank to elevate the health of women was borne out of the need to reduce maternal mortality rate in the country by eliminating this avoidable medical condition known as Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF) which has compromised the lives and marital destinies of thousands of young ladies over the years. The initiative also sensitizes women ensuring that they are not just only aware of and internalize quality health habits, but that they are also able to make better informed choices concerning their health and that of their partners. The Bank is partnering with Extended Hands Charity, a non-governmental organization.

According to Trimnell, “the initiative commences this October and involves helping the women and young girls particularly in Ilorin, Kwara State”.

Commenting further, Trimnell said, that the focus of Diamond Bank especially in women’s health and wellbeing, involves the provision of basic health care services to women in rural areas and empowering them economically in the area of agriculture and trading.

“This unique approach will not only ensure that women are able to make better informed choices concerning their wellbeing but will also ensure that they have the economic power to improve their living standards.’’