Access Bank has revealed that it has concluded plans to open 10 Access ‘CLOSA’ outlets in six cities in Nigeria.
This it states, is part of its commitment to increase customers’ access to banking services in communities across the country.
A statement said, “CLOSA branches are Access Bank-branded cabins situated in metropolitan areas, offering banking services to its customers. This is also a timely intervention to mitigate the effect of restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.”
It revealed that Access CLOSA branches would be located not less than three kilometres or more than 20 kilometres from the nearest existing Access Bank branch.
It said the branches would offer banking services such as cash deposits and cash withdrawals (no third party withdrawals), customer on-boarding, funds transfer subject to a limit of N150,000, BVN enrolment, card issuance, card activation, cheque deposit, bills payment and ATM services.
The Group Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe said, “Access CLOSA was introduced last year, and now, the peculiarities of Coronavirus have made it even more important to bring banking services closer to the people.
“Access Bank understands that the risk of transmission is higher in congested spaces and to mitigate this risk, we will be commissioning 10 more banking outlets to serve the needs of our esteemed customers.”
The CLOSA branches are managed by Access Bank and Agency banking representatives and are set to begin operations in Port Harcourt, Lagos, Kogi, Kaduna, Bayelsa, Delta, Anambra, and Kogi.