Following the introduction of Coop One-Stop into the banking industry across Nigeria, Cooperative Mortgage Bank (CMB) has trained the first batch of Agents to facilitate the agency banking initiative.
The training which was coordinated by Head, Learning and Development of the bank, Kofoworola Nwosu, was held at CMB’s Training School in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Speaking at the epoch making event, Chief Marketing Officer, Anthonia Nnaebue, reiterated CMB’s commitment to taking banking to the grassroots through Agents who double as representatives of the novel project.
Her words:”Cooperative Mortgage Bank has been in existence for the past 27 years. We perform the regular banking functions and we are a mortgage bank per excellence.”
“Coop One-Stop is one of the steps we are taking to bring banking closer to the people. With this, our services will get to those places we don’t have branches or contact centres. Hence, while banking becomes easier for Nigerians, Agents will get amazing benefits from the initiative.”
Distilling the uniqueness of Coop One-Stop, Head of Agency Banking, Stella Abu, said the bank intends to target a minimum of 36,000 Agents across the nation, just as attractive commissions, access to home ownership benefits and other incentives await Agents.
Similarly,Head of Banking Operations, Oluwatosin Adedokun, went through and established a nexus between the card reader and mobile application processes before the Chief Operating Officer, Chiwendu Umezurike,
assisted by Abel Ayinde and Mercy Bamiduro from the bank’s ICT Department,
with panache, performed live demonstrations, to drive home the Coop One-Stop operational message.
Enumerating the core values of CMB, Head of Communications and Public Relations, Olufunmilayo Afolabi, reiterated the commitment of the management to integrity, while urging Agents to perform their roles with dignity and candour for the scheme to reach its target market with clinical accuracy geared towards achieving management’s goals.
Gadgets, promotional materials and certificates were presented to the participants at the end of the colourful event.
Established in 1994, Cooperative Mortgage Bank’s twin objectives encapsulates the provision of affordable and durable houses to the populace, and provision of structured mortgage for ease of home ownership.
As an award-winning financial institution with over 14 contact centres and branches across Nigeria, CMB is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria,(FMBN), insured by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, (NDIC) and accredited by Federal Department of Cooperatives as a cooperators’ bank.