The Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Roosevelt Ogbonna, made this known in a statement released on Tuesday.
Ogbonna said that the expansion into custody services came after obtaining regulatory approvals from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in December 2022.
He said that custodial services were crucial components of the bank’s continued growth and expansion strategy.
According to him, it aligned with the bank’s vision to become the gateway bank into African markets.
The Managing Director stated that with the establishment of Access Investor Services Nominee Limited, customers’ assets would be held separately from the bank’s proprietary assets while ensuring the utmost security and protection.
“The launch of custody services represents a milestone in our mission to consolidate our strong franchise in corporate and investment banking.
“We are committed to providing alpha-suite services to our corporate customers, including financial institutions both bank and non-bank, local and foreign.
“As we expand our clientele in this space, we aim to be the preferred partner for businesses looking to access international markets through strategic partnerships,” he said.
The managing director said access investor services, which were now open for business, had commenced with onboarding customers.