As part of its contribution to quality education for national development, leading financial services provider, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has announced its nationwide programme, put together to guide Nigerians who wish to study abroad on how to prepare and get necessary support from FCMB, Colleges and Universities abroad as well as the Bank’s technical partners to achieve their dreams.
The support, known as Education Advisory Service (EAS), is said to also include overseas admission information services, school fees remittance, school living allowances and travel fares, loans to support school fees payments, visa process, travels and examination preparation.
FCMB also disclosed that customers and intending candidates for the EAS can access its website for additional information. Also, the Bank has designated branches nationwide, with specialised desks and highly professional staff, to effectively respond to inquiries.
Responding to media inquiries in Lagos, Executive Director, Retail Banking at FCMB said, a schools’ exhibition fair is being organised by the Bank in Port-Harcourt, River State capital, beginning from Saturday, July 21, and venue is Golden Tulip Hotel. In Abuja, the exhibition takes-off on Monday, July 23 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel while in Kano, Tahir Guest House hosts the programme on Wednesday, July 25.
FCMB further informed that Nigerians in Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland should visit Eko Hotels, Victoria Island and Sheraton Hotel Ikeja on Friday, July 27, and Saturday July 28, 2018, respectively to interact with international delegates from Ireland, United Kingdom(UK), Canada, Australia and United States of America under the EAS.
Mr. Akanmu said,at FCMB, we walk and work with our customers to fulfil their life aspirations, their families and their businesses, including the provision of the best education. The FCMB Education Advisory Services in partnership with MOD Services and international partners also cover school admission process, Visa processing, travel and examination Preparation. We recognise that knowledge of what to do and how to do it matters in securing good overseas education. FCMB will also be providing prompt school fees and living allowances remittance, loans to support school fees payment and international cards to support living overseas for Nigerian students.
Mr. Akanmu added that,we have Lufthansa Airline, beside other partner airlines on board to offer students, discounted fares under this scheme. This also covers their guardians accompanying them. In addition, we have AXA Mansard coming on board to provide medical cover for the students to the tune of $60,000 a year.
The Bank said up to N5million school fees support to customers from the Bank and Credit Direct Limited, one of the subsidiaries of FCMB Group Plc (the holding company), Flexx account (in foreign exchange) for students going abroad to study, prompt and secure international funds transfer through internet banking platforms for the payment of school fees and other educational expenses abroad are integrated in the offer. There is also the issuance of FCMB debit cards, including the pocket money card (pre-loaded) that can be used to withdraw cash from overseas ATMs and make payments at stores and supermarkets. For more information, members of the general public are advised to either walk into any FCMB nationwide, check the Bank’s website or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of its customers.