Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Intent on providing cutting edge banking services to its customers round the clock, leading retail bank, Diamond Bank PLC has announced the upgrade of its mobile-based banking application –the Diamond Mobile app. With this upgrade, subscribers of the mobile app can carry out more banking transactions beyond funds transfers and bills payment in a secured environment at any time of the day.

Some of the unique features recently added to the App are flight bookings, credit card repayments, account statement generation and debit card activation or deactivation. These are in addition to previously available services like funds transfer to Diamond and non-Diamond Bank accounts, payment for BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS), bills payment, airtime purchase, Diamond Bank branch and ATM locators, etc.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Diamond Bank Plc has launched Season 4 of the Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET4) programme, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the bank aimed at enhancing the growth potentials of Nigerian entrepreneurs through capacity building.

Speaking at the official launch of the fourth season of the programme in Lagos, Mr. Olumide Akindele, Head, Consumer Propositions Group, Diamond Bank PLC, said, “The Building
Entrepreneurs Today programme is a strategic initiative of Diamond Bank to invest in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises segment of the economy by increasing the capacity of these small businesses to run thriving businesses.

“We are pleased to announce the fourth edition of the programme. This is a reflection of Diamond Bank’s resolve to ensure that many young businesses get the right assistance to excel and contribute to the economy,” he added.

Mr. Peter Bamikole, Director, Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University, the facilitators of the programme, lauded the bank for its sustained partnership with the EDC on the BET programme. He noted that the bank’s support of young entrepreneurs through the BET programme has given a massive lift to various businesses with its attendant contribution to job creation and professional and sustainable business management.

He said: In the last four years, Diamond Bank Plc has been supporting MSMEs by giving them the knowledge they need to build viable ventures and manage success. This Corporate Social
Responsibility initiative is making a huge impact on the lives of these young people and is gradually changing society. Small business owners are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to properly manage their businesses.

On the areas of interest for the fourth edition, Mrs. Ayona Trimnell, Divisional Head, Corporate
Communications, Diamond Bank Plc, said programme will focus on ICT, Agro-Allied and Renewable Energy sub-sectors, adding that these are three areas which have been identified as youth-centered endeavours with high development potential. 
“At the end of the training,
successful participants would have imbibed the culture of entrepreneurship that Diamond Bank Plc stands for,” she said.