Sterling Bank Plc has announced the launch of the Sterling Diaspora Services for Nigerians based outside the shores of the country. The lender said the move was in line with plans to extend its banking services abroad.
The bank Group Head, Strategy and Communications, Mr. Shina Atilola, in a statement, said Nigerians living abroad with local and direct ties in Nigeria would be encouraged to embrace the services.
“We will also ensure that businesses owned by Nigerians and associations abroad make use of the services” he added. He noted that the bank was in discussions with various Nigerian communities abroad for business collaboration in the area of customer acquisition, management and retention. Atilola said.
It will be recalled that the World Bank recently put the estimate of Nigerians in the Diaspora at 20 million who remitted an estimated $21bn in 2015.