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Stanbic IBTC Bank has expressed its commitment to support women-led businesses in Nigeria in 2023 with its array of financial offerings.

Targeted at businesses that need adequate funding to meet the demands of their customers, the innovative solutions provide short, medium and long-term benefits to players across different sectors of the economy, it said.

Speaking on the offerings, the Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Wole Adeniyi, noted that the solutions would facilitate growth for Nigerian businesses.

He said, “After the yuletide season, there is the need to re-stock, reposition and restrategise for the new year. As a forward-thinking financial institution, Stanbic IBTC Bank has remained at the forefront of providing affordable and flexible solutions to enterprises in the country.”

Adeniyi described the Blue Blossom initiative as a unique solution for women-owned businesses to achieve their financial aspirations.

The statement said, “A Blue Blossom account holder has access to loan facilities with competitive rates, business clinic sessions, and zero current account maintenance fees with a minimum account opening balance of N20,000. It also comes with a reduced loan management fees.

“They also offer digital collections and payment solutions to receive payments on time and make seamless transactions.”

According to Adeniyi, “With C’Gate solution, merchants can accept payments via a USSD string,it can also be used on a POS terminal and online payment platform. Payment is effected by the buyer using unique preset merchant codes and concluded with the transaction codes generated by the merchant.

“Similarly, PrimePay is the RAVE payment gateway integrated into a merchant’s existing website, and customers can complete transactions using any of the online payment options enabled. We also offer Payment Gateway Service for businesses to receive card payments directly from their websites.

“The NQR Payment Solution is a secure QRcode-based platform for accepting and making payments for goods and services. We also have, coming soon, mobile-enabled features and upgraded features on our enterprise online platform for our enterprise customers.”

Adeniyi urged business owners to use the tools by opening a business current account for regular transactions and to benefit from the financial and transactional tools created to support business growth.