Diamond Bank Plc has announced the launch of SMEZONE– a digital platform based business community for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SME) in the country where they can easily access relevant, network and be mentored with & by other entrepreneurs, attend webinars, receive newsletters and participate in competitions that ultimately help position their business for greater success.
Commenting on the innovation, Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank plc, Chioma Afe said, “The essence of developing this digital business platform is to give our esteemed SME customers an advantage in the competitive of business world that is accessible anywhere & anytime. It is vital that this integral sector of the economy gets all the support it needs to drive growth and development. Digital platforms are widely acknowledged as powerful tools for fully enhancing business possibilities as they open a world of opportunities to customers and vice versa irrespective or location”.
Chioma noted that Diamond Bank plc has been at the forefront of innovation within the SME space in Nigeria, adding that some of these include the introduction of financial advisory packages such as monthly Seminars, Workshops, Business Clinics and Trainings in partnership with reputable knowledge hub online platforms, educational institutions and SME business development consultants.
Diamond Bank plc is Nigeria’s lead driver in the financial industry, providing enhanced customer experience through innovation and technology. Regarded as supporter of Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises through SME lending, capacity building, business seminars and workshops.
Recently, the Bank recorded a landmark figure in the value of funds disbursement of over N1 billion to small business owners under the cash flow-based SME lending scheme in partnership with the Women’s World Banking (WWB), and this has earned the leading financial institution ranked among the first five SME customer bank in Nigeria in the KPMG customer service survey 2018.