First bank of Nigeria like the name implies is the first bank that was founded Nigeria and they have been consistent over the years. Many banks have come and gone after it was founded and it is still operating at an optimum level.
First bank was founded in 1894. The bank was established by Sir Alfred Jones, a shipping head from Liverpool England.
The bank has its head office in Marina, Lagos Island and has over 700 branches across Africa. The bank has subsidiaries in countries like Ghana, Congo, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal.
For eight consecutive years the bank has received the Best Retail Bank in Nigeria from year 2011-2018 by The Asian Banker.