Ghana: Access Bank Partners Emirates For ‘Fly Now, Pay Later Service’

Catherine Wesley, Emirates Country Manager with Olumide Olatunji, MD of Access Bank Ghana

Access Bank Ghana, one of the leading retail banks in Ghana and a subsidiary of the Access Bank Group – which ranks amongst the top 20 Banks in Africa by assets and Emirates Airline – the fourth-largest airline in the world, have today announced the launch of a “Fly now, Pay Later” service for their customers.

With this partnership, both Access Bank and Emirates Airlines are expanding and strengthening their loyalty offering in order to increase customer acquisition and provide a superior experience to their customers across the country.

Under this new service, salaried customers, as well as other professionals, business owners and traders who are customers of Access Bank, will now enjoy a flexible financing arrangement from the Bank to pre-finance their Emirates travel packages and payback within 12 months repayment terms.

The “Fly Now, Pay Later” service, which is in line with the Bank’s new brand promise of providing ‘more than banking’, will also provide discounted airfares to both customers and non-customers who book and pay for their tickets at Access Bank via the service.

Speaking at the signing ceremony held at Access Bank’s Head Office in Accra, the Managing Director, Mr. Olumide Olatunji expressed his appreciation to Emirates Airlines for their readiness to partner with Access Bank.

“This is the first of our new collaborations to delivering unique and innovative solutions that help our customers meet their life aspirations and that is why we are excited about this partnership. Through the Fly Now, Pay Later service, the average salaried worker and many of our customers can afford to travel without having to worry about the financial burden. They will have more money at their disposal to shop, spend time with their family and experience beautiful tourist sites across the world with Emirates”.

Catherine Wesley, Emirates’ Country Manager for Ghana said “At Emirates, we are continuously looking at opportunities for making our products accessible to Ghanaian customers.

The Fly, Now Pay Later partnership with Access Bank is yet another step in enabling customers to Fly Emirates, Fly Better. The dream of travel can now be a reality and with this offer, we can now bring our award-winning customer experience and world-class hospitality to a wider audience.”

Access Bank customers who are interested in signing up for the service can simply visit www.emirates.com.gh/accessbank or any Access Bank branch.

Since launching its new brand promise of “More than Banking”, Access Bank has rolled out several pace-setting initiatives such as the Payday Loan service which operates on its award-winning *901# platform, giving salaried workers access to extra cash when they need it the most.

The Bank has also recently formed a strategic alliance with the MasterCard Foundation and the Oxford Policy Management (OPM) to introduce new savings account targeted at over 250,000 underserved women in rural areas with limited access to financial services through its Live Beta initiative, in line with its financial inclusion agenda. The project, which is currently being piloted, is set to be launched before the end of this year.


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