By Joseph INOKOTONG
Diamond Bank has been awarded the prestigious ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 certification by the British Standard Institute (BSI) Group.
The certification, which was awarded after a rigorous process and systems audit by qualified BSI auditors, is a seal of approval that the Bank’s network architecture, software design, security policies, procedures and protective practices conforms to global security standards in data and financial service delivery system.
The ISO 20000:2011 certification for Service Management System (SMS) is the World’s highest standards of information technology service delivery, demonstrating Diamond Bank’s commitment to a world-class, customer-focused service culture and environment.
A statement signed by Ezechinyere Anyanwu, Media Relations Officer of the Bank said the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Uzoma Dozie, while commenting on the award, stated that Diamond Bank’s commitment towards quality IT service delivery is unwavering, adding that the Bank will continue to pursue and meet world class standard in the provision of IT infrastructure that will enable it deliver unequaled and satisfactory financial services to its millions of customers.
Reiterating Uzoma, the Bank’s Chief Information Officer, Lanre Bamisebi, noted that the certification and award has positioned and strengthened Diamond Bank in its quest to continually deploy cutting-edge technological platforms and processes that will enhance its delivery of world class financial services, boost customer satisfaction, meet regulatory requirements and increase staff productivity.
According to him, the Bank has also successfully passed her surveillance audit in ISO 27001 for Information security, ISO 22301 for business continuity and PCIDSS for card security.
Diamond Bank has continued to lead the digital revolution in the financial services sub-sector through the deployment of cutting edge technology in servicing its customers’ needs and changing lifestyle. It could be recalled that the Bank pioneered the online real-time banking with the Diamond Integrated Banking System (DIBS) in 1992.
The Bank has remained a key driver of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the effects of which include Diamond ‘Yello, which has over 15 million customers. The success recorded in driving financial inclusion using mobile technology has led to numerous invitations for strategic partnerships by multilateral international agencies including the IFC, USAID, Women’s World Banking, Shore Cap Exchange and DFID.
Diamond Bank is the leading retail Bank, using new technology and digital applications to drive financial inclusion and innovative customer experience, whilst making significant contribution to Nigeria’s economic growth.
By Joseph INOKOTONG