By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief
Heritage Bank Plc has urged its customers to disregard negative reports about the bank in the social media, describing them as the handiwork of de-marketers who are jittery over the bank’s achievements within the short period of its existence.
It said in a statement, Saturday ,that unrelenting persons keen on dragging the name of the bank in the mud have once again began spreading absolutely false reports about the bank in the social media”.
” The bank went on: “The spurious report published on a social media platform on Friday, falsely and maliciously, claimed that ‘anxious customers jammed the phone lines and websites of Heritage Bank PLC and crowded most of its branch offices to pull out their savings because of concerns about fresh financial problems of the bank””. “This report is not just false, it was clearly sponsored with the intent to sully and de-market Heritage Bank which has been severally applauded by industry experts and regulators alike as one of the best managed banks in the country.
“We reiterate that Heritage Bank does not have any problems at all, meeting the immediate withdrawal needs or other obligations of our esteemed depositors and it is also utterly false. Indeed, No cstomer has any cause whatsoever to be anxious about his or her deposit”.
The management said that inspite of being a relatively young bank, Heritage Bank is doing exceedingly well and continues to discharge its responsibilities with precision and utmost professionalism to depositors, investors and all other critical shareholders.
“A further affirmation of the healthy status of Heritage bank came this week from the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), which just this week named Heritage bank among the key healthy banks in Nigeria commissioned to handle claims by customers of failed banks in Nigeria.”