Polaris Bank Limited (Skye Bank) History

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Polaris Bank was established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on September 21, 2018 to offer commercial banking services to the Nigerian public.  The bank commenced services on the same day, having purchased the assets, and assumed certain of the liabilities, of the defunct Skye Bank.

With a footprint of over 350 branches in every corner of the country, Polaris Bank prides itself in delivering exceptional customer experience, leveraging best in class/state of the art Information Communication Technology (ICT).  By focusing on ICT solutions across multiple service delivery channels (mobile banking, ATMs, POS and online platforms) Polaris Bank maintains a pivotal role in the Nigerian banking industry, providing customers with simple, convenient and secured banking services.


We will leverage on knowledge of an ever changing world to constantly design innovative solutions that facilitate our customers enterprise


The preferred Partner providing superior financial solutions for Customers

Statement of Values

We’re not afraid to be different – Boldness

We’re here today, We’ll be here tomorrow – Sustainability

When it’s same old, same old, it’s not us – Innovative

When we stop learning, we die – Continous Learning

When we promise, we deliver – Trustworthy


Polaris Bank assumed the assets and certain liabilities of erstwhile Skye effective Friday, September 21, 2018. The CBN appointed Mr. Muhammad K. Ahmad, OON, as its board Chairman; while Mr. Adetokunbo M. Abiru continues to lead the bank as Managing Director/CEO supported by a team with vast industry experience and dedicated focus to drive sustained growth and optimal profitability.

The new management is vested with the responsibility of entrenching sound corporate governance and risk management practices while positioning the bank rightly for investors.

Products and Services

Polaris Bank is well positioned to deliver industry-defining products, services and platforms across all the key market segments of the Nigerian economy; serving a wide customer base in the public and private sector, including large and small corporate organizations, SMEs, professional groups and institutions. The Bank has correspondent banking relationships with notable players in the international financial service sector, largely to support its customers’ requirements for project and trade finance. The Bank also plays strongly in the following areas, among several other banking operations:

Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, International Operations and Trade Services, Treasury and Public Sector


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