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Wema Bank to probe firm’s marketers amid allegations of illegal banking practice

Wema Bank to probe firm’s marketers amid allegations of illegal banking practice

Wema Bank has stated that it will investigate the opening of unauthorised accounts in the financial institution, after Ripples Nigeria broke the story that the firm was allegedly creating accounts for Nigerians without approval.

This publication had spoken to some individuals who claimed their identities were being used by Wema Bank to open accounts without their consent.

The affected individuals said they were not informed before the accounts were opened, and only realised it through text messages sent by Wema Bank informing them they now own accounts in the firm.

Following the publication, Wema Bank in a statement to Ripples Nigeria by its Public Relations consultants, Chain Reactions Africa, and signed by Chidiebere Onuorha, said it doesn’t condone the abuse of data or breach of personal information, hence, it will be investigating the report.

The company had previously stated, in an email sent to some of the affected persons, and seen by this media outlet, that its vendors and marketers opened the accounts in celebration of its digital platform, ALAT, celebrating its 5th anniversary.

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This narrows the investigation to Wema Bank’s vendors and marketers, as the bank said, “We implore members of the public that, as a financial institution, Wema Bank takes issues around data integrity and breaches seriously, and we are currently investigating the reports”.

Wema Bank explained that the…

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