Standard Chartered Bank appoints Didier Drogba ambassador

Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba as its digital bank ambassador. Drogba will be endorsing the bank’s first digital bank in Africa to be launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on March 14. The bank, Standard Chartered’s first and fully digital retail bank in West Africa marks an important milestone in the bank’s path towards innovation and has been designed with continuous feedback from its clients. Didier Drogba will be promoting the digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire, set to disrupt the traditional banking sector and will lend…

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Re-Skill Or Get Retrenched: The Demands Of A Digital World

The announcement by Standard Chartered Bank last week that it will close at least seven of its branches across Zimbabwe could be viewed as a sad development in light of country efforts to create employment. The bank said the move to retrench is due to the emergence of digital banking solutions like mobile banking and Internet banking which are countering the need to continue keeping traditional human resources workforce. This raises fundamental questions on the place of technology in the modern day operations of companies and factories. It can be…

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