By NGOZI Onyeakusi

Skye Bank Plc, has over the weekend unveiled a new digital banking solution known as SkyeXperience.

The solution which financial technology experts described as a game-changing innovation that is poised to put industry competitors in the digital catch-up mode, was developed in collaboration with Oracle Corporation, the world’s leading computer technology company, has been described by

According to Sky Bank, SkyeXperience is a robust platform designed to deliver Omni-channel user experience across multiple devices, as well as boost its digital competitiveness objective which is projected to grow Skye Bank’s e-payment enabled customer base to over 2 million by end of 2018.

The Chairman of Skye Bank, Mr. Mohammad Ahmad while speaking during the launch of the product, described the launch of SkyeXperience as “a timely intervention in the banking industry and a modest contribution towards the economic development of Nigeria, especially in the area of financial technology and digital evolution”.
He commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for leading the way to the future through its e-payment System Vision (PSV 2020).
The vision is expected to ensure that majority of Nigerians, irrespective of their social status, embrace e-channels as a primary and convenient means of their daily transactions.

Also commenting on the product, the bank’s Group Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru said the development was a display of the bank’s commitment to its valued customers who have continued to not only do business with the bank, but have also challenged it on how best to serve them.
“As a pledge of commitment to a new service charter with our customers, we have decided to render to you this digital banking solution, which we have called SkyeXperience denoting such positive values as: experience, excellence, excitement and experiential,” he said.
Senior Vice President, Oracle Financial Services Mr. Chet Kamat, heralding the launch of SkyeXperiance, stated: “In a dynamic digital landscape, banks need to compete for customer attention by continuous innovation.
“Oracle and Skye Bank have been associated with each other for over a decade. Oracle’s solution, Oracle Banking Digital Experience, built on open standards architecture helps drive a digital-first proposition, accelerating Skye Bank’s digital journey and delivering greater flexibility, and mobility to their customers.”