First Bank of Nigeria HQ
Headquarters in Lagos  


First Bank of Nigeria Ltd (FirstBank or FBN) is the leading financial institution in Nigeria by assets and gross earnings. With approximately 760 branches and more than 2,600 ATMs, it maintains the largest branch network in the banking industry in Nigeria. It also has subsidiaries in West African countries and the United Kingdom as well as representative offices in Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi and Beijing. First Bank's ownership is well diversified with over 1.3 million shareholders, and no shareholder holds over a 5% stake. The largest shareholding is held by the staff pension fund, which holds 3.35%. First Bank is the last of the old generation banks operating in the Nigerian banking sector. The Bank was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Lagos. It was converted to a public company in 1970 and was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971. FirstBank Group comprises subsidiaries spanning asset management, investment banking, capital markets, insurance, microfinance, private equity, mortgage and pension fund custodian services – making it one of the most diversified financial conglomerates on the continent. FBN was named “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by The Banker Magazine as well as the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” by The Asian Banker. First Bank of Nigeria operates as a subsidiary of FBN Holdings plc. FBN Holdings, the largest financial services group in Nigeria, operates through the following business units: Commercial Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management, Insurance and Other financial services. FBN Holdings plc total assets amounted to N5.066 trillion (US$16.2 billion) as of September 30, 2016.

First Bank of Nigeria subsidiaries:

FBN Bank (China)
FBN Bank (DRC)
FBN Bank (Ghana)
FBN Bank (The Gambia)
FBN Bank (Guinea)
FBN Bank (Sierra-Leone)
FBN Bank (Senegal)
FBN Bank (UAE)
FBN Bank (UK) Limited
First Pension Custodian
FBN Mortgages

Head Office address:
Samuel Asabia House
35, Marina, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone number: +234 1 4485 500

FirstBank International locations

191 Avenue de L’Equateur, Kinshasa/Gombe, DRC

FBNBank Gambia
48 GIEPA House, KSMD, PO Box 1600, Banjul
the Gambia

FBNBank Ghana
Meridian House, Ring Road Central, Private Mail Bag
No 16, Accra North, Accra, Ghana

FBNBank Guinea
Ex-cite Chemin de Fer, Immeuble Mamou, BP 3547, Conakry
Republic of Guinea

FBNBank Sierra Leone
22 Rawdon Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone

FBN Bank (UK) Ltd
28 Finsbury Circus
London, EC2M 7DT, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7920 4920
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Cashier services are available Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm (excluding bank holidays)

FBN Bank (UK) Ltd, Paris Branch
5 bis rue du Cirque
75008 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 53 53 20 40
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm

FirstBank Beijing Representative Office
Unit 1421, Tower B, Beijing COFCO Plaza, No. 8 Jianguomennei Street, Dongcheng District
Beijing 100005, China

FirstBank South Africa Representative Office
10th Floor, The Forum Sandton Square Building, 2, Maude Street, P.O. Box 784796, Sandton 2146, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 7849922

UAE Rep Office
Salam HQ Plot No C6, Sector E
Abu Dhabi, UAE