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NOVA Merchant Bank At A Glance



NOVA merchant bank is owned by Nigerian and foreign institutional investors who have distinguished themselves in areas such as financial services and the real sector over several decades, driven by the aspiration to “transform the African financial services landscape with fresh thinking and innovative solutions.”

We were founded in 2017 and began operations as a CBN licensed merchant bank in February 2018. Since then, we have helped local and international businesses thrive in the Oil & Gas sector, Commodity & Agricultural business, Utility & Infrastructure, Fast moving consumer goods, Trade services, and Financial institutions and Treasury with our innovative financial solutions.

We provide end-to-end financial services covering Corporate banking, Investment banking, Financial advisory, Capital markets and Wealth & Asset management, Deposit taking and Trade services to public and private businesses as well as high net- worth individuals.

Our data driven approach offers new perspectives to enable our customers win in the marketplace. We continuously create sustainable value for all our stakeholders and remain focused on building a legacy for future generations.
U. P. L. I. F. T

Our Core Values

At NOVA, we believe in the power of the collective to enable us consistently surpass the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders. This belief is encapsulated in our core values represented by the acronym “UPLIFT”.


Discerning, insightful, distinctive


Drive, enthusiastic, customer focused


Innovative, connected, result-oriented


Ethical, reliable and trust-worthy


Objective, humble, transparent


Collaborative, supportive, empathetic
We understand a result-oriented and collaborative culture is the underlying driver of consistent high performance. Our people and corporate culture reflect these values and gives us a firm foundation to consistently exceed your expectations.
Our Mission & Vision

& Mission

  • Vision
    At NOVA, we are driven by our aspiration to transform the African financial services landscape with fresh thinking and innovative solutions. We believe in Africa’s promise and possess a deep conviction this will only be achieved with an appropriate blend of international best practices and deep knowledge of the peculiarities of the African operating environment.

    Our Vision “To be Africa’s preferred financial solutions provider” is the culmination of this belief. We pride ourselves in our ability to work with our customers to co-create products and offer tailored solutions modeled on their needs
  • Mission
    “Creating superior value in the markets we serve” is our mission at NOVA. We are an Impact-driven organisation committed to delivering tangible results to all stakeholders. We are guided in the execution of our mission by our overarching philosophy of “New Thinking. New Opportunities”. Our fresh perspectives, insights and collaborative approach enables our customers to identify and capitalise on new opportunities in order to win in the market place.
  • Our Offerings
    • Our solutions are tailor-made to specifically suit the peculiarities of our customers’ businesses and value chains
    • Using insights from our customers, their industries, and the economy, we provide them with the winning strategy in the market place
    • Our solutions are cost effective, simple, and aimed at creating maximum value.
  • Our Promise

    Our customers are always at the heart of what we do in NOVA

    • We provide consistent, convenient, and straight-through products and services across all our touch points
    • We make it easy for our customers to bank and transact with us while remaining compliant
    • We recognize the uniqueness of our customers and serve them in the manner they prefer
    • We uphold the highest level of integrity, confidentiality, and transparency always
  • Relationship and People

    Our relationships are managed by experienced, committed, and knowledgeable staff who continuously seek to gain insights into our customers’ industries and the larger economy to assist them to maximize business opportunities.

    Our dedicated relationship managers maintain close contact with our customers even as we provide alternative fulfilment channels.


    Call +234 (1) 284000 or +23491366666680 or +2348023122668 to begin your journey with us today.

Our Offerings and Promises

Our Offering
and Promises