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Analysis of the Influence of Gender on the Choice of Bank in Southeast Nigeria

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Author(s): Steve Ukenna | Ogechukwu G. Monanu

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This study sought to empirically identify and rank the important factors considered by southeast male and femalebank customers in bank selection in Nigeria. A sample size of 368 bank customers was drawn from Enugu andOnitsha, major commercial cities in southeast Nigeria. Major findings of this study are the six principal factors: afeeling of security, speedy and efficient service, financial benefit, convenient location, availability of ATM,marketing promotion and people influence. Statistical differences between the two genders were found for fourfactors. This study recommends that banks operating in the southeast should treat male and female genders asdistinct market segments when crafting marketing strategies aimed at attracting them and emphasis should be onthose factors that the potential bank customer considers most important. This study concludes that time is ripefor banks in southeast Nigeria to start treating male and female genders as distinct market segments.
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