South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) has announced today that it has launched its Banking App and other digital banking services seamlessly in Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Tanzania and Mozambique.
“We are excited to take digital banking to these markets and empower our clients with our world class mobile solutions such as the App and Mobi,” the bank’s chief operating officer Leonard Haynes said.
“This is an opportunity to contribute meaningfully towards the banking sector in our African subsidiaries,” he added.
The App and .Mobi site is part of FNB’s larger digital banking strategy, and are said to provide a safe and affordable banking to its customers anytime and anywhere,
The Mobi site, which works on all internet-enabled cellphones, including smartphones and feature phones, is also available for customers.
FNB also said its Banking App, the first of its kind to launch in Africa in July 2011, has amassed over 600 000 active users in the South African market and can be download on Apple, BlackBerry and Android stores in the seven abovementioned countries.
Furthermore, FNB said that its Banking App has already seen an uptake of over 4 200 active users, while over 8 800 active users have taken up banking on the .Mobi platform.