South Africa’s First National Bank has launched Share Investing on the FNB Banking App, which now helps customers to buy, sell and keep track of their investments.
The product is available on the latest version of the app for smartphones and tablets, the bank said.
From now on, customers who use the Banking App on their tablet have the ability to open new Share Investing accounts, FNB, a division of First Rand Bank Limited, announced.
To make use of this new functionality, customers need to download or upgrade to the latest version via the app store on their device.
In addition to users of iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, users of Windows 8 tablets now also have access to the FNB Banking App.
“Existing customers of both the Banking App and Share Investing are very similar and it makes sense to develop the new version of the Banking App to include the Share Investing functionality that is not only easy to use, but also fun to play with,” Giuseppe Virgillito, head of Banking App at FNB Mobile and Connect, said.
“The development of our App is based on customer demand and our goal is to maintain a comprehensive and simple way of banking,” he added.
“The fast paced nature of share trading means that there is a clear need for anytime access to this platform and we believe that the mobility and real-time access of Apps compliments this.”
With the trading functionality, customers can buy and sell JSE listed shares, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Krugerrands – anytime, anywhere.
The app also provides a comprehensive view of the market performance, depending on the Share Investing product held.