From John Silas, Lagos
The days of brick and mortar banking are fast becoming a thing of the past as Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Access Bank keeps its tradition of breaking new boundaries of innovation with its latest offering, Access WhatsApp Banking.
Through the platform customers can now perform transactions such as; Account Opening, Transfers between Access Bank accounts, Own account transfers, BVN display, Balance Enquiry and Payday loan requests.
According to a press release, the App is designed to provide customers with easy and reliable banking transactions. It also added that the WhatsApp banking service allows users to automate most parts of the banking experience, providing customers the ease of remote banking with the efficiency of the best personnel and the intimacy of a customized experience.
“Access Bank continues to keep the pace as a leader in the digital banking revolution in Nigeria, with the launch of banking services on WhatsApp – one of the largest social media platforms. This is yet another innovative way to connect customers to the plethora of services and banking options available to them from the comfort of their mobile phones.” said Ade Bajomo, Executive Director, IT & Retail Operations, Access Bank.
“Now Access Bank is bringing banking closer to its growing customers by leveraging on the WhatsApp Application. We are excited to see the rate at which the service is being adopted and we can’t wait to see more of our customers enjoy the experience,” he added.
Access WhatsApp banking is a non-intrusive service which does not require users to download a new application or use extra data to access the options available. It works with the existing WhatsApp application and can be used immediately.
To connect with Access Bank on Access WhatsApp, all customers need to do is, add the mobile number- +234 9090 901 901, as a contact in their phones – “Access WhatsApp Banking”- the same way they would any other number. After saving the number on their phones all they need to do to activate the service is send “Hi”. It is important to note that customers must use the number registered to their personal accounts with the Bank.
Life has gotten easier, now that Access Bank has brought banking closer to you, on WhatsApp.