FNB makes banking app accessible to all

South African financial provider, First National Bank has announced that – for the first time – it’s opening its Banking App for all consumers in South Africa regardless of who they currently bank with.

FNB AppVenture will grant all South Africans the opportunity to explore and experience the benefits and features of the FNB App. Non-FNB customers can stand a chance to win one of two R1 million individual grand prizes, by simply downloading the FNB App and making use of a digital account with no monthly fees to experience the various features of the App.

Existing FNB customers will experience the breadth of the bank’s technology by participating in AppVenture and can do so by performing their day-to-day banking via the App or using some of the unique features that the FNB App has to offer its customers.

“We are delighted to offer all South Africans the opportunity to experience the benefits of managing their money using our App. While FNB offers several interfaces to consumers, we find that our App is a convenient, safe and cost-effective way for customers to manage their day-to-day banking needs. We are also using this opportunity to help consumers with their savings journey by contributing to the savings goals of those who use our APP over this period,” says Raj Makanjee, Chief Executive of FNB Retail.

Amongst other features, the bank says it encourages participants to make use of functionality such as nav» Money which helps customers set and track Savings Goals. Consumers can choose a goal to save for, get a recommended personalised savings solution with the ability to track progress on savings. Users can also track their credit status and get insightful tips on how to manage and improve their credit score.

FNB nav» Wellness will help participants to set up and track their health and fitness journey on the FNB App while nav» Home and nav» Car will provide the tools for customers who would like to buy a house or get the latest estimate on their car’s value. FNB believes that goal-based solutions are central to assisting customers with various events on their financial and life journey.

“We are confident that any consumer can get better value from banking with FNB, which is why we encourage everyone to put us to the test. For the first time in South Africa, any consumer can experience our innovative services that were only available to our customers. This includes real-time account opening, Cardless Cash Withdrawals, Bank Card Management, Geo Payments for direct payments to another FNB App user, eBucks suite of services and app-based instant messaging with our bankers,” adds Christoph Nieuwoudt, CEO of FNB Consumer.

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Gbenga Ajao
Gbenga Ajao is a journalist. He has garnered experience in print, electronic and new media. He is passionate about mobile and web technology.

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