Standard Bank mobile app launched in four African markets

Standard Bank mobile app launched in four African marketsThe bank plans to roll out the app in Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe by the end of 2016. (Image Source: Andrey Popov/Fotolia)Standard Bank has extended its Global Banking App to four additional African countries, namely Uganda, Namibia, Ghana and Botswana, in a move to bring about ‘rapid digitisation’ across the continent

According to the bank, the app will grant customers easy access to their accounts from a single mobile interface, regardless of their geographical location.

“This is one of the first mobile banking interfaces in Africa that allows our bank customers access to their accounts across multiple countries within the Standard Bank Group,” said Standard Bank head customer channels Africa Adrian Vermooten.

The latest development is part of its drive to enhance its digital customer interface in Africa, the bank commented.

The bank has also announced plans to introduce the application in Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe by the end of 2016.

The app makes use of smartphone technology such as biometrics for secure access, access to device contacts, and social networks for sharing of information. Real time payments, online account opening and numerous other value-added services for individuals and businesses have been planned as future features by the bank.

The wider launch of the Standard Bank app comes weeks after global bank announced the introduction of mobile and online banking for its clients in eight African countries for the first half of 2016.

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