The commercial and financial service provider, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria has unveiled a new method of digital banking in Nigeria, which was held at the Civic Center in Lagos.
Explaining further, the Digital Bank will initially offer savings accounts, current accounts, fixed deposits (with the option of joint accounts) along with Lending and Wealth Management solutions.
For both existing and new to bank clients, the new SC Mobile 2.0 comes with several benefits including Zero charge on all interbank transfers, SMS Notification, ATM withdrawals, performing funds transfer without adding beneficiaries, Generating a soft token for all transactions, Free bank card delivery nationwide and Account management and service request
Speaking at the launch, CEO Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Lamin Manjang, said: “We are pleased to launch our digital bank in Africa with the support of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is a key milestone on our digital journey as a Bank and underlines our commitment to investing and growing in the market. We have been steadily investing in expanding our footprint in Africa over the years, launching earlier in CDI, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania, and this will continue to be a priority moving forward. Digitising Africa remains at the heart of our business strategy for the region and we look to continue to grow our business in Nigeria being the best financial partner to our clients. For us, our commitment to our clients is not only being Here for good for them but also empowering them to be unstoppable in their financial aspirations.’’
Also commenting, Head of Retail Banking, Nigeria, David Idoru said: “Our digital bank was developed with our clients in mind. We have taken into consideration the feedback received by our clients at each stage of the design process and have incorporated innovative technology to allow them to execute all banking activities from a mobile device. This includes 70 banking services through the app.
In addition, the client onboarding journey has been digitised and in just the amount of time it takes you to make a cup of coffee, you can open a new account through the app. What has also been introduced is that our clients enjoy zero charge on all interbank transactions, zero charge on SMS notifications and free delivery of cards to them wherever they are. Clients can also open term deposit accounts, Joint accounts, Lending and WM products. This is something we are very proud of and we look forward to continuously providing the best in class financial services to our clients.”
The launch event was attended by over 300 dignitaries, business leaders, clients and senior management, as well as the African Giant and Nigerian icon, Burna Boy. As the Bank’s Digital Ambassador, Burna Boy shared his experience on the ease of opening an account using his mobile phone.
However, the bank’s digital services are available by downloading the Standard Chartered mobile application on the app stores. New clients can execute all their banking activities from their mobile devices, starting by opening their bank account in less than 10 minutes. They can also provide all verification documents by uploading to the application and fully complete their onboarding process within minutes.