STANDARD Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform in eight African markets.
The move will empower 1 million clients across the markets.
Supported by the bank's global-standard technology, clients will enjoy a consistent online experience across laptops, tablets or mobile phones, and the convenience of banking from the location of their choice.
After the rollout to Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the first half of 2016, the Bank will launch fingerprint recognition technology in these markets later in the year, giving clients a more secure and convenient way to log in to their accounts.
"We're bringing the best in mobile banking to Africa - consumers across the continent are increasingly affluent and tech-savvy and they want convenient access to their bank, wherever they happen to be," said Karen Fawcett, Standard Chartered's CEO for Retail Banking.
"Africa is important to Standard Chartered and this launch is another demonstration of that."
With Africa's mobile penetration estimated to be around 67 percent, the launch brings Standard Chartered Mobile, Standard Chartered's mobile banking application to Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe for the first time.
In Nigeria and Ghana, mobile banking clients will move to the Bank's standard global platform. Through Standard Chartered Mobile, clients can check balances, transfer money and pay bills securely, all through their smartphones.
Standard Chartered's retail banking business serves the banking needs of nearly 10 million individual and business clients across more than 30 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, through more than 1 000 branches, 5 000 ATMS and a range of digital and staff-assisted channels.
Source: CAJ News Agency