FNB Smartphone Banking App Launched on Coast
Ian Leyenaar, CEO of FNB Namibia, Desery van Wyk, Head of Cell Phone Banking at FNB Namibia and Dixon Norval, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing.
First National Bank Namibia announced the launch of its latest innovations in digital banking, the Smartphone Banking App and .mobi site, which were the first of its kind to launch in Africa in 2011 and are now available on the coast.
This forms part of their wider digital and mobile strategy, catering all cell phone users, whether they have smartphones or feature phones. According to FNB, the App and .mobi sites give clients anytime, anywhere, safe, secure and affordable banking. The App works with iOS Apple, BlackBerry10 as well as Android Smartphones. It is available as a free download from the App stores. For handsets with internet connectivity, the new FNB .mobi functionality enables you to do all your banking online. Visit http://www.fnbna.mobi to register and transact.
“We are excited to be bringing FNB’s innovative award winning Smartphone Banking App and digital banking site to Namibia, thereby empowering our clients with relevant mobile solutions such as the App and FNB .mobi,” says Ian Leyenaar, CEO FNB Namibia.
Aside from being able to do general banking transactions like viewing account balances, transfers and payments, the App also includes exciting value added services such as the ability to locate cash withdrawal machines (ATMs), buy prepaid airtime or electricity, and make free calls and messages to other FNB App users.
For clients who do not have Smartphones, FNB Namibia has also launched a .mobi site, which works just as well on feature phones.
“While we believe Namibia has great potential for Smartphone and App penetration, we tried to ensure that we cater for most of our clients requirements. We foresee that eventually as supply increases and prices of smart devices fall that more people will have access to these devices to be able to transact using our digital channels,” says Leyenaar.
Both the FNB Banking App and FNB.mobi site provide access to banking for customers who may not have easy access to the branch network as there is no reliance on physical infrastructure.
“Our App and .mobi site include eWallet, which enables us to reach the underserviced and underbanked with a mobile money solution. "Customers can expect regular new features and innovations that make their lives easier and add to their banking experience,” he explains.
“FNB Namibia’s vision is to be the local world class financial services provider of first choice, and with this technology we are delighted to bring a world class mobile solution to our clients in Namibia,” concludes Leyenaar.