Takes eBanking products to campuses
First Bank of Nigeria Limited in effort to providing bespoke and accessible banking offerings to its teeming customers is making money transfer services available nationwide to provide customers with alternative transaction channel that is safe, convenient and a flexible means of funds transfer all year round.
These services are also available at weekends as well as on public holidays from some dedicated branches. With Western Union, customers can conveniently receive money from abroad and send money from Nigeria to over 200 countries and territories Worldwide and recipients can receive funds straight to their accounts.
Another money transfer service provided by FirstBank for its customers is MoneyGram. With this service, users can now receive money from loved ones abroad or send to them from Nigeria.
The Bank also offers the RIA money transfer service with which customers can receive money from loved ones abroad directly into their accounts in Naira.
With TransFaVst, users can initiate money transfer online which can be received directly into FirstBank accounts here in Nigeria. Now isn’t this just convenient?
According to FirstBank’s spokesperson, Folake Ani-Mumuney, customers can now share love with family and friends using FirstBank’s international money transfer services nationwide. “We would continue to offer products and services uniquely designed to treat our customers like the valued personae they are,” she said.
In a related development, First Bank, as part of its drive for financial inclusion is organising Campus Storms to provide students and the Ivory Towers communities an opportunity to experience convenient and accessible banking offerings right at their doorstep.
The Bank will be at the University of Benin (UniBen) and New Benin Market from January 24 – 27, 2017; Abia State Polytechnic & Ariaria Market on January 31-February 3, 2017; and Usman Danfodio University & Sokoto Main Market on February 7 – 10, 2017 to educate, engage, and introduce bespoke products amidst fun filled activities.
The students and the university communities will also be taken through the dynamics of the recently unveiled enhanced features on the Bank’s mobile banking app – Firstmobile. This enables customers to now carry out transactions such as domestic funds transfer from self-owned accounts to FirstBank accounts and other third party bank accounts.
They can also make quick airtime purchase for self and others on all mobile networks; bills payments; such as DSTV and GOTV subscriptions, cheque services including confirm cheque and stop cheque; flight booking; and quick account services such as account balance inquiry, statement view and much more from their smartphones.
Just recently, the Bank increased transaction limits on its FirstMobile Lifestyle app to a daily limit of N150,000 without the use of a token and a maximum total daily transaction limit of N1million.
The Bank’s products and services for this market include the XploreFirst accounts designed for youths between the ages 18 – 24, to promote saving culture and banking convenience for the youth and mass market customers.
The other products that will be on display at the Storm are the FirstInstant Savings and FirstInstant Savings Plus accounts both of which enable customers open fully functional bank accounts, with minimal requirements from anywhere, at any time, via any of the Bank’s online platforms.
The Bank will also use the opportunity of the Storm to re-introduce its mobile banking service, Firstmonie, which enables the banked, the unbanked and the under-banked Nigerians to have the opportunity to make mobile transfers. They can also make mobile payments anywhere in Nigeria from the comfort of their mobile phones, by simply dialling *894# from a mobile phone and following the prompts that would ensue.
The Campus and Market Storms will include activities and games such as The Entrepreneur Challenge, Business Talker Competition, XploreFirst Skaters competition and The Best Business Idea Competition with lots of prizes to be won. The Bank is encouraging the youth and market populations at these locations to avail themselves of the exciting activities, networking and the products and services the events would offer to support their businesses and lifestyles.