24th October 2019

Access Bank Zambia launches WhatsApp banking platform

Access Bank (Zambia) Limited, one of Zambia’s emerging banks has launched “Access WhatsApp Banking” as part of its digital strategy to keep the pace in the digital banking revolution in Zambia and across the continent. This platform allows customers to carry out transactions like check balance, buy electricity, buy airtime, block card transactions, get mini-statements and give feedback in its phase one of services that are currently live on the
platform.

Access Bank Zambia’s Head of E-Business, Mr Alfred Ackon said the Bank has continued to keep the pace in the innovation front of the banking industry in Zambia, with the launch of banking services on WhatsApp – one of the largest social media platform in the world.

“Access Bank Zambia is bringing banking closer to its growing customer base by leveraging on the WhatsApp application. We look forward to seeing more of our customer enjoy the seamless experience of chatting with their bank,” he added.

Access WhatsApp banking is a non-intrusive service, which does not require users to download a new application or use extra data to access the options available. It works with the existing WhatsApp application and can be used immediately.

To connect with Access Bank Zambia on WhatsApp, all customers need to do is, add +260 764 801801, as a contact in their phones – “Access WhatsApp Banking” – the same way they would add any other number, activate the service by sending “Hi”. It is important to note that customers must use the number registered to their personal
accounts with the bank. Speaking at the same event, Access Bank Zambia Limited Country Managing Director, Mrs Joana Bannerman said the days of brick and mortar banking are fast becoming a thing of the past as Access Bank launches its WhatsApp Banking in keeping its tradition of breaking new boundaries of innovation.

“The product is designed to provide customers with an easy and reliable banking channel using familiar technology. The WhatsApp banking service will allow users to automate most parts of the banking experience, providing customers the ease of remote banking with the convenience of transacting on a social platform,” she further said.

Access Bank Zambia is poised to be the world’s most respected Africa bank and believes that digital banking is a key driver for innovation in today’s financial services industry. The bank also recognizes that establishing a strong digital culture across all experiences for customers and employees will enhance access to the targeted markets
and segments.

With the introduction of WhatsApp Banking, banking will be easier, flexible and cost effective as Access Bank Zambia brings banking closer to you on WhatsApp. The Bank continues to invest in its digital channels as it grows its retail base in Zambia and across the continent.

Source: Access Bank

One thought on “Access Bank Zambia launches WhatsApp banking platform

  1. This poses as a security threat, especially with fraud numbers coming up and texting people anonymously. How safe is this really?

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