FNB Banking App Turns Three | Wants to Make You a Millionaire

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Launched three years ago in South Africa, the FNB Banking App this weekend launched a competition to celebrate its third birthday and as well reward users for loyalty.

FNB is asking customers to use the latest version of the FNB Banking App or RMB Private Banking App for Smartphones and Tablets and stand a chance to win 1 million eBucks (R100 000). There will also be 3 winners, each month for 3 months where users will stand a chance to win an additional 500,000 eBucks (R 50,000) if they download the FNB Banking App and share the competition on their Facebook and Twitter accounts from the FNB Banking App.

“We’ve had a fantastic three years and are happy that we can celebrate our birthday along with our customers who have embraced the move to digital banking with our App,” said Sahil Mungar, Head of Sales and Marketing, FNB Mobile and Connect.

The FNB Banking App, available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian help users make Geo Payments, make use of full eWallet functionality, make Payments, transfer funds, view detailed balances and transaction histories, add, edit, or delete recipients, send Money to any South African cellphone number, make calls and send messages, locate FNB ATMs and branches on a map, access an FNB Call Centre Directory, buy Prepaid Electricity, Airtime, and Data and as well as receive inContact messages and view Forex rates.

“From winning the title of MTN; App of the Year last year, to winning the Minister of Science and Technology’s award for overall excellence at the Technology Top 100 awards, the FNB Banking App has done a lot in its three years,” says Mungar.

Now available in Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia, the app has 60% of male users and 40% female users with 85% of users aged between 26-65 years, the largest of them between 36-65.  The app was recently updated to give allow users open a cheque account, credit card or investment account immediately and get personalised offers from their mobile phones. It also allows users to switch to FNB and instantly open an account or  upgrade accounts, extend limits and apply for finance, just on their mobile phones.

“Mobile banking provides a complete alternative to branch, ATM and internet banking for customers who are on the move and cannot be bound to working hours. The ability to open an account, immediately transfer money to it, and then do all the day-to-day banking you would need from your phone, means that people can truly be mobile and choose to do banking on their own terms,” says Mungar.


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