March 20, 2019

First Bank Comes To WhatsApp, Initiates Chat Banking

First Bank Comes To WhatsApp, Initiates Chat Banking

The First Bank of Nigeria has gone a step further towards revolutionalising their banking operations by launching a chat banking channel on WhatsApp in collaboration with Clickatell’s Transact division in a bid to drive financial inclusion.

This would make banking easier for millions of the bank’s customers who can carry out regular banking operations and digital product purchases via the application.

All the customers can start chat banking by adding First Bank’s published WhatsApp phone number or a direct link access the First Bank’s ‘Verified’ profile.

Also Read: First Bank Launches XploreFirst Savings Account

The Group Head, e-business, Chuma Ezirim said: “Customers’ expectations are constantly changing and it’s our duty as a customer-focused bank to ensure that our customers are provided with the means to initiate or carry out banking services through any channel they desire.

“We are constantly seeking new ways and opportunities to meet customers at their preferred touch points and we understand our customers are actively engaged on WhatsApp.”

The launch of First Bank of Nigeria’s chat banking on WhatsApp represents the third large-scale deployment by Clickatell in the African market in the last one month.

Clickatell Transact Division managing director Jeppe Dorff said: “We are very excited to be working with the team from First Bank of Nigeria who, in record time, implemented a complex user experience, soft launched and managed to improve on the already exceptional services that First Bank offers its customers.”

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