Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 29-06-2017
First National Bank (FNB) has announced that customers who use its banking app will no longer need data to access it via their smartphones from 1 July 2017.
The announcement follows an agreement with all major mobile network operators in South Africa to zero rate access to the FNB Banking App allowing all customers to use it at no cost.
The bank already offers free access to its app to all FNB Connect customers, and offers free WiFi in most FNB branches for customers to download the app.
FNB Digital spokesperson Giuseppe Virgillito says the banking app has become the most downloaded software since it was launched six years ago.
“We believe that access to data or airtime should not be a barrier to safe and convenient banking for South Africans. The zero rating of the app is in line with our broader strategy to migrate customers to digital and electronic channels.”
The FNB Banking App features such as FNB Pay, Fingerprint ID, Secure Chat, Smart inContact, 1-touch Report Fraud, nav>> Car and nav>> Home, eBucks Partner locator and FNB TV, amongst others.