FNB launches first banking app in Africa

July 20, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

A view of the Account screen on the FNB app

First National Bank (FNB) launched its latest app, the FNB Banking Application, for Smartphones and Tablet computer devices, a first in South Africa. The app has been designed to work with Android, Apple and Blackberry devices with additional platforms to follow within the coming weeks.

The app, which combines the benefits of banking with the power of a Smartphone or Tablet computer devices, delivers a unique user experience that only an App can offer. The design has been carefully planned to make it very simple for users to navigate and understand its functionality.

Michael Jordaan, CEO of FNB, says the Banking app speaks to FNB’s strategic drive to be the leader in innovative banking through the use of technology.

“At FNB we are constantly looking at ways to improve on our innovations, staying one step ahead of our competitors and consistently adding value and choice for our customers.”

Jordaan also highlighted the importance of releasing on Smartphones. “In an increasingly digital world in which Smartphones, Tablet devices and Apps are changing the way we communicate and live, the introduction of the FNB Banking App will enable us to widen our offering, allowing us to provide our customers with convenient banking solutions and great user experience,” says Jordaan.

The Banking App has an extensive roadmap, and will allow users to have immediate and secure access to their bank accounts, view account lists, view a detailed transactional history, perform transactional services like transfers between accounts, as well as pay beneficiaries.

For added security, the app has been designed that users can’t add any new beneficiaries on it. So in case the Smartphone or Tablet is stolen, criminals will have no access to the user’s account.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

  • Paul

    I find using the sms banking service much faster but use the browser when I need to do more complex stuff. What would be the difference in using this app from just plain using the web browser on the phone to access internet banking ?

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