Whatsapp Banking is designed to provide customers with simple and reliable banking transactions. With WhatsApp banking service users, it can automate most of the banking experience and offer customers the convenience of remote banking with the efficiency of the best employee and intimate adaptation.
The days of bricks and mortar banking are quickly becoming past, as many banks have also launched the WhatsApp banking system.
WhatsApp is evolving from a simple chit-chat messaging platform to a basic banking platform. Before you know, it will be one of the e-banking options that the bank will improvise – through WhatsApp banking.
The banking sector is improving with technological tools to avoid obsolescence. The UUSD banking system has been introduced recently to mitigate customer stress. Today’s banking system has gained a new impetus by launching a WhatsApp bank to make it easy and comfortable for customers. While the USSD banking system uses short telephone numbers; this system simply requires adding a certain number to WhatsApp’s contact list and performing bank transactions.
With this new system, you can simply send money, pay bills, recharge, check your balance, etc. Directly on WhatsApp messaging. Not to mention that many Nigerian banks also have integrated virtual assistants who help with bank transactions through FB Messenger.
Transactions that you can do through the WhatsApp banking system
Pay Bills, etc
What is WhatsApp Banking?
There is not much stress here, if you installed a Whatsapp messenger on your mobile phone, you could easily set it up. All you have to do is add your bank’s mobile number to Whatsapp contact list, registration, and banking commencement.
Banks that are currently using WhatsApp’s banking system
Below are the Nigerian banks that are presently using this banking system and how to set it up.
UBA WhatsApp Banking
United Bank for Africa (UBA) announced the launch of its “Leo” chat bank on the WhatsApp platform. This means that UBA customers can now make bank transactions directly from WhatsApp Messenger.
With Leo on WhatsApp, customers and users of app lovers perform standard banking services, including checking their road funds, money transfer, paying bills, and also other services.
To use this WhatsApp service, you must LEO Whatsapp number: +234 903 000 2455 Add your phone contacts. Then, look for UBA ChatBanking at WhatsApp to enjoy the extra comfort and convenience of Leo transactions at WhatsApp.
– Open WhatsApp
– Send “Hi”
– Accept the general conditions by entering 1
– Follow the link provided and register with your UBA account number
– Return to WhatsApp, enter OTP (One Time Password) that is sent to your mobile phone number, and you will start!
Access Bank WhatsApp Banking
Link to Access Bank on WhatsApp, add the customer to your bank just your mobile phone number – +234 9090 901 901 – as a contact on your phone as well as any other number.
After saving the number to your phone, activate the service by sending “Hello”.
– A menu is displayed where you can select one of the options
– Select “Register”
– Enter your first and last name, email address and bank account number
– Registration is complete
– Access WhatsApp Banking will ask if you need further assistance
– Bank closes the session
It is important to know that customers have to use a number that is registered on their accounts with the bank.
All service requests in Access WhatsApp are processed instantly, and the transaction rate depends only on the user’s Internet connection.
Services that customers can access through Access WhatsApp Banking include;
• Balance Enquiry
• BVN display
• Request Payday Loan
• Account Opening.
FirstBank WhatsApp Banking
FirstBank announced the launch of WhatsApp chat banking. Customers can also use the real-time messaging features of WhatsApp Business to check their account balances and make simple bank queries.
The launch, which took place on Wednesday 1 August 2018, is in the pilot phase and is available to a select customer group and then available to all customers.
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 carry out banking services through any channel they desire,” Mr. Chuma Ezirim, Group Head, E-Business, First Bank of Nigeria Limited stated.
“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.”
GTBank WhatsApp Banking
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc said it is using the WhatsApp Business solution that provides the Nigerians with another channel to contact them about queries, service requests, and access to other basic banking services. Tier 1 Bank also stated in its statement that this initiative is in line with continued efforts to improve service and provide excellent banking experience to customers.
GTBank WhatsApp Banking Number: 09030003911