Standard Chartered unveils mobile banking application

By The Citizen

In line with its plans to enhance its customers' banking experience in Nigeria, Standard Chartered Bank has unveiled its digital banking vision.

The bank inaugurated 'Breeze', its award-winning mobile banking application at a customer event in Lagos recently, making Nigeria the first market in the region to experience the application available on iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices.

This, according to the bank, is part of its global focus on digitisation - socialising personal banking and extending customers' digital lifestyle into banking.

The bank also announced that it would be introducing a series of digital services and solutions to the Nigerian market that would enable its customers save substantial and valuable time to enjoy their passion.

Breeze is designed to provide customers with a superior, convenient and personalised banking experience.

The bank said the application would eventually be developed into a virtual branch, where customers could place requests as well as apply for products and services.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, Mrs. Bola Adesola, said, 'Today's consumers are tech-savvy and mobile. They want banking that not only meets their financial needs, but also anticipates them.

'At Standard Chartered, our focus on digitisation revolves around the customer. We believe that technology has to be useful, intuitive and most importantly, seamless. We believe that digitisation goes beyond online and mobile banking services; we will continue to transform our business and invest for long-term growth, with a focus on digital technologies that we believe will shape the future of banking.'

Commenting on the inauguration of Breeze, the Regional Head of Consumer Banking, West Africa Standard Chartered, Mrs. Carol Oyedeji, said, 'The digital era is in full swing. Today, we are more connected, more mobile and more social than we ever were.  The launch of Breeze follows extensive research into the banking behaviour of individuals and aims to provide customers with an easy, secure, and user-friendly banking channel.

'By adopting a digitisation strategy that enables our customers to save valuable time they otherwise would spend in banking hall queues or in traffic getting to the bank, we aim to enhance the customers' lifestyle and the way they interact with us.'