Banking in Nigeria is becoming much more easier and efficient. This is a direct NO to those awful and stressful standing at the doorways of banks, forming a queue that is disgusting and somewhat frustrating.

Say hello to Whatsapp Banking! They are currently four banks that has paves way for Whatsapp banking in Nigeria. We sincerely do hope that, other first class banks will join suite. With the introduction of Whatsapp banking, customers will easily stay at home and achieve their seamless banking experience.

What is Whatsapp Banking?

Whatsapp Banking is an effective and productive way of easing the stress of customers who are willingly to perform certain tasks with any bank in Nigeria. It brings bank customer care to an immediate service with their customers.

Whatsapp is an instant messenger, that is available on all platform of devices – Android phones, iPhones, Desktops. With the instant messaging, Banks in Nigeria can now have an instant chat with their customers.

Benefits of Access Whatsapp Banking?

They are wide-range uses, benefits of Whatsapp banking in Nigeria and they includes:

– It is less frustrating
– Check BVN
– No queue
– Open Account
– Less transport fee
– Pay Loan
– Transfer Funds
– Airtime Top-up
– Balance Enquiry

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How activate and register Access Whatsapp Banking in Nigeria?

To commence Access Whatsapp banking, follow the below steps:

– Download Whatsapp
– Save +234 9090 901 901 as your contact, (Access WhatsApp Banking)
– Go to Whatsapp, and send a message “Hi”
– A menu will appear for you to select an option.
– Select ‘Register’
– Input your first and last name
– Input your email address
– Input default Access Bank Account Number”
– Registration is complete.
– Access WhatsApp Banking will ask if further assistance is needed.
– Your number must be associated / registered with the bank.

“All service requests on Access WhatsApp are treated instantly, and the speed of transaction is dependent only on the internet connection of the user. Services customers can access via the Access WhatsApp Banking platform include; BVN display, Balance Enquiry, Request Payday Loan and Account Opening. Life has gotten easier, now that Access Bank has brought banking closer to you, on WhatsApp,” the bank added.

Which Bank support Whatsapp Banking?

Currently, they are four apps that support this. And they includes:

– Access Bank
– Guarantee Trust Bank
– UBA Bank
– First Bank

First Bank of Nigeria said its WhatsApp chat banking will ensure effective services to the customers. The will enable customers to leverage the real-time messaging capabilities of the WhatsApp Business Solution to check their account balance.

GTBank said “it would leverage on the WhatsApp Business Solution to offer Nigerians an additional channel to connect with it for enquiries, service requests and access to other basic banking services”.

Whatsapp supports end-to-end encryption, hence, I really don’t expects any leakage in messages, that may contain the username, passwords or any other form of important credentials.

With the Whatsapp banking trending in Nigeria, sooner or later, we might have the Whatsapp Pay introduced in Nigeria. After all, Whatsapp banking might propel more users to download the app, and thereby, increasing the markets share in Africa.

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