Access Bank in partnership with Airtel Nigeria has partnered to introduce a Smart Savers initiative that will enable Airtel customers open bank accounts directly from their mobile phones.
The campaign, which kicked off on January 5th, 2016 provides all Airtel subscribers in Nigeria the opportunity to open a savings account for customers who sign up.
With the Smart Savers initiative, customers can enjoy real-time mobile banking services such as funds transfer to accounts in Access Bank and other Nigerian banks’ accounts; as well as make quick airtime purchases, pay bills, view account statements/ account balance enquiry and much more.
In addition to providing customers a convenient platform through which payments of products and services can be made, the Smart Savers account also allows Airtel subscribers save towards a target goal.
“The Smart Savers initiative is designed to enable Airtel subscribers conveniently open and operate a savings account from the convenience of a mobile device. This is a way of leveraging the evolution of technology to bring fast and convenient financial services closer to Nigerians of all socio-economic classes”. Victor Etuokwu ,Executive Director, Personal Banking, said.
“This initiative further re-iterates the Bank’s commitment to Financial Inclusion and promotes the ongoing cashless policy campaign of the CBN”.
Commenting on the initiative, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Ahmad Mokhles, said Airtel is committed to providing innovative services that will empower and enrich the lives of its customers in line with its brand vision of connecting Nigerians to their dreams.
“Airtel Nigeria is pleased to partner with Access bank on this exciting and innovative Smart Savers Initiative. Indeed, this is an important step in offering innovative, relevant, simple and practical solution that will improve banking experience for telecoms consumers,” he said.
Customers are encouraged to save a minimum of N10, 000 monthly in their Smart Savers account to qualify for the grand prize of a Hyundai i10 and other consolation prizes.
To open a Smart Savers account, customers in Nigeria are advised to simply dial *903# from their Airtel lines.