First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted has introduced that its Unstructured Supplementary Service Knowledge (USSD), Fast Banking service has hit over 9.5 million clients.
The financial institution revealed this in a press release thursday, saying the event was an illustration of its management in digital banking.
“The financial institution’s USSD banking service, launched in January 2015, is a simple to make use of, handy, quick, user-friendly cellular banking channel by which numerous banking actions are carried out on a cell phone – throughout the 4 main GSM community operators within the nation – with out the usage of the web.
“Customers are able to enjoy a wide range of banking services using the Bank’s *894# USSD banking. These services include; Data and Airtime top-up for self and third-party individuals, Quick Balance Enquiry, Fund Transfers, BVN Enquiry, BVN Linkage, Mini-statement, Account Number Enquiry, Account Opening, Merchant Payment and FirstAdvance loan service. The FirstAdvance loan service enables salary earners take a loan up to 50 per cent of their monthly salary,” it added.
FirstBank’s Group Govt, e-Enterprise & Retail Merchandise, Chuma Ezirim, was additionally quoted to have mentioned: ““At FirstBank, we are excited about the impact our innovative solutions are making in the Nigerian payment landscape. Our *894# USSD banking has been a viable platform through which we take our banking services to the doorstep of our customers, right on the palm of their hands, without the limitation of an internet connection. We remain committed to creating various avenues to enable Nigerians carry out various financial activities conveniently, safely and securely anytime, anywhere in Nigeria.”