FirstTrust Savings and Loans, a subsidiary of Groupe Ideal in partnership with Zeepay Ghana Limited has introduced a digital banking service for customers.
Zeepay provides a platform that accepts mobile money wallets, debits & loyalty cards, and cash at the point of sale, and operates as a store house for holding cash through mobile wallets for members.
The introduction of the Zeepay platform is to support existing and prospective customers to bank digitally wherever they may be.
According to the Deputy Managing Director of FirsTrust Saving and Loans, Mr. Richard Kwarteng Ahenkorah, the move is to position FirsTrust as a digital brand and encourage digital innovation in the industry which has a propensity to direct the bank’s attention to digital banking.
He noted that the platform will allow easy transfer of funds from account to wallet, adding that “Customers can now access funds 24/7 via this platform”.
Mr. Ahenkorah stated that the secured banking platform is targeted at their tech savvy customers
“We are committed to digital innovation and so we are excited to partner Zeepay, a platform which will give our customers the opportunity to bank digitally and also continue banking services as far as funds transfer and other services are concerned, even when our physical banking halls are closed to business.”
He added that “the world is evolving digitally and we at Firstrust sure can’t be left behind”.
Mr. Ahenkorah further explained that, the mobile banking services was also a means to get close to customers.
He noted that prospective and existing customers with FirsTrust Savings and Loans should obtain free access to a Near Field Communications chip (NFC) which is placed behind the customer’s phone.
“The chip allows transaction from the customer’s account onto his or her wallet at any time, if only account is funded,” he stated.
Source: Ghana/todaygh.com/Evans Obiri Appiah