South Africa’s leading financial institution the First National Banking (FNB) has partnered with Cell C, a mobile service provider, to offer data bundle purchases and SMS to its customers.
The bank’s customers can now access the services on a click of a button as compared to the previous service where the customers had to buy airtime, according to FNB.
FNB’s mobile Banking manager Shadrack Palmer said his company has moved a step ahead by introducing the product expected to draw more customers.
According to Cell C’s communications’ executive head Karin Fourie, the company hopes to progress in the data market and is hence working with appropriate industry players to identify the needs of subscribers.
A statement from Cell C observes FNB will go down in history as the first bank to work with Cell C to facilitate its customers to buy SMS and data bundles.
FNB customers can purchase Cell C SMS and data bundles through FNB mobile banking service or the FNB App.
According to a report on South African Mobile Consumer released by World Wide Worx last month, since 2010, the data usage has increased by 50 percent. South Africa also recorded an 11 percent increase on prepaid data bundles.
FNB, also known as First Rand Limited, operates in Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia with plans of expanding to Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Chad underway.