Standard Chartered announces new mobile platform for eight African countries

Standard Chartered is launching a new mobile platform in Africa to make banking easier on laptops, tablets and phones.
Standard Chartered is launching a new mobile platform in Africa to make banking easier on laptops, tablets and phones. | File photo

Standard Chartered Bank will launch its newest mobile and online banking platform in eight African countries, reaching more than 1 million clients, marking the most widespread digital campaign ever in Africa by an international bank.

Clients will benefit from the bank’s support from its global-standard technology to give them a more consistent experience online while using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and phones. This will give them the freedom to bank from wherever they choose.

In the first half of this year, Standard Chartered will launch its platform in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In the second half of 2016, Standard Chartered plans on launching fingerprint recognition technology in these same markets to provide its clients with a more secure and convenient way to log into their banking accounts.

The launch of the mobile platform is a key part of Standard Chartered’s strategy for the use of digital technology to bring the future of banking to its African clients. Over the next three years, Standard Chartered will invest $1.5 billion in technology worldwide.

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