Methods of sending money in South Africa have evolved over the years. Consumers are now inundated with an influx of technological innovations which are designed to enhance the banking experience. Regarded as South Africa’s most innovative bank, First National Bank has a range of products and services which have qualified it as an industry leader. One of these services is the eWallet function.
eWallet allows clients to send money to anyone with a South African cellphone number, without using account facilities. This can be done via a number of platforms, like cellphone banking, Geopayments or ATM deposits. Most cellphone devices are compatible (except Nokia Lumia and all other Windows 7,5 and Windows 8 operated devices.) Geopayment service is a location based payment that allows someone to pay another person who is less than 500m away without having to enter a recipient’s details into a mobile device. It is advisable for both people to be registered by downloading the FNB banking app.
Recipients can also send a portion of the funds to another cellphone, prepaid airtime, data and prepaid electricity can be bought from eWallet. No registration or application is necessary- clients only need to have an active FNB transactional account or FNB debit or cheque card. FNB customers can also send money to anyone using their FNB Credit Card. eWallet balances or mini statements can also be checked and eWallet can also be paid to a bank account. Clients should ensure that the cell number is correct before sending money.
FNB’s eWallet Services are a convenient and simple way of sending and receiving money. It has benefitted a range of South African consumers, from those with access to sophisticated banking facilities, to those situated in areas far from cities or towns.
Clients can contact FNB on 087 575 9405. This number may also be used if incorrect cellphone numbers are used during transactions.