• Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Standard Chartered highlights potentials of‘Straight2Bank’

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 Standard Chartered Nigeria has commenced a campaign to highlight the capabilities of its internet banking service product, ‘Straight2Bank’.

Straight2Bank, designed for business entities (SMEs and other Corporates), is a fully integrated internet banking service for all business transaction needs of customers.

It is an online tool that enables efficient cash flow management and frees up time hitherto spent by SME customers so they can invest it in seeking new growth opportunities and building more successful businesses.

With this tool, SME customers can now better manage their accounts, transact conveniently and process payroll online in the comfort of their offices. Straight2Bank is user friendly and allows customers perform banking transactions such as local and international payments, trade initiation, mobile authorization of payments etc with ease.

Customers can also view statements on real-time basis and make direct debits via online across banks. Security of transactions is also guaranteed as Stratight2Bank incorporates the highest level of encryption and two factor authentications to ensure control over financial data. Straight2Bank is launched as a key differentiator within the SME Banking space.

The campaign began this month and runs till the end of July during which all Straight2Bank customers, both new and old, will enjoy 40 percent discount on International Transfers (OTT). This forms part of the Bank’s efforts to become the main digital bank for its customers across the country; and hence, further re-affirms the Bank’s leadership position in the SME sector across Africa.

While commenting on the new service offering, Bola Adesola, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited said: “At Standard Chartered, our focus is to provide banking with convenience for our customers. Today’s consumers are tech-savvy and mobile. They want banking that not only meets their financial needs but also anticipates them.”

She said: “We believe that technology has to be useful, intuitive and most importantly seamless; we continue to transform our business and invest for long-term growth, with a focus on digital technologies that we believe will shape the future of banking. The Straight2Bank platform revolves around the customer. With enhanced security features, Straight2Bank offers both flexibility and peace-of-mind for our esteemed customers. Digitisation has become the benchmark for success globally and we want to lead the way in this regard.”

Carol Oyedeji, Regional Head of Consumer Banking, West Africa added: “As the world continues to transform; becoming more sophisticated and complex, we want to ensure our customers are comfortably catered for. Straight2Bank is a welcome innovation to banking as it is an alternative to banking at the physical branches of the bank. This allows more global access to enable cross-border trading with just one click.