- UBA Boosts Mobile Payments With *919#
United Bank for Africa Group has introduced a full-fledged banking platform tagged ‘UBA Magic Banking.’
According to a statement by the lender, the platform is enabled by dialling *919# within Nigeria.
It said the introduction of the service was in line with its determination to be a key player in the mobile banking space.
The statement read in part, “The USSD code *919# enables customers to do a multitude of tasks such as: open UBA accounts, transfer funds to UBA and other banks, buy airtime, pay bills and access a mini statement.”
The bank’s Group Head, Consumer and Digital Banking, Dr. Adeyinka Adedeji, was quoted as saying, “Not only does this code work on all phone types, it is fast and convenient and does not require data on the phone to send money. It also allows a higher transaction limit of up to N1m per day with the UBA Secure Pass (formerly token)”
The Group Managing Director, UBA Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, also noted that the introduction of the new products was in line with the bank’s policy of democratising banking on the continent by reaching out to the unbanked through technology-driven platforms that are simple, efficient and user friendly.
“We are committed to innovating through products and services in the financial technology space that will ensure our customers have the best banking experience with all our service channels, and we have committed huge financial investments towards achieving this”