- Unity Bank Unveils Mobile Banking Options
Unity Bank has rolled out its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data short code: *7799# in order to enhance customer access to quality banking services.
The lender said the development was part of effort to strengthen retail banking offering and expand channels for financial inclusion penetration.
In a statement, the lender said, “Unity Bank’s USSD(*7799#) code is the first four- digit code to be introduced to the banking market and it is designed not only for the fast, secure and mobile banking experience, but also offers high performance service options and appreciable degree of flexibility that enables customers bank the easy way.”
According to the bank, the services available on the USSD code include account opening, funds transfer, balance enquiry, airtime recharge and payment of utility bills.
It added that account holders were equally able to verify their Bank Verification Number on the platform.
Unity Bank said the introduction of the quick code was intended to boost alternate banking channels currently being offered in the market, especially in terms of greater control and access which customers are able to exercise on the platform.
The General Manager, Products & Channels Directorate of the bank, Mr. Bonaventure Okhaimo, said the unique four-digit code was easier to position in the mind of their customers.
While attesting to the security of the platform, he noted that the mechanism for resolving challenges which sometimes were associated with mobile banking platforms had been enhanced by increased automation.