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FirstBank takes Financial Inclusion drive to campuses

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited is stepping up its ongoing campaign in tertiary institutions tagged ‘Campus Storms’ to provide students and others in communities; the opportunity to experience convenient and accessible banking offerings right at their doorstep.

Having kicked off at the University of Benin (UniBen) and the new Benin Market between Tuesday, January 24 – 27, 2017; Abia State Polytechnic & Ariaria Market will hook on from January 31-February 3, 2017; just as Usman Danfodio University & Sokoto Main Market join from February 7 – 10, 2017 to educate, engage, and introduce bespoke products amidst fun filled activities.

In a statement, First Bank said within the rallies, its products and services for the market include the XploreFirst accounts designed for youths between the ages 18 – 24 to promote saving culture and banking convenience for the youth and mass market customers.

The statement added that “The other products that will be on display at the ‘Storm’ are the FirstInstant Savings and FirstInstant Savings Plus accounts both of which enable customers open fully functional bank accounts, with minimal requirements from anywhere, at any time, via any of the Bank’s online platforms.

“The bank will also use the opportunity of the ‘Storm’ to re-introduce its mobile banking service, Firstmonie which enables the banked, the unbanked and the under-banked Nigerians to have the opportunity to make mobile transfers as well as mobile payments anywhere they may be in Nigeria from the comfort of their mobile phones, simply by dialling *894# from a mobile phone and following the prompts that would ensue.

“The students and the university communities will also be taken through the dynamics of the recently unveiled enhanced features on the bank’s mobile banking app – Firstmobile – which enables customers to now carry out transactions such as domestic funds transfer from self-owned accounts to FirstBank accounts and other third party bank accounts; make quick airtime purchase for self and others on all mobile networks; bills payments; among others,” the statement added.

Analysts say the move will help capture the consciousness of Nigerian youths on the gains of financial inclusion which had been the bane of the economy.