Fidelity Bank promotes e-payments channels

Fidelity Bank Plc says it is committed to collaborating with the Central Bank of Nigeria to promote electronic channels of payment in the country. As a result, the bank said its customers could bid goodbye to scratching of recharge cards and the use of Internet connection to top up phone airtime as the bank has introduced an instant recharge system.

According to a statement by the bank, the instant recharge is an innovative service available to customers regardless of time and location. “A Customer using this service can top up airtime anywhere, anytime on the phone number registered with the bank simply by dialing a code and the amount of airtime wanted.

The top up amount is debited directly from the Customer’s account. Top up is instant, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and compatible with all mobile networks in the country. It quoted the bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, as saying, “We aim to provide convenient financial services and will continue to achieve these through ground-breaking channels without compromising our customers’ security”.

The Divisional Head, Electronic Banking, Fidelity Bank, Adédèjì Olówè, was also quoted as saying, “Our vision for Fidelity Bank Electronic Banking is to continue to deploy innovation that delivers convenience”. He noted further by saying “We will take our Bank to our Customers wherever they may be, nothing else matters” The lender said the instant recharge service was being launched in partnership with Verve International, a pan-African payment processing company and a division of Interswitch.