By Iddi Yire, GNA
Accra, Feb. 28, GNA – UMB stemming from their innovative use of technology and distinctive banking solutions, has unveiled the UMB SpeedApp, their fully-loaded mobile banking application which is available on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.
The well-attended launch came off at UMB’s Head office at Airport City and had in attendance, UMB Shareholders, Board members, UMB Executive Committee and staff members as well as dignitaries from government and some agencies, representatives from the banking industry and digital influencers.
After a successful beta testing phase with over 500 users, this all-mobile banking experience offers a more convenient and efficient channel for UMB customers and non-customers to discover the many different banking transactions and requests that are available for Android, Apple and Windows device users.
The mobile banking application, UMB SpeedApp, provides a highly secure platform with a broad range of features compromising products and services the bank, typically, offers in-branch.
Optimized for a seamless, intuitive experience, the UMB SpeedApp allows users to buy airtime, check account balances, monitor transactions, perform cardless cash withdrawals at any UMB ATM, request and track loans, transfer funds instantly to UMB and other domestic accounts, pay bills swiftly via Scan and Pay and more – all from the palm of their hand.
Mr John Awuah, the Chief Executive Officer of UMB, at the launch, said the bank was changing the way consumers interact with the bank by altering payment for everyday purchases and transforming banking in a way never before seen.
He said the bank is primed to become the leading service provider in the digital mobile banking space in Ghana, especially, as banking shifts to become increasingly mobile and digital.
“We anticipate that UMB SpeedApp will attract most of our retail customers as well as non-customers who use mobile money and boost the spread of our full products and services offering”, Mr Awuah said.
“This addition to UMB's technology suite demonstrates the bank's initiative in building the most avant-garde digital mobile banking experience for consumers - as UMB SpeedApp is a key element of the bank’s digitalization strategy for 2018 and beyond.”
Mr Kevin Cain, the Director Consumer and Business Banking, UMB, said: “Available statistics indicate that more and more Ghanaians are accessing information on-the-go and getting things done using their smart mobile devices”.
“So, it is essential that we stay ahead of the curve in adding cutting-edge technology, such as this new mobile banking app, that will make banking experience stress-free, convenient and productive for consumers of all ages”, he added.