Access Bank in partnership with Airtel, Launches Smart Savers Initiative

As part of our ongoing efforts to deepen
financial access in Nigeria, Access Bank
partnership with Airtel Nigeria introduces Smart Savers initiative. The
initiative will enable
Airtel customers open bank accounts directly
from their mobile phones
without the bureaucracy
and complexities of traditional banking.
campaign, which will kick off from January 5th, 2016 will provide
all Airtel subscribers the opportunity to open a savings account for customers
who sign up. 
the Smart Savers initiative, customers can enjoy real-time mobile banking
services such as funds transfer to accounts in Access Bank and other Nigerian
banks’ accounts; as well as make quick airtime purchases, pay bills, view
account statements/ account balance enquiry and much more.

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addition to providing customers a convenient platform through which payments of
products & services can be made, the Smart Savers account allows Airtel
subscribers save towards a target goal.
Director, Personal Banking, Victor Etuokwu, said “The
Smart Savers initiative is designed
to enable Airtel subscribers conveniently open and operate a savings account
from the convenience of a mobile device. This is a way of leveraging the evolution
of technology to bring fast and convenient financial services closer to
Nigerians of all socio-economic classes”.
initiative further re-iterates the Bank’s commitment to Financial Inclusion and
promotes the ongoing cashless policy campaign of the CBN”.
on the initiative, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Ahmad Mokhles,
said Airtel is committed to providing innovative services that will empower and
enrich the lives of its customers in line with its brand vision of connecting
Nigerians to their dreams.
Nigeria is pleased to partner with Access bank on this exciting and innovative
Smart Savers Initiative. Indeed, this is an important step in offering
innovative, relevant, simple and practical solution that will improve banking
experience for telecoms consumers,” he said.
are encouraged to save a minimum of N10, 000 monthly in their Smart Savers
account to qualify for the grand prize of a Hyundai i10 and other consolation
To open a Smart Savers account, customers are advised to simply dial
*903# from their Airtel lines.