13 June 2013

Barclays Bank of Kenya has launched a mobile banking app with similar functionality to its full online banking platform. This follows the mass adoption of its Pingit app, which allows users to make and receive payments with just a mobile number.

The new app will not only allow customers to view their balances and the most recent transactions, make transfers between accounts and pay bills but will also offer customers real-time access to their credit card and loan transactions, which is a first in the industry.

Barclays Bank of Kenya Managing Director, Jeremy Awori noted in a market such as Kenya and indeed in the rest of the third world, Mobile phones are increasingly becoming a key tool for economic and social survival with a proven capacity to act as development catalysts.

The click of a button

“The Kenya mobile banking arena is also fast developing and shaping the landscape of cashless transactions and this app is aimed at ensuring convenience in Internet banking service. Our customers will not have to queue for hours to be served; instead the click of a button will do the magic,” added Awori.

The app which will be at no charge can be accessed by customers who have already registered successfully for Barclays internet Banking and will be made available on the app store for upload on both Ipads and devices running on Android and Apple

Barclays Bank of Kenya is laying great emphasis on technology, product innovation and customer service. This new digital drive is part of Barclays Bank One Africa strategy and corporate goal to become the ‘Go-To’ bank on the continent