THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – At the end of last month, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) announced the launch of a revolutionary USSD banking service. The service known as the Easy Account is absolutely operated by means of USSD shortcode and account holders will have their phone numbers as their account numbers.
Owing to the USSD technology, it will be possible to access all the usual banking services on your mobile phone without the use of internet. According to the bank, opening this account will not require any visit to the bank or presentation of any document – all you will need is your phone number.
Launching this kind of bank account in Nigeria is a bold and innovative step towards realising financial inclusion across the country.
The USSD code for opening the Easy Account and operating it from your mobile phone is *329#. Your account number will be your phone number with the first zero.
FCMB is renowned as the first bank to be established in Nigeria without government or foreign support.
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