FBC Launches Send-to-Cell Service–another trailblazing innovation from Zimbabwe’soverall winner of the Prestigious Banks and Banking Survey Award
FBC Bank (Zimbabwe’s overall winner of the Prestigious Banks and Banking Survey Award) launched a unique money transfer service that allows account holders to send funds tocell numbersacross all mobile networks in Zimbabweas part of the bank’s financial inclusion and digital transformation thrust.
The innovativeservice can be accessed through Mobile Moola USSD (*220#) and it allows the bank’s clients toenjoy the convenience of sending money to mobile/cell phonenumbers across all local networks using their mobile devices without the need for completing physicalforms or visiting a physical branch.
Commenting on the development, Roy Nyakunuwa (ActingHead-FBC Group Marketing) said, “These are indeed exciting times for the FBC brand, a major milestone as wecontinue toprovide the marketwith newand safe solutionsin line with the FBC Group’s new vision statement which aspires to “nurture sustainable solutions that enable the financial well-being of the communities we serve”.The FBC Send-to-Cell service addresses the financial needs of everyone in Zimbabwe who requires access to a secure, instant, convenient and affordable platform to send-or-receive funds locally.”
FBC Bank and Building Society clients are not required to register for the service. Existing Mobile Moola users must simply dial *220#, selectSend-to-Cell Optionand follow prompts in order to complete the transaction. Once the transaction has been successfully completed, the beneficiary or recipient of funds receives an SMSnotificationfrom FBC Bank as well asthe instructions onhow to redeem the funds.
The easy steps for SendingMoney to All Mobile Numbers via Mobile Moola USSD-*220#are outlined below:
- Step 1: Dial *220#
- Step 2: Select Banking Services
- Step 3 : Enter PIN
- Step 4 : Select Option 3-Send to CellStep 5: Select Account Step 6: Enter destination mobile number Step 7: Enter amount you wish to send
- Step 8:Enter Reference(Optional)
- Step 9:Confirm the transaction by Entering 1
Clients will receive a notification that the transaction has been successfully executed
FBC Bankcontinues to be ahead of the curve in innovation and technology adoption. In August last year, the bank launcheda revolutionary digital on-boarding service that has transformed the face of banking in Zimbabwe by allowing clients to opena wide range of bank accounts using their mobile phones. Anyone can open an FBC account via *220# or the FBC Mobile Moola app that is available for free from Google Playstore or Apple Store. FBCis thefirst bank to enable customers to open a full banking account digitally without submitting papers at the branch in Zimbabwe, and all this in less than five minutes.
Issued on 09 February 2021
Roy Nyakunuwa-Acting Head of FBC Group Marketing
Group Marketing Division
FBC Centre, 45 Nelson Mandela Avenue
Phone: +263 242 707057/704608/783206
Cell: +263 731 306 861