ABN – Etisalat and Guaranty Trust Bank have partnered to introduce a new savings account, which is easy to open and save.
The GTEasySavers account is designed to enable underbanked users to achieve their financial goals while operating a regular bank account via their mobile phones.
Etisalat customers can open an account by dialling a USSD short code and they will then be sent a GTBank account number via SMS.
Cash can then be deposited at Etisalat Experience Centres and GTBank branches and money can also be electronically transferred from other bank accounts.
Etisalat CEO Matthew Willsher said: “This is a new chapter in the continuing growth of the banking industry made possible through GTEasySavers by GTBank and Etisalat Nigeria.
“Enabling account opening via an Etisalat phone will make it more convenient for individuals to carry out transactions using the transformative power of the banking system.
“Etisalat currently has the highest quality network in Nigeria and our partnership with GTBank is designed to add value to the lives of our customers and make banking more accessible.
“We will continue to offer innovative products and services in fulfilment of the promise we made to Nigeria over six years ago when we commenced operations in the country.
“The partnership will also begin the journey for unbanked customers from our over 22 million subscriber base.”