As a student, before opening a bank account, you will want to make sure that that particular bank is able to cater to all of your needs – from your fast, on the go lifestyle to your need to save as many bucks as you possibly can.
Nowadays, what is sure to contribute to your decision is the mobile banking app offered by the financial institution that you choose. We explore them further below.
FNB Banking App
This app has over a million downloads and promises users some extraordinary features including #JustTap which allows you to pay at a pay point with a single tap, fingerprint login for added security, secure chat with friendly banking consultants, convenient banking 24/7, the ability to make and receive GEO payments and more. You can even get your hands on some exclusive vouchers!
Standard Bank App
Standard Bank’s answer to mobile banking has approximately 500 000 downloads. While it offers fewer extras in comparison to FNB, it promises a simple, user-friendly interface that makes it possible for you to manage your account and payments without any hassles.
Capitec Remote Banking
Boasting over one million downloads, the Capitec remote banking app has grown from strength to strength. Benefits include beneficiary payments that can be completed at half of the regular branch cost, enhanced security, buy customised airtime amounts and create flexible savings accounts to start saving those extra bucks.
Nedbank App Suite
The Nedbank App Suite has about 500 000 downloads and promises a full-service banking solution. It allows you to purchase prepaid airtime, data bundles, as well as prepaid electricity. All in all, there are a few ways to save with this app despite its relatively simplistic interface.
Absa Banking App
The Absa Banking app has 100 000 downloads and allows you to customise your personal online banking profile. Just like all of the other apps available, it provides you with the opportunity to get all of your banking done with just a few taps.
Remember, before choosing a financial institution, do your research. There can be a number of hidden costs in some offerings so make sure that you know what to look out for. Every cent counts!