It is a known fact that the emergence of digital banking has transformed the Nigerian financial services industry. These days, bank customers can easily perform all sorts of financial transactions right on their mobile phones, thereby avoiding stress. However, the ability to enjoy a really good digital banking experience lies in how functional a mobile banking app is. And there is, perhaps, no better mobile banking app than the Diamond Mobile app.
It is not surprising that Diamond Bank Plc currently has one of the best mobile banking apps in the country. After all, the bank has, for many years, been at the forefront of pioneering the digital banking revolution in Nigeria. And despite its successes in this regards, the bank continues to innovate in efforts to guarantee a future of secure, fast, and convenient banking for all.
Conversely, this article examines some of the reasons why Nigerians need to download Diamond Bank’s mobile banking app, which is otherwise known as Diamond Mobile. The app’s unique features and good user interface are some of the things that endear it to its current users. Interestingly, these are the same reasons why you should download the app now, assuming you do not already have one. See for yourself below.
Key highlights of the Diamond Mobile App
Launched in October 2012, this mobile banking app has, over the space of seven years, become one of the most highly-rated and most downloaded mobile apps in Nigeria and Africa at large. Checks by Nairametrics confirmed that over three million users who have downloaded it from Google Play, iTunes, and Windows.
Indeed, Diamond Mobile has many interesting features, which is the reason why millions of people love to use it. Take for instance, Diamond Bank customers can conveniently use the app to perform basic banking transactions such as transferring money and checking account balances. These things, as simple as they may seem, would have required account holders to visit their local branches and queue for hours. But thanks to Diamond’s very functional app, customers can now perform those same transactions right in the comfort of their rooms.
More benefits of the app
There are a whole lot of things users of Diamond Mobile can do with the app. Transactions involving bills payment (rent, utility bills, paid TV subscription, etc) can be made using the app. Diamond Bank customers can also use the app to purchase airtime for the phones, book flights, reserve hotel rooms, buy event and movie tickets, as well as manage the recipients/beneficiaries for all kinds of payments.
Your details are protected
Another important feature of the Diamond app is the fact that it protects the banking details of its users. As you may well know, using a mobile app entails signing into it with your personal details. It, therefore, becomes important that users are guaranteed of the protection/safekeeping of their mobile banking details. This is exactly what Diamond Mobile does for its users. The app safely stores users’ details and even helps them recover their login details in situations where phones are either lost or stolen.
In conclusion, you need to download this app
Diamond Mobile is a very easy banking app to use. As a matter of fact, anyone using it for the first time might not even require any form of guidance introduction on how to go about it. This is because Diamond Bank Plc has continuously and meticulously improved on the app over the years to make it one of the best mobile banking apps in Nigeria, and indeed Africa.
COVID-19 Update in Nigeria
On the 24th of February 2021, 655 new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record significant increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 153,842 confirmed cases.
On the 24th of February 2021, 655 new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
To date, 153,842 cases have been confirmed, 130,818 cases have been discharged and 1,885 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 1.49 million tests have been carried out as of February 24th, 2021 compared to 1.44 million tests a day earlier.
COVID-19 Case Updates- 24th February 2021,
- Total Number of Cases – 153,842
- Total Number Discharged – 130,818
- Total Deaths – 1,885
- Total Tests Carried out – 1,489,103
According to the NCDC, the 655 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (240), Ogun (88), Rivers (56), FCT (51), Kaduna (43), Kano (25), Plateau (21), Taraba (19), Edo (17), Abia (15), Delta (13), Nasarawa (11), Akwa Ibom (10), Kwara (10), Oyo (10), Kebbi (9), Borno (5), Bayelsa (4), Gombe (4), Ekiti (2), and Osun (2).
Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 55,122, followed by Abuja (19,115), Plateau (8,854), Kaduna (8,422), Oyo (6,708), Rivers (6,398), Edo (4,491), Ogun (4,277), Kano (3,716), Ondo (2,944), Kwara (2,875), Delta (2,539), Osun (2,326), Nasarawa (2,208), Gombe (2,031), Katsina (2,029), Enugu (1,998), Ebonyi (1,839), Anambra (1,615), and Abia (1,487).
Imo State has recorded 1,440 cases, Akwa Ibom (1,439), Borno (1,247), Bauchi (1,221), Benue (1,188), Niger (912), Ekiti (797), Sokoto (768), Bayelsa (767), Adamawa (762), Taraba (712), Jigawa (496), Kebbi (358), Yobe (268), Cross River (267), Zamfara (219), while Kogi state has recorded 5 cases only.
Lock Down and Curfew
In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.
The movement restriction, which was extended by another two weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4. On April 27th, 2020, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19. This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States, which took effect from Saturday, 2nd May 2020, at 9 am.
On Monday, 29th June 2020 the federal government extended the second phase of the eased lockdown by 4 weeks and approved interstate movement outside curfew hours with effect from July 1, 2020. Also, on Monday 27th July 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of eased lockdown by an additional one week.
On Thursday, 6th August 2020 the federal government through the secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced the extension of the second phase of eased lockdown by another four (4) weeks.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced the closed down of the Eti-Osa Isolation Centre, with effect from Friday, 31st July 2020. He also mentioned that the Agidingbi Isolation Centre would also be closed and the patients relocated to a large capacity centre.
Due to the increased number of covid-19 cases in Nigeria, the Nigerian government ordered the reopening of Isolation and treatment centres in the country on Thursday, 10th December 2020.
On 26th January 2021, the Federal Government announced the extension of the guidelines of phase 3 of the eased lockdown by one month following the rising cases of the coronavirus disease in the country and the expiration of phase 3 of the eased lockdown.
Cornerstone Insurance Plc appoints Ogechi Adeola as Director
Dr Ogechi Adeola has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Cornerstone Insurance Plc.
Cornerstone Insurance Plc has appointed Dr Ogechi Adeola as its new Independent Non-Executive Director, subject to ratification by members at general meeting.
This is according to a notification sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange platform, dated 24th of February, 2021, as seen by Nairametrics.
Dr. Adeola’s profile
Dr. Adeola has over two decades of work and consulting experience in the Nigerian Financial services sectors. She is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Lagos Business School and an alumna of the Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.
On the other hand, Cornerstone Insurance closed trading today (24th of February, 2021) at the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange with a share price of N0.59.
Results from the recently released FY 2020 financials posted by the firm showed that gross premium written increased from N13.06 billion in 2019 to N17.6 billion. However, profit for the period declined to N1.6 billion, from N4.11 billion recorded in 2019.
What you should know:
Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc is a Nigerian-based insurance company offering services in the life and non-life categories.
It was incorporated on the 26th of July, 2021, initially as a private limited liability and subsequently became a public limited liability after its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1997.
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