Who would have imagined the possibilities of directly speaking to your phone to carry out banking transactions or a situation where phone numbers will be used as account numbers?
Through constant innovation and reinvention, customer-centric financial institution, Stanbic IBTC continues to use digitisation to simplify banking and transform the customer experience.
Just recently, the organisation ushered customers into a world of endless possibilities with an upgraded mobile app, tagged “Super App”. Talk about banking with convenience, speed, simplicity, versatility, improvements and you would be perfectly describing the Stanbic IBTC newly upgraded Super App.
The integration of an automated voice banking service on the unique and superlative “Super App” allows customers to bank as quickly as they speak. Basic transactions can be performed by speaking directly to your mobile phone with the help of a ‘voice and tap’ personalised assistant available on the App.
Using speech recognition to make operations easier and faster, the voice control feature allows customers to multitask while the voice search feature improves the ability to easily find information on the App.
The “Super App,” best described to function as a “machine” includes My Bank and @easewallet features that both account holders and non-account holders of Stanbic IBTC can use to transfer funds.
The My Bank module of the Super App makes it possible to transfer funds to a single as well as multiple beneficiaries. My Bank erases the need for middlemen and agents when customers need to pay for PAYE, withholding tax and other utilities such as cable TV subscription and electricity bills.
You can also use My Bank on the Stanbic IBTC Super App to get airtime top-up, make cardless withdrawals from an ATM, schedule payments and load a prepaid card.
The special ‘Hide Account Balance’ feature on My Bank allows customers to hide their account balance, especially when in public or insecure environments.
Similarly, the Super App contains the @easewallet feature which guarantees fast, versatile and secure financial transactions. @easewallet is an electronic wallet that allows customers to generate paycode to seamlessly withdraw cash from their accounts using an ATM or from any agent without a credit or debit card. This paycode can be securely and conveniently generated using the customer’s registered phone number.
The @easewallet feature on the Stanbic IBTC Super App also allows customers to make fund transfers, pay bills, purchase airtime, activate @easewallet card and open account for others. To use this amazing feature, customers need the last ten digits of their phone number without the first zero as the account number, allowing them to personalise and easily recall it when required.
Apart from the customer’s profile being linked to the mobile device used during sign-up to ensure maximum security, the @easewallet is also protected by a four-digit secret pin which is needed to log-in and authenticate all transactions on the App.
To further secure your account, the ‘self-onboarding’ capabilities on the Stanbic IBTC Super App only grants full access into the App using a debit card details and partial access when only the account number is used.
To experience the Stanbic IBTC Super App, download on Google Play store for Android phones and App Store for iOS phones or from the Stanbic IBTC website. Existing Stanbic IBTC customers with their internet banking login credentials can register with the same on the Super App while non-internet banking users can use their debit card details to register.
The Stanbic IBTC newly upgraded mobile app is indeed SUPER!
How a real estate investment helps you to get a foreign citizenship
Discover the exciting perks of obtaining Grenadian citizenship through Citizenship-by-Investment with Range Developments.
There are many benefits to having dual citizenship, including greater global mobility, economic opportunities, better quality of life and improved personal security. However, acquiring a second citizenship can be a lengthy process as residence in the country is usually a requirement. Business owners and private investors looking to gain an alternative nationality often turn to investment migration because it is quick and generally hassle-free.
Citizenship by Investment programs offers an exciting opportunity to invest in real estate in return for citizenship. Real estate investments into government-approved projects in certain countries in the Caribbean have recently become a very popular choice among High-net-worth (HNW) individuals and their families as they allow the investors to apply for second citizenship and obtain one within approximately 90-120 days. This leads to a range of benefits the citizens of these countries enjoy, including visa-free travel globally, tax benefits and in some citizenship jurisdiction such as, for example, Grenada – an opportunity to apply for an E2 investor visa of the USA.
What does ‘citizenship through investment’ mean?
It involves foreigners’ investment of a specific amount of money in a particular foreign country, which in the end will let them get citizenship of the host country and the passport of its jurisdiction. The amount of investment funds starts from USD 220,000. Furthermore, there are other charges for processing and due diligence costs for those who would like to get second citizenship. Some countries’ citizenship, like Grenada, is extremely attractive as it offers visa-free entry to more than 140 countries, including the UK, Schengen countries, Russia, China and many others. A major draw is that Grenada offers access to the USA E2 treaty investor visa for its citizens providing an investor and his family the ability to invest and reside in the USA. The E2 visa is so coveted because it provides incredible opportunities and benefits to the investor, their spouse and dependent children under 21. Under the E2 visa spouses can work anywhere in the United States, and children under 21 have access to attend the top schools in the country at reduced rates (same as US citizens). Moreover, if an investor is not present in the USA for 122 days in a calendar year, they are not taxed on their worldwide income.
The citizenship program of Grenada was restructured and re-launched in 2013 and it has become one of the most sought-after citizenship program among willing Investors.
By participating in the Citizenship-by-Investment project in Grenada, Investors will enjoy global benefits and a secure investment in one of the world’s most renowned hospitality brands. The government approved citizenship by investment project, the luxury 5-star hotel Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada, is currently under construction and will open in late 2022. The hotel is developed by the leading citizenship by investment developer Range Developments which has assisted over 4,000 individuals with their second citizenship applications and in the past decade is the only developer that has completed projects and delivered on its promises in this sector. Range Developments opened the world-renowned Park Hyatt St Kitts in 2017 (to reviews of the best hotel in the Caribbean from CNN) and the Kempinski Dominica in 2019 (named the most anticipated new Caribbean hotels for 2019 and beyond, by Forbes).
Some other perks of obtaining Grenadian citizenship through Citizenship-by-Investment with Range Developments include:
- Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival to over 140 countries worldwide including Schengen member States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and many more;
- Access to the USA Investor E-2 Visa which provides an investor and his family the ability to invest and reside in the USA. It also provides incredible opportunities and benefits to the investor, their spouse and dependent children under 21. Under the E2 visa spouses can work anywhere in the United States, and children under 21 have access to attend the top schools in the country at reduced rates (same as US citizens). Moreover, if an investor is not present in the USA for 122 days in a calendar year, they are not taxed on their worldwide income.;
- Eligibility of family members (siblings, children and parents) for Grenadian citizenship;
- Right to hold dual citizenship;
- Citizenship for life in Grenada with the right to live and work in the country;
- Tax benefits and incentives (such as no foreign income, wealth, gift, inheritance or capital gains tax, etc).
For more information, Range Developments may be contacted at Whatsapp at +971527324097 or via email at [email protected]
Pension transfer window is open but not all PFAs are good for you…
The Transfer Window now opened by PENCOM gives you the opportunity to jump ship.
Just like birthdays remind us of how old we are getting; it should also remind us of how close we get to retirement.
Many young people have vigorously started saving for their retirement with their referred or prefered choice of Pension Fund Administrators (PFA), but if you are one of them, are you sure that PFA is good for you? PENCOM has opened a Transfer Window so you can freely change your PFA if you feel they are not doing well or if they are not right for you.
Now comes the next questions, “Is my pension safe? how do I know which PFA is good for me?”. Don’t fret, this short article and chart from http://naijapension.com/ was written to help you.
The list contains the performance of the retiree fund of key PFAs. If your PFA is currently lagging on this list, you have nothing to worry about. You can easily switch to a better PFA and avoid stress later on; the Transfer Window now opened by PENCOM gives you the opportunity to jump ship. Funds to note are Funds II which is the default fund for RSA holders of 49 years and below and Fund III which default fund for RSA holders of 50 years and above.
Other Funds like Fund IV are only for retirees while Fund 1 is request based only however NOT accessible to Retirees and active contributors of 50 years and above
Your preference may differ, but we’d love to know what you think of the list.
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