UBA has introduced a fully-fledged banking platform tagged UBA Magic Banking which is enabled by dialling *919# within Nigeria.
The USSD code *919# enables customers to do a multitude of tasks such as opening UBA accounts, transferring funds to UBA and other banks, buying airtime, paying bills and accessing a mini-statement.
The bank’s group head, consumer and digital banking, Dr. Adeyinka Adedeji said at the launch of the new banking platform that it was introduced in line with UBA’s determination to dominate Africa’s mobile banking space with cutting edge technology-driven products and services.
“Not only does this code work on all phone types, it is fast and convenient and does not require data on the phone to send money. It also allows a higher transaction limit of up to N1 million per day with the UBA Secure Pass (formerly token)” he said.
On how the platform operates, Adedeji explained: To send money to a UBA account for example, the user should dial *919*3# from their phone number registered with UBA and follow the simple steps prompted by the phone. Also, by dialing *919*32#, the customer can send money to a UBA Prepaid Card and to other banks by dialing *919*4#. You can top up your airtime by dialing *919*Amount# and third party top-up can be done with *919*Phone number*Amount#. For a full range of services, a customer will dial *919#.”
Commenting on the new product, UBA’s group managing director, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka said: “The introduction of the new products is in line with the bank’s policy of democratising banking on the continent by reaching out to the unbanked through technology driven platforms that are simple, efficient and user friendly. “We are committed to innovating through products and services in the financial technology space that will ensure our customers have the best banking experience with all our service channels, and we have committed huge financial investments towards achieving this.”