By Nume Ekeghe
First Bank of Nigeria Limited said it has created a value-chain of support for the interests and activities of its customers. With varying categories of products and services to support businesses across market segments, the bank explained that it was set to ensure that its customers’ lifestyles align with their planned scripts for their lives.
A statement from the bank explained that from SMEs to the affluent, the youth, and also the mass market, FirstBank has unique products and services designed to support their goals and aspirations.
“The bank has created several online and mobile applications to boost convenience and ease of banking for its customers as they are enabled to transfer funds, pay bills, buy airtime and stay updated on the latest global trend from their mobile phones using the FirstMobile app and the FirstBank LOOP – a lifestyle app.
“The FirstMobile app conveniently allows customers to carry out banking transactions on the go from their mobile phones as well as enhances their digital banking experience. With the LOOP app, customers are assured of premium content from across the world delivered right to their mobile phones. Contents include Technology & Gadgets, The Economy, Luxury Goods, Health, Entertainment, Business, Life & Travel, Sports, Shopping and more. LOOP ensures that our customers are the first to know about the topics and events that matter most to them,” it added.
According to the statement, FirstBank offers exclusive financial tools and products to its premium customers such as the First Exclusive current account, which pays interest without charging a maintenance fee.
“Also, the FirstOnline internet banking enables customers carry out variety of transactions from anywhere in the world. The bank offers competitive mortgage products to customers to deepen their stakes in real estate. The product is designed to part-finance the acquisition, construction and refinancing of residential properties or office complexes for SMEs who desire to own their business premises.
“The facility is availed either as a Personal Home Loan with Joint Mortgage option for eligible individuals in paid employment or as Commercial Mortgage for SME customers who are either small & medium enterprises, professional organisations or private schools.
“To support the businesses of High Networth Individual Customers, FirstBank provides them with the Platinum Debit MasterCard and the Visa Gold Card, giving them unlimited power anywhere in the world. The Platinum Debit MasterCard is denominated in naira and card holders enjoy premium benefits such as, inspired travel privileges and VIP treatment, higher transaction limits, and access to exclusive products and rewards by partner organisations,” it stated further.