Diamond Bank Plc has raised the stakes higher in the race for digital innovation in financial services as its mobile app users hit the one million mark, thus separating the management and the Bank as the leader in the transformation of banking services in Nigeria and the continent of Africa.
The one millionth customer who downloaded and registered the Diamond Mobile app on Valentine’s Day, has his savings account domiciled at Okumagba Avenue branch in Warri, Delta State.
Also, twenty eight lucky customers were rewarded for downloading, registering and using the Diamond mobile app last December. Each of the 28 customers received gifts ranging from the new Iphone 6, Apple digital wristwatch, a year cable TV subscription, internet data subscription and cash.
The winners emerged through an online electronic draw, which was conducted among the Bank’s mobile app users that participated in December 2015 Diamond Liberacion promo.
Diamond Bank’s digital initiative has remained revolutionary. It gained accelerated growth in 2014, when Uzoma Dozie, highly techie, took over as the CEO and launched a major redesign of the Bank’s digital focus and strategy aimed at expanding its channels of electronic financial services for its customers and, also, improve the financial lives of the under-banked and the unbanked.
Since then, Diamond Bank has improved on all its digital electronic banking services and led a number of innovative projects that have translated to rapid growth on the retail side. Since 2004, Diamond’s Internet banking subscribers grew astronomically, the Bank introduced the Diamond Magic Cash, Diamond Touch ID and Diamond Y’ello with a host of other digital financial services waiting to be pushed into the market.
Speaking on the increasing popularity of electronic banking channels in Nigeria, Dozie stated that Diamond mobile app “is the sweetest App on the Planet”, and offers more than just banking services.
According to him, Diamond Mobile App features lifestyle solutions which makes banking a convenient, exciting and unforgettable experience. He explained that the app has been upgraded to allow users make, among other exciting services, Local/Foreign Currency Transfers, Foreign Currency Chequebook Request, cheque confirmation and cancellation and many more. These features enable customers make instant convenient funds transfers.
The chief spokesperson of the Bank, Ayona Trimnell, stated that Diamond mobile app, made banking services more exciting by transferring banking services from the traditional banking hall into the mobile gadget of the customer.
“This Mobile App ultimately dissolves the invisible barriers that separates countries and cultures in the delivery of exciting, fast and reliable banking services. Wherever you are in the world, Diamond Mobile App allows you the luxury of doing business and financial transactions using your mobile phone in the comfort of your home”.
Most interesting is that the new Diamond Mobile App enables the Bank’s customers to switch on/off debit cards, search, book and pay for international and local flights, purchase events and movie tickets (with preview options), transfer funds within and outside the Bank and credit card repayments.
Other exciting features available on the app include airtime top-up and bill payments, account statement request, Diamond Money Transfer and Konga Wallet Top-up.
According to Ayona, the Bank is passionate about “giving back” to its customers, adding that the personalized hassle-free banking that the mobile app offers helps preserve the individuality and lifestyle of each customer.
The winners of the Diamond Liberacion include Chidi Awagu, Okwudili Chidubem Ubosi, Olabode Ronalds Adeniyi, Olufisayo Adeola Animashaun, and Afeisume Francis. Others are Chidi Henry Lemchi, Bessam Louis Joseph, Ogunkola Michael Oluwatosin, Oladipo Olakunle Bob, Owolabi Segun Isaac, Pankaj and Dolly Arora, Okora Joseph Ovat, Afolaogun Rotimi, Olabode Ronalds Adeniyi, Abubakar Zakariyau, Peter Afam Emeleogu, Chinenye Augustine Uzoma, Haruna Ibrahim, Iyajimoh Dorcas Alese, Kenneth Emeka Ogbonna, Agwa Sunday, Friday Domiya and Riliwan Opeyemi Rabiu.