GT Bank launches biometric mobile banking app

02 Jun 2017
Financial Nigeria


GT Bank said its app offers customers access to over 90 percent of the bank’s services via their smartphones.

Segun Agbaje, MD/CEO, GT Bank

Guaranty Trust Bank has announced that it has launched a new mobile banking application to provide customers with seamless access to the bank’s services.

GT Bank said the new app – called GTWorld – features biometric authentication, such as facial recognition and fingerprint. It also features switch to GAPS-Lite, an online banking platform for small businesses that offers a flexible and secure channel to make payments and collections anywhere in the world.

“We are delighted to be at the forefront of digital banking solutions that are making banking faster, easier and safer for our customers. The simplicity of GTWorld and innovations such as facial recognition and fingerprint also ensure that our customers enjoy a seamless experience, anywhere, anytime and anyhow that they choose to bank,” said Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of GT Bank.

The rapid growth of smartphone usage in Nigeria has caused a steady increase in the adoption of mobile banking solutions. GT Bank said its app offers customers access to over 90 percent of the bank’s services via their smartphones.

With the new app, GT Bank said customers will be able to send money to people using their mobile phone numbers, withdraw from an ATM without a debit card, and conducting self-transfers without having to login the app amongst several other features. When switched to GAPS-Lite, the app also offers small business owners access to real-time monitoring of all transactions and the ability to make bulk and single transfers on the go to any account in the world.

“GTWorld also reflects our commitment to driving digital banking solutions that not only enable our customers to make financial transactions, but also position us at the centre of an ecosystem that offers them benefits beyond banking,” Agbaje said.

Established in 1990, GT Bank is one of the largest banks in Nigeria, with assets of over N3 trillion and shareholders’ funds of over N500 billion. The bank employs over 10,000 people in Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and the United Kingdom.

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