Following innovations in the technology banking industry, Access Bank Plc has upgraded its payment App solution, PayWithCapture to accommodate trends and demands of the times.
Speaking at the relaunch of the solution, Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Hebert Wigwe noted the need for progressive change in the banking industry, riding on technology platforms that will guarantee ease in banking and online commercial activities.
While narrating the success of the earlier version of the App, the PayWithCapture 3.6, which was launched in December 2015, Wigwe disclosed that the App attracted one million downloads within the first three months, outpacing any other form of payment platform in Nigeria. It also drew 37, 000 merchants. “We want to create a brand new experience, a limitless experience with our customers,” Wigwe noted.
The latest version, PayWithCapture 5.0 comes with additional features that enable customers to transfer funds from any bank account (one or more) to any bank account or phone number and email addresses. PayWithCapture 5.0 has also expanded to the web for users to experience the many benefits on larger screens. It also offers a USSD service *901# that allows users to carry out most of the listed functions without the need to access the internet.
PayWithCapture 5.0 users can, still enjoy the success of QR code scanning for payments but with the added ability to make transfers to bank accounts, phone numbers and email addresses.
Users can also set up a savings club through PayWithCapture. Savings Clubs, commonly known as Ajo or Esusu enable them save jointly with friends towards a common goal as the funds can be pooled and rotated among all members of the group or pooled and given to one person.
According to Executive Director, Commercial Banking Division, Access Bank Plc, Roosevelt Ogbonna, the Latest App will allow users the opportunity of transacting business with a non-internet capability feature phone, thereby breaking the remote settlement challenge.
The Head of Digital Banking at Access Bank, Adeleke Adekoya explains, “We heard about the issues and complaints our customers had on the old app. With this new version, we’ve tried to resolve them all” According to him, the latest version has extended beyond simply scanning QR-Codes to pay for transactions, to allowing customers experience banking in a way that feels as personal as they want it to be.
Another key feature of the upgrade, according to Adekoya is the introduction of the PayWithCapture Titanium Card. “Simply request for the card on PayWithCapture, then transfer funds from payment methods linked to your account and you can use your PayWithCapture debit card anywhere around the world you see the MasterCard sign,” he added.