Internet banking just got cooler. This were exactly my thoughts and the words that laced the online banner advertising Access Bank’s WhatsApp Banking. The advert also boasts that you could check your BVN, your balance enquiry, get PayDay loan and open an account all from your Whatsapp banking account. Mr. Ade Bajomo, Executive Director, IT & Retail Operations of Access Bank has even blown his own trumpet by saying that:


“Access Bank undoubtedly continues to keep the pace as a leader in the digital banking revolution in Nigeria, with the launch of a new banking services on the famous WhatsApp platform, which arguably is one of the largest social media platforms in the world. This is yet another innovative way to connect customers to the plethora of services and banking options available to them from the comfort of their mobile phones.”


In this article, we are going to explore whether these claims are true and then discuss all the things you can do with your Access Bank WhatsApp Banking.



What Is Access Bank WhatsApp Banking?

Access Bank WhatsApp Banking is of course an innovation of Access Bank. The bank has described it as an alternative channel that provides financial services to existing and potential customers through use of WhatsApp application while leveraging on the real time messaging capabilities of the WhatsApp platform. Through WhatsApp banking, you can perform all the regular transactions that you carry out with your Access Bank account. These include balance enquiry, bill payment, airtime purchase, fund transfer and so on.


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How To Set Up WhatsApp Banking

To get started on the Access Bank WhatsApp Banking platform, you should do the following:

  1. Add this number to your contact list: 09090901901
  2. Go to your WatsApp registered phone number
  3. Say ‘hi’
  4. Select register from the menu that appears
  5. Enter your first name and your last name
  6. Enter your email address
  7. Enter your Access Bank Account number


Your registered phone number is the one linked to your bank account.



Benefits Of Access WhatsApp

The Access WhatsApp has a number of advantages such as:

  1. Instant Banking

All services carried out on Access WhatsApp are treated instantly. It is therefore fast. However, the speed of your transaction will depend on your internet connection.

  1. No need for downloads

If you use Access WhatsApp, you do not need to download anything which makes it even easier to use.

  1. Easy Setup

Access WhatsApp is easy to set up since all you have to do is chat up your Access Bank contact on WhatsApp

  1. Easy to use

It is also easy to use because you only have to select what you want to do right there on Watsapp.


This is undoubtedly a beautiful innovation of Access Bank and a testament to the fact that Access Bank is determined to pioneer the trend of customer intimacy that offers real value to customers. In Kenya, the Access Bank internet banking has even gone steps ahead to introduce banking on twitter. Nigerians are waiting for that time but for now we are going to be carrying out our own transactions on WatsApp. With the ease of WatsApp, these efforts are indeed commendable. Now, you can bank on the go!


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