FNB launches a new no monthly fee digital account

FNB’s launched Easy Zero, a fully-fledged digital bank account with a card that lets you transact easily without paying a monthly fee.

Originally known as eWallet eXtra, the revamped digital account will now have a branded FNB bank card, providing you with free card swipes and cost-effective transactional and ATM cash withdrawal fees. Easy Zero customers will get free prepaid purchases and free cash deposits of up to R1 500 per month and the convenience of a card to give you more options to access your money.

FNB Easy CEO, Philani Potwana said, “We are aware of the day-to-day financial pressure that our consumers face, and Easy Zero is a direct response to their needs. The account is in line with our strategy to broaden financial inclusion to the unbanked and underbanked. We believe that the ability to operate the account digitally will allow customers to operate it at virtually no cost or minimal cost depending on transactional behaviour.”

“We see Easy Zero being a digital bank account of choice for customers who do not have regular income or have limited banking needs. This is partly the reason debit orders are not allowed on the digital account as customers in this segment have limited debit orders. However, for those customers that have a need for debit orders they can still use our competitively priced Easy PAYU and Easy Smart Bundle accounts,” he adds.

Through Easy Zero, you’ll be able to easily send money to anyone with a valid SA cellphone number, skip the queues to pay people and accounts. Easy Zero account holders can also view their bank account balance and transaction history on their mobile phone at any time, from anywhere.

“The success of our digital account, with over 140 000 active customers, shows that anyone who owns a mobile phone can be banked in minutes using a mobile device. This showcases our ability to adapt to the ever-changing consumer landscape to cater for the needs of customers through platform innovation,” concludes Potwana.

FNB is also offering Easy Zero digital account holders a toll-free number (0800 079 599) where easy customers can call for help on any of their banking needs. To open an Easy Zero account simply dial *120*277# on your mobile phone and follow the prompts.