Standard Bank has broadened its horizons by introducing its Global Banking App to four additional African countries, namely Uganda, Namibia, Ghana and Botswana.

The app, which demonstrates Standard Bank’s significant investment in enterprise technology, will grant customers easy access to their accounts from a single mobile interface, regardless of their geographical location.   

“This is one of the first mobile banking interfaces in Africa that allows our bank customers access to their accounts across multiple countries within the Standard Bank Group,” says Adrian Vermooten, Head Customer Channels Africa, Standard Bank.

Vermooten says it is important to the bank that the lives of its customers are made easier by enabling then to bank on their terms.

By the end of 2016, Standard Bank plans to introduce the application in Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The app takes advantage of smartphone sophistication such as biometrics for secure access, access to device contacts, and social networks for sharing of information. Future additional features will include: Real Time Payments, Online account opening and numerous other value-added services for individuals and businesses.

“The introduction of this app is a further step in Standard Bank’s drive to build a universal bank for its customers across the continent,” says Vermooten.

The bank currently operates in 20 markets across the continent.