Standard Chartered Bank launches banking application in Africa

Standard Chartered Bank Launches its First Ever Digital Bank in AfricaStandard Chartered launches banking app in Côte d’Ivoire. (Image source: Standard Chartered)UK's Standard Chartered Bank launched its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire, its first in the continent

The bank's mobile application, aimed at simplifying retail banking, allows customers to open their bank account in less than 15 minutes.

Bruno Nabagné Koné, minister of information technologies and communication, was the guest of honour and the event was also attended by football icon Didier Drogba.

"Our partnership with Didier Drogba has helped raise awareness, not only for our digital offering, but for enhancing financial literacy and improving accessibility to financial services across Côte d'Ivoire," Isaac Foly, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Côte d'Ivoire said.

Sunil Kaushal, regional chief executive, Africa and Middle East said “we look to implement our Côte d’Ivoire model across other markets in the coming months”.

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