You can now ‘download’ an Absa bank account

satanboy

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New To Bank allows new customers – who are South African ID holders over the age of 18 – to ‘download’ a cheque account from the app store and start using that account within minutes.
Within minutes you say.
 

Fulcrum29

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Boy oh boy, did ABSA contract a marketing agency to run their latest campaigns? New to Bank, download... all they want to do is to shorten the sales funnel by means of self-service,

1. 'New to bank' is a prospect and
2. 'Download' is the process of opening a new cheque account.

essentially they want to establish the Absa app as a single point of service. Technology... dudes.
 

Fulcrum29

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Speaking at an event in Sandton on Thursday (18 October), Aupa Monyatsi, head of customer network africa at the Barclays Africa Group said that this technology was truly new and was not like similarly-focused services currently offered by competitors that require you to still fill out paperwork.
Well played, Apple.
 

Ecco

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just using different words for opening an account on the app. Nothing new here and not really innovative.
 

Johnatan56

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It was only a matter of time since we wouldn't download a car..
:p

As a side note on the video: https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-corruption-scandal-surrounds-anti-piracy-campaign-111201/
Anti-piracy group BREIN is caught up in a huge copyright scandal in the Netherlands. A musician who composed a track for use at a local film festival later found it being used without permission in an anti-piracy campaign. He is now claiming at least a million euros for the unauthorized distribution of his work on DVDs. To make matters even worse, a board member of a royalty collection agency offered to help the composer to recoup the money, but only if he received 33% of the loot.
Still find it hilarious. Do note it was later established that the music was for a different anti piracy video, it just got completely misreported for quite a while.
 
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