FNB is strengthening its financial and lifestyle offerings with the goal of bettering the lives of its consumers. With new eBucks and FNB Connect partners, it has released many solutions on the FNB App.
Partners like Extramarks, which provides digital learning solutions up to matric, and BiB, which offers a curated audio library of children’s books in various African languages as well as a free audio/graphic series dedicated to 100 fearless, powerful, and successful South African women, FNB has expanded its education and self-development offering. The Entertainer, which offers a Buy One Get One Free deal on fine dining, and QuickBus, which allows you to book bus trips with major bus operators across the continent, are accessible on the FNB App.
Customers who meet the requirements will be equally happy to have ARC as a new eBucks partner for their luxury beauty and self-care needs. Depending on their transactional account and reward level, they can receive up to either 15% or 30% back in eBucks on international and domestic premium brands like skincare, make-up, fragrances, and accessories.
A wireless LTE broadband service that is new to FNB Connect allows users access to larger data bundles at reasonable costs. Customers now have access to more data through FNB Connect, whether they’re at home, at work, or on the go, for collaboration, entertainment, education, gaming, or work-related purposes. Customers and their families can quickly and affordably manage the inside and outside of their homes with the newest high-end security solutions from the ring as well as smart home offerings from Xiaomi thanks to FNB Connect’s introduction of Smart Home Deals on the FNB App.
“These new solutions and partnerships are part of our ongoing effort to provide more value to our customers,” says Raj Makanjee, CEO of FNB Retail. “They will go a long way towards helping customers reduce the rising burden of household expenses, particularly for necessities such as education, travel, home improvements, and affordable data. This aligns with our distinct focus on assisting customers in unlocking financial capacity in their budgets through meaningful benefits in collaboration with partners across eBucks and FNB Connect.”
FNB App full range of new value propositions
The new added value features for the FNB App are as followes.
Extramarks – learner support to help families realize their dreams and aspirations
Families all around the country continue to struggle with access to and the cost of education. As a result, FNB is going above and beyond banking to assist its customers’ hopes and dreams by providing them with a free subscription to interactive learning support from Grade R to 12, which is worth over R2000. On the FNB and RMB Private Bank applications, users can turn on this feature under eBucks.
Extramarks Education is a company that develops educational software, is a provider of online and traditional education, its headquarters is in India’s Noida, it was established in 2007. It is in partnership with 10,000 public and private schools as of March 2018.
BiB – Audio library that celebrates, and showcases African stories by African voices
Customers may now subscribe to an audio library with an extensive selection of real African books and audio programs via the FNB and RMB Private Bank apps for just R159.99 per month. Users may also download their preferred content for a leisurely experience as part of the offer, which also includes an exchange of 1-4 titles. With an average book price of R250 and much lower for children’s books, payment can be made in Rands or eBucks. Customers also have free access to an audio graphic collection of literary sketches by renowned novelist James-Brent Styan, which pays homage to 100 bold South African women on their path to achievement. The first 30 000 users who sign up for the program will receive one free game under the eBucks button on the FNB and RMB Private Bank applications. BiB is an audio library that highlights and honors African voices through African stories.
QuickBus – Helping you skip that bus queue
The inclusion of QuickBus in the travel section of the FNB or RMB Private Bank apps enables users, their families, and their businesses to easily browse, reserve, and pay for bus trips with well-known bus operators across the African continent via a reputable platform. Customers can use Rands, eBucks, or a mix of Rands and eBucks to pay for QuickBus’ excursions to any of 6,500 African locations with over 100 bus operators. In addition to eligible customers’ access to Slow Lounges. Through eBucks on the FNB and RMB Private Bank applications, users can access the travel possibilities.
ARC: For the love of beauty
Customers who have an FNB Premier Account may receive up to 15% back in eBucks, and those who have FNB Private Clients, FNB Private Wealth, or RMB Private Bank transactional accounts may receive up to 30% back in eBucks when making in-person or online purchases from any ARC locations nationwide. From September, users will be able to use their eBucks. Over 100 luxury beauty brands in the categories of skincare, makeup, fragrance, body, grooming, and accessories are available at ARC, your one-stop shop for all things beautiful. Consider Chanel, Dermalogica, Atkinsons, Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty, and other brands.
Entertainer: ‘Buy ONE and get ONE free’ provider of dining, restaurants, and various other entertainment offerings
With Entertainer, the leading provider of eating, restaurants, and several other entertainment options, FNB has had a long-standing business connection. Customers will now be able to register, browse, and activate their restaurant Entertainer deals on the FNB and RMB Private Bank apps, offering them greater value and convenience. So far, the relationship has generated over 400,000 memberships, R50 million in value through the “Buy One, Get One Free” promotions and over R1 billion in subscription value for FNB customers.
FNB Connect: Wireless LTE plans
For retail and select business clients, the new LTE options are available as a Top Up plan on a month-to-month basis. The plans offer more data in order to support customers’ demands for work, play, and collaboration while they are mobile, at home, or at a place of business. Customers can use this data in a router, MiFi (mobile Wi-Fi), or Smart device (phone or tablet).
FNB Connect wireless LTE plans include:
- 5GB at R89 per for individual customers, R84 for business clients
- 10GB at R139 for individual customers, R130 for business clients
- 20GB at R199 for individual customers, R190 for business clients
- 30GB at R299 for individual customers, R280 for business clients
- 50GB at R449 for individual customers, R420 for business clients
FNB Connect: ‘Smart Home Deals’ at affordable prices for high-end tech products
A collaboration between FNB Connect and Xiaomi, a well-known electronics brand known for creating high-quality technological goods, and ring, a provider of cutting-edge home security solutions and accessories, made it possible for the “Smart Home Deals” on the FNB App. The 24-month bargains offered through the FNB App are less expensive than the 24-month deals offered by traditional retailers. Customers must go to Connect Shop after selecting Product Shop on the FNB App in order to enjoy the “Smart Home Deals.”
“We’re encouraged to continue adding even more value to customers who have a relationship with us. Our success in this regard has earned us international recognition with eBucks named the best in the world for the use of technology across all loyalty programs. In addition, FNB Connect’s digital platform disruption in telecommunications has earned it a joint first place as the Digital MVNO of the Year at the global MVNO Awards,” says Makanjee.