By BUUMBA CHIMBULU
ABSA Bank Zambia has activated the contactless technology on all its new Vertical Debit Cards which was recently launched.
This feature, a first to be enabled in the Zambian market, allows customers to pay for goods and services by simply tapping on a contactless-enabled payment terminal (POS) without the need to insert, swipe or type.
The initiative is part of the K100 million investment the bank has made in technology over the last two years to upgrade its banking services.
Absa continues to build a digital bank for a digital age by tapping into more ways to not only make banking safer but also more convenient, says Managing Director, Mizinga Melu.
Ms Melu said the bank continued to put customers at the core of its operations by offering innovative and convenient ways of transacting, particularly in the current challenging time when social distancing had become a norm.
“We continue to focus on investing in technology and explore ways of making sure that our customers enjoy superior and future-fit banking products and services,” she said in a statement yesterday.
Absa Bank Zambia PLC Retail Banking Director, Harton Maliki said the institution continued to explore innovative ways of enhancing customer experience across all touch points.
Mr Maliki said this was done to ensure it offered customers products and services that were not only in line with global trends but met their evolving needs.
“The safety of our customers remains a priority and we are pleased to launch this capability that helps to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19, as customers using our new Vertical Debit Cards do not have to worry about touching the POS machines when shopping.
“Absa Bank Zambia PLC is really excited to yet again launch a revolutionary feature that eases transaction options for customers. We encourage customers to obtain their new Absa Visa Vertical Debit Cards from their nearest branch to enjoy the contactless feature,” Mr Maliki said.