If you are a customer of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc you can now have notifications on your account transactions sent to your Twitter message box in addition to the text message and email alerts that already exist.
The bank made the announced in a statement saying that customers will now have the option of receiving transaction alerts in their Twitter direct messages inbox.
This is the first time any bank in Uganda will offer customers a third option of receiving their transaction alerts via their twitter handle.
The bank said the Twitter Notification Service will not replace the current SMS alerts system in place for all of the bank’s customers, but will complement it for added convenience for all those who subscribe to the service.
According to UBA’s director, Information Technology, Rasheed Adegoke, “Twitter is increasingly becoming a popular means of communication especially among the young adults. As a highly innovative bank, we are giving the Millennials, who are increasingly banking with us an option to get transaction alerts on their preferred platform.”
— UBA Group (@UBAGroup) June 26, 2014
On the UBA Group website, customers will be requested to; click on the Twitter notification service page; enter their account number; click on submit. By following the displayed instructions to log into their personal account and enabling access, the customers can sign on to this service seamlessly. The alerts will only be seen by the customer, since it goes into his or her direct message box, just like an SMS message going to a phone.