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Standard Chartered Bank is is set to introduce its newest mobile and online banking platform across eight African markets, as it looks at innovative solutions for its 1 million clients across Africa.

With the update, Clients will be able to enjoy a consistent online experience across laptops, tablets or mobile phones.

The roll-out will be in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the first half of 2016, after which the Bank will launch fingerprint recognition technology later in the year.

Karen Fawcett, Standard Chartered’s CEO for Retail Banking said theyre bringing the best in mobile banking to Africa – consumers across the continent are increasingly affluent and tech-savvy and they want convenient access to their bank, wherever they happen to be.

“Africa is important to Standard Chartered and this launch is another demonstration of that.”

Standard Chartered’s retail banking business serves the banking needs of nearly 10 million individual and business clients across more than 30 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, through more than 1 000 branches and 5 000 ATMS.