Standard Chartered Bank has on Friday announced the official launch of its digital bank in Cote d’Ivoire. This marks the Bank’s first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind to open in Cote d’Ivoire. The launch featured the Minister of ICT Mr. Bruno Nabagné KONE, as the guest of honor as well as sporting legend and Ivorian icon, Didier Drogba.
As the Bank’s Digital Ambassador, Drogba shared his experience on the ease of opening an account using his mobile phone. He is the first person in Cote d’Ivoire to open a digital account at the Bank.
Isaac Foly, CEO at Standard Chartered Bank in Cote d’Ivoire in a press statement said they were pleased to have launched the Bank’s first digital retail bank in Cote d’Ivoire. As well as proud to see the progress the country has made over the past decade.
He also applaud on their partnership with Drogba.
“Our partnership with Didier Drogba has helped raise awareness, not only for our digital offering, but for enhancing financial literacy and improving accessibility to financial services across Cote d’Ivoire,” he said.
He further stated that promoting the social and economic well-being of communities is a key component of their strategy to support sustainable development.
Sunil Kaushal, Regional CEO, Africa and Middle East at the launch said digital banking is a key milestone on their digital journey as a bank and underlines their commitment to investing and growing in the market.
“Digitizing Africa remains at the heart of our business strategy for the region, and we look to implement our Cote d’Ivoire model across other markets in the coming months,” he said.
The bank’s digital services are available by downloading the Standard Chartered mobile application. New clients can execute all of their banking activities right from their mobile devices. They can also provide all verification documents by uploading to the application and fully complete their on-boarding process within minutes.