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If you were thinking about opening a bank account but you think it inconvenient to move around during the lockdown then you will be glad to know that Nedbank has a solution.
Nedbank is now allowing existing and new customers to open bank accounts online without having to visit their physical branch. You can open the following accounts online with Nebank:
- Current account
- Savings account
- Bundle account
How to Nebank’s bank account online
One only needs stable internet connection to be able to open Nebank’s bank account wherever they are and on-the-go.
Before applying for Nebank’s accounts, you need to make sure you have a soft copy of either National ID or Passport National or Drivers license, passport-sized photo and proof of residence (such as a utility bill, rental invoice or phone account).
- Visit Nebank’s website
- Tap/click on “Let’s get started” and start filling out your details.
- After filling out your details you will see if you have met the requirements and you will receive a notification telling you whether you now have Nebank’s bank account.
The application process will take you approximately 20 minutes, which awfully lot but totally worth it.
Good initiative, all banks should follow suit
At the moment, most banks only allow existing customers to open additional types of accounts. But if you are not an existing, customer you have to visit a bank’s branch to be able to open an account with the exception of Nostro FCA for civil servants.
At a time when social distancing is of the essence, it makes sense for banks to start allowing prospective customers to open bank accounts online. We hope Nebank’s initiative will pave the way for other banks to follow suit.
Besides paving way for the opening of a bank accounts online, Nedbank also paved way for banks to start allowing customers to withdraw US dollars on ATMs.