Abay Agent Banking aims to extend its banking services to unbanked customers. According to the NBE Directives:
Agent: means a person engaged in a commercial/ business activity and has been contracted by a financial institution to provide the services of the financial institution on its behalf.
Agent Banking means the conduct of banking business on behalf of a financial institution through an agent using various service delivery channels.
Thus, Abay Agent Banking provides banking services near to their premise through kiosk, supermarket, pharmacy, and other outlets. Abay Agent banking is branded as “Abay Bedeje” which implies that the banking service has come closer to home/premises.
The Agent Banking services include:
- Saving Account Opening,
- Mobile Banking Account Opening,
- Deposit and Withdrawal on mobile banking account,
- Payment for utilities and purchases,
- Mobile air time top-up,
- Sending/ receiving money, etc.