People still fancy Bank
Good day my beautiful family!
How is it going over there? Hope you're doing good. Yesterday's night was so smooth and infact it's the best night so far for the past two months. It rained yesterday's night which I wasn't aware untill this morning. I woke up at my usual time(5:00am) and began to wonder how I slept all through the night without battling with heat and sweat. I stepped outside and saw that rain fell while I was sleeping. No wonder I slept like a baby! I don't know if it's only in my city that the heat has been terrible, it seems as if my city geographically relocated to a place a place close to the window of hell fire and I think someone might have opened the window also.🤣🤣
My today's topic is about bank its visitation
First of all, do you like going to bank for your transactions? I know your answer already.
Yes, this modern age now detest bank visitation for transactions due to operational manners of the bank system especially the unending queue. A lot of people are now looking forward to a system whereby anything Fiat is no longer visible because it's better and more convenient while transacting in cryptos, but would that era come so soon? Maybe yes, but It'll surely take a long while because alot of people still see crypto as illegal or an easy means to get scammed.
It'll interest you to know that despite the fact that a large number of people hate going to bank for transactions, there are a good scale of people out there that fancy going to bank even if the transaction is just $0.01, isn't that weird? These people see bank as their safest place of Transaction where the rate of them loosing their money is very minimal...this is with regards as to using outside means such as private P.O.S, using USSD transfer system and as well as using the bank app for transactions.
Do you know that there are people out there who are skeptical to use BANK USSD code and MOBILE BANKING app for transactions? Yes, there are a lot of them out there. Let me share with you a little experience I had this morning;
I was arranging cash to take to bank this morning for deposit when a coworker approached me and pleaded to follow me to bank. She want to follow me because she doesn't want to be held on queue and that's because I have direct access to the banking hall due to, I being a well recognized customer. I asked her to give me the money to help her to deposit if it's deposit she want to do but she said it's not deposit she's going there to do. I agreed and we moved. I paid for her transport fare and when we got to bank, we met a long queue as usual and the security paved way for me to enter but held her, i explained to them that we're together and the let her in. I finished my transaction before her and I left because I couldn't wait for her.
After some minutes she came back and thanked me for allowing her to follow me, I asked if what she went to do was successful and she said yes, that it was transfer she went to to the bank to do. Wtf! Something she can free easily do in the comfort of her chair receiving a cool blow of Air-conditioned air. I asked her why she doesn't use USSD and Mobile banking app and she said she's scared to loose money. I needed not to explain further because a lady of about 28years should be acquainted with basics of tech. I just let her be in order not to make her feel insulted.
Not quite long, she approached my desk asking me to help her run a calculation on the transaction she did in the bank because it seems that the money transfered was done mistakenly, like staff that did the transaction omitted time details, hence a sum is missing. I helped her Cross checked and of a truth, the transaction wasn't complete, at that instant she put a call through to the bank staff, the man responded, checked and found out that he made a mistake. He told her to come again to fill another teller for the transaction.
This was the point I tried to talk the easy tech words to her, that what she went to bank to do is easily doable with her phone if she's using a mobile app. She told me she's always scared of anything online/internet because she doesn't want to loose her money.
So this is her reason for not using easy means of banking, should we blame her? A big No! All she needs is exposition to the facts in tech. A lot of this is common to elderly people also that's why on a regular, you find more elderly ones in bank(if not in a student area).
Last week that I went to bank, I meet a crowd of elderly women under the supposed vitamin D sun struggling to enter inside the banking premises. It weakened me because if you check very well, you'd see that these Mama's were only going inside the bank either to make deposit or withdrawal. And that's what anyone can do conveniently at home. What do I mean by at home? Yes, you can pay for anything via the debit card or mobile transfer.
I DON'T LIKE GOING TO BANK
I'm the type that practically detest going to bank except only if I'm on duty(accounting). In my personal dealings, nothing carries me to bank because I hate to be posted as someone that's jobless (you know how those bank People behaves). I hate to stand on long queue begging to enter the banking hall or begging to be attended to. The Only thing I know that have taken me to bank was when I was opening my account....the ones that needed physical appearance because most of my accounts are online operational.
I remember one time that I was to open an account with FIRST BANK, I was schooling then so when I got there, they gave me the form to fill and to return it the next two weeks because they had no network, mehn, I dropped their paper with them and left.
Even if I have issues that need to be resolved, I prefer to contact the bank online via their handles in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email or call and thank goodness that I was always get a quick response.
It always baffles me to see people frequent bank on things they can do on their own. I remember when I needed to block my debit card because I was having strange debit. The card was blocked within minutes via chat with my bank on Facebook.
We are in the era where most of these things we go to bank to do are easily done with our phones. Yes, the elderly ones could find it difficult to adapt to this method but the young ones shouldn't be lagging and dragging in banks.
We can do almost everything on our phones and need not to visit a bank unless the issue is critical critical.
Do you know that the bank statement you go to bank to print is very much available in your hand, all you need to do is to make a request an have it sent to your email for printing.
Do you know that we have modern banks that you register online, you request for ATM card(debit card) and they get it delivered to your door step without charges?
Thanks for Reading
24th March 2022