ALAT Don Enter, Wema Win!

I opened a Bank Account and got credited in under 10 Mins

Last week, I was lamenting about the archaic process and delays required to open a bank account in Nigeria

Lamenting as usual

Then 2 days ago, I heard on the Radar Vine the Wema Bank was creating a Digital Bank called ALAT

I thought to myself:

“Wema Bank create a digital bank? Ibadan #5KBae people’s bank create a digital bank?? 😂😂😂😂😂😂. See the ded name self 🙄🙄😂😂”

I checked out their website.

“Not bad” I said to myself

But still thought

“Anyone can get Namzo (Ernest) or Mubarak (Imogie) to do fine website”

I put in my email and thought nothing of it.

Earlier today, I got a “we’ve launched” email from them. Didn't have time to check it out. Decided to download it while I was on a call (because Oo cannot do one thing at a time).

I downloaded the app, created an account, got an account number and credited my new account in 10 MINUTES. While making a call.

😲😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 Holy Moses!! 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲

All this happened after 5pm. Banks had closed by then. 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲 😲

Apostuu has to hear of this!!

This is nothing short of Amazing. Brilliant. Ibadan people do not be offended. Wema Bank, this is brilliant!

See below.

Received registration information at 17:07 got my money in my account by 17:16. Go ahead and test the account number to see if it is working 😂😂

Walahi, I am amazeeee. This is brilliant!

There are a few KYC things I am yet to do like upload some ID, a picture etc. But those are minor details.

I always knew Buhari’s government would come through eventually 😂😂!

I dey joke o!

This product head behind this is Philip Ese. Go give him props on Twitter

PS: I always thought Paga would do this first.

PPS: Once the complete digitization of company registration is fully in force, this would be possible to an extent for corporate accounts.

PPPS: Oya go and open your account