UBA outdoors ‘Leo’ …blazes the trail in digital banking on Facebook & WhatsApp

Giovani Caleb and Edward Quayson of UBA in a chat during the launch

United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited has pioneered a new way of banking through a chatbot called Leo on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

The historic launch of the product ‘Leo’ was done virtually through livestreaming on social media anchored by the renowned TV and radio personality Giovanni Caleb.

Speaking at the launch, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of UBA Ghana, Mr. Isong Udom, noted the world is changing and particularly as a result of Covid-19; and the bank is thus adapting to every possibility technology presents.

The Leo product has been developed painstakingly to answer calls of the time when little or no human intervention is required. Leo as an answer to customers’ dissatisfaction with the status quo and the best thing to happen to Ghana.

“Banking through Leo has integrated all our offerings from account opening to customer service on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for the comfort and convenience of our customers,” Mr. Udom stated.

He added that UBA Ghana is proud to have stepped up to the challenge as a trailblazer in providing unrivalled convenience for UBA customers all over the world.

Leo has been tried, tested and refined, as it is presently working wonders in 19 African countries where UBA operates.

Speaking on the product’s features, Head of Digital Banking Sales Mr. Kenneth Ugwuanyi explained: “Leo is a personal banker; for the first time, one can bank on social media! Simply exchange pleasantries with Leo to initiate a conversation and it will chat you into opening an account, checking your account balance, transferring funds, mobile money transactions, paying utility bills, airtime top-up, Savings and spend limit, linking additional accounts, Customer care and other Banking Services – such as request / stop / confirm cheques, block card, log & track complaints, ATM/Branch locator, freeze on account and so much more.

Just like Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant, UBA’s Leo has been designed to deliver a personalised experience. Leo is a personal relationship officer and a friend; the more you use it, the better it understands you. No two customers will have the same experience with Leo over time. Each customer will be treated with uniqueness based on their individual needs and demands.

Leo is a friend, one who is available for you every single second, every single minute of the entire year. Leo is your personal banker, one that is available to provide all the answers you need to your banking enquiries. Leo is UBA, a trustworthy partner that always works to ensure your best interests.

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