The simplicity of banking is the ability of an account holder to seamlessly have access to his/her bank account anywhere irrespective of his medium of banking.
Guaranty Trust Bank, GTB, has brought that banking simplicity to fruition with its new banking innovation dubbed GtBank 737.
What is Gt Bank *737#
Bank *737# is a banking innovation by Guarantee Trust Bank that makes use of USSD code which enables its customers, intending customers to transact on a mobile phone without internet connection, or data services.
Gt Bank’s 737 is built on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) interface, and works on any type of mobile phone without internet connection.
“With Bank 737,GTBank customers ca perform banking functions such as transfers to all banks in Nigeria, check account balance, open a GTBank account, buy airtime, pay bills, BVN linking, token code generation, cardless withdrawals and lots more from their mobile phones.”
—Mr. Segun Agabaje, MD, GTBank
Banking services embedded in bank *737#
GTBank’s 737 presently has 11 options:
- Open account
- Account balance
- Purchase airtime
- Transfer funds
- Cardless withdrawal
- Generate token
- Internet baking details
- Card status
- Chequebook status
- Loan balance
- Western union
Gt Bank 737 allows new and old customers to perform the above banking services by dialing the USSD code *737#
10 Advantages of Bank 737 over other means of banking services
- Bank 737 is a simple and smart way of banking because it works on any type of mobile device without internet connection.
- It removes the barrier caused by data services. Internet connection isn’t needed to carry out transactions on bank 737
- It has removed the stress of going to banking hall unless a customer has a serious issue to sort out. No physical presence is needed to open GtBank account, check account balance, generate token etc.
- While you need data connection to perform online banking, Bank 737 is a step ahead of that because it doesn’t require data connection.
- Bank 737 is time efficient because it allows you perform whatever transaction under 60 seconds.
- It eliminates bank’s closing hour’s restrictions because you don’t need to visit any bank’s branch…your bank is your mobile phone.
- GT bank 737 makes urgent transfer possible, you don’t have to worry about data, you only need to worry about availability of the network service of your telecommunication carrier.
- It eliminates the extra money expended on data services (a perquisite for internet banking).
- Bank *737# has resolved the recurring questions of: how to transfer money from GTB to GTB, from GTBank to other banks; to purchase airtime because it’s all-in-one banking USSD banking package which makes banking faster.
- Bank 737 is secured. The owner of the account is the only one who can access the 737 services for his or her GTBank Account because it only makes use of the mobile number that is linked to the account.
How GT Bank 737 works
You can open GTBank account if you’re willing to bank with the foremost bank by dialing *737#
- Select “1” and send to open a new account
- Enter your First name and send
- Enter your last name and send
- Select your gender by selecting 1 for male, 2 for female
- Then your date of birth: dd-mm-yyyy
- A pop-up message asks you if you want GTBank to proceed an account registration, select your preferred option
You’re done, and will get your account details from GTBank .
Screenshots of how to open GTB account using Bank 737
Here are the screenshots of the demo account I tried on Bank 737 to test its workability. Note: The name shown here are fictitious, any similarity in names or date of birth isn’t intentional
If you already have an account, you can simply dial *737#, select option “2”, follow the subsequent instructions to check your account balance.
How to recharge, make transfer on GT bank account has just got simpler with Bank *737#
GT Bank is known for its pace-setting in banking innovations, most especially using mobile phone as medium of banking.