Absa online is a term which is often used by Absa Bank and its clients. But what is Absa online? The simple answer is that it is the online platform on the internet where as an Absa client you can do online / internet banking.
The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the transactions that can be done on Absa online. Also, if you are using any of the Absa products, we will also tell you the benefits that you get from using this platform.
You can have access to Absa online and link up to 99 accounts. Here is a list with example of accounts that can be managed online;
- Transactional accounts
- Credit card accounts (see article Absa Credit Card)
- Home loan accounts (see article Absa Home Loans)
- Absa Share Trading
- Personal loan accounts
- Absa Rewards
- Saving and investment accounts
- Absa Investment Management
- Car finance account (see article Absa Vehicle Finance)
- Absa Unit Trust
In addition, you can also apply for the following accounts in real time. And, if they get approved, you’ll be able to transact at the end of your online banking session:
- Savings accounts
- Investment accounts
- Personal loans
- Unit Trust accounts
Why make use of Absa Online?
The Absa online banking platform is designed to make your banking easier, quicker and better!
Absa’s online banking has been designed to create first-class banking experience so you can spend less time navigating and more time banking with ease.
Time is money, and you can save some by avoiding queues spent in branches. Internet banking gives you convenience. You can do your banking faster, and can be done anywhere from your phone, laptop or desktop. All you need is an internet connection.
The online platform is safe, with advanced secure technology used to ensure that you are safe when transacting online.
Another reason to make use of it is that you its very easy to use.
Via the online portal, you can easily pay your traffic fines, reverse any unauthorized debit orders and get stamped bank statements.
In summary, manage all your accounts, including making payments and monitoring your savings and investments.
How to register to use Online Banking
How difficult is it to register for online banking?
Let’s take a look at a step-by-step example of the registration process for a car loan and see how simple it is.
- On the Absa website home page click on Logon in the top right of the screen
- Click Register
- On the Absa Online Registration page, enter your details and the code on the screen
- Enter your cellphone number, Vehicle Finance Account number and ID number
(Enter your ATM card number and PIN for bank account holders)
- Select the account to be charged
Enter your email address and select your title
- Read and accept the Personal Client Agreement
- Under the Absa Online Security Information section, choose a strong 5-digit PIN
Confirm the PIN for Absa Online
- Confirm SureCheck
- You are now registered to use Absa Online Banking
Absa Banking App
The Absa Banking App is the smartest and safest way to bank.
On the Absa banking app you are able to perform multiple transactions. For example, you can pay your beneficiaries, buy airtime or electricity.
The best part of it is that there are no subscription fees or registration fees. Just install it and get started.
You’ll be happy to know that transacting on the Absa banking app is secure. In fact, this banking App has been rated by users as one of the top banking apps in South Africa.
To get started with the Absa banking app, you need either an Android or iOS smartphone to begin with. Also, you’ll need a registered cellphone number, your ATM card and PIN and lastly your account number.
If you have all these available, you are good to go!
TIP: During the registration process you will be asked to create a 5-digit PIN. Make sure you keep this PIN to yourself or in a secure place. If anyone gets hold of it, they will be able to transact on the banking app.
Absa Cellphone Banking
Absa cellphone banking allows you to make money transfers from any phone.
You can perform other transactions such as buy air time and electricity via cellphone banking.
TIP: If you ever lose your phone or its stolen, immediately notify Absa so that they can block any transactions via cellphone banking.
To register for Absa cellphone banking you can follow the following steps;
- Add the Absa Cellphone Banking number *120*2272# to your contacts
- Dial the Absa Cellphone Banking number from your contact list to begin your registration
- Select 1 to proceed
- Select 1 to accept the terms and conditions
- Enter either your SA ID number or your passport number and
- Enter a 5-digit numeric PIN
- You have successfully registered
So, what is the answer to the question is Absa online banking safe? The short answer is yes, it’s safe.
TIP: Phishers will always try and take you to sites that are not the office Absa site, so always be careful and check that you are on the official site. One way, is by checking is the site has https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) in the address bar which is used for secure communication over the internet.
Fortunately, most browsers can now pick up if a site poses a threat. However, never leave anything to chance and always double-check to avoid disappointment.
In conclusion, if you are using any of the Absa products, make use of Absa Online and make life simple and easier.
Absa Contact details
If you have any questions, you can contact Absa directly using the following contact details.
Absa Online Banking: 08600 08600 / +27(0)11 501 5110
3D Secure Call Centre: +27 (0) 11 354 4058
Online share trading: 0860 05 04 03
Absa general enquiries
Telephone: 08600 08600
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
7 days a week
08:00 – 17:00
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 350 4000
Absa Towers West
15 Troye Street