GABORONE - Stanbic Bank Botswana today launched the much-anticipated Shyft, a global forex, investment and payments app which has already been making great strides in the region as a veritable forex gamechanger. The Bank continues to introduce unique banking solutions designed for the modern customer, and Shyft is a key part of that portfolio, enhancing the Global Markets solutions from Stanbic Bank in a nod to the savvy, global minded customer on the move. Shyft allows users to buy, sell and store forex, manage their international investments, do free peer-to-peer payments, and easily transact from the safety and convenience of their mobile phones, with a user experience that has already been recognised for its excellence in South Africa and other markets already making use of Shyft. .“Stanbic Bank Botswana recognises the paradigm shift of today’s consumer towards being more tech savvy. We understand that in order to truly drive Botswana’s growth and deliver exceptional services to these very clients we must be agile. This exciting app makes buying, sending, and spending in major currencies easy and instantaneous using live rates. A true gamechanger indeed for users who want to engage in financial activities at the swipe of a finger or click of a button,” said Lebea Sephuma, Head of Global Markets at Stanbic Bank Botswana. “We are consistently looking to innovate and refine our services to offer our customers exceptional experiences that add value to their lives. We do this through innovative digital solutions catered to individual banking needs. With Stanbic Bank Botswana, It Can Be.”.Additional functionality includes:Purchase forex and conduct online transactionsStore forex safely and securely in their Global Wallet for use now or in the futureBuy and sell global shares and exchange traded funds on the NASDAQ and NYSE directly through the app. Choose from one of our UnionPay International or Mastercard physical or virtual cards for all their transactions. Furthermore, Shyft allows users to make payments to international beneficiaries; do Shyft-to-Shyft money transfers for free; and invest efficiently with our integrated investment partners. .Shyft Co-Founder and Head of Shyft, Mr. Arno von Helden, said, “We are excited that Shyft has extended its footprint to Botswana as it will now enable more people to experience the solution. Shyft was first launched seven years ago in South Africa and now has over 170 000 users. Through this App, the Standard Bank Group has become the largest foreign exchange bank in Africa and has won accolades such as the MTN App of the year in 2021 and continues to reach other continents.” Adding on, Helden mentioned that Shyft, the user-friendly app is not exclusive to customers of Stanbic Bank, but it is accessible to everyone with a travel passport as a prerequisite. .A testament to its proven impact, Shyft was recently awarded the Excellence in Fintech – Payments award at the 2022 Finnovex Southern Africa Awards. This award is further illustrative of the app’s potential and capabilities to connect customers to the global market, empowering active players in the global economic development. As the new gamechanger hits the market, it is clear to see that now is the time to Get Shyft, and Get the World, No Matter Where You Bank. ENDS.