6 Features Coming to FNB Including Free Starbucks and ‘eBucks Games’

FNB has launched several new features for its eBucks and banking programs as part of a growing push to offer “lifestyle solutions.”

In a presentation on Monday (April 4), FNB said that some of the notable changes include

  • starbucks: Customers can top up with a complimentary coffee weekly at FNB.
  • udemy: providing FNB customers with affordable access to hundreds of online courses.
  • Save me: a medical and personal armed response service at the touch of a button in the FNB app.
  • eBuck games: a world of games without advertising and without monthly subscription.
  • FNB Connect ‘Hero Device Deals’: High-end smartphones, laptops and iPads from Apple, Samsung and Lenovo at a lower price than buying in retail stores.
  • SLOW room: FNB announces the official acquisition of the SLOW Lounges.

“Our expanded lifestyle solutions demonstrate our commitment to delivering contextual innovations to our customers through our trusted digital platform. In keeping with our status of providing clients with the best value-added services in financial services, we are once again accelerating our efforts to offer clients exponential help, said FNB CEO Jacques Celliers.

“We are delighted to have like-minded partners as we are significantly expanding our unique ability to enable customers to manage the financial and lifestyle facets of their lives using the power of our integrated platform.”

The changes are described in more detail below.

Starbucks: Recharge with a free Starbucks coffee at FNB

Individual FNB and RMB Private Bank customers can now top up with a complimentary coffee or hot drink of their choice once a week up to R37

Customers can unlock this benefit by making five FNB Pay (including Apple Pay/Samsung Pay/FitBit Pay/Garmin Pay) or virtual card transactions weekly.

“Customers get their coffees by redeeming their complimentary coupon using the FNB and RMB Bank app and scanning the coupon at the checkout when they visit any Starbucks location across the country.

“Clients can access these coupons and view the relevant qualifying criteria by selecting ‘My Benefits’ within the eBucks icon on the FNB and RMB private bank app.”

Udemy – Learn anytime, anywhere with Udemy courses and pay just an activation fee of R50 when you sign up.

FNB and Udemy have curated a world-class library of 400 online learning and self-development courses including finance, IT, marketing, personal development, and teaching.

eBucks members can enroll in up to six courses per year for a discounted activation fee of just R50 per course with no course fee.

save me

FNB and RMB Private Bank clients now have access to GuardMe, a 24-hour personal security service.

Customers can sign up for access to 250 armed response service providers, 2,500 armed response vehicles, and over 5,000 armed response personnel through the FNB or RMB Private Bank app.

“Customers can use the FNB or RMB Private Bank app to activate a panic button in an emergency without logging in. This service is free for the first three months and R19.90 per month per user thereafter,” the bank said.

“Customers can enroll additional family and friends of their choice. Additionally, customers can get up to 100% of their subscription fees back in eBucks each month (limited to six members).”

ebuck games

eBucks games provide customers with access to a safe and secure mobile gaming platform that contains no ads or pop-ups, customers can add other members to their profile regardless of whether they bank with FNB or RMB Private Bank. Customers can access these games using almost any device, the bank said.

“There are no monthly subscription fees and there is a huge selection of free and paid games. Customers can also play solo or challenge other players to tournaments, with prizes worth up to R250,000 in the latest gaming consoles, airline tickets and coupons.”

FNB connection offers

FNB Connect has announced new Hero device deals to help customers stay connected for less and help with their needs related to home, education, business or work.

The 24-month offers will be cheaper than buying listed devices at cash prices at any of the retail stores and will include data, airtime and SMS, the bank said.

Some of the notable monthly contract deals include:

  • The latest Samsung A32 smartphone from R149 per month;
  • R89/month for a Lenovo M10 tablet, including earphones and case;
  • Apple iPad 9 10.2 at R199 per month;
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 3 in R279 + backpack, mouse and Office 365.


FNB has officially announced the acquisition of SLOW Lounge Business after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals.

In addition to the flight discounts customers receive, they also get additional SLOW Lounge visits when booking their flights through the FNB or RMB Private Bank app.

Lounges can be found at OR Tambo, Lanseria, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airports.

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