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How to open a bank account online

Your bank account plays an important part in securing your money and helping you manage your finances. Being able to open a bank account online makes it even simpler and safer to get started.

Traditionally, to open an account, you needed to visit a branch, fill out a form and provide all the necessary paperwork. But opening a bank account online lets you skip straight over all the fuss and hassles, with banking that’s ready when you are.

Here’s why opening a MyMo Account or a MyMo Plus Account online via Internet Banking or our Banking App is fast, convenient and secure.

Being able to do it all online means that you can bank on your terms:

  • It’s always accessible: nearly everything you do at a branch you can do online. Therefore, you can conveniently open a MyMo or MyMo Plus Account onlineor on our app whenever you want, wherever you are, without even leaving your home or office to do it.
  • It saves you time: there’s no need to visit a branch or stand in a queue; you’ve got 24/7 access and can do it when it suits you.
  • It fits into your life: with so much done online, why should your banking be different?
  • It’s safe and secure: your new account is password-protected, and you can safely manage your account and make payments through your smartphone or device.
  • It’s easy: getting started only takes a few simple steps. Once your account is open, you can manage it online, transfer funds, pay your bills, buy prepaid services, shop online and more.

To open a bank account online, you need to be:

  • 18 years or older and have a South African ID, and
  • a South African citizen living in South Africa.

If you’re applying on the Standard Bank website, choose whether you want to open a MyMo Plus or MyMo Account, select “Tell me more” and then “Open account”.

To open a bank account on the Standard Bank App, you need to be:

  • 16 years or older and have a South African ID, and
  • a South African citizen living in South Africa.

If you’re applying on the Standard Bank App, open the app on your tablet or smartphone, click “Open An Account”, select your product, fill in your details and follow the steps. Once set up, you can start banking immediately.

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