Do you wish to learn how to get SMS notifications from Absa? If you are an Absa customer, then this is definitely a feature that you will want get. Banking in today’s world can be rather scary. With internet banking, it has become easier for thieves to lay their hands on important information. A lot of people lose their savings across South Africa on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to protect yourself. Being notified wherever money is deposited into and withdrawn from your account is one of the security measures that you can adopt. So, how do you turn on SMS notifications?
Update: A lot of people have been reporting that they are no longer getting NotifyMe messages. We reached out to Absa and the following is what they told us;
NotifyMe SMSs for all transactions are now sent via the Banking App at no additional cost. Receiving NotifyMe messages via the App (In-App messaging) is a safer, more secure and more convenient way to keep track of your account activities and to view and manage all Absa-related communication. Customers who wish to continue receiving these NotifyMe messages via SMS must visit an Absa branch for help.From Absa via Twitter
How to activate Absa Notify Me
Absa has a feature called NotifyMe that you can use to get alerts on transactions on your account. The following is how to get SMS notifications from Absa;
- You can activate Absa NotifyMe via the online banking portal. Sign in and go to Profile. This is where you can activate this feature.
- You can also get this feature by calling 08600 08600. Choose option 1.
- Another option is for you to visit your nearest Absa bank branch. They will turn on SMS notifications on your account.
What are the options?
That’s how to get SMS notifications on Absa in South Africa. You have several options when it comes to when and how you are going to get notified.
You can opt to get updates on your account on a daily or weekly basis. You can also choose the time when you will get notificatiosn.
It’s also possible for you to set the minimum amount for which you wish to get notified.
As an example, you may wish to get notified on transactions of R500 and above. Or you can choose to get notified for every transaction.
Note that notifications are sent not only via SMS. You can also choose to receive notifications via email. Or you can choose both.
The great thing about SMS is that we always have our phones nearby and it becomes easy to learn when a transaction occurs on our accounts.
What notifications do you get?
Absa offers notifications on the following transactions;
- Scheduled transactions
- Reversed transactions
Why get SMS notifications from Absa?
In this article, we showed you how to turn on SMS notifications if you bank with Absa. But why would you turn on these notifications. We have already noted that one reason is security.
Another reasons is for record keeping. You can retain an email or SMS record of every transaction that occurs on your account. This can be useful for future reference.
You may also be interested in finding out how to activate your Absa card for international use.