United Capital Relaunches Online Investment Platform

As part of being innovative and customer-centric in its retail strategy and unwavering commitment to excellent service experience, financial services group- United Capital Plc, on Monday announced the relaunch of InvestNow, its online investment platform, which was first released in 2014.
The platform, according to a statement by Joseph Onyema, Group Chief Information Officer, has transformed from a securities trading platform, having going through series of upgrades.
Some of the new, unique products and features, he said, include the direct debit functionality which helps make saving and investment easy for the customer by allowing for direct transfer from the customer’s bank account to their investment account; the online wills, which allows users to create a will online; and zero account balance which allows customers to open an account without funding their account. In addition to these unique features, United Capital also launched a mobile app which will make investing even much easier and more accessible for the user.
The statement quoted the Group Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ashade as expressing extreme excitement about the new upgrade, arising from the fact that “are always thinking about how to make the customer experience better and InvestNow.ng really speaks to that. Our customers can now invest in our different products on the platform either through the website or with the App. You can buy mutual funds online, trade on the equities market, set up a trust and even write a will.”
Speaking further about the portal, the Group Chief Information Officer, Onyema also stressed that the various investment products are consolidated on the portal for ease, including the fact “that everything can be done with a single app. You don’t have to download several apps just to trade on the Stock Exchange, to buy mutual funds or to create a will. With InvestNow.Ng, you can have all your investments at a single point”.
The statement further assured that United Capital is committed to consistently creating value for its stakeholders and has expressed hopes that the new, improved platform will help drive financial inclusion by ensuring that more people have finance and investment solutions at their fingertips.
United Capital is an integrated financial services group operating in four core business areas: Investment Banking; Asset Management; Trustee Services; and Securities Brokerage Services.

Photo Caption: From left, Joseph Onyema, Group Chief Information Officer; Jude Chiemeka, MD/CEO, United Capital Securities Limited; Tokunbo Ajayi, MD/CEO United Capital Trustees Limited; Peter Ashade, Group CEO, United Capital Plc; Sunny Anene, MD/CEO, United Capital Asset Management; and Babatunde Obaniyi, MD, United Capital Investment Banking; during the launch of United Capital’s investnow online platform in Lagos, at the weekend.