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Polish mBank delivers a Windows Phone app

Polish bank mBank has just published an app for their service in the Windows Phone Store.

The app offers:image

  • Information about the balance , available funds on the card without having to login
  • Transaction History
  • Transfers ( ELIXIR , express , own , to social security , tax )
  • Money transfer to any contact in your phone book or phone number.
  • Top Ups
  • List of credit cards held and virtual
  • Card Details
  • Review of current operations
  • Contact details of the Bank
  • ATM locator
  • Locator CDMs , Financial Centres and Kiosks
  • Exchange rates
  • and much more.

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

RBC Mobile app brings Canada’s first major bank to Windows Phone

The Royal Bank of Canada has released a mobile banking app for Windows Phone, the first major bank in Canada to do so.

imageThe full-featured app has all the usual functions, and also includes special features such as RBC’s INTERACT e-Transfer service, which allows RBC users to send money to other users who do not have accounts at RBC.

The free RBC Mobile app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via MobileSyrup.com

BNP Paribas release a Windows Phone banking app

BNP PARIBAS bank has released their "My Accounts" application for Windows Phone.

The app offers an overview of your last 3 months of transactions, including a graphical view of your expenses, lets you transfer between accounts, pay bills and offers contact details for your local branch and live chats with representatives.

imageThe app also offers tools and tips for managing your finances and can present your spending in graph form.

It also offers a live tile tile which represents your account state in the form of weather imagery.

The comprehensive app is free in the Windows Phone Store here.

Ally Bank to have Windows Phone app in “next few weeks”

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It seems customers of the Michigan-based Ally Bank will not have to wait too much longer for a Windows Phone app, as the bank has said on twitter that:

Our team is in the final stages of completing our Windows Phone app. It should be out in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

The arrival of the app will be another example of the app gap (at least when it comes to essential apps) rapidly closing, and I suspect by the end of this year, as Joe Belfiore said, it will no longer be an major issue.

Via Reddit.com

Barclays Mobile Banking app finally here

After much waiting it has finally happened – The UK Barclays Mobile banking app for Windows Phone is finally available in the Windows Phone Store.

The app lets you manage your bank account, transfer funds, make payments and offers mobile PIN Sentry functionality, which is a major plus.

The full list of features are:QRCode

  • Manage your Barclays personal and business and Barclaycard personal accounts, on the go
  • See all your recent transactions and check your latest balances
  • Transfer funds between your accounts
  • Make payments to people you’ve paid before and people in your payee list
  • Find your nearest Barclays branch or cash machine
  • Log into Online Banking more easily using Mobile PINsentry
  • Manage your Barclays personal and business accounts together using 1 application and 1 secure log-in.

To use the app you first need to authorise it using your PIN Sentry machine or an activation code.  After this accessing the app only needs a 5 digit PIN number. The app is unfortunately Windows Phone 8-only.

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Barclays Bank app in testing, coming “very soon”

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It has been an exceedingly long wait for a banking app from Barclays, one of UK’s biggest banks.

It seems we are finally getting closer however, as the company revealed on twitter that the app is currently in testing, and “should be released very soon.”

Barclays revealed in August last year that user demand had forced them to consider an app – hopefully they will answer that demand, which has only been growing, shortly.

Thanks Simon for the tip.

ANZ bank still working on a Windows Phone app, but don’t expect it this year

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We first wrote about Australian bank ANZ’s plans for a Windows Phone app in April this year, but unfortunately it seems there has not been a lot of movement in this front, as the company remains the last major Australian bank not to have a Windows Phone app.

Fortunately the app still appears to be on the way, as their Facebook Support has promised the Mobile Team was working on an app.  They unfortunately also confirmed not to expect the well overdue app in the next few weeks either, so holding one’s breath may not be a good idea.

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Maybe we should all take inspiration from Amber, who asked the question, and who ultimately chose to remain with her Windows Phone and switch to a bank which supported her better.

So our readers agree? Let us know below.

HSBC UK not planning a Windows Phone app

1107hsbc2While we frequently report on banking apps for Windows phone being planned or delivered, we also sometimes have to report on companies which are not in fact sensing the increased demand from Windows Phone users.

Despite HSBC Canada already planning a Windows Phone app, it seems HSBC UK, which has a much higher Windows Phone market share, is not willing to invest in the Windows Phone ecosystem yet.

On enquiry their customer service first said:

Dear Mr R********

Fast Balance

Thank you for your recent Secure E- Message.

I regret to advise you that our Fast Balance App has been designed to run on the most widely used operating systems by our customers as listed below:

For iPhone – any device running Operating System version 3.0 and higher
For Blackberry – any device running Operating System version 5.0 and higher
For Android – any device running Operating System version 2.2 and higher

Unfortunately it will not work with Windows 7 or any other operating system not listed above. Whilst we have no immediate plans to change this we will continue to monitor changes in smart phone usage to ensure our App remains relevant. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you require any further assistance or have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact us by using the Secure E-Messaging system or by calling the 24 hour Premier Telephone Services on 08457 70 70 70, +44 1226 260 260 (if calling from overseas).

Yours sincerely
Delip
Premier Associate

 

When reminded of the increasing market share of Windows Phone in UK, they responded in a second email, saying:

Dear Mr R**********

Fast Balance

Please find below a copy of a message received from my colleague in response regarding to Fast Balance.
____________________________________________

Thank you for your recent e-mail.

May I respectfully advise, our earlier message outlined the bank’ position, however, thank you for your comments, we do welcome customer feedback, and your suggestion has been noted.

Kind regards,
Premier Customer Services Team
____________________________________________

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards
MF Chang
HSBC Internet Banking Customer Support

 

While HSBC is far from on board yet, I have no doubt sometime in 2014 they will be signing a different tune.

Thanks Kieran for the tip.

USAA app returns to the Windows Phone Store

After spell of absence of nearly a year, when USAA withdrew their app due to lack of Windows Phone market share, the company has returned their app to the Windows Phone Store.

imageVersion 2 of the banking app has been re-designed, and now allows users to to customize their My Accounts page or setup credit card travel notifications.  The app also supports  Deposit@Mobile and Quick Logon, and the usual banking features such as the ability to check your account, pay bills and find your local branch and ATM.

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via WPC.

Chase Mobile app for Windows Phone updated

The Chase Mobile app for Windows Phone has been updated to version 1.48.

The latest version of the app allows users to redeem credit card reward points and also edit recurring payments and transfers.

The app otherwise lets you:image

  • MONITOR YOUR ACCOUNT
    See account balances and transaction history
    View your credit and debit card rewards status
  • PERFORM TRANSACTIONS
    Deposit checks from your phone with Chase QuickDeposit
    Pay bills and credit cards
    Transfer money between Chase accounts
    Send wire transfers
    Make changes to pending transactions
    Send and request money with Chase QuickPay
  • MANAGE YOUR CHASE CREDIT CARD
    View your credit card balance and activity
    Make payments
  • FIND LOCATIONS AND CONTACT CHASE
    Find the nearest Chase branches and ATMs
    Speak with a service representative

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

Via WPC.

Deutsche Bank AG release 3 German banking apps

It never rains but it pours.  WPArea.de reports that after a long wait Deutsche Bank has released 3 apps, one for the main brand and two for their other subsidiaries.

The apps are largely similar, allowing users to check their balance, make transfers, find local branches and so forth, but the app for the Berliner Bank and Meine Bank app also allows securities to be traded.

The apps can be found at the links after the break.

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Commonwealth Bank finally updating its two your old web app to a native Windows Phone 8 version

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The Commonwealth bank of Australia were one of the early arrivals in the Windows Phone Store, with their app dating back all the way to 2011.

Unfortunately at the time it was just a link to their mobile website, much to the frustration of Windows Phone users, and has not seen any updates since.

That is all about to change, with the company set to launch a fully native version of their app today.

Some beta screen shots can be seen above, showing the app will support checking your balance, statements, make transfers, pay bills, and the usual collection of banking tools.

Unfortunately the upgraded version will drop support for Windows Phone 7 users, who will presumably continue to receive the older version of the app.

The app should go live in the next few hours, so keep an eye on the entry in the store here.

Thanks Nokia3660 for the tip and screen shots.

First Direct Bank working on a Windows Phone app

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More good news for UK Windows Phone users. Another UK bank has just agreed to start working on a Windows Phone app, after long saying the user base is not large enough to justify the effort.

Posting on their Labs suggestion site, where Windows Phone users have been demanding an app for a while now, they write:

Hi @Julian, @Simon and @David G, thank you for your suggestions. We have recently added our development plans for our Banking on the go App to the latest updates section of labs. This includes an update that we are currently developing a Windows 8 Banking on the go smartphone App. We have no specific timescales on this yet but will keep you posted. Please keep an eye on the latest update section for further news.

Previously they have posted:

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