NatWest has launched an ibanking app specifically for iPads and iPad minis allowing customers to manage their finances on the go. Customers can download the bank’s ibanking app to their iPad and start making instant money transfers. This new app compliments the Bank’s existing range of apps for Smartphones.
The app, which is available to NatWest’s local and international customers is free to use and takes advantage of the iPad’s large screen by offering users robust graphics and interactive representations of their finances. The app has been designed to give customers a single view, via a single log in, of both their currency and sterling accounts, for the first time. All clients need to do is register their Online Banking client number and their partial PIN and password. Their details will then be verified and they will be able to start using the app within minutes.
In terms of security, the app can only be accessed from the user’s iPad using their individual passcode and only one person can register per app. NatWest also regularly tests, updates and validates its security model to ensure the app maintains a banking grade level of security.
Beyond offering currency account users with tablet-optimised online banking functions such as: checking balances, viewing recent transactions, searching historic transactions, and providing feedback, Sterling account users benefit from additional services such as transferring funds between accounts and making bill and third party payments. NatWest is working on further enhancements to the app and aims to have transfers involving currency accounts available in the near future.
Jerry Whitsey, Head of Products and Marketing at NatWest, commented: “We are increasingly seeing changes in the way our clients manage their personal finances so are delighted to announce the launch of the ibanking app for our customers. The app complements our existing range of Smartphone apps providing users with a free, quick, convenient, secure, and easy-to-use way in which to do their banking, delivering the type of engagement they’ve come to expect.
“With worldwide sales due to top 170 million by the end of 2013, we see the iPad as the ideal tool in which to launch such an app. We wanted to take advantage of the unique opportunities this particular device offers, and produce a mobile experience optimised for iPad users. It is great to be in the vanguard of this technology and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this unique banking experience.”