ABN AMRO’s Mobile Banking app has been renewed and further improved. For example, it can now handle IBAN international bank account numbers. The address book has been converted to IBAN format, and iOS and Android users will henceforth be able to use an IBAN scanner for giro collection forms, and will no longer have to enter the details by hand. It will still be possible for the time being to make payments without an IBAN; in that case, the account number will be automatically converted.
Another new feature is the ability to send payments later via Internet Banking. That is handy if a client doesn’t have their e.dentifier to hand in order to authorise payment. The payment is then automatically saved and can be accessed for the next 30 days in Internet Banking. Pending payments, standing orders and scheduled direct debits can now also be viewed easily using the app, giving clients more control over their banking affairs.
Finally, it is now even easier to send a personal message or image to a payee, and amounts in euros can easily be transferred abroad (within the SEPA area).
Jessica Niewierra, Director of Internet & Mobile, is enthusiastic: "The popularity of the Mobile Banking app continues unabated. In January 2013 the app was used 29.6 million times; by December 2013 that had grown to 38.8 million sessions a month. The number of logins on the Mobile Banking app is now twice as high as the number of logins to Internet Banking. We are continuing to invest in the development of the app."
The renewed Mobile Banking app is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone and for BlackBerry 10.