Financial Services Group Absa Bank on Wednesday launched its much-anticipated app which it described as the first real, native financial services app for smartphones and tablets in South Africa available for both retail and business customers.
"This means our app is optimised for smartphone and tablet screens and encompasses a visually rich interface," explains Arrie Rautenbach, Absa Head of Retail Banking.
He said with this launch, Absa customers could enjoy the speed and convenience of simple, intuitive payments and effortless navigation with fewer clicks to perform their banking transactions.
The app provides access to a built-in video tutorial that will assist customers on a journey of learning. It is available for both individual and business customers and will permit multiple users in one household the ability to link into a single device or to have one user connect their profile to multiple devices.
"The new technology, which also integrates seamlessly with all other Absa digital banking channels incorporates many aspects of traditional transactional services, whilst combining smart device features such as your GPS location to allow for easy and instant search to the closest Absa branch or ATM," said Rautenbach.
The app also utilises the devices contacts to make the sending of airtime or cash to friends and family quick and easy.
These and other unique features such as the addition of an images library are just some of the enhanced functionality features that customers can expect to see as new features and upgrades rolled out every 8 weeks.
It is currently available for Android and Apple devices with support for Blackberry devices expected to be released shortly.