Posted January 12, 2012 by Simon in Reviews

Mobile Banking App Launched by Halifax

Halifax has joined the growing trend of mobile banking, with the first release of it’s Mobile Banking App for Apple, Android, Blackberry and Nokia.  With the ever increasing ownership of smart phones, users are now expecting banks to provide some form of ‘banking on the go’.

The app provides a variety of functionality and allows Halifax internet banking customers to log on to their accounts and make transactions, and also find their nearest Halifax branch, Halifax ATM or any of the 72,000 LINK ATMs belonging to any bank across the UK.

David Nicholson, Group Director, Halifax Community Bank says:

“The use of mobile apps to assist day-to-day activities – like banking -on the go is more popular than ever, especially apps that provide customers with everything they need in one place. The launch of the Halifax Mobile Banking App will ensure our customers can manage their money when they need to and allow them to control their money quickly and easily.

“This is another example of Halifax delivering new and innovative ways to support our customers, ensuring advancements in technology can be used to improve our customers experience.”

Whilst the app is a long way off from providing the functionality and rich content of the Halifax online banking website, it does enable you to complete some of your day-to-day banking whilst away from your PC or Laptop,

  • View account details and balances on Halifax personal accounts, savings accounts and credit cards
  • Check balances and see transaction history on Halifax personal current and credit card accounts
  • Make transfers between Halifax personal accounts
  • Pay bills or existing recipients
  • Set up new payment recipients
  • Find a LINK UK ATM or Halifax ATM
  • Locate the nearest Halifax branch and detailed service information

Halifax’s  online guarantee means customers are protected from online fraud when using this app, though they do recommend customers to;

  • Treat mobile security as seriously as desktop security.
  • Take care when entering personal information in public places.
  • Look for the padlock icon at the top of the mobile screen when using Mobile Banking services: when it’s locked, this means the customer is logged in and protected.
  • Find out what software phone providers offer for online protection.
  • Keep Bluetooth connection switched off.
  • Make use of mobile phone security features – e.g. set up a PIN

Anyone can download the app and use the ATM and branch locator. Halifax customers can also use Mobile Banking but must be registered for Internet Banking.

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