Commonwealth Bank launches Apple Watch apps

CBA app includes ATM locator while CommSec app features share price information

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has unveiled two apps for the Apple Watch – one aimed at consumers and the other at CommSec trading customers.

The CommBank app for smartwatches includes an ATM locator, account balances and Cardless Cash option which allows consumers to withdraw funds from CBA ATMs without using their ATM card.

CommSec customers can view live share market information on the CommSec Apple Watch app. For example, customers can look at share portfolio, individual share holdings and cash balances.

They can also use the app to receive share price, volume and news alerts and use the Siri service to ask for live share prices.

CommSec executive general manager Paul Rayson said that approximately 25 per cent of CommSec logins and 11 per cent of trades are now performed on mobile devices.

In addition, CBA announced that customers who have an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can login to the iOS CommBank app using their fingerprint rather than a PIN.

Customers can transfer money and pay bills, access cash from an ATM without a card, pay someone via a mobile phone number or place a lock on a credit card.

Westpac and its subsidiary St.George also have Apple Watch apps.

Westpac’s app provides customers with information about where to find their nearest ATM or branch and a Get Cash code. Get Cash allows customers to withdraw cash from a Westpac ATM without a card.

In addition, customers can use the app to receive travel notifications at the airport and to advise Westpac of their travel plans prior to heading overseas.

St.George’s app includes Quick Balance, which allows customers to view up to two account balances- and an ATM/branch locator.

ING Direct also has an app for the watch.

The app can be configured to display a range of account balances such as savings and everyday accounts.

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