Commonwealth Bank brings NetBank to Android phones

The Commonwealth Bank's mobile banking platform, NetBank, has been modified to work with all Google Android smartphones

Commonwealth Bank's NetBank is now available as an app on Google Android smartphones

Commonwealth Bank's NetBank is now available as an app on Google Android smartphones

The Commonwealth Bank today released its NetBank mobile banking application for Google Android smartphones.

Initially available for the iPhone, the Commonwealth Bank's mobile banking platform has been modified to work with all Google Android smartphones including the popular HTC Desire, the Desire HD, Samsung's Galaxy S, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, and the Motorola Defy.

The NetBank for Android app features customised screen sizes and resolution, and faster processing times along with a 'remember client' that speeds up the logon process.

The NetBank Android app also allows Commonwealth Bank customers to check their account balances, track recent transaction history, transfer funds, pay bills using BPAY, view current applications, review future transactions, and be advised about any mobile banking outages in advance.

"Approximately 20 per cent of total daily NetBank logons are initiated through mobile devices with iPhone holding pole position to date. However, we have seen the popularity of Android phones double in the past three months, hence this launch," said Commonwealth Bank executive general manager, Quentin Boyes. "Our primary goal is to monitor how our customers are interacting with NetBank and stay one step ahead to deliver the best online customer experiences."

Users with an Android smartphone can download the NetBank mobile banking app from the Android Market, while customers with an iPhone app can download the NetBank for iPhone app from the iTunes App Store.

Commonwealth Bank customers with other internet enabled mobile phones can access mobile banking by going to www.netbank.com.au/mobile on their mobile phone's Web browser.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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3 Comments

Samuel

1

It would be nice if Commonwealth had the competence to do this without shutting down netbank for regular customers. Netbank is flooded with error messages today. Their call center is also overloaded, not putting people on hold, just dropping their calls and asking them to call back. Easier said than done for me stuck in New York unable to access my money!

Martin

2

Perhaps the reviewer, or rather, the author of this article should've read the reviews on the Android Market link to the Netbank app. It apparently isn't an app at all, just a shortcut to CBA's mobile banking website.

As the kids of today say, epic fail.

Rosie Huntington

3

Speaking of the SMS security measures, I hate the bloody thing. Half the time it takes almost the timeout period for the damn SMS to arrive... Pointless and the alternative is even worse.

I'd change banks, but everything else I've seen is worse!

Read this article if you want a little more information about this: http://tablettechtoday.com/news/news-news/asda-introduces-a-99-android-tablet.html

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