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Media Release

BankSA puts banking on your wrist

24 April 2015

BankSA today announced that its customers will be among the first in the world to use mobile banking at the touch of the wrist, through Apple’s ground breaking Apple Watch.

The latest offering will provide ease and convenience for the increasing number of customers who are now banking on the go on 'smart' devices. Customers will have access to a range of mobile banking services on their Apple Watch including quick and easy access to account balances and finding their nearest ATM or branch.

BankSA Chief Executive Nick Reade said: “We know that many of our customers are choosing to do their banking at a time and location that suits them, so we’re really excited to be offering these advantages to our customers first.”

“Access to world first technology, combined with truly local knowledge and advice, is a distinct advantage for our customers in South Australia and the Northern Territory.”

BankSA CIO Dhiren Kulkarni, said: “We know our customers like being first with the latest technology and we’re extremely excited to be first to market with rolling out our mobile banking app at release of the Apple Watch. 

“We will be enhancing the app on an ongoing basis, and following the success of our Android smartwatch app, we’re confident the Apple Watch app will be a big hit for our growing number of customers banking on the go.”

Today's announcement follows a year of innovation at BankSA including Australian-first smartwatch mobile banking app for Android and biometric logon capability.

Notes to editor

To use banking on the Apple Watch customers will need an iPhone 5 or above with iOS 8.2 or above that is paired with their Apple Watch. They will also need the latest version of their BankSA Mobile Banking app installed on their iPhone.

BankSA Mobile Banking on Apple Watch will help customers:

  • View up to 2 account balances (Quick Balance)
  • Find your nearest ATM or branch

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