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Commonwealth Bank’s NetBank is ‘iPad ready’

Commonwealth bank has jumped on the iPad Internet Banking bandwagon and announced their NetBank service is fully compatible with the iPad.

CBA iPad AppUnlike rivals NAB and St George however, Commonwealth Bank has not released an Internet Banking iPad app, however is certifying that their NetBank online banking portal is fully compatible with the iPad’s included internet browser Safari.

Commonwealth Bank’s General Manager of Online Banking, Drew Unsworth was confident the ‘iPad ready’ NetBank site would deliver a great experience for the bank’s customers.

“We are delighted to offer our customers full NetBank access to the iPad and are confident that it will deliver a really positive online customer experience.”

Customers wishing to access NetBank on their iPad will need to open the Safari web browser and go to www.netbank.com.au. To simulate an iPad app, CBA suggest users bookmark the address and select Add to Home Screen.

“We are committed to continuously enhancing the online service experience for our customers and strive to make the most of new technology and the opportunities it offers for accessing banking services, so that our customers can manage their money anytime, anywhere,” said Mr Unsworth.

Both NAB and St George last week announced dedicated iPad apps offering customers internet banking from their iPad. Both apps have come under fire though for simply repackaging internet banking content in an ‘App’ or as the St George app does, simply opening Safari and directing users to the St George Internet Banking page.

St.George Bank’s iPad App will give users full access to St.George Internet Banking, as well as a branch and ATM locator, product and service information, interest rates and product selector tools, plus access to St.George video content through the Bank’s YouTube channel. (Details here)

NAB’s iPad application includes NAB Internet Banking, an ATM and branch locator and currency exchange rates. (Details here)

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David Olsen

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