ING Direct Canada has announced the launch of a BlackBerry PlayBook App to its suite of mobile banking applications. According to the company, ING Direct was the first bank in Canada to offer a BlackBerry App, iPhone App and mobile website simultaneously last year, and has since added iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7 Apps.
The company’s new PlayBook App, released today, will let Canadian consumers bank from their BlackBerry PlayBook devices. The App allows clients to check their account balances, review transactions, transfer funds, buy and sell The Streetwise Funds, and get directions and hours of operation for the ING Direct Cafés.
“We know that mobile banking today represents what the ABM did in the 1980’s – the future of banking,” said Peter Aceto, President and CEO of ING Direct. “Mobile banking Apps give people the ability to have their own personal branch in their pocket. This is the future of banking and our PlayBook App is another example of ING DIRECT leading the industry in mobile banking and helping Canadians stay closer to their money, something we’ve been advocating for 14 years.”
Source: ING Direct