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Tesco Bank updates Mobile Banking App for Apple Watch

Tesco Bank has updated their Banking App to support Apple Watch. The update offers Tesco Bank’s latest ‘Balance Peek’ feature on Apple’s first wearable device, enabling customers to quickly and easily check their balance or add one of their accounts via Apple Watch, without having to log-in to the Mobile Banking App*.

The Mobile Banking App has also been updated to allow customers with an iPhone to view their balance in the Notification Centre**.

Grant Bourbousson, Digital and Marketing Director at Tesco Bank, said, 

"We aim to deliver a world-class digital banking experience for customers and we are delighted to offer one of the first banking apps on Apple Watch available in the UK. Balance Peek enables Tesco Bank customers to access their account balance quickly and easily and keep track of their finances wherever they are."

As with all Tesco Bank services, customers have complete control over how they use the Mobile Banking App, and they have the option of setting up the Balance Peek feature securely on their iPhone via the Settings menu once they login to the Mobile Banking App, where they can pick any or all of their accounts to view. They can change which accounts they see at any time, or turn off the feature completely.

Once enabled, customers will quickly be able to ‘peek’ at their selected balances by simply dragging down the Balance Peek ‘drawer’ on the login screen of their smartphone; by launching the Tesco Bank companion app on Apple Watch; or via the Notification Centre on their iPhone.

When opening Balance Peek, customers see only the account balances they have selected and only partial account numbers; customers must also log in to the Mobile Banking App on their iPhone or iPad to carry out any transactions.

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Notes to Editors:

*Balance Peek automatically closes after 5 seconds if there is no further interaction. No accounts will show if the customer has not enabled Balance Peek on their smartphone.

**It is not possible to view an account balance or to add/remove an account via the Notification Centre on the iPhone when the device is locked.

About Us:

Tesco Bank’s goal is to make banking and insurance easier and better value for people who shop at Tesco. We’ve been around since 1997 and today we help more than 5 million customers manage their money every day. Our 4,000 colleagues serve our customers seven days a week from our three main centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, and we are also available through online and mobile banking 24/7. Tesco Bank participates in the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board.

Tesco Bank is a trading name of Tesco Personal Finance plc. Registered in Scotland No. SC173199. Registered Office: 2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9FQ


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