Slovenská sporiteľňa launches Internetbanking for smartphones: make payments with the touch of one finger
Slovenská sporiteľňa launched a special version of Internetbanking intended not only for iPhones but all types of intelligent phones – so called smartphones. Slovenská sporiteľňa is the first bank in Slovakia whose clients can realize banking operations also via phones with iOS (Apple), Android (HTC), Symbian (Nokia), RIM (Bleckberry) and Windows Mobile 7 operating systems.
„The aim of the application is to provide clients with a fast and comfortable access to banking services by means of most widely used intelligent phones on the market,” says Michal Grajcar, Head of Payments & E-banking Department of Slovenská sporiteľňa.
The navigation has been simplified, so that it is easy to use for the client and he/she can use just one finger for everything. “After the application is launched, the control panel is displayed and the client can send payments or check his/her account balance immediately. Compared with the full version of Internetbanking, it’s much simpler since it is not necessary to zoom in the display,” Michal Grajcar explains the advantages of the application.
After logging in to the mobile version of Internetbanking at https://ib.slsp.sk the most widely used operations will be displayed:
- entering of domestic payment,
- overview of last 10 turnovers,
- overview of payment orders entered by means of electronic banking.
In this application, it is possible to enter foreign payments, collections, standing orders, term deposits, account statements and notifications and also manage predefined payments. The user of the mobile version may switch to the full version of Internetbanking anytime, by clicking on the link on each page.
The security of the application is at highest level. The connection between the client’s browser and bank server is protected by means of the security certificate and security items are required for access. The use of Internetbanking in the mobile phone doesn’t pose a bigger threat compared with the computer version; however, basic security rules are also to be followed:
- carefully choose the software you are installing into your mobile phone,
- never open suspicious e-mails in your mobile phone,
- do not share your login data and passwords with anyone,
- when communicating with the server, verify the bank’s certificate by means of your internet browser in your mobile phone.
Last year, Slovenská sporiteľňa also launched the first banking application for iPhone with functions making access to important information more comfortable and faster. The searching of the nearest ATMs and branches of Slovenská sporiteľňa is especially useful. It also shows their direct address, opening hours and phone number. Users will also find revenue forecasts for ten years, interest rates for the next quarter, loan calculator and Internetbanking of Slovenská sporiteľňa.
Slovenská sporiteľňa is with 2.5 million clients the largest commercial bank in Slovakia. Its only shareholder is the Austrian Erste Group Bank. Slovenská sporiteľňa has a long-term leading position in total assets, retail loans, client deposits, number of sales points and ATMs. Slovenská sporiteľňa offers complex banking services in 292 sales points and 18 commercial centres in all regions of Slovakia. For more information see www.slsp.sk.