Citi rolled out their redesigned Citi Mobile App for iPhone and Android smartphones this week. With the new app, bank and credit card customers can now check balances, make deposits, transfer money, and manage payments while on the go.
Banking gone virtual
The Citi Mobile App includes a beta test of Snapshot, a new feature that provides customers with an overview of their account. Folks can now review recent bank transactions and deposits without having to actually log into their account. Individuals who are interested in trying Snapshot out must sign up for it once they download the app. Citi will begin offering Snapshot to all their customers later in 2014.
Advanced Mobile-Specific Design: A fluid single-screen layout makes touch navigation of the app easier and faster. This design was originally used in the Citibank iPad app.
Streamlined Payment and Transfer Options: Developers simplified the payment and transfer menus. Folks can also access other banking apps, using them to make payments from their accounts, and use their camera to deposit checks directly from their phone.
Automatic Notifications: Users can opt to receive push notifications letting them know what is going on with their bank and credit card accounts, whether that’s alerting them when a payment is due or when a check has cleared.
Expanded Transaction Search Capability: Users can now scroll through their recent transaction history, as well as cancel or edit an already scheduled payment.
The Citi Mobile App can be downloaded via iTunes or Google Play for free. A video reviewing its features has been posted on YouTube. While this roll out is limited to iPhone and Android users in the U.S. a worldwide release is expected in the future. Citi originally released this app in 2007.
This is not the only technological upgrade Citibank has made to their banking systems. Last month they launched a new ATM program that remembers customer’s preferences each time they access their account. Additional ATM features, including quick peeks at balances, and on page scrolling, were also included in the new system.