Standard Bank adds payments to banking app

Standard Bank adds payments to banking app

22 MAY 2014

South Africa’s Standard Bank has refreshed its mobile app by enabling users to make payments using QR codes in retailers.

According to BusinessTech, the new app called SnapScan is the bank’s first mobile payments foray that allows users to pay for purchases with their smartphone and a combination of a QR code and a secure PIN.

In March, Standard Bank unveiled a new banking app for tablets and said a smartphone banking app would follow in the second half of the year, meaning the current announcement is slightly ahead of schedule.

The new revised app is open to all comers, not just the bank’s customers.

The bank originally launched its mobile banking app in June 2012.


Richard Handford

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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