HDFC Bank, the country’s second largest private sector bank, launched Watch Banking application for Apple Watch in the first week of July 2015.
With this, HDFC became the first bank in India to offer the service of Watch Banking. In order to avail this service, customer will not be required to download a separate app but they just need to activate it from an upgraded version of HDFC Bank’s mobile banking app itself.
The Apple Watch app will work via Bluetooth on iPhone 5 and above versions. The application will allow customers to make around 10 banking transactions, like account information (on savings, current, fixed deposits), credit cards, mobile and DTH recharge, request account statements and cheque books.
It will also allow a person to locate the closest ATM and bank branch, view messages from the bank, avail discount offers and hotlist lost debit cards.
HDFC also aims to provide banking services through all wearable devices across platforms like iOS and Android.
What: Launched by HDFC Bank
When: First week of July 2015