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Australia's Commonwealth Bank finally updates app for Windows Phone 8; is now worth downloading

CommBank Lead

Australia's Commonwealth Bank (CommBank) has released a brand new official app for Windows Phone. The bank hasn't paid much attention to the platform with its sub-par app, but this update is certainly a notable upgrade -  version 2 is essentially a complete rewrite. If you've held off previously, you may wish to slide on past the break to see what's new.

The new UI is simply gorgeous and is more intuitive than what was available previously. With the new CommBank app for Windows Phone 7 & 8, you're able to transfer funds to mobile phone numbers, email addresses and even Facebook accounts without the requirement for recipient bank details. Pretty neat way of easily wiring some money without spending countless minutes fetching necessary account info.

It's possible for a 4-digit PIN to be set up for account access, enabling you to quickly check balances without having to sign-in with time consuming security protocols. The app itself is a gateway to your Commonwealth Bank account. The ability to activate new cards, alter PINs instantly, locate nearest CommBank ATM or branches are all included.

CommBank App

If you require those extra features some mobile banking solutions include, you'll not be disappointed here as handy tools and calculators, such as a foreign exchange converter are present. It's worth noting, however, you'll need to have a mobile number, use NetBank and also be registered for NetCode SMS (www.netbank.com.au) to be able to utilise the full suite of features in the app.

Version 2 of this app brings the feature list almost to the level of what's present in both the iOS and Android counterparts. You can download CommBank from the Windows Phone Store for free (available for both Windows Phone 7 and 8).

How are you finding the new app?

Thanks, dzx, for the tip!

QR: CommBank

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Australia's Commonwealth Bank finally updates app for Windows Phone 8; is now worth downloading

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Anyone know anything about Citibank app for WP8? I called their CS and was told for 15mins that I indeed had a Android phone and not WP and to check my play store. Disappointed doesn't even cover it....

It was the only missing app for me. Updated 2 hours ago and tested. Awesome
My app library almost complete

And yet ANZ Australia is still very absent in any capacity. I wish they'd pull their finger out, the iOS version was spot on

And apparently the android version is at least as good. I have to run it on my bloody alarm clock. I have hassled them repeatedly and they just don't care. I am seriously thinking about dumping them.

iOS app isn't coming until Feb, beaten to the punch! Although for some stupid reason iOS is getting tap to pay via a stupid sticker, while Android and Windows Phone, which both have NFC on board will not.

Wow, that's fantastic. The first version only had contact info and an ATM/branch finder... everything else just launched their website. Great to see, and I'll definitely use this as a CBA customer.

Im Australian and a CBA customer. Have been using the app since it launched on first gen WP7. Probably not accurate to say it was previously a piece of sh!t as its always kept me out of trouble, and the fact they did have an app was awesome in the first place. Certainly this new version at first glance is much appreciated and looks very polished. I might even thank them in their FB page for supporting WP! Another sign of WP going mainstream.. Peace.

Glad that you guys finally decided to cover this, even though I tipped it first with my own screenshots. You could have at least given me shared credit :)

Just wanted to add that the app is beautiful (much nicer than Kaching for Android, which, in turn, was nicer than the orignal WP app ...), and works great. Feels like a native WP app.

I reviewed it, but only gave it 4 stars (-1 for lack of NFC payments ...)

Just downloaded it. Very well written app with everything that you would need to do via your mobile phone, except printing a record of what you have done.

Just as a matter of interest are there any apps out there that allow printing (using a mobile phone) via wi-fi? 

Finally. The previous app was just a program with links to the mobile website.

Did the job, but, yea, wasn't particularly good. Updating this now.