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TD Bank confirms Windows Phone app in the works

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A spokesperson for TD (Toronto-Dominion) Bank has confirmed to WPCentral that the major banking institution is developing a Windows Phone app, but it might have a limited launch at first.

We first got word of a possible TD Bank app when one of our community members tipped us to an email he received from a company employee that said a Windows Phone app was in development. We followed up on that tip and contacted an official TD Bank spokesperson, who told us, "Yes, it is definitely in the works & will be released in the near future."

However, the spokesperson added that the app could be released in Canada at first, and may not be released in the United States until sometime later. Of course, we will report on any updates we get on the TD Bank Windows Phone app as we receive them.

TD Bank has over 1,150 branches in Canada, and its US subsidiary has over 1,200 branches that are located on the eastern seaboard of the country. This news comes a few months after Ally Bank launched its Windows Phone app.

What do you think about TD Bank joining the Windows Phone app ecosystem?

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TD Bank confirms Windows Phone app in the works

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Although you gotta admit, sometimes the mobile site looks HEAVILY influenced by the Microsoft Style... Maybe they've been making the shift for a while now?

True.  Also, I've been wanting to switch to TD from RBC for a while now.  Don't really like RBC.  Do you know what a pain it is to switch banks?  LOL.

After asking them for an app for 3yrs, they're now planning a release after I moved my accounts. Yay! Official app..

Finally!  I think enough of us customers sent emails, tweets etc... that they finally gave in and said yes.

Yessss! Finally something that will be available to the rest of the world before US, even though I don't even know about this bank, but I am happy xD

WP users need to reach out to capital one, as they are quickly becoming the only major bank to not have a WP app.

I agree it would be nice to have an official app(s) from Capital One.  However, I have the Capital One 360 mobile site pinned to my Start Screen (through "WebApps") and it works pretty well and I can do anything that I need to do.  The pinned site looks like a regular app.  If they get around to creating native apps, they probably won't be more than wrappers anyway.

That would be fine, except the mobile site for capital one through webapps pops up a log in box that you have to cancel, as it doesn't take user credentials.  And on top of that scrolling doesn't work right either.  If they fixed their mobile site for the mobile IE I'd be ok with using that.

I don't get a pop-up using the "WebApps" app with Capital One 360. Maybe it does for the main Capital One site? You do get a message saying the browser is out of date if you access the site directly in IE, but not in WebApps.

Bank of Montreal sure could use an app... I'm using Mint to keep an eye on my finances but I'm stuck using my PC for transfers and managing my credit card.

In Canada WP holds literally 2% of the phone market here. That's why no businesses care about WP here in Canada

Windows 8 is the driver now. As long as you let businesses know about universal apps they will want to develop one for the W8 market and WP8 can piggy-back on that.

Still missing my own bank (spar nord), but I'm spamming their Facebook and twitter on a regular basis.. Denmark is generally a bad place for WP it seems.

@Heine: Their response to a facebook query was that a WP app is in the works, scheduled release later this summer! B-)

Yeah hehe I like how they said it wasn't planned because they thought WP was going to pick up (what I was told from one of there rep) and it's funny how things change. Nice to see they follow the pack and is not a leader. But still happy to have an app finally coming from all the complaints. Now all I need is an American express app :D

Yeah they had to update that when they launched the fragdroid & crapple apps since they were just web wrappers aswell untill recently(@ least for fragdroid) when they made a deal with enstream

Shame on Citibank! They're going to be the last bank to have an app on Windows Phone. Also waiting on American Express.

BMO kind of said no a few months ago when they redesigned their mobile website. If I remember correctly, they referenced Windows Phone users as those they were targeting with the redesign; leading one to think that they aren't writing an app (as of that time, anyway).

Use m.bmo.com. The new BMO apps for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry 10 are built using html5, so as long as your browser is html5 compliant, the UI is nearly identical to the bb10, iOS, and Android apps

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Well, to be fair, Toronto-Dominion is a Canadian bank, though they have expanded into the USA with Waterhouse. I would sort of expect them to hit their main user base in Canada first. That, and we've been pretty vocal in asking for an app for a while now. Just ad others have said though, a real app, not some wrapper.

Curious why US rollout cannot happen at the same time as it does in Canada.  Is TD Bank using a different banking system in the US?  Is it a regulatory thing?

Absolutely. Consolidating services from two countries wihtin the same app is very complex. I figured it would be two different apps.

As soon as one of my banks has a wp app I will use them exclusively. Would love to use this nice camera to deposit a check.

As long as enstream(the big 3 Canadian cell provider$) is onboard with this ie. Adding visa paywave to it like they did with fragdroid

If they make the app...it needs show you that a transfer deposit or a withdraw was made so you know...just incase you didn't do a withdraw

Great news. Now it's time for Citibank and American Express to step up. I'm seriously close to moving my checking and savings accounts to Chase.

Was about time! Many many months after being asked for it! Was thinking about switching to RBC for that matter at some point

Well its a multinational financial institution so anything is possible but only problem is tackling cc nfc support which each country has its own collective isis & enstream making it impossible to know how quickly they can get it supported on blue

Need Charles Schwab. Fidelity needs check deposit. Might switch to TD if their US app has check deposit. Tired of waiting. PNC doesn't care about us.

I read on the PNC Virtual Wallet blog that a WP app is in the works.  This was a few weeks ago, though.

 

Finally, I complained loudly to TD about this omission several times. Now we need Birdlog--everyone agrees right.

So sweet.
I have been lobbying them via customer support and other channels for some time now. And, being from Canada, it's nice to know we're on the initial deployment plan.
So happy.

I was told last August that one was being tested.  As the months rolled by with no release, I figured that they lost interest.

Now for BMO and Scotiabank to get on board. I bank with RBC and their app is pretty good but I wish it had a few more features and start on the login page.

I've been bugging them monthly since WP7. ABOUT TIME! However they are going to need support for Canadian, US, AND Cross-Border Accounts before their up to speed with the treat of the banks in North America. Now we need to get the Credit Unions to get on board. I'm looking at you NIHFCU!

bank apps are the most important. really good to see. hopefully cibc, national bank, and royal bank follow accordingly!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW FINALLY.... I thought TD was so against Windows Phone/Windows... I even remember when their execs told us Canadians that we'd never see a WP app.

Do ANY other banks in Canada have an official app, besides ING/Tangerine?  WP support in Canada sucks, because all the carriers have salespeople who suck at selling WP. 

No kidding?  Last I checked, I didn't see it.  But I didn't really look hard.  I just want Servus and National Bank to make official apps. 

RBC and it is beautiful. Completely agree about the lack of Canadian apps, but as much as a despise Tim Hortons I predicted that with the release of the official Timmy Me app we'd be getting more support from Canadian companies. TD is my bank and I'm thrilled. Now for Air Canada, WestJet, Cineplex, etc etc

Yes, we need all those big names!  I don't go to Timmy's either, but I'm thrilled the app has arrived.  The more and more people that see the WP logo on signs and billboards that say, "Download our mobile app" the more they will sell.  The thing is, most people just don't KNOW to ask about windows phones when they walk into a Rogers Telus Bell Fido store, and the sales reps don't mention them.  If people walk in asking about WP, then it will hopefully change the attitudes of the sales force.

What about PNC Bank and US Bank!!! Microsoft we need your help. I tweeted the banks numerous times and opened complain cases. Need help!

I wonder if W8 is a big driver now for future app development. Whenever I mention W8 and WP8 can share the same app if its developed as universal I get a positive response.

Another finally from me. Sounds like a lot of us have been bugging them for quite some time. I guess they just got tired of our annoying emails. It better be a real app or they'll be getting more annoying emails from us.

I'll be waiting for the US app launch, hopefully it's not too far off. Really don't get these it's not in the US first messages. So what? TD Bank might easily have more customers in the US than it does in Canada despite it being a Canadian bank.  Why? There's more people in Northeast US, where TD Banks are located, than all of Canada. There's even more US branches than Canadian branches at this point. So that's why. Sometimes it's just business and you follow the money.

I emailed TD Bank personally (as I do everyone during my onslaught on corporate America's lack of official WP8 apps) weeks ago and politely complained of their lack f a wp8 app. 

 

I wonder if I had any influence?

That's awesome because I was going to switch my banking to RBC because TD was refusing to make an app! Maybe now I will hold out a bit...