For a few months now we have been hearing semi-official reports that Bank of America was returning to the Windows ecosystem with Windows 10. Now, the first concrete evidence of the app is now in our hands.
A photo of an internal Bank of America website (we have removed some info) sent to us now reveals the app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile is slated for a Monday, March 28 release date. The app will be a universal (UWP) app running on PCs, tablets, laptops, and phones.
According to the image the new Windows 10 Bank of America app will have the following features:
- Pay bills
- Transfer money
- Deposit checks
- View balances and transactions on their checking, savings, and credit card accounts
- View mortgage, auto, and other loan balances
- Locate nearby financial centers and ATMs
Interestingly, the document even mentions that Xbox is not included on the list, which is a bit humorous even if such distinctions will be familiar in 2016 at some point.
Bank of America joins American Express as being some of the first big US banks and financial institutions to embrace Microsoft's Windows 10.
Bank of America's 2015 departure from Windows Phone 8.1 was seen as a major blow to the mobile OS causing some users to abandon the platform. Now, however, the banking juggernaut looks to be all in with Windows 10 and Mobile with a much more powerful app e.g. check deposits.
March 28 falls just days before Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco, and no doubt will be used to showcase how Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform is gaining momentum. We'll keep you posted on when the app goes live for users.
Big thanks to Ed for the image and tip!
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