Banking apps have been a bit of a sore-spot for Windows Phone users and the media recently due to two prominent American banks pulling support for their Windows apps.
However, it’s not all bad news as while some banks may see Windows Phones as not worthy of support, there are more that certainly do.
As we’re based in the UK, WMPU reached out to Barclays Bank, Lloyds bank and Santander bank on whether they wish to continue supporting (or in the case of Santander, release) their Windows Phone apps.
Barclays replied in the affirmative. A spokesperson from Barclays had this to say:
I can confirm we’ve no plans to pull either apps from Windows phones – we launched both the Barclays Mobile Banking and Pingit apps on the Windows Phone after our customers told us they wanted it.
This will continue as long as we know it’s something our customers still want and still use.
As you can see, Barclays Bank will continue to support Windows Phone for the foreseeable future. UK readers may remember Barclays advertising their app in a double spread once it was released and it is clear their stance has not changed since then. This as well as Wells Fargo bank in the US and the addition of several new banking apps to the store proves that all is not lost in the matter of banking apps and Windows Phone. It’s just a matter of perspective and not treating every little setback like an apocalyptic cataclysm.
Lloyds Bank and Santander have not released a statement at this time.