ING Bank dropping support for Windows Phone

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Banking apps are important, as they are not easy to replace with 3rd party alternatives, and because mobile banking websites tend to be awkward compared to mobile banking apps due to the increased layers of security checks needed for websites compared to apps.

This is why we tended to write about every new banking app arriving on Windows Phone, and unfortunately also on the apps exiting the platform now.

After launching their Windows Phone app in 2013, Dutch bank ING is the latest to join the outgoing queue, announcing that their app is being withdrawn on the 16th April 2018.

Writing that Windows Phone is an “outdated operating system” which Microsoft has “stopped supporting”, they said it did not allow them to continue to improve their security standards, and that this was the most important thing overall.

They recommend users switch to iOS or Android or use their Mijn ING mobile website.

ING users can read more here.

Thanks, Sqck for the tip.

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