We reported recently on Bank of America and Chase bank withdrawing their apps from the Windows Phone store.
USAToday has investigated the issue, and while they could not get clear statements from either company on the motivations for the move, BoA’s statement echoed Chase’s regarding low usage numbers, with a spokesman saying:
“We’re committed to giving Bank of America customers a variety of ways they can manage their finances conveniently through mobile and online banking. As we evaluate our platforms, we’ll continue to support those which our customers utilize the most. Windows phone customers will still be able to access their account by using bankofamerica.com on their device.”
Fortunately for Windows Phone users not all US banks are turning their back on them.
Wells Fargo, who has 14 million customers, said in the statement they had no plans to abandon their Windows Phone using customers.
In a statement to USAToday they said:
“Wells Fargo is committed to delivering apps that help our 14 million mobile banking customers manage their money virtually anytime, anywhere, and at this time we have no plans to retire our Windows 8 phone app. We continue to examine our customers’ needs and usage, and make our decisions accordingly.”
If you are looking to switch, you can find the Well Fargo app here.