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24 April, 2015

Tesco Bank updates Mobile Banking App for Apple Watch

Tesco Bank has updated their Banking App to support Apple Watch. The update offers Tesco Bank’s latest ‘Balance Peek’ feature on Apple’s first wearable device, enabling customers to quickly and easily check their balance or add one of their accounts via Apple Watch, without having to log-in to the Mobile Banking App*.

The Mobile Banking App has also been updated to allow customers with an iPhone to view their balance in the Notification Centre**.

Grant Bourbousson, Digital and Marketing Director at Tesco Bank, said: “We aim to deliver a world-class digital banking experience for customers and we are delighted to offer one of the first banking apps on Apple Watch available in the UK. Balance Peek enables Tesco Bank customers to access their account balance quickly and easily and keep track of their finances wherever they are.”

As with all Tesco Bank services, customers have complete control over how they use the Mobile Banking App, and they have the option of setting up the Balance Peek feature securely on their iPhone via the Settings menu once they login to the Mobile Banking App, where they can pick any or all of their accounts to view. They can change which accounts they see at any time, or turn off the feature completely.

Once enabled, customers will quickly be able to ‘peek’ at their selected balances by simply dragging down the Balance Peek ‘drawer’ on the login screen of their smartphone; by launching the Tesco Bank companion app on Apple Watch; or via the Notification Centre on their iPhone.

When opening Balance Peek, customers see only the account balances they have selected and only partial account numbers; customers must also log in to the Mobile Banking App on their iPhone or iPad to carry out any transactions.

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Notes to Editors

*Balance Peek automatically closes after 5 seconds if there is no further interaction. No accounts will show if the customer has not enabled Balance Peek on their smartphone.

**It is not possible to view an account balance or to add/remove an account via the Notification Centre on the iPhone when the device is locked.


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Tesco Bank provides credit cards, loans, mortgages, savings and a current account, as well as general insurance to customers across the UK. The bank opened for business in 1997 and, since 2008, has been owned by Tesco plc. Today, approximately 4,200 colleagues based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, serve more than 7 million customers. Tesco Bank’s products and services are available through online and mobile banking, and via our UK customer call centres, seven days a week. Last year we gave Clubcard points to the value of £115 million to Tesco Bank customers.

Tesco Bank is a trading name of Tesco Personal Finance plc. Registered in Scotland No. 173199. Registered Address: Interpoint Building, 22 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH.

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