While retail customers have long been a focus for ANZ mobile banking apps – goMoney pioneered mobile phone based payments in Australia - a spokesman for the ANZ said ANZ-Transactive-Mobile will be the bank’s first app specifically developed for institutional, corporate and commercial customers.
ANZ-Transactive is a web-based cash management system that allows corporate users to make domestic and international payments – including pay salaries - and execute transfers, and view balance and transaction histories.
ANZ-Transactive-Mobile will allow users to log onto the system from their mobile device and then monitor account balances, view current and prior day transactions, and approve or reject payments. For organisations which have operations in Australia and New Zealand it provides a single window onto their accounts in both countries.
Users will have to wait however for a more secure version of the app which is being planned to allow corporate payments to be initiated from mobile devices.
The bank, which is working with US based cloud services business Bottomline on the app, also said that while it was possible an Android version might eventually be delivered that was not currently scoped and the focus for the immediate future remains on Apple devices.
Anne Collard, global head of product and channel management, payments and cash management for ANZ was quoted in a Bottomline media release saying that chief financial officers and treasurers were increasingly mobile and that; “We wanted to give our clients a fast, simple and convenient mobile banking experience that enables them to be as productive on the road as they are in the office.”