One of the most amazing tangible benefits to users about the ascension of the smartphone is the power that it provides right in the palm of our hands. Having the ability to pull out our smartphones and get immediate access to the most intimate things to us, including friends, family, financial affairs and so on, simply cannot be underestimated in its importance. That’s why banking apps, such as the recently updated Chase Mobile, are amongst the most popular apps available on the App Store in any country.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, more commonly known as just Chase or Chase Bank to its huge and ever growing list of account holders, is a national bank that operates one of the better and more refined banking apps on the App Store. Although the app has always been one that’s packed full of features to benefit checking and savings account holders, the latest update, which is now live, offers integration with Apple’s biometric Touch ID feature, meaning bankers can now utilize the fingerprint scanning technology on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to authenticate and log right in.
Chase Mobile may be running a little behind a lot of other financial institutions when it comes to integrating Touch ID support, but it is always better late than never, especially when you consider that all of Apple’s devices going forward will offer this functionality. Chase Mobile users, once authenticated using Touch ID, will still be able to see account balances and transaction history as well as view any credit or debit card rewards that are assigned to that customer account.
The latest version of the app also includes all of the transactional benefits that has been afforded to customers in past builds. Paying bills and credit card amounts, transferring money between Chase accounts, utilizing the QuickDeposit initiative, and sending wire transfers is all still available.
Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint recognition feature, is undoubtedly here to stay. After providing developers with access to the Touch ID API it’s only relatively recently that many have shown a desire to trust the biometric feature and start to seriously put the time into including it in their apps.
(Download: Chase Mobile for iPhone on the App Store)