UK banking group Barclays announced on Wednesday its customers may now securely make payments from current accounts held with other banks from within the Barclays mobile app. This kind of feature will allow customers to take care of their money management all within one place.
“To use the feature, customers first need to add the personal or business current account they hold with another bank into their Barclays app. This can be done simply and securely within their app and can be switched off instantly, at any time, if they change their mind. Once the account has been brought into their app, customers can view their balance and transactions, and securely make payments from the account.”
While sharing more details about the feature, Caroline Ambrose, Director of Open Banking at Barclays, stated:
“Day-to-day life is busy enough without juggling multiple banking apps to stay on top of your finances. That’s why we’re working to make our customers’ lives easier by putting everything in one place and adding features that help them manage their money in a secure and straightforward way. Payments is the next step in our journey towards giving our customers even more control over their money, and easier ways to do their everyday banking tasks.”
Barclays added the new feature has been rolled out to customers who have a linked current account with NatWest, Nationwide or Bank of Scotland and it will shortly be rolled out to other providers including Santander, Lloyds, Halifax, and RBS.