Commonwealth Bank media release


Commonwealth Bank today gave its customers access to the latest mobile banking and payments technology with the availability of the enhanced CommBank app on Android and Windows 8 platforms.

Giving customers world-class on-the-go mobile banking and payment innovations, the new CommBank app allows customers to do everything from checking an account balance with a simple swipe, to paying for groceries with a tap of their smartphone.

According to Lisa Frazier, Executive General Manager Digital Channels, Commonwealth Bank, the availability of the CommBank app transforms and simplifies the way customers bank and pay from their mobile.

“Today marks a significant leap forward in how CommBank customers can both pay and receive money and manage their finances on-the-go. Whether that’s using downtime on the bus to pay a bill; transferring the cost of dinner to a friend’s mobile number or Facebook contact; or leaving your wallet at home and using your phone to pay for a coffee – CommBank app brings speed and convenience to mobile banking and payments from a smartphone anytime, anywhere.”

Tap & Pay

From today, CommBank app also features two new NFC (near field communication) payment solutions for Android users which enable secure, MasterCard® PayPass™ payments with a simple tap of the phone1.

  1. CommBank PayTag is a sticker that attaches to the back of a customer’s smartphone and is compatible with Android smartphones and can be ordered and activated via the CommBank app for $2.99.
  2. CommBank Samsung GALAXY S4 (i9505 and i9507)2 customers can use the phones-embedded NFC to make contactless payments via the CommBank app without the need for a sticker3.

Tap & Pay is the only solution of its kind in Australia that enables customers to control the contactless functionality, selecting which account to pay from, to turning it on and off as they need.

“With our new CommBank app and Tap & Pay solutions we're in an exciting position where a mobile wallet is becoming a genuine possibility for customers,” added Ms Frazier.

CommBank app features

The new CommBank app will enable customers to pay on-the-go, do their banking anywhere and:

  • check a balance with a simple swipe on their phone;
  • make Tap & Pay payments at MasterCard PayPass terminals;
  • pay bills via a QR code;
  • pay a mate back using their mobile number, email, Facebook® contact; and
  • find the nearest ATM or branch.

Available to download today

The CommBank app is available to download from the Google Play Store and Windows Phone Store from today. The Apple iOS app will be available at the end of January 2014.

100% money bank guarantee

All CommBank app transactions are backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

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1 Up to $100 in value.

2 Smartphones sold in Australia. Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9506 variant) owners will need to update their phone software to enjoy mobile tap and go payments. This software update is expected to be made available for an over the air update by early 2014.

3 Commonwealth Bank is the first bank globally to offer this service to its customers, using Mobile MasterCard PayPass on the embedded secure element on the Samsung Galaxy S4 at MasterCard PayPass terminals worldwide.

Media contact:

Sarah Gibbons
Commonwealth Bank
T: (02) 9118 1706 | M: 0403 681 515