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State Bank of India launches Freedom Plus Mobile Application

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State Bank of India is the biggest bank of India and has used technology in very good manner to reach its customers. It has a very good online banking portal for many years. It was also front runner in developing mobile application for doing banking transactions on mobile phone. I still remember first application for Java enabled mobile phones launched my SBI many years back. As smartphones started becoming popular SBI has launched ‘State Bank Freedom’ application for all major mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone. While the user interface of iOS and Windows Phone applications was very good, the same can’t be said for Android. The application was very old style and mostly text based with very little images.

Recently, for the good sake of Android users, SBI has launched new application for Android mobiles which has been named ‘State Bank Freedom Plus’. As its clear from its name, it is definitely a plus from the older application. It has a very modern user interface with colorful and good looking menu icons. Images have been throughout the application which gives very good impression for the user.

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The application has various sections as below.

  • My Accounts
    • Show case overview of 4 account variant (Transaction / Deposit /Loan / PPF)
    • Selection of account number 
    • Detailed account information
    • Last 5 transaction 
  • Banking 
    • Funds Transfer (Own A/c)
    • Intra-Bank (Within SBI) Transfer
    • Inter-Bank (Other Bank) Transfer
    • Credit Card (VISA) Transfer
    • IMPS Transfer
    • Fixed Deposit
    • Recurring Deposit 
    • Call Us
  • Bill Payments 
    • With Bill
    • Without Bill
    • View Biller
    • Scheduled Bill
  • Top Up/Recharge
    • Coming Soon. This section is not functional as of now.

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Overall SBI has done a wonderful job in launching this new mobile application for its banking customers. I will highly recommend all Android mobile users to stop using old application and download ‘State Bank Freedom Plus’ on their mobiles.

Download Links

Download ‘State Bank Freedom Plus’ from Google Play

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Mobile Applications of Indian Banks – Part 2

In first part of the series on mobile applications of Indian banks I have covered HDFC, ICICI and AXIS banks. In this second part of series I am going to provide details about mobile applications of three more Indian banks.

1. CITI BANK

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Citi Bank has named its mobile application Citi Mobile as mentioned on website of Citi Bank India. The application is available for Android, iOS and Nokia phones. There is no application for Blackberry and Windows Phone although a mobile web application has been provided which could be accessed via browser. The services available on the application  are as follows –

– Account Details
– Funds Transfer (including IMPS)
– Bill Payment
– Credit Card
– Requests
– ATM and Branch Locator

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/citibank-in/id467987820?mt=8

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citiuat

Nokia – http://store.ovi.com/content/285640

Mobile Web – m.citibank.co.in

 

2. Standard Chartered

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Standard Chartered bank has given very different name to its mobile application – Breeze Mobile. The application is available for Android, iOS and other phones including Blackberry. There is no separate application for Blackberry so I assume it should be normal Java application. I could not find any mention of mobile web application as well. Features of Breeze Mobile have been listed on bank website which are See Your Money, Calendar, List of Transactions and Day and Night Wallpaper.

 

 

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Following things can be done via Breeze Mobile application –

  • Pay your utility bills
  • Transfer funds to other banks in India
  • View account and credit card details on the go
  • Top up a pre-paid mobile phone (across all networks)
  • Find, book and pay for airline tickets (domestic)
  • Choose, book and pay for movie tickets across India
  • Personalize your accounts with icons and nicknames
  • Find the nearest branch or ATM across India

 

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/breeze-india/id460909294?ls=1&mt=8

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.app.scb.breeze.android.main.in.prod

Java Application (including Blackberry) – SMS  BREEZE to 09987123123

 

3. YES BANK

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 YES bank is one of the leading private banks in India but it does not have much in terms of mobile applications. It has application with name of YES Mobile for Android and Java platforms. No application is available even for iOS (Coming soon has been mentioned on YES bank website). The same is applicable for Windows Phone. The application also has very limited features which are mainly related only to Accounts, nothing has been mentioned for Credit Cards. 

 

 

 

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Services available in YES Mobile application are –

  • Balance Inquiry
  • Pay Utility Bills
  • Interbank Fund Transfer
  • Fixed Deposit Enquiry
  • Mini Statement
  • Interbank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS)
  • Request for Cheque Book
  • DTH & Mobile Recharge
  • Make Donations

Download links for the application are as follows –

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atomyes

Java Application (including Blackberry) – SMS “YESMOB” to 567678

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Mobile Applications of Indian Banks – Part 1

Mobile phones have started to replace desktops and laptops in daily usage specially for accessing Internet and Internet enabled applications. People are using mobile phones for checking various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn; for emails; for reading news; for reading books, for watching videos etc. This is equally applicable for financial and banking applications as well. In the first post of this series I am going to tell about mobile applications of three leading private Indian banks.

1. HDFC Bank –

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HDFC Bank is leading private and technology savvy bank in India. It has mobile applications for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Blackberry 10, Windows Phone and Nokia phones. It also has mobile web application for doing mobile banking through browser. HDFC Bank mobile application has various sections which are as follows –

  • Accounts
  • Funds Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Mutual Fund
  • Demat
  • Bill Payment
  • Insta Alerts
  • Others

I have personally used the application on my Android phone and I found the application to be very user-friendly and fast.

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad –  https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/hdfc-bank-mobanking/id515891771

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snapwork.hdfc

Windows Phone – http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/hdfc-bank/1c68e3c1-c88f-402f-a368-86dd944ce6a8

Blackberry – http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/131957

Blackberry 10 – http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/23758887

Mobile Web – http://m.hdfcbank.com/

 

2. ICICI Bank

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 ICICI Bank has its mobile application with the name of iMobile. iMobile is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Java phones. As of now there is no application available for Windows Phone. It also has mobile web application for doing mobile banking through browser. ICICI Bank mobile WAP site is also available for non-smartphones.  Services available in iMobile application are as follows –

  • Bank Account
  • Credit Card
  • Loan Account
  • Demat Account
  • mShop
  • Bill Pay
  • iServices

I have personally used the application on my Android phone. Although the application is very useful but I found HDFC Bank mobile application better than iMobile in terms of speed and user interface.

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/icici-bank-imobile/id375276006

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.csam.icici.bank.imobile

Blackberry – http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/134786

Java Phones – http://mobile.icicibank.com/dl

Mobile Web – http://m.icicibank.com/

 

3. Axis Bank

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Axis Bank has mobile applications for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Java phones. It seems that its application for Java and Blackberry phone is same as I could not find it in Blackberry World application store. I also could not find any mobile web application for the bank. Services offered on the application are not as much extensive as of HDFC and ICICI as you can see below –

  • Bank Accounts
  • Funds Transfer
  • Bill Payment

Download links for the application are as follows –

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/axis-bank-mobile-application/id517266358

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.csam.axis.activity

Blackberry – http://mobile.axisbank.co.in/dl

Java Phones – http://mobile.axisbank.co.in/dl

In the next part of the series I will take you through mobile applications of other  Indian Banks.