18 April 2016

Fingerprint security available for new OCBC Securities app, Android OCBC app

Source: OCBC. The iOCBC TradeMobile  app allows detailed technical analyses on  stocks using common indicators.
Source: OCBC. The iOCBC TradeMobile 
app allows detailed technical analyses on 
stocks using common indicators.
OCBC Securities has launched the iOCBC TradeMobile app for iPhones. OCBC Securities customers with an online account are now able to view their stock portfolios, as well as market information on the stocks they hold, with the touch of a finger using Apple’s Touch ID technology. The OneTouch fingerprint authentication feature offers OCBC Bank and OCBC Securities customers greater convenience in accessing banking and brokerage information, without compromising the security of their accounts.

The iOCBC TradeMobile app features stock charting, a customisable home page and a dual language function that enables users to view content in English or Chinese. It was designed to provide a more intuitive user experience, helping customers access market information and perform trades seamlessly. 

The OneTouch fingerprint authentication feature has also been extended to more banking customers. It has been supported in the Android version of the OCBC Mobile Banking app since early April, making OCBC the first bank in Singapore to offer a banking app with a fingerprint authentication feature for smartphones running on the Android operating system. Customers who own selected Samsung phone models that are equipped with the recognition feature and run on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system or newer now enjoy instant fingerprint access to their balances for all their banking accounts, credit cards and investments, as well as credit card details such as rewards, due dates and credit limits. 

The innovations further underscore the OCBC Group’s commitment to the digitalisation of financial services, to promote access and convenience for customers as well as optimise the user experience. Raymond Chee, Managing Director of OCBC Securities, said, “With the new iOCBC TradeMobile app, our customers now have detailed, real-time information about the markets and about their portfolios at their fingertips, which will undoubtedly help them make better investment decisions. In the past three years alone, the number of trades per month that our customers perform through our mobile app has almost doubled. This makes it all the more important for us to keep driving digital innovations to enhance our customers’ mobile experience.” 

Since its launch a year ago, the OCBC Mobile Banking app for iPhones has been accessed through the OneTouch feature about five million times. Yvonne Cheong, OCBC Bank’s Head of Internet and Mobile Banking, Singapore, said, “Our customers love the ease and speed of accessing their banking accounts on the go, be it to check their incoming salary credits or to track outgoing payments. Usage has grown rapidly by over five times since its launch. We are excited to extend the OCBC OneTouch service to Android phone users for the first time in Singapore, demonstrating our commitment to using smart digital innovation to make banking simpler and more accessible than ever for our customers.” 


The new iOCBC TradeMobile app is now available for download for free on the Apple App Store. Customers using the iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus models will be able to enjoy the OneTouch feature. OCBC Securities is working on a version of the new app for iPad and Android models, to be released later this year

The OCBC Mobile Banking Android app is available for download for free on the Google Play Store. Customers can enjoy the OneTouch function on the following Samsung Galaxy models running on the Android 4.4 KitKat

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