Hong Leong launches mobile banking app on Apple Watch

Hong Leong Bank Berhad (HLBB) is launching its Hong Leong Connect mobile banking application on the Apple Watch.

HLBB is the first bank in Malaysia to introduce a banking app for the Apple Watch, though the watch is not yet available for purchase in Malaysia.

Through this app, Hong Leong Connect mobile banking customers can view balances of their Savings, Current and Credit Card accounts and receive notifications from their Apple Watch. More features are set to be released before the end of 2015.

HLBB’s general manager for digital innovation & transactional banking, Galvin Yeo said, “It came to our attention that some of our customers were already wearing the Apple Watch even though it is not yet available here, and we wanted to ensure that they would be the first customers in Malaysia to enjoy the convenience of Hong Leong Connect from their wrist.”

Tan Kong Khoon, group managing director and CEO, Hong Leong Bank Berhad, said, “Technology adoption is evolving and we take it very seriously. We believe that this digital offering will provide Hong Leong customers with the next level of convenience.”