Silverlake Mobility Ecosystem and Hong Leong Bank Bhd Launches First Apple Watch Application in Malaysia
Hong Leong Bank Bhd has introduced a Hong Leong Connect mobile banking app for the Apple watch that will allow its customers to view balances of their savings, current and credit card accounts on their wrists. The mobile technology behind is provided and powered by Silverlake Mobility Ecosystem.
Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB) Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz said, “The award is another significant recognition and testament to our PEx services. It marks another milestone following the recent extension of the Hong Leong Connect mobile banking application for Apple Watch, which allows Connect mobile customers to view their Savings, Current and Credit Card accounts balances from their wrist.”
Hong Leong Bank and Silverlake Mobility Ecosystem became the first in Malaysia to launch an Apple Watch app on 6 May 2015. It took the team 4 weeks to do this when it usually takes three months.
Hong Leong Connect
- First introduced in 2011 to provide an efficient and reliable banking that is simple, fast and dynamic.
- A prominent feature is its mobile money transfer service that allows Connect app users to send money to anyone using the recipients’ mobile phone numbers known as PEx. The recipient gets a PIN and can then withdraw money from an ATM. As for Hong Leong Bank account holders, the money will be transferred into their accounts directly.
- The function, which is similar to an e-wallet, facilitates cashless and cardless transactions, which will reduce the cost of doing business particularly for merchants.