Is your bank account as tech-savvy as you?

We live in a rapidly evolving world, and nowhere is that truer than in the realm of technology. With most of us carrying a smartphone everywhere we go, Australians are more tech-savvy than ever before, and it’s vital for the products and services we use to reflect that.

However, there are some areas where businesses are still lagging behind, and this can cause issues with everything from security through to ease-of-use. If your existing bank account – or the platforms you use to access it – aren’t up to scratch, it could be time to look at upgrading. That’s where Beyond Bank’s Purple Transactor Account comes into play, and in this article, we’ll be looking at a few of the technological innovations that make this account perfect for the modern Australian.

  1. Instant transfers.

In years gone by, the limitations of banking technology meant that even if you processed a transfer online or through your mobile banking app, it could still take anywhere from a few hours to a day to arrive at its destination. Under Australia’s New Payment Platform (NPP), that has changed. Now, it’s possible to use cutting-edge services such as Osko* to send money instantly, and you won’t even need the recipient’s account number! Using a PayID^, it’s possible to address transfers using an email address or phone number.

Use of these features of the NPP is built into the Purple Transactor Account, and you can even create your PayID through the Beyond Bank App or Internet Banking! It couldn’t be easier.

  1. Security.

As you’d expect, improved technology for customers also means that there are more advanced tools available to anyone attempting to gain access to bank accounts that don’t belong to them. To protect against this form of cybercrime, it’s vital for bank accounts to come with the very best security mechanisms, both online and when accessed via mobile.

One of the ways that the Purple Transactor Account achieves a high level of security is by leveraging the new technologies already found in mobile devices, such as fingerprint identification and the ability to pay with a tap of your smartphone. These features limit the number of times you’ll have to physically enter your password and get out your wallet, making a huge difference to your overall level of safety when paying or transferring money.

  1. Improved banking tools.

Finally, what pushes a bank account from ‘good’ to ‘great’ is access to tools that can improve your finances. These come in all different forms, including the likes of Apple1, Google2 and Samsung3 Pay, which make it possible to combine your wallet and your smartphone into one item. Not only do these ‘digital wallet’ applications provide you with more convenience, but they also reduce the potential for your card to be lost and subsequently used by somebody else.

Another tool that comes with the Purple Transactor Account is the ability to use it with our Beyond Finance Manager. This platform is designed to track and display how your money is spent, providing you with a clear, simple readout of where your money is going and whether or not you might be able to save more effectively in the future.

These are just a few of the features that make the Purple Transactor Account a great choice for tech-savvy Australians who want their banking to utilise modern technology. Just as importantly, the account is almost entirely fee-free<, which is why it was recently recognised by Canstar# with a 5-star rating for competitive fee pricing and accessibility across ATMs, EFTPOS and BPAY.

To find out more about the account, get in touch with the team at Beyond Bank today.

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*Osko® is the first service available on the New Payments Platform (NPP) and is backed by BPAY Pty Ltd. It will make sending and receiving money faster.
^PayID is an alternative way to address payments. You can use this instead of remembering or sharing your BSB and account number. A PayID can be a mobile number or email address, and for businesses can also be an ABN or Organisation ID.
#Canstar 5 Star Rating: Purple Transactor Account, 2018
<For full terms, conditions, fees and charges, please review our Financial Services Guide, Product Guide and Fees and Charges Guide.
1Apple®, Apple Pay®, iPhone®, Apple Watch®, iPad® and Mac® are trademarks of Apple Inc. Apple Pay is available on select Apple devices.
2Google PayTM are trademarks of Google Inc. Google Pay is available on select Android devices.
3Samsung and Samsung Pay is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Samsung Pay is available on select Samsung devices.
This information has been provided without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, you should consider its appropriateness, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. All products and services are provided by Beyond Bank Australia, a trading name of Community CPS Australia Ltd, 100 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 (ABN 15 087 651 143, AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237856)


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