Feb. 6, 2019
Sony Bank Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Financial Holdings Inc., will begin offering the Sony Bank App on Monday, February 25, 2019.
The Sony Bank App enables customers to conduct banking activities--such as checking account balances, making transfers, and conducting foreign currency ordinary deposit transactions--simply and conveniently from their smartphones. In addition to checking account balance movements for the past year, the app provides a shortcut function that enables customers to move to the smartphone site at a single tap after logging in on individual products. This app also contains a push-type notification function, providing notices such as campaign information, market news, economic indicators and others. Customers can choose any one of three login methods: biometric authentication*, pattern recognition and PIN code verification. The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play or the App Store.
This app will also have a one-time password display function, a "smartphone authentication method" available exclusively for Sony Bank App users. The smartphone authentication method enables transaction authentication**, ensuring safety and convenience when making new transfers.
Sony Bank aims to continue providing highly convenient financial services going forward.
Note: This is an English-language summary of a Japanese announcement made by Sony Bank on February 6, 2019. The summary was prepared by Sony Financial Holdings solely for convenience of non-Japanese readers.