Ally Bank Launches New Apple Watch App
Ally Bank is staking its claim on the digital world with a new app for Apple Watch. The app offers an ATM and cash back locator for everyone, not just Ally customers.
After downloading the Apple Watch app, users can find nearby ATMs that offer cash withdrawals with no surcharge. The locator also provides address information for retailers that offer cash back with purchases, such as Walgreens, CVS and Wal-Mart.
This app has already been available on most Android, Apple and Windows devices, but the latest version is the first release that can be used on the Apple Watch. The financial institution plans to expand the app’s functions over time, but they have not said what those new functions may be.
Earlier this year, Ally launched a new feature on its app called Ally Assist, which allows users to ask questions about their accounts directly through their smart devices. For instance, a user could say or type in the phrase, “What did I spend at McDonald’s last week?” and the app would provide the requested information.
“Consistent with our focus on offering new features we believe will enhance the overall banking experience, we are introducing Ally Assist to enable customers to further customize how they manage their Ally accounts in an intuitive, convenient and easy-to-use manner,” said Diane Morais, president and CEO of Ally Bank, in a statement.
The Apple Watch Ally app is available for download now, as is the original app for smartphones and tablets.