Santander to spread the word about mobile banking via app

©Bloomberg Thousands of Santander customers will soon be able to task their mobile phones with monitoring and recounting their spending habits before telling the same handset to make payments, as the bank rolls out voice-recognition technology. Santander claims to be the first lender in the UK to enable customers using an iPhone to talk to its banking app in a similar way to how people interact with the tech group’s virtual assistant, Siri. More On this topic IN Banks In a “friendly” female voice, Santander’s SmartBank app can tell customers how much they have spent going back up to a year, or within a certain timeframe, or at a particular shop. Within the next six months, the bank plans to expand the functions available using voice technology to allow customers…


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