Mason

Commonwealth Bank

Kaching App

Insight

After the success of the Property Guide App, the Commonwealth Bank had a new mobile challenge: convert their customers' smartphones into a wallet.

Idea

At its time of launch, Kaching was the world's first commercially available smartphone app to utilise NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for mobile payments. By using a compatible iCarte case with a built-in NFC chip, we allowed people to make payments at any PayPass terminal just by tapping their phone. In addition to this, the Kaching app links to a smartphone’s address book enabling mobile and e-mail payments to contacts – and it connects directly to a user’s Facebook ID enabling payments via their social network. The app also allows contactless payments and all the regular mobile banking functionality like account balances, BPAY payments and fund transfers.

Impact

Australian Mobile Awards – Winner – Financial Information a Tools category