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OCBC now lets you pay anyone using Apple’s Siri and iMessage

By Alvin Soon - on 28 Oct 2016, 4:25pm

OCBC now lets you pay anyone using Apple’s Siri and iMessage

OCBC Bank’s Pay Anyone e-payment service now works with Apple’s Siri and iMessage, letting you send money to people in your contact list through voice commands with Siri or through messages on iMessage. 

You don’t even need to know their bank account number, and they don’t even have to have an OCBC account. What you will need is to be an OCBC customer with an iPhone running iOS 10 and the latest OCBC Mobile Banking app.

The easiest way to see how this works is to watch OCBC’s introductory video:

It’s an extension of what you could previously do using the OCBC Pay Anyone service, which let you transfer money from your OCBC account to someone else’s account, without needing their bank account details (but the receiver does need to have an account from any of the 14 FAST participating banks). Whereas previously you had to open the app to transfer money, you can now do so via Siri or iMessage.

(We go into this, and more ways of paying with your smartphone, in our ‘Ultimate Guide to Paying with Your Smartphone in Singapore.’)

To send money using Siri, you just need to tell Siri to pay the person in your contact list and how much, like “Pay Chu Kang $50.” Once the contact and payment details are confirmed, you’ll be guided to complete the transfer using OCBC Pay Anyone. You can also send money via iMessage through text without leaving the chat. Within the iMessage screen, users can launch the OCBC Pay Anyone iMessage app to start the transfer.

Here are more details provided by OCBC:

How to make a payment with Siri

  1. Ask Siri to make a payment to a contact on your phone list. Indicate amount and confirm to use OCBC Bank Pay Anyone to send the money.
  2. Log in to OCBC Mobile Banking with your access code and PIN. Select an account to pay from. The recipient and amount will be filled in automatically.
  3. Complete OCBC Pay Anyone transaction by keying in a six-digit passcode for recipient to collect the money, and a One-Time Password for authentication.

 

How to make a payment on iMessage

  1. While chatting with a contact on iMessage, tap on the “Apps” icon next to the chat box and select OCBC Pay Anyone.
  2. Tap on “Send Money” to begin payment.
  3. OCBC Pay Anyone will launch within iMessage. Log in to OCBC Mobile Banking with your access code and PIN. Select an account to pay from, and enter the amount to send.
  4. Complete OCBC Pay Anyone transaction by keying in a six-digit passcode for recipient to collect the money, and a One-Time Password for authentication.
  5. Return to iMessage conversation screen seamlessly. Recipient will receive a link in iMessage to collect the money.