Barclays continues to show Windows Phone support with official Pingit app

Barclays Pingit

UK bank Barclays has released another app for Windows Phone, but this second offering is for its Pingit service. Pingit enables customers to easily send and/or receive funds using just their mobile device. The best part is anyone can use the app and service, even if they bank with another establishment. All that's required is a UK mobile number and you're all set to send and receive funds.

Barclays Pingit

Here are some highlighted features of the Barclays Pingit app, according to the Windows Phone Store listing:

  • Send up to £1,500 a day / receive up to £5,000 a day
  • Personalize your payments with a picture or message
  • Pay businesses who accept Barclays Pingit payments

It's also possible to use the Barclays Pingit app to send and receive payments from even more people through Paym. Paym, if you're not familiar with the name, is the UK payments service done entirely through mobile devices. It enables account-holders to pay friends, family or other parties without having to abstract bank details and other personal information.

Barclays Pingit is a neat service and we strongly recommend downloading the official app on Windows Phone.

QR: Barclays Pingit


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josonjoy1986 says:

Official is the word YET AGAIN......:)

dreonedon says:

Official Barclays premier league app! Epl

ABsmoove says:

Come on Suntrust...

Citi has such awesome promos which is why I have an account with them. Great branch near here.
That is way more valuable to me than a native app.

Why SunTrust?

ABsmoove says:

I'm young and I set up my first account with the same bank as my dad. I just want them to have an app. There's no excuse. Apple and Google have one.

OFFICIAL......OFFICIAL. Thats all I am getting at WpCentral. LOL

sri_tech says:

Official in the headline makes me happy :)

Mr osi says:

Come on HSBC, they have told me on twitter that an app is in the works but no timetable :(

Same thoughts... Tired of this mobile site that only displays current balance and not available balance.

MrA2Z says:

I tweeted them lot but nothing from them :(

TJ_UK says:

Wish it was just part of their banking app instead of having to have 2 apps :/

spinzeroWL says:

But then again, it's great to have two superb apps that are the equals of the apps on the other platforms!
I switched from Halifax on the strength of Barclays app offerings.

I'm just trying to think of any other apps that I still need. The fancy lock screen from Microsoft will be great, and the free version of Spotify - but other than that, I'm just about there!

neo158 says:

I agree there, PingIt is a great service even though I bank with HSBC. I may have to switch to Barclays if HSBC don't release a decent app.

You don't need to swich bank, this app allows non Barclays customers also to use their own bank too, as long as that is a personal account.  just downloaded and set it up with another UK bank and all is working, and no fees, brilliant!

Bigsro says:

Amazing app, Barclays are leading the way with showing how good a windows phone banking app should be. Excellent stuff!

Aashish13 says:

Waiting for wp central update. Faster flipping of livs tiles.

TJ_UK says:

Dont think it works with 8.1 . Well atleast i cant seem to get it work, just says "the app is not availible for your phone"

Have you got your region set to UK?

If you have region set to U.S. so you can use Cortana you need change out to UK download then just change region back to U.S.

TJ_UK says:

AH your right! i am on US. Thanks for that :)

It works for me on 8.1

TJ_UK says:

I cant seem to get it work, just unavailable...

wideawakezzz says:

It works on 8.1 - but region uk(not us) so no Cortana... (unless you change region and then back)

shamrock1988 says:

Santander need to step it up

spinzeroWL says:

Just switch bank. Santander are a joke anyway...

Now all it needs is NFC support added, then it will be ultimate banking app. :D

cybermoose89 says:

Hsbc needs to do the same

QilleRz says:

Nice looking app. Welcome the official one though I am not living in UK :)

Cool, I'm happy with my bank

btgusto says:

does the other person need to have the pingit app to recieve your payment

neo158 says:

I use PingIt and yes, the other person needs to have PingIt as well. If they don't have it then they receive a text message telling them to download the app ;-)

neo158 says:

Thank you, I forgot about paym support. I was using PingIt before paym and it required the PingIt app on both devices.

Jack Janik says:

Officials are great, but, I just hope in the name of Satan that they give it updates and support. (Not another Chaos & Order please)

praisedtoe99 says:

Come on HSBC, get on wp please.

Ushae says:

Come on HSBC, Barclays are putting you to shame. Why am I even with you guys in the first place?

Cyrax.NET says:

Ah man how did I miss this article. Finally saw it as a featured app on Windows Market place and downloaded. One app I was waiting for on WP :)