RBS has launched a new smartphone app which lets you withdraw up
to £100 out of an ATM cash machine, without having your debit card
The app sends you a unique six digit code which is valid for three
hours, so it's ideal for anyone who has forgotten their wallet, or
anyone on a night out who prefers not to carry a large amount of
cash, or carry their bank cards with them when consuming
For someone who is stranded after a night out, the GetCash app
could mean the difference between getting a taxi home or having to
walk. The code can simply be texted to another person's phone, so
they can withdraw the money. Many parents might think the app is
worth having for just such emergencies.
The app is called GetCash and Ben Green, Head of Mobile at RBS
told the UK press that this was `the first time any bank had
offered such a service. We have heard countless stories of people
forgetting their debit cards, so this solves the problem in a
totally secure and painless way.'
Initially the GetCash app will be available for iPhone and
BlackBerry devices, but an Android version is expected to follow.
Those who already have the RBS or Nat West phone apps should be
able to simply upgrade to the latest version of the banking app and
use this new feature.
is features editor of Watchmywallet.co.uk