DBS recently refreshed its iBanking app on iOS and Android – finally bringing it up to par with the sleek interfaces of OCBC’s and UOB’s refreshed apps which were updated earlier this year.

As the mobile channel become increasingly important for banks to win and deliver superior customer experiences, we are seeing progressive improvements in terms of user experience over the years when banking on mobile.

As a millennial who grew up in a digital-first environment, I feel that a few key criteria for success in a mobile banking app are –

Frictionless authentication and login Conveniently placed features – within 3 taps to execute anything Buttery smooth and modern UI

Here’s an initial preview and my thoughts of the new digiBank app from DBS.

The new home screen

The new home screen is refined with sleeker animations. There is an animated background of Singapore that pans slowly sideways.