Apple adds new UK banks to show balances and transaction history in the Wallet app
With iOS 17.1, Apple added a new feature for users in the UK to show bank balances in the Wallet app on iPhone, allowing users to see their latest transactions and balances from the Wallet app, without using their banks respective mobile app.
According to an update to one of Apple’s online support documents, the iPhone maker has added new supported banks to the list of those who can now show balances and transaction history in the Wallet app, with the list comprising of ten issuers including Barclays, Barclaycard, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, M&S Bank, Monzo Bank, NatWest Bank, and Royal Bank of Scotland.
The feature, available only in the UK, requires banks to support the country’s Open Banking API.
How to see your bank balance in the Wallet app on iPhone
- Open the Wallet app on an iPhone running iOS 17.1 and add a bank card to the app
- Should the card be issued from a supporting bank, tap the card on-screen and select Get Started
- Tap Continue to connect your account to Wallet, view the permissions prompt and select Continue a second time
- When automatically redirected to your banks app, grand Wallet permission to access your account details
Once the permissions have been accepted, you will be automatically taken back to the Wallet app where your balance will be shown when tapping the card on-screen.
To view transactions, debits, deposits and balances, users need to simply select the card on-screen where information will appear. As the feature uses the Open Banking API, the Wallet app will display a history of transactions, including those dating back up to two years.