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Media Release

St.George brings faster call centre support with 'Connect'

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

St.George Bank has enhanced its mobile banking app so customers in need of call centre support can reduce the wait time and have their query resolved faster.

The new feature 'Connect' draws on pre-existing authentication from fingerprint logon or four-digit password meaning customers are already securely identified. Connect eliminates the need for customers to re-identify themselves, reducing the time it takes to speak with a customer service specialist. 

St.George’s General Manager for Customer Experience & Contact Centres, Jane Kittel said Connect is a fast and secure solution for customers who need contact centre support while out and about on their mobile.

“Connect is a significant step in bringing together traditional contact centre services with the mobile world. With close to 60 per cent of calls to the contact centre made from mobile, it’s important we help make our customers’ experience as easy as possible with quick and secure access to call centre specialists.

“Bringing Connect to our mobile banking app means the average call centre resolution time will be reduced by 25 per cent - saving our customers almost two minutes for every call. Not only does this put precious time back into our customers’ hands, it helps our call centre specialists promptly move on to their next call.” 

Ms Kittel said Connect brings a simpler banking solution for customers anywhere, anytime.

“The exciting feature about Connect is that all the security sits behind the scene so the customers’ experience is really simple. The service is also available from overseas locations with specialist staff available around-the-clock 24/7 to answer your query.

“Further enhancements to Connect are planned for 2016 that will see St.George continue to lead the way in mobile banking innovation,” said Ms Kittel.

Connect is available for St.George and BankSA customers on Android and iOS smartphones and follows the success of Bank of Melbourne’s launch in September 2015.

Media contact:

Dianne Edwards

0421 623 014