ASB ditches mobile app's Facebook payments feature

ASB ditches mobile app's Facebook payments feature

New Zealand's ASB has killed off a feature within its mobile banking app that lets customers pay friends through Facebook.

Yesterday Facebook unveiled plans to finally start enabling its American users to send money to each other through the social network giant's Messenger app.

But ASB customers have been able to make P2P payments to Facebook friends without entering their bank account details since 2012.

However, the feature has now been discontinued, with ASB blaming "some technical changes" being made by Facebook. Customers can still send money to email addresses and mobile numbers.

Russell Jones, executive GM, technology and innovation, ASB told Stuff that the decision to end the service was made before Facebook's announcement and that it was only used by a small number of customers.

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