I’ve never really understood numbers. My brain just doesn’t work that way.
The words ‘finance’ and ‘money’ make me want to curl into a ball and hide. They make my brain hurt.
The problem is that I love shopping and I love having things to keep me connected to the world, like the internet and my mobile phone. And all of these things that I like to have cost money. So as much as the thought of banks and savings does my head in, I know they’re necessary to let me keep up my lifestyle and shopping habits.
So I have always done my banking on my phone – it just makes me feel safer that way. I’m doing something that scares me (finances) but on a device that is my safe haven (my phone).
Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by St.George. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
I have used a mobile banking app since the day I purchased my first smartphone. The problem was, my app only did a certain amount of things, so I still had to take my nervous self into a bank branch more often than I would’ve liked.
But just recently my banking app changed. Now, change is another thing that scares me, so when I jumped on my phone last week to access my St.George app and saw a tessellated green square with a graphically improved dragon my heart jumped.
What was this new green square?
I needed to pay my phone bill and rent so I had to take the plunge to find out. I went into the newly updated St.George banking app, and was shocked. Shocked, in a good way.
The design was modern (which, yes, matters to me) and the navigation was so, so easy. I was waiting on my coffee order and became fixated on this new app – it didn’t feel like I was in some big scary bank, it felt like I was in some swanky, well-designed smartphone device.