Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Singapore is the First Automotive Finance Company Globally to Embrace Apple Watch TechnologyJuly 2, 2015
– myMBFS app now fully compatible with the Apple Watch
– Get up-to-date finance contract information at a glance
– Be notified whenever a monthly payment is due and paid
SINGAPORE, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) Singapore continues its digital push of applications and has successfully launched the new myMBFS app for the Apple Watch. This latest addition to Daimler Financial Services’ suite of digital applications is part of a series of on-going initiatives aimed at enhancing the customer experience for Mercedes-Benz customers.
The MBFS customer online portal myMBFS.com.sg, was initially launched in April 2013 and was designed specifically for the needs of MBFS’ customers. The portal allows existing customers who finance their vehicle with MBFS to access their vehicle’s account information via the web-portal or the myMBFS app. Nearly one in three customers are currently active users of this account management tool.
With the latest release of the myMBFS for Apple Watch, customers are now able to receive up-to-date information on their finance contracts at a simple glance of the wrist. Information such as the number of remaining payments for an instalment plan and the next payment due date are presented in an intuitive infographic on the watch face. In addition, customers can chose to be notified via the Apple Watch whenever a payment is due or successfully completed.
“The addition of the Apple Watch app is a reflection of our commitment to enhancing our customers’ experience with the use of the latest in mobile technology,” commented Mr. Andreas Hinrichs, Director – Regional Management at Daimler Financial Services Africa & Asia Pacific (DFS AAP).
The myMBFS app was developed locally by DFS AAP in partnership with Singaporean app developer, Appvantage Pte Ltd. The app is currently available for free on the iTunes AppStore.
Daimler at a Glance
Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.
The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today:
The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel and car2go. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2014, the Group sold more than 2.5 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 279,972 people; revenue totaled €129.9 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.
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