Chase First to Release iPad App

Chase released an iPad app May 5, becoming the first U.S. bank to get a native mobile banking application on Apple’s new tablet computer.

Currently Chase’s iPad app allows customers to access balances, pay bills, send wire transfers and know the location of the nearest ATM and branch. Chase spokesman Thomas Kelly said Chase will continue to upgrade its iPad app in the future.

“We knew customers would be interested in iPad, and we wanted to make an app available as quickly as possible,” he said in an e-mail. “So we worked quickly to get it done.”