Fastnet Online Banking
Ease of use, corporate branding & speed of download were major priorities in the design of Fastnet - New Zealands first & most successful Online Banking application.
In designing the interface for ASB Bank, I successfully addressed all these issues and many more and a top-class site was launched in April 1999.
My Primary Roles:
- Perl/CGI coding
- Interface redesign
- Graphic production
Along with a rebranding of the corporate site, I coded routines to make new banking functionality available to the public using a custom-built demo.
This involved coding scripts to emulate the behaviour of the high-security JADE database in a platform independant way.
Fastnet enables customers to securely check balances, display & download statements, transfer money between accounts (including credit cards), integrate transaction records with Microsoft Money or Quicken packages, pay bills, and to view & pay invoices ('NetBills') from selected debtors.
The demo was coded in PERL, and made available both through a low-security website, and as a stand-alone application server, capable of running on CD. Even off CD it was capable of making and recording transactions and emulating a complete user banking session.
The demo was accessed hundreds of times a day, and the high-security application is used regularly by a user base of over 20,000 customers.