British banks continue to abandon Windows 10 Mobile


Earlier this month I changed banks to TSB in the UK. For a number of years it had a reasonable Windows 10 Mobile app which, although it was a wrapper for the website, actually worked pretty well when I tested it a few months ago.

The day I changed I discovered that TSB had dropped Windows 10 Mobile that very week and only Android/IOS was left.

Now Barclays, one of Britain’s largest banks, is dropping Windows 10 Mobile support. 

Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland go UWP on Windows as TSB and Lloyds drop support

Pretty much the only banks left are RBS / NatWest. To be fair they seem to be actively supporting Windows 10 Mobile. 

This was a marketin the UK that had 10% sales until the Nadella “memo of Windowsphone death”. Now it’s heading for the fractions of 1% like the US market. Completely unsustainable.


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  1. Paul Thurrott
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    Paul Thurrott Alpha Member #1 - 1 week ago

    We can't really be surprised by this, of course. This will only continue.

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    anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 1 week ago

    It's only natural for companies/developers to turn away from WMobile. MS themselves have it on life support as well as pretty much abandoning WP8.1 users. MS show little confidence in WMobile so why would anyone else!

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    Goff256 - 1 day ago

    I can only imagine Paul reading topics like these with a huge grin on his face.

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    lordbaal1 - 1 week ago

    And those banks website will still work on Windows phone.