SURIGAO-BASED Cantillan Bank, Inc. is looking to launch its app for online transactions within the first half.

The community-based lender is looking to have the soft launch the platform in May and to make it accessible to the public by June.

“We have our bills payment, fund transfer, you can buy load, and secured 24/7 banking,” Steven Hotchkiss, head of Cantillan Bank’s Office of Strategic Management, said in an online briefing on Wednesday.

Mr. Hotchkiss said the basic features of the app are usual online services tapped by consumers.

“Aside from clients being able to access the app, we also target the merchants to be able to have the app and carry out bank services,” he added.

The app was developed through a grant from the Asian Development Bank and with the consultancy services of the International Finance Corp.

Cantillan Bank has 46 branches and branch lines across the Visayas and Mindanao. — LWTN