Although financial institutions have begun creating applications for Android-based tablets, the majority of tablet-specific banking offerings on the market today are designed for Apple's iPad. Here's a look at some of the best iPad banking apps.
Citibank: A New Way To View FinancesNew York-based Citibank's iPad app, which came out in July 2011, takes advantage of the tablet's form factor by doing away with the traditional financial ledger and presenting customers with rich, interactive graphical representations of their finances. The app's home screen offers a three-panel view: The "overview" panel presents a look at all accounts; the "analyze" section provides access to personal finance management tools, such as pie charts showing payee spending by category; and the "explore" panel lets customers compare their spending habits to those of other customers and also offers access to finance-related content. The app also provides direct access to Citi's real-time Twitter customer support option.