NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sallie Mae’s latest customer service enhancements were again recognized as some of the best in financial services. The nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company today announced it has received a Shorty Award for “Best in Finance App” for its Apple Watch App and Horizon Interactive Awards for the new SallieMae.com and the company’s mobile apps.
Sallie Mae’s Apple Watch app gives customers the ability to view and make payments on their student loan accounts from their wrists. Sallie Mae is the first major student lender to support customer payments from an Apple Watch. The expansion into wearables came just weeks after Sallie Mae introduced its mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, which lets customers access loan information, including current balance, total amount due, interest rate, and payment history. The app also allows customers to make loan payments and, a first for a major student lender, the option to make payments using Siri.
In addition, the mobile and Apple Watch apps, alongside the newly redesigned SallieMae.com, took home Horizon Interactive Awards. Sallie Mae won a Gold Award for the new SallieMae.com, a one-stop digital destination full of free tips, tools, and guidance on everything students and families need to make college happen. Sallie Mae’s mobile app and Apple Watch app were recognized with Silver Awards.
“Today Sallie Mae is offering competitive products and improving the customer experience through constant innovation,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. “It’s particularly gratifying to see those efforts recognized as we continue to look for, and experiment with, new ways to meet the needs of current and prospective customers.”
Sallie Mae’s mobile app and Apple Watch app also recently earned Gold Awards in the 2017 AVA Digital Awards, an international competition that recognizes excellence in digital communication. Additionally, Sallie Mae received the Best Bank Mobile App award from the Internet Advertising Competition, which also named the new SallieMae.com as Best Bank Website.
Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.