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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mobile Banking Updates - Sept 14

RBS and Natwest launch native Blackberry app for bank transfers
"The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Natwest have launched a mobile application to allow Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry device users to transfer funds between bank accounts. The new app also allows customers to check account balances, locate cash machines and top up pre-paid mobile accounts. Ben Green, head of mobile at RBS and Natwest, said the development of a native Blackberry app provides an alternative to accessing mobile banking services via a web browser."

BankAtlantic announces new web-based mobile banking platform
"BankAtlantic has announced the conversion to a new web-based mobile banking platform powered by Intuit Financial Services.
BankAtlantic's new and improved service is specifically designed for the most common mobile phone devices. This new service allows all BankAtlantic Retail Online Banking customers that have web-enabled mobile phone devices to access their personal financial information on the go from the palm of their hand."

Ally Bank: Mobile Banking Apps Coming Early 2012 for iPhone, Android
"Ally Bank says that next year will mark the debut of its mobile banking applications, with versions on the popular iPhone and Android smartphone devices to start. 'We’re excited to tell you that in 2012, we’ll release several mobile offerings, starting with apps for both the iPhone and Android as well as the ability to access your accounts through any phone that has web access,' Ally Bank wrote in a Straight Talk blog post."

America First Credit Union Launches Advanced Mobile Banking System
"The latest version of America First’s Mobile Banking - part of the credit union’s award-winning array of free electronic services - includes apps for Android and Apple operating systems. Other smart phone users will be able to access this benefit via mobile browsers. The new launch additionally includes a Text Banking option."

First Hawaiian Adds Mobile Banking
"First Hawaiian Bank has launched their mobile banking service called FHB Mobile Banking, according to the bank’s president and chief operating officer, Bob Harrison.

FHB Mobile Banking enables customers to use their mobile device to check their account balances, transfer funds between First Hawaiian Bank accounts, pay bills, and locate the nearest First Hawaiian branch or ATM. The new mobile banking service is available free to all First Hawaiian customers. Users can access their account using a mobile web browser or by downloading a free app for the iPhone, Android, or Blackberry platforms."

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