Barclays Bank has launched a Web-based filing system where online banking customers can upload and store important personal and business documents, such as bills, birth certificates and passports.
Barclays Cloud IT is billed by the bank as a secure online deposit box where customers can store and manage all of their important documents in one place.
The system has been made available automatically to existing online customers through a module on the home page, and pre-populated with with an archive of banking correspondence and statements.
Customers are being invited to 'do away with drawers full of paperwork' and scan in other documents, such as a bills and copies of their driving license and passport.
Users can create separate boxes for their personal paperwork and business documents and set up renewal, payment and other alerts via e-mail and SMS.