ANZ Bank is piloting a new full-service mobile banking service with customers in Australia ahead of a public launch later in the year.
Internet and phone banking customers can use their existing password to register for the pilot m-banking service via a promotion on the ANZ Web site.
The bank says the full Java version of its service will enable customers to use their hand sets to transfer funds between accounts as well as send money to other people.
Users can also check balances and view mini statements showing the last 10 transactions. A text banking option enables users to check account balances, view mini statements and receive account alerts.
A demo of the service is available on the ANZ Web site.
The bank says its mobile banking service is free during the trial but says it fees and charges may be introduced with the public release.
ANZ, which already operates a similar m-banking service in New Zealand, is thought to be the first major Australian bank to launch a full mobile banking offering. Rival banks NAB and CBA have both focused on contactless mobile phone payments, running pilots last year.