Nationwide adds bill pay and EFT to Pocket PC

Nationwide adds bill pay and EFT to Pocket PC

Nationwide has enhanced its Internet banking facility for personal digital assistants (PDAs) to include account transfers and bill payments.

The UK building society claims the Pocket PC service, launched in December last year, is still the only one of its kind in Europe.

The service operates on PDAs using the Microsoft Pocket PC operating system. Users are able to access account balances and a mini-statement (last 12 transactions) on up to 10 types of account, as well as view information about products, via the Nationwide Web site.

In addition to this, users can now:
* transfer money between Nationwide accounts;
* pay a bill (if payee previously set up via Nationwide's main Internet banking service or in a branch);
* view a list of scheduled payments; and
* link to other sites suitable for viewing on PDAs.

Jim Willens, Nationwide's e-commerce director, says: "We will continue to add greater functionality to this and our main Internet banking service, as well as rolling out new services for WAP phones and Internet TV in the near future.

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