HSBC introduces business banking for Blackberry users

HSBC introduces business banking for Blackberry users

HSBC Commercial Banking business customers can now monitor their balances and transaction history via the screens of their BlackBerry (8000 series) devices.

HSBC claims the IBM-enabled Blackberry business banking service is the first in the UK.

Users access the service by logging on with their regular username and password and tapping in a one-time code generated by a personal digital password generator.

Customers can check balances and transactions for the last seven days on HSBC sterling and foreign currency accounts, and view balances on business and commercial credit cards along with seven days worth of transactions for each cardholder.

Noel Quinn, head of commercial banking UK, HSBC, comments: "Our business customers range from sole-traders to large corporates, and we know that instant access to their accounts and good security is important to them. By providing a business banking service specifically optimised for BlackBerry devices, we are enabling SMEs to spend a greater proportion of their time focusing on running their business, knowing they have direct access wherever they are, and less time worrying about keeping track of their banking."

The service is available to all 300,000 subscribers to the bank's business Internet banking service.

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