Barclays adds third party payments to m-banking service
26 January 2010 | 11912 views | 1
Barclays has upgraded its mobile banking service, adding a feature that lets customers make payments to third parties.
In what the bank claims is a UK first, the addition lets customers pay funds to existing or new beneficiaries that have been set up online.
Launched in May 2009, Barclays m-banking service also lets customers view balances and mini-statements as well as make transfers between their accounts.
The mobile site - which works with Apple, HTC, Nokia, Motorolla, Blackberry and other Internet-enabled mobile phones - receives around a million visits per month.
Sean Gilchrist, digital banking director, Barclays, says: "We are taking the lead in the market with a dedicated mobile phone banking site, which is the most flexible way of evolving services for customers and our mobile service isn't limited to a single mobile device."