CIBC has launched a new wireless banking service, allowing customers to conduct day-to-day financial transactions through a choice of wireless carriers and mobile devices.
The service enables CIBC customers to check their account and CIBC Visa balances, transaction history and transfer funds. They can also make bill payments using Web-enabled mobile phones, RIM wireless handhelds and other personal digital assistants (PDAs) as these become commercially available.
CIBC's custom in-house wireless application is built on the ViaFone OneBridge Mobile Server, an XML-based mobile enterprise software platform for both voice and data.
Pattie Robb, senior vice-president, CIBC retail markets, says: "The research from our pilot programme indicates that there is demand among tech-savvy customers and the on-the-go workforce for wireless banking. As connectivity and the devices improve, we expect that demand to grow steadily."
CIBC wireless banking is available to customers subscribing to Bell Mobility, Rogers AT&T Wireless or Telus Mobility service.
CIBC currently has 1.5 million customers registered for online banking.