10/7/2009 12:20:00 PM
T-Mobile and 3 strike mobile banking deals with Monitise
T-Mobile and 3 have secured deals with mobile money provider Monitise that will allow them to offer mobile banking to their customers.
The operators will use Monitise’s mobile banking technology to enhance their service offerings, enabling customers to register and receive bank balance alerts by text message.
UK users can access services via T-Mobile’s ‘Web‘n’Walk’ and ‘T-Zones’ mobile portals. They can register for weekly alerts to receive text messages at a time of their choosing, and be sent a message if their balance goes above or below a certain limit.
Meanwhile, 3 users can access the operator’s service through the ‘My 3’ portal. Customers can also register for weekly alerts to receive text messages, and will be sent a message if their balance goes above or below a certain limit. Users can download a secure mobile banking application that enables a real-time balance enquiry and mini statement.
Monitise said the number of UK mobile banking users has doubled to two million in the past year.