HSBC and First Direct are going live with their mobile banking service in the U.K. today, which runs over GPRS and is available to 02, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin and Tesco subscribers. The new service enables users to access their bank accounts for mini-statements, balance inquiries and to top off their phone accounts. The companies say the service will result in a cost savings for the users because it will save them on ATM fees from rival banks.
For more on the mobile banking service:
- see this article from VNUnet