Last week at CTIA we saw a lot of news surrounding the mobile finance sector, but it looks like the trend continues. Here are a couple more mobile banking announcements from Clairmail, Citibank and go2.
Clairmail announced a partnership with Canadian telecom Telus today to enable Canadian banks, credit unions, brokerages and credit card companies to offer mobile banking and payments services to their customers. The service allows users to access their accounts, actionable alerts (regarding account activity, transaction approvals and other issues) and "no-hold" customer service. Release
Citibank launched a free program for its customers that lets them pay bills, check their account balances and transfer funds by using their mobile phones, regardless of their wireless carriers. The free program called Citi Mobile is available for download at Citibank.com to customers in Southern California this week and nationwide this summer. Article
MasterCard and go2 launched "MasterCard Nearby", a trial of a new service that allows MasterCard cardholders to use their mobile phones to access ATM and merchant locations, driving directions, rewards and special offers. Release