Barclaycard has launched a new mobile banking service as an extension of their current online service platform called mybarclaycard.
The service, available across hundreds of handset models, allows Barclaycard customers can access their accounts, check their balance and view payment or transaction history through their mobile browsers. The site integrates with the Barclaycard Freedom loyalty program to provide access to offers from nearby retailers, using geo-location technology.
The service’s interface provides an web experience designed specifically for mobile platforms, which customers can access by using the same secure login details as their mybarclaycard account.
“As payment experts, our role is to make it easier, more convenient and incredibly secure for people to manage their money while on the move,” said David Chan, CEO of Barclaycard Consumer Europe. “Many of our customers are time-poor or simply don’t want to spend extra time on a PC checking their account. This mobile service allows our customers the flexibility and convenience to manage their finances whenever and wherever they choose.”
“With consumers spending a quarter of their time online connected through mobiles, providing a well designed service is essential to fulfilling our changing customer expectations. The service is a further realisation of Barclaycard’s commitment to provide mainstream mobile banking services by 2012,” added Chan.