New mobile banking service, MoBank, set to launch using txttrans system
The txttrans system means that no banking data, card details or PIN are stored on the mobile phone itself, so the transaction is completely secure - even if the mobile phone is stolen. Payments are charged directly to a pre-registered payment card.
At launch, users will be able to browse and buy all sorts of things using MoBank, like cinema tickets, books, flights, flowers and gifts. Initially, it will be available on iPhone; soon (within 12 months) versions will be available for RIM, (Blackberry) and Android (G1) phones).
Users will also be able to check the balance on a registered card. Soon, services will be launched that let users manage their money, pay bills, make person-to-person transactions, and transfer money between accounts - all from a mobile phone. MoBank is also planning additional services such as a birthday / special date reminder alert, and a budget tracker to help you keep on top of your spending.
Russell Sheffield, CEO of txttrans, says: “Mobile Internet use is growing at such a pace that within four years, mobile payments and banking will be the norm for an entire generation of people. MoBank and txttrans are right at the beginning of that curve. It's an incredibly exciting time to be involved.”
Steve Townend, CEO and founder of MoBank, says: “These days, people - especially the under 30s - expect to be able to run their lives on the move. A mobile phone is the one device most people couldn't do without. Now you can run your banking, shopping and money management from it, too. It's about taking control of when, where and how you want to do things.”
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