Posts tagged 'Banking'

Bank Transaction made easy Mobile Apps for Smart Phones

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s largest foreign bank recently unveiled a suite of Mobile Banking Applications for three platforms – Android, BlackBerry and iPhone. Citibank’s latest move enables both its credit card and bank clients to access their accounts and complete a range of banking transactions using their preferred smartphones.

“Technology has made banking services omnipresent. Our investment in these platforms is in line with our commitment to continue to drive innovation in the banking industry, where we already enjoy a strong track record of success,” quoted by Sergio Zanatti, Consumer Business Manager for Citibank in the Philippines.

 “This launch bolsters our claim that Citi services are available to our clients anywhere and anytime, now through whichever communication channel they prefer – be it landline or mobile phone, smart phone or Internet,” added Zanatti.

The Mobile Apps allow bill payments, fund transfers, even Rewards points’ redemption.  But Zanatti expects users to welcome the new features that include instant access to Citibank offers, exclusive dining and shopping deals in nearby establishments or at a specific location, as well as bank branches and ATM locator in the Philippines and around the world.

Zanatti said, “We expect clients to be very excited about the real time offers that we can quickly upload and share with them using these Apps.  We are investing in the latest technology to deliver relevant offers to our clients and when they need them”.

To download the app on Android phones, go to the Marketplace application and search for Citibank Philippines. Select Citibank PH from the results list then click download. Once successful, the Citi Mobile icon will appear on the phone’s home screen.

For iPhone users, go to App Store and search for Citibank Philippines. Select Citibank PH then click install. The Citi Mobile icon appears on the home screen after installation. This can also be installed in the iPod Touch.  All Citi Mobile Apps are free to use and download.

Zanatti said as newer technologies were rolled out, banking becomes highly accessible and increasingly flexible for everyone. “Citi will be providing customers with the latest technology as we continue to enhance and facilitate service. We want to be the leading digital bank, here in the Philippines and elsewhere in the world.” 

(Source: BBC)

March 29th, 2012

Top news from mobile finance world…

1) Western Union and M-Com partner to launch Mobile Account to Cash.
2) Wells Fargo Launches its Mobile Banking Application for the iPhone and iTouch
3) Western Union establishes a strong mobile vendor program
4) Mobile payments predicted to skyrocket
5) MasterCard launches new mobile person-to-person payments service in the U.S.
6) Canadian Mobile Network Operators launch new mobile payment and money transfer service (Zoompass)
7) Western Union wins “Model Bank” award for its Mobile Money Transfer Service


July 1st, 2009

Mobile Banking for the poor…

Himachal government planning to provide banking on the doorstep level by using mobile banking in the the toughest areas, including those in the tribal districts of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur. They are working with State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank to take up mobile banking project on a pilot basis. Himachal Pradesh is the first state in the country to achieve 100 per cent financial inclusion with every household having a bank account. The state also proposes to provide 100 per cent credit card coverage to all households in all areas. Read more here.

October 5th, 2008

Banking Group Considering Dumping BlackBerrys for iPhones…

A report coming out of Australia is suggesting that the global banking giant, HSBC is considering dumping its entire stock of corporate BlackBerry handsets and switching to Apple’s iPhone.

If this is true…God only knows what impact will be there on HSBC’s productivity as there are already so many complains against Apple’s iPhone…


August 15th, 2008