Posted December 8, 2009 by Simon in News

Barclays updates mobile banking site


Barclays have announced that their mobile banking site is undergoing another overhaul.  Their aim is to refresh the site with clearer user screens, to simplify the navigation and to introduce a range of new features.

We’ve had a look at the newly customised interface specifically for mobiles, and we’re quite impressed on the focus that mobile phones are now getting for Barclay’s online banking team.  Barclays have ensured that their mobile service operates over all the main platforms (Apple, HTC, Nokia, Motorolla, Blackberry), and provides the ablity for users to view balances and mini statements, make transfers between accounts, and locate branches/ATMs through a map service.

Also in the pipeline for 2010 are:

  • SMS Text Services for requesting account balances and statements
  • Third Party Payments
  • Mobile Phone top-up funded through the Barclays account

Sean Gilchrist, Barclays Digital Banking Director, said:


“The growth of consumers using our mobile banking services has been phenomenal this year as we have listened and developed core mobile banking services they have told us they need. We believe that this is due to Barclays taking the lead in the market with a dedicated mobile phone banking site. This is the most flexible way of evolving and delivering mobile services for all mobile customers, without restricting services to a single mobile device.

“It’s important for Barclays to maintain and continue to develop an innovative mobile banking approach, to provide customers with a full banking service which is fast and easy to navigate regardless of what mobile phone they are using.”


Here are some of the screenshots of the new interface, click each one for a more detailed view.

Branch/ATM Locator Screen

iPhone Application

Banking Index Screen

Banking Options Screen