Posted February 23, 2011 by Simon in News

New mobile web banking service launched by Barclaycard

Barclaycard launched a new mobile banking service today, building upon their existing on-line servicing platform, mybarclaycard.

The service has been made available on hundreds of handset models, and utilises a specially optimised interface to provide an effortless web experience.

Once you access the service through your normal Barclaycard secure login via the http://www.barclaycard.mobi/ website, you then have ability to:

View your account summary to check your current balance and see how much credit you have left in your account

View a handy summary of your most recent statement, with transaction details of payments you’ve made over periods of time

See how much Barclaycard Freedom Reward Money you’ve earned and can redeem at participating retailers

David Chan, CEO of Barclaycard Consumer Europe, said:

“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. 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 on-line 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.”

*Research by The Internet Advertising Bureau ( IAB)

We’ve been informed that there are more new features planned and will be included in a release at a later date.   These include:

Free SMS and email alerts to keep track of your account, with the ability to set up, view and change your alerts while you’re out and about

A feature to enable you to pay your bill while you’re mobile