Over 250,000 Logins of National Bank's Mobile Banking Solutions in Less Than 2 Months
Montreal, 17 January 2012 -
National Bank is proud to announce that over 250,000 logins have been registered to its Mobile Banking Solutions since the application was launched on November 19. Just as they already do with their computer, clients with smartphones (iPhone®, Blackberry®1 and AndroidTM) can now, through the m.nbc.ca mobile site, view their account balances, pay their bills, manage the limits of their Client Card and transfer funds from one account to another, not only at National Bank, but using Interac e-Transfer®2, to any personal account in a participating Canadian financial institution. All these features are also available from the NBC application which can be obtained at the App Store®. To date, iPhone and iPod touch® users have downloaded the NBC application over 25,000 times, even before the start of the National Bank Mobile Banking Solutions advertising campaign! Launched earlier this week, the campaign emphasizes the benefits of using National Bank’s new mobile solutions, including its key feature, Interac e-Transfer.
Quick, easy and secure, the Interac e-Transfer feature enables clients to transfer funds from one account to another, across the country. With this simple tool, clients only need the e-mail address or mobile phone number of the recipient to proceed with the transfer. The recipient is therefore not required to provide any personal or financial information. National Bank is currently the only bank in Canada to offer the Interac e-Transfer service from one mobile phone to another.
“National Bank’s clients are always looking for secure payment solutions that help them save time. With Interac e-Transfer, our clients will instantly be able to carry out person-to-person transactions without the delays associated with issuing cheques,” said Danny Déry, Vice-President - Electronic channels and Payment strategy at National Bank.
Interac e-Transfer is available through National Bank’s Internet Banking Solutions and Mobile Banking Solutions.
Managing Client Card limits
National Bank is also the only financial institution that allows its clients to manage their Client Card themselves, within the maximum limit set by the Bank. Adjusting ABM withdrawal limits and purchase limits with retailers across Canada and around the world is an effective and innovative way of minimizing fraud risk. This feature is available from National Bank’s Mobile Banking Solutions and Internet Banking Solutions.
In order to make it easier for its clients, whether they are novices or technology buffs, to learn about these mobile applications, National Bank has developed a guide that is innovative in the industry: Mymobileguide.ca. In it, clients will find videos, tips and advice showing how mobile solutions make their lives easier, saves them time and helps them keep track of their finances. “In order to offer our clients a superior client experience, we have developed a unique tool, available on a smartphone, to guide them in doing their mobile banking,” specified M. Déry. “Mymobileguide.ca is a user-friendly tool that is always at our clients’ fingertips. In short, we are now able to be there for our clients, wherever they are and whenever it is convenient for them. It is the client experience at its best!”
For a unique and leading-edge experience, consult mymobileguide.ca on your smartphone or computer.
® Apple, App Store, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and in other countries. Apple Inc. is not a sponsor or participant of National Bank Mobile Banking Solutions.
®1 BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited.
®2 Interac e-Transfer is a registered trademark of Interac Inc. used under license.
TM Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google permissions.
About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has over $156 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,431 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank’s financial education portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.
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