Checkout this latest news release from Moneybookers. This is quite a neat feature!
Online Banking Going Mobile As Moneybookers Brings eWallet To 5 Million Customers through Clickatell Partnership
– ePayment provider offers SMS service for account transactions
– Customers receive SMS notifications anywhere, anytime
London, UK and CTIA, San Francisco, CA, Moscone Center – September 10, 2008 – Moneybookers, one of Europe’s largest online payment systems, and Clickatell, leading provider of global mobile messaging solutions, today announced a partnership to offer mobile SMS alerts on transactions for over 5 million eWallet customers. Moneybookers customers can now receive text notifications directly to their cell phone anytime, anywhere, when purchases are completed, goods are mailed or money transfers are wired. This brings an advantage in terms of security, as customers always have an overview of the transfers on the account and can cancel unwanted transactions immediately.
Moneybookers, a pioneer in the application of payment systems into new formats and technologies using channels such as Facebook, is now also a leader in the evolution of online banking to mobile banking with the launch of an SMS-based system powered by Clickatell. As the penetration of handsets continues to expand and users move towards widespread adoption of the mobile phone, banking customers will increasingly demand mobile access to their accounts.
“Our customers don’t want to be chained to their offices and be required to stay in front of their PCs when transacting on the Internet”, commented Nikolai Riesenkampff, Co-CEO of Moneybookers. “We see clear advantages of SMS for fast implementation and inherent ease of use for our customers. Clickatell was able to immediately incorporate mobile options into our eWallet service and provides us the assurances that our customers will get the information they need when they need it – anywhere, anytime.”
“Because of our experience with financial services organizations and established global reach, Clickatell is best positioned to deploy mobile money initiatives via text messaging,” said Pieter de Villiers, CEO of Clickatell. “With leading brands having already deployed mobile payments, mobile money transfers, mobile banking, and foreign currency exchange solutions, Clickatell is fast emerging as a leader in this rapidly growing market.”
Moneybookers Ltd. (http://www.moneybookers.com) is one of Europe’s largest online payment systems offering domestic payment options in 50 countries and customer service in 12 languages. With over 5 million account holders Moneybookers is one of the largest eWallets worldwide. Moneybookers enables any business or consumer to securely and cost-effectively send and receive payments online, simply by using an email address. More than 12,000 merchants use Moneybookers’ gateway product, among them global ecommerce brands such as Skype, Foto.com, and QXL Ricardo. Dr. Thomas Middelhoff serves as the Chairman of the Board. Moneybookers was founded in 2001 in London and is regulated by the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom (FSA).
Clickatell enables businesses, governments and communities to leverage the ubiquity of mobile messaging to inform, alert, notify, transact, interact and share information. Delivering mobile messaging solutions since 2000, Clickatell is a global leader in mobile communications specializing in SaaS messaging services and Bulk SMS gateway connectivity to small, medium and large enterprises in a variety of vertical markets. Clickatell’s multi-modal capability and worldwide coverage gives organizations the power to deliver any message to any device anywhere in the world. Reaching more than 700 networks in more than 200 countries, Clickatell serves 8,300 customers including Visa, Nokia, Oracle, RSA, AVAYA, BBC, Continental Airlines, CNN, First National Bank, Metropolitan Life, Oracle, Shell, and other industry leaders. Clickatell products and services increase customer acquisition, improve loyalty and build trusted brands through direct, personal, easy, and immediate communications. A Sequoia-backed company, Clickatell is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and has offices in South Africa. For more information, please visit: http://www.clickatell.com/central/campaigns/redir.php?cid=47606
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• Toby Walsh – Moneybookers at Rhubarb PR, Tel: +44 (0)777 337 4545
• Kelly Brieger – Clickatell USA, Tel: +1-650-704-1748, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Nicola Hunt – Clickatell SA, Tel: +27-21-910-7700, email@example.com