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Bank dials up mobile phone option

Ulster Bank is launching a new banking service via web-enabled mobile phones.


The NatWest subsidiary is hoping to be the first to offer the service using Wireless Application Protocol which allows internet access via mobile phones allowing customers to check their balances and conduct a transaction search at any time.


The move follows the Woolwich who launched into the market with a pilot scheme in October.


The bank are claiming the medium has considerable potential. Ulster Bank IT manager Martin Drayne says: “WAP technology is where the internet was three years ago.”

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