HSBC to offer mobile banking services - vnunet.com:
First UK bank to provide real time statements using a Java application
Daniel Thomas, Computing 10 Apr 2006
HSBC and First Direct are to launch a mobile banking service this summer to allow customers to access account details in real-time and top-up pre-pay phones.
Customers of the banks will be able to access account details via the MoniLink system run by UK cash machine network Link.
While other banks currently offer text messaging services that provide account balance updates sent out intermittently, this will be the first time a UK bank provides real-time access statements and balances via a Java application."