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AT&T launches mobile banking application

AT&T has launched a comprehensive, easy-to-use mobile banking platform that will enable consumers to view account balances and history, transfer funds and pay bills from their AT&T mobile handsets.

Through an innovative relationship, AT&T, Wachovia, SunTrust Banks and mobile banking and payment enabler Firethorn Holdings and Firethorn’s strategic partner, CheckFree are providing a mobile banking solution that is accessible to millions of Wachovia and SunTrust customers.

The mobile banking application will be pre-loaded on future AT&T handsets beginning later this year. Because the mobile solution is embedded on the handsets, it is easy for users to locate the mobile banking icon in the applications folder on the device and access the service. The mobile banking application is also available for download on more than 30 of AT&T’s most popular handsets – representing approximately 30 million devices in the market today.

Mark Collins, vice president of consumer data at AT&T’s wireless unit, said: The ability to perform banking functions using a wireless handset is attractive for people who need to make financial decisions on the go – business travelers, college students and anyone who desires the flexibility that wireless delivers. Value-added services such as mobile banking and payments to the mobile device are part of our ongoing strategy to enrich the customer experience.