Mobile banking usage in Northern Ireland is rising dramatically, according to new research carried out by Empathy Research for Ulster Bank.
In the last 12 months, there was a 50 per cent increase in mobile banking usage amongst local smartphone owners, the research findings, published today.
The research marks the launch of the Ulster’s latest investment in its mobile banking app, across the iPhone, Android and Blackberry platforms.
As part of the investment, customers can now make payments to other app users by inputting the recipient’s mobile phone number.
They can also use their Ulster Bank app to access cash at ATMs without their debit card.
Other enhancements include the ability to access an increased amount of account transaction information via their app - up to 7 years’ worth of transactions
“Northern Ireland consumers are recognising the convenience offered by banking on the move, and mobile banking usage is growing at a very fast pace as a result,” said Ulster Bank’s head of direct banking, Brian Allen.