Barclays Takes to Park Benches Across the UK to Talk Mobile Banking

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Managers take day out to work under branches not in them as part of live mobile banking clinic.

Barclays has been taking the lead in mobile phone banking for some time and we wanted to get out and about and show our customers exactly how easy this service is and really demonstrate that it can be done anywhere.

This week Barclays bank managers will swap their seat in a branch for a seat under a branch as they take to park benches for a series of Barclays mobile banking clinics.

The six events, kicking off in London’s Russell Square, will see bank managers holding park bench financial demonstrations for passers-by via Barclays mobile banking service.

Leaving behind their usual bank duties for the day, the managers will instead show local customers how they can use their own mobile phone to access a new variety of bank services. Using the newly updated barclays.mobi site each manager will offer free advice on how to check their balance, make transfers or even set up new third party payments – all from the flexibility of a park bench.

Location, location

Throughout the week Barclays mobile banking clinics will be visiting London, Harrogate, Cardiff, Colchester, Manchester and Birmingham, showing residents first-hand just how easy and convenient mobile and text banking really is.

Sean Gilchrist, Barclays Digital Banking Director, said: “Barclays has been taking the lead in mobile phone banking for some time and we wanted to get out and about and show our customers exactly how easy this service is and really demonstrate that it can be done anywhere.”

“What’s more, not only is mobile banking convenient, research has also shown that people who use mobile banking are more in touch with their bank balance and have a better grasp on their finances. So why not rest your feet and take a moment to chat with one of our local Bank managers.”

Barclays mobile phone banking service allows people to view balances, mini-statements, transfer between Barclays bank accounts, send payments to a third party. There are also tools such as finding their nearest branch and ATM, currency converter tool.

To find out more about Barclays mobile phone banking consumers can visit http://www.barclays.co.uk.

Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking (current accounts and savings accounts), credit cards, corporate banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 140,000 people. Barclays moves, invests and protects money and provides personal loans, life insurance, business loans and other services for over 49 million customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website http://www.barclays.co.uk.

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