Moneybookers and Clickatell partner for eWallet

Moneybookers, one of Europe’s largest online payment systems, and Clickatell, a provider of global mobile messaging solutions, have announced a partnership to offer mobile SMS alerts on transactions for over five million eWallet customers.

Moneybookers customers can now receive text notifications directly to their cell phone anytime, anywhere, when purchases are completed, goods are mailed or money transfers are wired. This brings an advantage in terms of security, as customers always have an overview of the transfers on the account and can cancel unwanted transactions immediately.

Moneybookers is working on the evolution of online banking to mobile banking with the launch of an SMS-based system powered by Clickatell. As the penetration of handsets continues to expand and users move towards widespread adoption of the mobile phone, banking customers will increasingly demand mobile access to their accounts.

Nikolai Riesenkampff, Co-CEO of Moneybookers, commented: “Our customers don’t want to be chained to their offices and be required to stay in front of their PCs when transacting on the Internet. We see clear advantages of SMS for fast implementation and inherent ease of use for our customers. Clickatell was able to immediately incorporate mobile options into our eWallet service and provides us the assurances that our customers will get the information they need when they need it – anywhere, anytime.”

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