July 12 — Anyone with a mobile phone can now bank on the go, thanks to FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Mobile Banking service. Customers of FirstCaribbean can do their banking via SMS text messaging and immediately receive their account information via return SMS text. After a successful pilot of the new service with our staff in Barbados, FirstCaribbean is making this service available to our customers starting today. With FirstCaribbean Mobile Banking customers can: – Request their account balance – Request the last 5 transactions that occurred during the past 30 days. – Transfer funds between their accounts – Set up weekly account balance alerts – Set up threshold alerts. For example, they can set an alert to come to them if their account balance falls below a certain amount or if it goes above a certain amount. Customers signing up for FirstCaribbean Mobile Banking can access up to 6 of their Checking or Savings accounts, and is available to customers of any mobile phone service provider. SMS charges will be the same as what any customer would pay for their cellular service provider for text messages. Apart from being convenient and easy to use, FirstCaribbean’s Mobile Banking service is safe. Stringent security measures are in place to protect their customers’ financial information and details. Text messages will only be sent to the mobile phone number that is registered with the bank By the customer, who must verify his/her identity at the time of registration. Account details or any financial information will not be sent to any third party. Account numbers are never sent to the mobile phone. FirstCaribbean is not charging any fees for the Mobile Banking service.