WATERBURY, Conn., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers and small businesses can now pay bills, check balances, and transfer funds in their Webster Bank accounts quickly and conveniently using their web-enabled mobile phones. Webster's new mobile web banking service was launched November 30 and is available free of charge to every Webster checking customer enrolled in online banking.
Webster mobile web banking offers customers the same safety and security as regular online banking from a personal laptop or desktop computer. Webster mobile web banking has been optimized to accommodate the screen-size on mobile phones, including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and other web-enabled handheld devices.
Moreover, Webster mobile web banking doesn't require users to download a separate software application in order to access mobile banking. Users simply access the Webster website (www.websterbank.com or www.websteronline.mobi) through the web browser on their phone, type in their user name, answer the challenge question, and enter their password. For added security, they can register their handheld device just as they would their computer. Once enrolled, all accounts in the customer's online profile, including deposit, loan, and credit card account balances, are accessible. Customers can pay bills to any payee already established in their online profile.
Michelle Crecca, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Webster, said, "Webster customers can now bank any time, anywhere using their mobile phone with Webster mobile web banking. This convenience for people who are 'on the go' comes with the same safety and security that customers have come to expect from Webster."
Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS) is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association. With $17.8 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust and investment services through 181 banking offices, 497 ATMs, mobile banking, the Customer Care Center, and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation, and the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance, and provides health savings account, trustee and administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member FDIC and equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit Webster's website at www.websterbank.com.
SOURCE Webster Bank; Webster Financial Corporation