AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstMerit Corporation (Nasdaq: FMER) today announced the launch of its downloadable mobile banking apps and Short Message Service (SMS) text banking features. Customers with consumer accounts now can use their mobile devices to monitor and manage their money anytime and anywhere they want. The free downloadable mobile application is available for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, Android™ and BlackBerry®.
"More consumers every day are accessing their financial accounts via their mobile device and FirstMerit is excited to offer its customers secure, easy-to-use ways to manage their money wherever they are," said Julie Tutkovics, senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
With the FirstMerit mobile app and SMS texting, customers can view account balances and history and find FirstMerit branches and ATMs. The mobile app also allows users to transfer funds between FirstMerit accounts. Beginning in September, users will be able to take advantage of Bill Payment capabilities. For more information, visit www.firstmerit.com/mobile.
This fall, FirstMerit plans to launch a second phase of mobile banking that will include account information alerts and a condensed version of its online banking web site optimized for mobile phones.
FirstMerit Corporation is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of $14.3 billion as of June 30, 2011 and 207 banking offices and 213 ATM locations in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and the Chicago area. FirstMerit Corporation provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to consumers and businesses through its core operations. FirstMerit ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the North Central Region in a Tie" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Retail Banking Satisfaction Study(SM). Principal wholly-owned subsidiaries include: FirstMerit Bank, N.A., FirstMerit Mortgage Corporation, FirstMerit Title Agency, Ltd., and FirstMerit Community Development Corporation.
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