HSBC launches first business banking service optimised for BlackBerry users

HSBC’s multi awarding winning business internet banking service is the largest commercial internet banking service in the UK with almost 300,000 users, and by extending the service to all users with BlackBerry devices, customers will be able to benefit from the following:

  • Real-time balances and transactions for the last seven days on HSBC sterling accounts;
  • Balances on foreign currency accounts;
  • Balances on business and commercial credit cards along with seven days worth of transactions for each cardholder;
  • The same high level of security – requiring the customer to enter their username, password and unique temporary security code** – as the regular internet business banking service.

Noel Quinn, Head of Commercial Banking UK, HSBC: “We understand that our business customers need to be able to manage their money on the go, and we aim to provide them with the best technology to make this possible. Our business customers range from sole-traders to large corporates, and we know that instant access to their accounts and good security is important to them.  By providing a business banking service specifically optimised for BlackBerry devices, we are enabling SMEs to spend a greater proportion of their time focusing on running their business, knowing they have direct access wherever they are, and less time worrying about keeping track of their banking.
“Many of our business customers trade and travel internationally and we are committed to supporting them. Being able to access balances on their foreign currency accounts by BlackBerry; our customers will have instant access to their accounts wherever they are around the globe.”
The new service is accessed from using the same username, password and security device as the regular HSBC internet banking service.