Mobile Banking Growing in Central America
To date, about 8 banks in Guatemala, 4 in El Salvador and 3 in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica offer the service; there is still much ground to cover in the region.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The director of Technology at the company Ebclosión, Derick Brol, indicates that in Central America in 2011 there were mobile phone banking services in about 8 banks in Guatemala, 4 in El Salvador and 3 in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The services offered include balance inquiries, transactions between own accounts and blocks.
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Visa Payments and Transfers is a system that allows transferring funds or making payments from cell phones using debit or credit cards.
National banks have that offer mobile services to their clients have seen the number of users of the new service grow this year.
The Guatemalan company Continental Towers will receive funding from the International Finance Corporation to build and maintain cell towers in Central America.
The banking transactions normally done from the bank desk or the computer, could soon be done with a mobile phone.
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