May 7, 2010
FCIB is now offering mobile phone banking

Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, earlier this week announced a partnership with FirstCaribbean International Bank to provide customers with mobile banking services enabling them the flexibility and convenience of managing their finances over their mobile phones.{{more}}

FirstCaribbean International Bank is the largest regionally-listed bank in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, with branches across 17 markets. The new service is of tremendous value to FirstCaribbean customers as it gives many of them a more convenient way to bank on the go, without needing to visit a branch – something that is of particular importance to many without home Internet connections.

“Our partnership with Sybase 365 allows us to deliver the best possible mobile banking products to our customers throughout the region,” said Mahes Wickramasinghe, Chief Administrative Officer, FirstCaribbean International Bank. “FirstCaribbean is dedicated to offering cutting-edge solutions for our customers, and through our work with Sybase 365 we will be the first regional bank to launch such an innovative service.”

The new mobile banking offering is powered by the Sybase mBanking 365™ platform, giving customers access to multiple banking functions using SMS. FirstCaribbean customers will be able to enjoy this new, free service to conduct bank transactions over their mobile device. Customers will now be able to check account balances, get balance alerts, transfer money, and monitor recent transactions. Additional features will be available in the future.

“This latest partnership with FirstCaribbean Bank furthers Sybase 365’s global footprint as the leading provider of mobile commerce services,” said Matthew Talbot, Vice President, mCommerce, Sybase 365. “Expertise in both software and mobile services combined with unrivalled global reach, gives Sybase a distinct advantage in providing a fully integrated end-to-end mobile commerce solution for financial institutions, mobile operators and enterprises worldwide.”