The experience of accessing banking sites on a mobile phone is often highly variable, so we'll be interested to see how the Commonwealth Bank's new mobile banking site, which claims to work on "any internet enabled mobile phone", works in practice. One minor restriction: you have to be registered for the bank's SMS security system before you're allowed to use the mobile platform. Aside from the expected balance checking and funds transfer features, one sensible option is to search for the nearest ATM (driven by Google Maps).
Commonwealth NetBank Swarms Onto Mobile Phones, Still Needs SMS
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