The service is named as “Allied SMS Banking”. The official sources claim that the transactions through SMS will not only be secure for the customers but it will be convenient for them as well. All the financial transactions via text messages will be secured by a secret Mobile pin (mPIN). Any message sent by the bank will not contain any confidential information about your account or yourself, unless it is specially and specifically requested.Chief Commercial & Rental banking Group, Allied Bank, Khawaja Muhammad Almas addressed the launching ceremony and said, “With the successful launch of this service, Allied Bank stands committed to continuously providing latest and innovative banking solutions to its customers. Allied SMS Banking supports the financial inclusion movement by extending public access towards banking services using the most adaptive mobile phone technology”.Allied Bank has signed a contract with Sybase and Abacus Consulting. According to the contract the company will be providing SMS banking services for ABL.ABL has launched “Allied SMS Banking” in competence with branch-less banking services. With this unique service of managing account through SMS will enable a larger portion of population that has limited access to GPRS (internet on mobile) and the branches of bank.
Services that can be performed via SMS are:
- Balance inquiry of the account
- Bank transfer to ABL from ABL (intrabank)
- Payment of Utility bills (LESCO, KESC, SNGPL, SSGC)
- Payment of mobile bills pre-paid and post paid (Ufone, Warid, and Telenor)