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POSTED: January 7, 2011 10:01 a.m.

SAVANNAH — The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched new mobile banking and text message banking services.
With the addition of these secure mobile banking tools, The Coastal Bank’s business and consumer banking customers now enjoy an expanded range of options for “on-the-go” banking. Customers have the ability to perform money management tasks quickly and securely through their web-enabled smart phones or any WiFi connection.
The Coastal Bank has joined forces with Intuit Financial Services to provide mobile banking, allowing customers to check account balances, transfer money between accounts and pay bills securely from any web-enabled phone with a browser. Mobile banking is an extension of The Coastal Bank’s online banking service, which has been strategically optimized for smart phones.
“Our new mobile banking features reflect our ongoing commitment to offering the latest banking services to our customers,” said Jim LaHaise, executive vice president and chief banking officer at The Coastal Bank. “Our customers’ needs and expectations are changing. They want greater control over managing their finances, and they want to bank in a way that fits their lifestyle.”
In addition, The Coastal Bank now offers text message banking that provides customers with the ability to securely check balances and transactions anywhere via a simple text. 
Text message banking enables users to receive account notifications on their mobile phones or devices. This feature does not require an Internet connection.
Text message banking allows banking customers to access account balances and recent transaction history from their cell phones quickly, easily and securely. Once customers sign up for mobile banking at www.thecoastalbank.com and enroll one or more mobile phone numbers, they can start using text message banking features.
“Technology continues to transform the way our customers can manage their money,” LaHaise said. “Our mobile banking offerings are the latest addition to our robust menu of services. We’re delighted to provide our customers with a simple, secure way to bank that puts their account information at their fingertips 24/7.”
The Coastal Bank does not charge for mobile banking or text message banking, however, standard cell phone fees for Internet access or text messaging may apply.

 

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