Barclays announced that it has launched Europe’s first person-to-person service for sending and receiving money using mobile phone numbers.
Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive, Barclays Retail and Business Banking said: “Barclays Pingit could revolutionise the way people send and receive money. For friends splitting the cost of dinner, repaying a borrowed £10 or people sending money to a son or daughter at university, it’s free, quick, convenient, secure, and easy to use. You can send and receive money in seconds, without having to enter account details.
The Barclays Pingit service will be available to current account customers of all UK banks and building societies, not just those with Barclays current accounts. Full details are at http://www.barclays.co.uk/pingit.