Bankers will now be able to withdraw money online from their Centier Bank accounts online using mobile devices, allowing users to spend money anywhere in Ireland.
Online banking services such as Centier have long been available on the phone, but Centier said it was the first time that customers could transfer funds from their bank account to their mobile device using a mobile app.
“As a result of Centier’s pilot of online banking, customers will now have access to a wide range of online services including: instant money transfers, banking and cash transactions, credit card payments, cash advances, prepaid debit cards, and more,” Centier wrote in a blog post.
“Customers will be able easily access their Centare Bank accounts, cash and checking accounts, and the Centilex mobile wallet to make transfers.”
We want customers to have access across all of our banking services as well as the Centiex mobile app, so that we can provide them with the best possible customer experience.
“The move comes as Centirex prepares to introduce a new payment gateway service to facilitate the banking of digital currencies and other payment services.
In January, the Central Bank of Ireland and the State had launched a joint venture called the Payments Gateway and Centaire Bank, which is being funded by the Irish Deposit Insurance Corporation (IDIC).
This joint venture will enable Centaire to offer its customers an alternative way to transfer money from their accounts, including the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
In its announcement, Centier also said it would allow customers to pay for transactions in digital currencies such as Ether, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Zcash by adding them to their Centaire bank account.”
With Centaire’s new mobile wallet and its new payment service, customers can make payments using their Centilexes, Centilexus, Centire Coins, Centycoin and Centycoins,” Centire said.”
Users will have access for free to the following payment options: digital currency, cryptocurrency, cash, prepaid, bank transfers, and prepaid debit.