Consumers attempting to stick to a budget have a number of tools available to them through their mobile phones to aid the management of their money. Regular micro-management of finances facilitates saving and keeps track of everyday spending. Third-party providers are currently leading the field but these tools are a clear next step for mainstream banking apps.
Mexican bank Banorte has announced plans to launch a mobile-based financial services program aimed at consumers currently without access to banking services in the country. The scheme will combine a deposit account with the bank alongside a MasterCard debit card, and can be opened online. Other features include the ability to send funds from one account to another using only a mobile phone.
New research by Datamonitor Financial has found that migrants from Latin America are the least likely of any immigrant group to have a current account.
By offering added-value packaged accounts in return for higher monthly fees, banks can counter the decline in their core sources of revenue.
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