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FirstMerit introduces mobile banking features to tech-savvy consumers

The mobile apps are available for free download for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and BlackBerry devices. The company rolled out the mobile services to let consumers stay on top of their accounts and manage their money no matter where they are.

FirstMerit is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with assets of $14.3 billion as of June 30, 2011 and 207 banking offices and 213 ATM locations in Ohio,Western Pennsylvania and the Chicago area.

Mobile banking
Via the mobile app and SMS features, consumers can view account balances and history and find FirstMerit branches and ATMs.

Additionally, the mobile app lets users transfer funds between FirstMerit accounts.

FirstMerit customers can see their balance information for any account and view recent transaction history on their checking and savings accounts, as well as their installment loans and lines.

Consumers can also move funds between their banking accounts.

Consumers can check their accounts

Consumers can also confirm a transfer

Future endeavors
This fall, FirstMerit plans to launch a second phase of mobile banking that will include account information alerts and a condensed version of its online banking Web site optimized for mobile phones.

Final Take
Rimma Kats is staff reporter on Mobile Commerce Daily, New York