MBNA Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America, has introduced new mobile banking text service, to enable UK customers to text for their credit card information.

By using the mobile banking text service, customers can use their mobile phone to get credit card account information, including balance, payments and transactions, by texting to a dedicated mobile short-code number.

To use the service, customers with mobile phone numbers registered to their accounts can send Bal, Trans or Bill to the dedicated short-code number for the latest information on their accounts.

Ian Craig, sales, service and operations executive for Bank of America Europe Card Services, which operates the MBNA brand, said: “The mobile banking text service is one of a number of exciting new improvements we will be making to our services. With this service, we are able to provide our customers with another way to bank that is simple, straightforward and puts their credit card information at their fingertips whenever they need it.”