Desjardins Launches Mobile Services
Lévis (Québec), September 27, 2010 – Desjardins is launching mobile services that will allow individual and business members to carry out many transactions and access information from their smartphones or PDAs, such as the iPod Touch*.
"With new technology always coming out and the growing popularity of mobile devices, consumption of financial products and services is changing radically. With this in mind, Desjardins has designed a simple, secure mobile solution to meet the ever-growing needs of its members and clients," specified Normand Desautels, Senior Vice-Presidentand General Manager, Personal Services, Desjardins Group.
The first Québec-based financial institution to launch these services, which were developed in accordance with industry best practices, Desjardins is taking advantage of the advances and user-friendliness of most mobile devices currently available to offer the best possible services to its members and clients.
Member and client users of Desjardins mobile services will be able to access several new functions, including checking their account balance, making transfers between accounts or between individuals, paying bills and requesting quotes for auto insurance. They will also be able to convert their money into foreign currencies.
These services are offered in addition to those already available through Disnat, the online brokerage division of Desjardins Securities, and Desjardins General Insurance (DGI). Disnat mobile allows users to track market fluctuations and make trades in real time, while DGI allows users to request tenant insurance quotes. It will also be possible to locate the nearest Desjardins ATM, caisse or business centre.
An open-ended concept, this new service will enable Desjardins to meet the needs of our mobile-technology-savvy members.
Go to m.desjardins.com to find out more about Desjardins mobile services or check out the mobile services demo at www.desjardins.com/mobiledemo.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world, with assets of more than $173 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario, and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients.
Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in the country, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 42,200 employees and the commitment of over 6,200 elected officers. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com.
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* iPod Touch is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is not affiliated with Desjardins Group.