Barclays Pingit: Money goes mobile


The cashless society moved one step closer today with the launch of an app to that allows smartphone users to send money from their handset.
The Pingit app, released by Barclays bank is an app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry handsets, that allows users to link their mobile phone number to their bank account and make payments to anyone who owns a mobile phone in the UK.
Initially only Barclays customers will be able to make payments with the app but all UK banking customers will be able to make payments from early March.
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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.