Alex Merton-McCann McAfee’s Cybermum in Australia, Alex, is a mother of four boys aged 9 to 16, who juggles ...
I don’t think there is anything quite as traumatic as having your card ‘declined’ at the supermarket. Not only have you spent vast amounts of energy selecting & pushing your trolley around but you have a captive audience.
‘Sorry mam – you card is declined!’
Well – the first time it happened to me, I walked off (beetroot faced) whilst muttering something about my employer not paying me on time which for the record wasn’t true. I was just saving face in front of my very attentive audience!
However, just last week – it happened again. So, instead of concocting some dramatic story and appearing somewhat insane, I simply asked for a minute whilst I transferred some cash from my emergency account using my BlackBerry. Hallelujah for Mobile Banking!!
Mobile Banking allows you to access and manage your money using your smartphone. And it is no surprise that Australians are quickly catching on with Westpac, one of Australia’s biggest banks, revealing that it has one million smartphone users.
While many Aussies are jumping on the bandwagon, studies show some potential users are avoiding mobile banking due to concerns around the lack of mobile security.
So, what can you do to protect yourself whilst still enjoying the convenience of mobile banking?
So next time you are ‘caught’ at the supermarket, don’t despair. Simply reach for your smartphone, transfer some funds and all will be well again in the world. Although your audience might be a little disappointed there was no show!
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