SOURCE: North Jersey Community Bank

January 07, 2008 09:00 ET

North Jersey Community Bank to Launch Mobile Banking

First Community Bank to Offer Next Generation Service to Clients on the Go

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - North Jersey Community Bank (NJCB), the fastest growing bank in New Jersey, today announced that it will introduce mobile banking to its customers in the first quarter of 2008. This convenient, next-generation service will enable NJCB customers to make banking transactions via personal mobile devices and personal digital assistants, without taking a trip to the bank or logging on to a computer. NJCB will be the first community bank to offer mobile banking and payment services to its customers.

"Mobile banking will provide branch and online banking to our clients on the go, saving them time and money," said Frank Sorrentino III, Chairman and CEO of North Jersey Community Bank. "As the first community bank to roll out mobile banking services, NJCB reinforces its commitment to offer our customers the latest technology to meet their evolving needs and improve their ability to manage their accounts."

The new mobile financial services, provided to NJCB by Monitise Americas, will enable customers to check their available balances and transfer funds internally. Additional services will become available throughout 2008. Mobile banking messages will be delivered directly to clients' mobile devices through a highly secure, "designed for mobile" application, accessible to all participating customers.

NJCB customers can sign up for these mobile banking services by logging on to Representatives from the bank will be happy to demonstrate the services to customers at no charge. Those interested should call Laura Criscione at (201) 816-8900.

Monitise Americas is a joint venture between Monitise plc, a specialist in mobile banking technology, and Metavante Corporation, a leading provider of banking and payment technology to financial institutions and businesses worldwide.

NJCB offers a complete range of financial services for both personal and business customers, backed by advanced technology. The bank provides a full line of banking products and services, including mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as a wide selection of commercial services. Its Simply Better Money Market Account, with one of the highest rates in the area, is available for both business and personal accounts and includes free checking and free online bill pay. The bank features signature amenities including a free coffee bar, customer lounge and business center complete with plasma screen TVs and internet connections. Each branch also features NJCB's exclusive "Coin Toss" free coin counting machine as well as extended lobby hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. In addition, the Cresskill, Hackensack, and now the Palisade Avenue, Fort Lee locations offer a drive-thru window with extended hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. NJCB also provides 24-hour ATM service and free online banking at

About North Jersey Community Bank:

North Jersey Community Bank was founded by local community and business leaders to provide the highest level of personalized community banking services to Northern New Jersey. With a strong commitment to the communities it serves, the bank offers a variety of innovative deposit and loan products.

In 2006, North Jersey Community Bank was a recipient of the Forbes® Enterprise Awards -- the most esteemed and sought after small-business awards in the United States. The Forbes® Enterprise Awards honor the visionary practices and exemplary achievements of a select few small businesses, based on a rigorous evaluation of the companies' marketing activities, customer service, employee relations, community service and new product/service offerings.

NJCB is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. For more information, call 201-816-8900, or visit the bank's web site at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lauren Ely
    MWW Group - Public Relations
    Phone: 201-964-2437
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