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Cell phone banking extends to traffic fines

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First National Bank (FNB) customers who are registered for Cellphone Banking can now pay their traffic fines on their cellular phones.

The traffic fines payment solution on FNB ATMs was launched in 2005 and has seen a significant increase in customers. The bank believes the Cellphone Banking channel is a natural extension that will enable customers to pay their traffic fines.
Traffic fine payments via Cellphone Banking are currently free of bank fees.
"For FNB, it is not only about innovation, but we strive to make banking more accessible and convenient to all," says Len Pienaar FNB CEO of Mobile and Transact Solutions.
Customers have to be registered for Cellphone Banking from FNB to use this option. Traffic fine payments are available on the menu-based service or the web service for WAP-enabled mobile handsets, and users need to follow a simple process to ensure their fines are paid.
FNB currently processes traffic fines for the following municipalities:
* City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality;
* Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality;
* Emfuleni Local Municipality (Vereeniging);
* City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality;
* Drakenstein Municipality (Paarl;
* George Municipality;
* Kungwini Local Municipality (Bronkhorstspruit;
* KwaDukuza Municipality;
* Midvaal Local Municipality;
* Potchefstroom Municipality; and
* Sundays River Municipality (Kirkwood).
"We are hoping in the near future to add to the list of municipalities to expand the hassle-free option to more customers," says Pienaar.