Komerční banka has registered growth in the number of clients who use the bank’s services for topping up their mobile phone prepaid cards. In respect of the topping up through ATMs, a growth of almost 40% was registered in the first quarter of 2011 year-on-year.

KB supports mobile credit top-up for all operators through all of its 677 ATMs. Any VISA or MasterCard / Maestro card can be used for topping up through an ATM. Other banks’ clients and holders of cards issued outside the Czech Republic can also use this service. The cardholders are not charged any fee for top-up. The MojeBanka internet banking application offers its clients the same functions.

“Although the range of options offered for financing the operation of mobile telephones has been expanding continuously, prepaid cards are definitely not among the methods that are used only little. Quite the opposite, we have long been observing a stable interest in the possibilities for mobile credit top-up, in particular through our ATMs,” said Radko Belada, Head of Retail Banking Marketing at Komerční banka.

KB also supports mobile phone top-up through selected payment terminals at retailers accepting payment cards through KB. Benefits for customers include speed, zero fees, and an on-line solution thanks to which the customer is immediately advised that the top-up was successful. Topping up through retailers’ payment terminals can be paid in cash or using a payment card.