WATERLOO, ON, April 15 – Manulife Bank of Canada, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial, has made its new account aggregation
available to all of its Internet Banking clients, free of charge. Called Secure View, the
service allows customers to consolidate their online account balance information from
various financial institutions while maintaining their privacy.
“Our free Secure View account aggregation service is
another example of how clients can benefit from banking solutions offered in conjunction
with the advice of their financial advisor,” said Roman Fedchyshyn, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Bank of Canada. “This unique technology allows
clients to retain control of their personal information. It’s safe, easy-to- use and, best
of all, it’s free.”
Secure View benefits
The security of financial information is paramount for
clients. For this reason, Manulife Bank chose technology developed by OnX Enterprise
Solutions Inc. (TSE:ON) that enables clients to maintain control over their password and
account information from various financial institutions. With Secure View, all data is
downloaded and stored on the customer’s computer. In contrast, many other account
aggregation services store client information on a centralized server.
In addition, Secure View uses 128-bit encryption in the
downloading and storage of all financial information. This provides one of the highest
levels of data security available today.
Once clients have added accounts to be aggregated, only one
password is required to view their personal account information. This provides easy access
to current financial information at any time, help them manage daily banking as well as
plan for the future with the assistance from their financial advisor. Plus, unlike many
other account aggregation services, Secure View is available free of charge to all
Manulife Bank Internet Banking clients. “For Manulife Bank, this is another example
of how we can improve client access to the information they need to make informed
decisions,” said Mr. Fedchyshyn. “Secure View empowers clients and is designed
to maintain the privacy of their personal financial information.”
About OnX Enterprise Solutions Inc.
OnX Enterprise Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of
enterprise level IT Infrastructure Solutions, Internet Professional Services and Managed
Hosting Services. The Company has been in operation for over 18 years and had Fiscal 2001
revenues of approximately $123 million. OnX Enterprise Solutions is headquartered in
Thornhill, Ontario with offices in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.
OnX can be found on the Internet at www.onx.com.
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial
services group operating in 15 countries and territories worldwide. Through its extensive
network of employees, agents and distribution partners, Manulife Financial offers clients
a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services. Funds
under management by Manulife Financial were Cdn$142.2 billion as at December 31, 2001.
Manulife Financial established Manulife Bank in 1993 as the
first federally regulated bank to be opened by a life insurance company following Canada’s
financial reform legislation of 1992. Manulife Bank provides innovative deposit and loan
products to help individuals make the most of their financial plan.
Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSE,
NYSE and PSE, and under ‘0945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the
Internet at www.manulife.com.