September 09, 2013

Barclays released a new cloud-based document management system for its online banking customers today called Cloud IT. Users will be able to scan, upload and save personal documents such as drivers licenses or passports to the system for safekeeping, Barclays said.

Cloud IT will be accessible through Barclays online banking homepage when users log in. Business banking clients of Barclays will also be able to use the service to upload business documents.

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The service is being made available to online banking automatically and has been pre-populated with customers’ bank statements and other banking correspondence.

All documents uploaded to the system appear in a “document stream,” which shows all of a user’s activity in the system in chronological order. Users can also set up email and text alerts for documents uploaded to the system such as payment deadlines for bills, or renewal dates for insurance policies. Barclays said that it plans to integrate the service with its mobile banking offering as well in the near future.

Jonathan Camhi is a graduate of the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, where he focused on international reporting and interned at the Hindustan Times in Delhi, ...