KeyBank is offering customers text-based banking services through Fiserv Inc.'s Mobile Money program, the Brookfield, Wis., bank technology vendor said Wednesday.

The bank, a subsidiary of the Cleveland bank holding company KeyCorp, is offering the ability to check balances and receive alerts for spending and other events through text messages.

KeyBank also offers its customers mobile banking through a Web browser in a service developed internally, according to a Fiserv spokeswoman.

"Mobile banking is a new channel through which we can serve our entire customer base, and we see a clear opportunity to use the channel to connect with our customers who do not monitor their accounts through online banking," Allison Landers, KeyBank's senior vice president of online and mobile channels, said in a Fiserv press release.

Fiserv's Mobile Money technology also lets a bank offer financial services through a mobile Web browser and supplies downloadable applications that use the company's branding.

Last month, the Wisconsin vendor said that 150 credit unions had agreed to offer their members mobile banking services using its software.