In a move to foster new markets abroad, Online Resources and Communications Corp. has decided to license its screen phone-based home banking technology to international firms.

Online Resources makes a combined keypad and screen-based device called ScreenPhone -- currently marketed in the United States through NationsBank Corp. -- which allows consumers to perform routine banking functions from home. But the McLean, Va.-based vendor is branching out beyond the domestic market, signing its first licensing agreement with Hyosung Information and Communications Co., a Korean company that provides branch automation systems to banks.

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