The Internet of Things — the network of internet-connected devices that might include your alarm clock, thermostat, and refrigerator– is growing, and that carries important implications for fintech and beyond. On Twitter, the hashtag #IoT has reached over 3.3 million users in the past several hours, with around 387 retweets and counting, whichRead More
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It seems bankers like watches. Today brought news of two more banks announcing the development of Apple Watch apps: DAB Bank in Germany, and BankMobile, a mobile offering from Customers Bank in Pennsylvania. Speaking purely anecdotally (though we are working on the hard numbers) it appears clear that more banksRead More
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, which officially begins tomorrow in Las Vegas, is the country’s premier event for introducing high-tech gadgets. This year will see a plethora of wearable technology, supposedly capable of measuring everything from the wearer’s mood to turning his thoughts into speech. The buzzy-est item so far appears toRead More
New standalone applications for Google’s Android Wear — — the company’s smartwatch operating system — are starting to hit Google Play store.
But not from Google Wallet.
Three important smartwatch launches over the last week or so appear to have changed the dynamic for wearable payments.
Loyal readers of this blog will know that Bank Innovation maintains strong views on the future of banking. From apps to wearables, we’ve got passionate opinions on which direction financial services is — and should be — heading. Join us for this webinar where we will share our latest thinkingRead More
Westpac New Zealand, a bank with a passion for wearables, is currently testing a version of its Cash Tank balance-checking app on Google Glass. (Bank Innovation reviewed the Cash Tank smartwatch app here.) The forward-looking bank is also working on iBeacon solutions for the retail shopping experience. Wearables received starRead More
Apple’s iPhones get the oohs and ahs, but it’s Samsung’s name on 3 out of 10 smartphones around the world — and that share continues to grow. Samsung has a smartwatch that already has banking apps (and PayPal) running on it, and the company will bring its Galaxy Smart GlassesRead More
There has been speculation for some time about the form a Google Glass banking app would take. The suspense is over. Spain’s Banco Sabadell has created a banking app for Google Glass that displays the nearest ATM, allows the viewing of accounts and supports 24/7 video conferencing. Sabadell isn’t just tiltingRead More