Post Tagged with: "wearables"

Hot Hashtag: Fintech and the #IoT

Hot Hashtag: Fintech and the #IoT

by August 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

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

Two More Apple Watch Bank Apps Announced

Two More Apple Watch Bank Apps Announced

by April 9, 2015 at 10:59 am 1 comment

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

What’s the Role for Banking and Payments at This Week’s CES?

What’s the Role for Banking and Payments at This Week’s CES?

by January 5, 2015 at 10:54 am 3 comments

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

First With an Android Wear Payments App? (Hint: Not Google Wallet)

First With an Android Wear Payments App? (Hint: Not Google Wallet)

by July 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

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.

Wearable Payments Come of Age with 3 Launches

Wearable Payments Come of Age with 3 Launches

by June 17, 2014 at 11:43 am 2 comments

Three important smartwatch launches over the last week or so appear to have changed the dynamic for wearable payments.

SOLD OUT — ‘The Future of Banking’ Webinar Scheduled for May 14

SOLD OUT — ‘The Future of Banking’ Webinar Scheduled for May 14

by April 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

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

VIDEO: Westpac New Zealand Tests Google Glass App

by March 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

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

Coolest Brands 2014: Strength in Wearables

Coolest Brands 2014: Strength in Wearables

by February 24, 2014 at 11:03 am 0 comments

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

A Google Glass Banking App Grows in Spain, and It’s Actually Useful

A Google Glass Banking App Grows in Spain, and It’s Actually Useful

by October 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm 6 comments

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