LAS VEGAS — Contactless payments are not new — card-free ATM transactions have been seen at fintech conference for years now — but they are getting more buzz lately, especially as the industry continues to debate the possibility of a cashless society. How consumers will interact with their money in theRead More
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An obvious statement: The banking world is changing. However, it does give rise to less obvious questions: Just how fast is it changing, and in what ways? For instance, what will the banking world look like in five years? Will there be chatbots in every smartphone and every app? WillRead More
Mention wearables, and most of us immediately think consumer first – the Apple Watch, Fitbits, Google Glasses and so on. But when it comes to business or enterprise applications for wearables, many of us draw a blank. The challenge for many of the companies that create wearables (Apple, Google etc),Read More
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
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