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Old 03-22-2016, 10:13 AM
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Default Wearable technologies and banking?

Wearable technology is a big opportunity. As it’s not taken off properly yet, banks still have a window of opportunity to innovate. They’re competing with the iWatch and Google Glass tho, who have already made their mark. Right now wearable technology is about checking your balance, and responding to basic notifications. But it will soon become a way to identify yourself either remotely or in person, and a way to authorise payments.

Given that wearables are part of the larger wave of the Internet of Things – with a potential economic impact of 6 trillion dollars a year according to McKinsey – it could have huge upside for banks if they get it right. A handful are participating in wearable tech trials. US bank Wells Fargo is working with software for Google Glass. Paypal has launched an app for Samsung Galaxy. It’s happening, but slowly. Financial services need to move faster or risk being on the backfoot.
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