Financial Services (105)
The ATM that greases your palm
In Japan, the Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will offer card free ATM machines. Using only your pin code and your birthdate, the ATM will scan the palm of your hand to verify your identity. The bank offers this service to make sure you can always withdraw money, whether you forgot your wallet, you lost your card or you’ve been caught in a natural disaster.
Why it matters
The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is looking at new techniques to solve a problem caused by everyday (and extraordinary) misfortunes. What natural barriers in our services can we remove to optimize our service?
ING Nationale-Nederlanden insurance company has launched an online social awareness campaign that shows the amount of active time people need to work to enjoy a comfortable level of income when they retire.
www.ingtunumero.es invites consumers to discover "their number”. This number indicates the amount they have to save - from now until their retirement date - to ensure their desired standard of living.
‘Dr Job’ is a smartphone app developed by the French bank BNP Paribas to help people with job interviews & recruitment processes. It gives users tips such as what they should say and wear, but also provides all the latest information about the company they’re applying to.