Financial Services (105)
Somewhere in the German winegrowing region Rheingau, deep down under the Ress’s vineyard estate, there is a bank - the wineBANK. It offers a perfectly well-tempered and secure wine storage space for rent to keep the value of your beloved red and white wines growing. A special degustation room complements the service.
Why it matters
As a reaction to the implosion of the art-market bubble and the ongoing gold-rush, smart investment alternatives like vintage wines are gaining popularity. Will we see ‘high-street banks’ hopping on the train and cooperating with specialists in these alternative areas such as winemakers to expand their offer?
İş Bank has introduced biological identity point of sale machines. İş bank credit card customers can now shop without entering their personal identification number. They simply need to touch a pos machine with their fingertip to shop easily and safely. It’s the first application of it’s kind all over the world.
Wonga offers consumers instant, online loans for small amounts ranging between £50 and £200. Consumers choose exactly how much to borrow and must pay back the loan in under a month. If approved, the loan is transferred into the applicant’s account within one hour.