Financial Services (105)
Money-counting app for the visually impaired
LookTel has created an iPhone app that allows for the visually impaired to know the amount of money that they are holding.
Why it matters
Technology is helping people live a more independent life. Not only is there technology that makes the iPhone accessible to the visually impaired but further applications that focus on these users and improving their day to day lives.
The online bank Monabanq has created a team-buying mechanic to increase the rate on its saving accounts. The more people who are subscribing to the offer, the greater the rate becomes. For it to equal 6%, at least 2, 000 people had to subscribe before February 11th 2010. A meter displayed on the website was showing live the progress of the rate.
MMT Insurance has developed a new policy to make drivers aware of the importance of responsible driving and the impact that driving has on the environment. The company will plant a tree for each new policy taken out, with the policy holder choosing its location. The company will also give ‘eco-driving’ courses so that the driver saves on petrol and CO2 emissions while reducing their premium.