DBS creates lifestyle branch for tech generation

In a move to attract the tech generation to branches, Singapore’s DBS has launched a “lifestyle space” providing freshly brewed coffee, interactions with humanoid robots and a virtual reality (VR) area for retirement planning.

PayPal launches two innovation labs in India

PayPal has set up two innovation labs in India – based out of the company’s tech centres in Chennai and Bangalore – to help the country’s fintech start-ups grow.

Softbank buys into Improbable UK cloud VR start-up

The technology incubation activities of Japanese conglomerate Softbank show no sign of slowing after it pumped $502 million into UK cloud VR start-up Improbable, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Virtual reality is fast becoming more than just a futuristic gimmick, with the likes of Facebook perceiving it as a new frontier of human interaction. […]

Glance and trade: Swissquote introduces VR trading

Swiss online bank Swissquote has developed a virtual reality (VR) trading application that enables users make trades with a glance. The VR headset creates a 360° trading wall for users to monitor the markets.

Can banking “catch” the Pokémon bug?

Pokémon Go has taken the globe by storm, capturing the hearts and minds of adults and children alike in their endeavours to “catch ‘em all” in the latest version of the popular computer game, which builds cutting edge augmented reality (AR) technology into its original gameplay. What can banks learn from it?