The Bank of Tomorrow
We can’t even describe how epic this is. Next week, big-player bank Banco Bradesco of Brazil will be opening Bradesco Next in São Paulo. Developed alongside technology retailer YDreams, it’s the ultimate altar to futurist commerce: Fast Company expects that the like of it won’t even appear in North America or Europe for years, and we believe it.
- Biometric ATMs that respond to users’ biological features (namely, their hands).
- Touchscreens for all transactions which can also sync with your phone.
- Smart walls that “frost” when clients come in to discuss private matters.
- ATM receipts sent via email.
- An angular setup at ATMs that makes peeking over your shoulder plenty harder.
- Digital avatars who provide account information. Don’t want to chat with a robot? Access an on-screen human investment specialist.
- Robots programmed to hover near the bank entrance to attract walk-ins when traffic is low.
- Interactive tables, where you can read magazines and order drinks while waiting.
- Additional interactive displays that walk users through lifecycle simulations for home buys, education, marriage and other major life phases. All data is wed to your biometric print, once you have an account at the bank: set your hand on the screen, and long-term savings and investment plans appear before your eyes.