Are there branches in the Star Trek universe?

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Yet, with new technologies emerging faster than ever, I’m having to ask myself whether there is indeed a future for branch banking. In these situations, I often find it is helpful to refer to the great predictor of technological trends – Star Trek. Star Trek predicted tablets, universal translators, natural language computing, and hand held communicators well before technology was ready to make them a reality.

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New mobile business models in #Banking?

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New providers are emerging all the time, often enabled by technology and focused on delivering a fresh, relevant experience for the customer. Two examples are N26 of Germany and Canada’s Koho, both of which place an emphasis on mobile banking and putting more control in the hands of customers.

Are these businesses a sign of what the future holds for retail banking, and what could that mean for established financial institutions?

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