PrivatBank to launch Google smart glasses apps

PrivatBank, the largest bank in Ukraine by assets, is set to launch a range of banking apps designed for customers using Google smart glasses.

PrivatBank, the largest bank in Ukraine by assets, is set to launch a range of banking apps designed for customers using Google smart glasses.

The bank has announced that the Google smart glasses apps will allow customers to log into their accounts, make payments, conduct video calls with a personal banker and have keyless entry to their local branch.

Aleksandr Vitiaz, deputy head of the board, PrivatBank, said of the development: "PrivatBank’s infrastructure in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Latvia is 100% ready to receive the first customers wearing the Glasses. It is obvious that we will pioneer developing financial applications for the Google Glass worldwide because the main thing really is not the Glasses but the services set up to communicate with them."

Vitiaz claims work on the apps began immediately after Google first detailed plans for the project.

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