Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News
This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of April 17th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Breaking Banks: Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017 – At last week’s conference in London, host Brett King took time away from speaking and judging startup pitches to talk to some of the main presenters, including Ruth Wandhöfer, Citi’s global head of regulatory and market strategy.

Get ready for augmented reality *everything* – The hottest thing in Silicon Valley is coming soon to … well, pretty much everything.

Augmented reality is shaping up to be the next big digital gold rush, and consumers should ready themselves for the onslaught. Apple’s doing it. So are Google and Snapchat. Oh, and as we saw recently, Facebook is as well.

Major shift possible in financial rule-making – Major rules proposed by financial regulators, such as the NCUA, would have to be approved by Congress before they could take effect, according to a draft of the Financial Services Chairman’s Financial CHOICE Act released Wednesday.

4 tips to make car buying easier – The last thing you want to do is show up unprepared. Sure, you may find a car you like by walking around the lot, but that can backfire. I once bought a car that I thought I loved until a few weeks later when I saw a different model that turned out to be the one I REALLY wanted. Study up, look at as many different makes and models as you can, try to find the and be sure you’re getting the car that satisfies your heart and your wallet.

The future of banking is about branch biometrics – Logging into mobile banking with a thumbprint has become mainstream, but are customers ready to be authenticated via a palm reader at the branch or have their irises scanned to get cash from an ATM?

In digital channels, biometrics are all the rage. Touch ID has become ubiquitous for many mobile apps.