CBA shows off high-tech bank: photos

CBA shows off high-tech bank: photos

Summary: The Commonwealth Bank yesterday opened its new flagship branch in the heart of Brisbane. Drenched with smart systems and Apple iDevices, the branch represents a significant investment in the Commonwealth Bank's new digital strategy.

TOPICS: Apple, Banking, CXO, iPhone, iPad

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  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    Inside the branch's marble-lined premium banking chambers, Commonwealth Bank developers show off the latest developments for the bank's property guide app. The app now includes the ability to see the estimated price of houses on the market based on previous sales data and the sale data of other properties in the area.

    In terms of application downloads, Commonwealth Bank's Netbank app has seen approximately 900,000 downloads since its release, with the Property Guide app processing 1.9 million augmented-reality property searches for users.

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    Downstairs in the business banking area, the Commonwealth Bank has installed a deposit machine that also accepts cheques. The machine reads each cheque individually and scans it for security purposes, rejecting cheques that don't meet the stringent security requirements. A teller is always on-hand to render assistance if the automated deposit goes pear-shaped.

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    The high-tech Brisbane branch even comes equipped with a coffee shop and barista, offering free drinks to those with an appointment booked. Sadly, no Technolattes were available.

Topics: Apple, Banking, CXO, iPhone, iPad

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