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Bank's Epic Everest Expedition Seeks Mobile Banking World Record

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:11 AM
From The Financial Brand:
Standard Chartered Bank has recruited two veteran mountaineers for an expedition to Mount Everest. The duo will test the bank’s “Breeze” mobile banking app the extreme conditions awaiting them at the peak of the world’s tallest mountain — where temperatures remain sub-zero year round, winds gust up to 100 miles per hour and three feet of snow can fall on you overnight.

... According to Aman Narain, Standard Chartered’s head of digital banking, this unique Himalayan adventure aims to prove that banking is — quite literally — possible anywhere, anytime.

If the expedition is successful, Standard Chartered will climb into the Guinness Book of World Record for conducting the highest banking transaction at 29,029 feet (8,848 m).

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