New Wearable Tech Launched by Local Bank

Active Bands to offer banking convenience to eligible Hume Bank customers.

For those who enjoy running, walking or other sports – then like to reward themselves with a coffee, snack or leisurely breakfast or brunch on weekends, this locally launched wearable tech could be just what you’re looking for.

Hume Bank has launched Active Bands, wearable payment devices that link directly to customers’ transaction accounts.

The payment technology works like a Visa Debit card and contains a Visa PayWave chip.

Users can strap the technology to their wrists and tap it on any terminal that accepts PayWave to make a payment.

Hume Bank Chief Customer Officer Andrew de Graaff says the Active Bands will offer customers greater flexibility in the way they make payments.

“People’s lifestyles are changing and it’s important that Hume remains relevant to its customers,” Mr de Graaff said.

“Providing our customers choice and allowing them to do their banking where, when and how they wish is of utmost importance.”

The launch of the Active Bands coincides with the upcoming Hume Bank City2City Run/Walk on Sunday 18 February.

Michelle Hudson, co-founder of the cross-border run/walk says there’s no doubt entrants who have the opportunity to use the Hume Active Bands at this year’s event will enjoy the convenience.

“Participants wearing the Active Bands can use it after the event to support Albury and Wodonga CBD businesses by having a shop, grabbing a coffee or meeting friends for brunch without the need for them to carry a wallet or phone on the course,” Michelle said.

Customers can get their hands on a Hume Active Band when they sign up for an Essential Account.

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