January 18, 2018
Most people must have thought the future of banking arrived with the invention of the bank card and the ATM. Finally, we could get money out whenever we wanted without the perceived tediousness of human interaction and the waiting that often comes with it.
But ‘instant’ doesn’t always work as advertised, and soon, the queues started showing up again, this time right outside banking halls.
Not exactly back to square one, but we were not as far from the stone age as we thought we were.
These days, we do a lot with banking apps, from paying bills to buying airtime.
The world is also experimenting with ‘mysterious’ things like cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology and everyone is wondering if this is what the future of banking looks like.
No, we don’t think so.
We don’t think the future of banking is about whose gadget is the shiniest or judging the importance of a so-called innovation by the complexity of its name. It’s not about forms of payment or apps.
At ALAT, we believe the true future of banking is about fitting in and thinking ahead:
Fitting into your lifestyle, whatever that is, so well that you’ll almost forget we’re there as we power your success from the background.
Thinking ahead of your goals, your ‘next big thing’ and what you should be doing with your money. Thinking for you.
The future of banking is about being proactive instead of waiting for things to go wrong in your life then making you pay to fix it.
At ALAT, that’s where we are, and with every step, we’re getting closer to making banking as flexible as the working hours of a freelancer, as sincere as a child’s hug and as open as the sky.
We believe banking should and can be a true democracy where you have the power to control your finances.
We believe banking should be as basic as breathing.
And that’s the future of banking we’re working toward every day in many little ways and several big ones, from reducing the time it takes for us to respond to you, to communicating in ways you won’t struggle to understand.
Because the future of banking is about you, we’re putting you first.
‘Tomorrow’ can be procrastination and we’re not going to waiting.
In our heads, we’re already there.
Are you coming with us?