Banking at Your Fingertips
Financial technology, or fintech, lets you perform your banking and financial transactions safely, quickly and conveniently from any location. AARP Foundation and Chase want to help older adults increase their comfort with and understanding of fintech in order to fully maximize its many benefits.
One of the major benefits of financial technology is that it puts routine banking tasks right at your fingertips just by using two common tools: a smartphone or a tablet.
According to recent research from AARP, 91 percent of adults over 50 use a computer and more than 80 percent of older people have smartphones. Furthermore, 55 million older Americans say they are interested in technology that can enrich their lives or make it easier.
If you have an interest in learning about or using new technology – or if you simply want to better manage your finances – the four lessons in this Mobile Banking workshop can help you accomplish both goals.
- • Lesson 1: Understanding financial apps
- • Lesson 2: How to deposit checks remotely
- • Lesson 3: Transferring funds and sending money using fintech
- • Lesson 4: Using alerts and notifications to manage your money
Scroll to the bottom of this page to watch an introductory one-minute video about financial technology, or fintech.
Once you finish the video, begin this workshop by clicking on Lesson 1.
Track Your Progress
As you move through each lesson, a red progress bar on the right will tell you how much of the content you have completed. You can use the up or down arrows on the red bar to jump between sections within a lesson.
At the end of each lesson, be sure to take the brief quiz at the bottom of the page. There are 4 quizzes – one for each lesson. Every quiz has 3 basic questions designed to summarize the material. Use the “next” button to advance to a lesson.