Within these finance-based innovations are many tech developments, like iPad-powered ATMs, and innovations within the field of micro-finance. Finding clever strategies to lend money is definitely necessary considering the current Occupy Wall Street protests, and the calls to bailout students from debt.
Implications - Consumers have become apprehensive about their long term financial well-being as a direct result of the economic downturn. These consumers are looking for products and services that can mollify these feelings. Companies should take this mindset into account and when creating new services.