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【BBC媒体英语】手机银行应用普及 Banking with a 本站原创 更新时间: 2019-12-02         

随着手机银行应用的普及,英国高街上遍布各家银行的景象可能随之一去不返。Simon Gompertz 报道手机银行应用的流行趋势。

In a small office behind London's King's Cross station a band of technology entrepreneurs is setting up a bank with 140 staff to offer what traditional banks need tens of thousands of people to provide. It is Tandem Bank, which will have an app and a small call centre.

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在伦敦国王十字车站后面的一个小办公室里,一群技术企业家正在建立一家拥有140名员工的银行,以提供传统银行需要成千上万人提供的服务。 它是Tandem银行,它将拥有一个应用程序和一个小型呼叫中心。


Two hundred and fifty miles away in Durham, Atom Bank has been given a licence too. You won't even need a password to log into an account on its app – it'll recognise your face or your voice.

在达勒姆(Durham)的250英里外,原子银行也获得了牌照。 您甚至不需要密码即可登录其应用程序上的帐户-它可以识别您的面孔或声音。


More start-up banks are set to follow. The Bank of England is talking to 26 candidates for licences – among them several budding app-only operations.

将会有更多的初创银行加入。 英格兰银行正在与26个候选许可证进行谈判-其中包括几个新兴的纯应用程序运营。

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Despite evidence that people are fearful of switching banks, they are targeting millions of customers.

尽管有证据表明人们担心更换银行,但他们的目标客户是数百万的客户。


词汇表


entrepreneurs (复数)创业者
call centre 电话服务中心
licence 许可,执照
password 密码,口令
recognise 识别,认出
budding 刚起步的,成长中的
switching 更换

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测验


请听报道并回答下列问题。

1. How many people work for Tandem Bank?

2. True or False? You need to remember a special word to access your app-only bank account.

3. Who decides if these banks can operate or not?

4. What's the challenge these new banks face, according to the report?


答案


1. How many people work for Tandem Bank?
It has a staff of 140 people.

2. True or False? You need to remember a special word to access your app-only bank account.
False. Some of these app-only banks give you access through voice or face recognition.


3. Who decides if these banks can operate or not?
The Bank of England.

4. What's the challenge these new banks face, according to the report?
Customers are fearful of switching banks.


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