Ever wonder what would happen if you suddenly got hit by a massive truck?
Now this may seem a little dark for a bright Monday morning but, for those of us who jog, this is a hazard. I mean, why do they allow cars on roads?
So what’s this got to do with banking?
Quite a lot.
You see, if you did disappear suddenly, would your family know all your PIN numbers, account details and other information to access your financial world after your death?
Probably not and that's a big danger when we live in a world where everything is electronic.
OK, OK, so you should be informed enough to make sure you give your partner all that info, but many of us do not.
Deathbook is to the deceased, what Facebook is for the living ... a social network to stay in touch after you’ve gone to meet your maker.
Deathbook is actually a new website called: “Wishes Beyond Life”.
The website allows you to record all the valuable digital information you want to leave your loved ones such as bank details, funds and investments, as well as your wishes for medical interventions in the case of an emergency.
You can even send birthday emails to your family each year after you’ve gone, if you want to.
The wonders of the internet age ay?
Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal's Financial News. To learn more click here...