We now live in an age of instant communication.
Not so long ago we had to wait. We had to wait for a letter to arrive. We had to wait to get to a landline to make a call. We had to wait in a queue at the bank during work hours to get our money. And we had to wait for our annual super statement to come through the post.
Then came the Internet, which sparked the information revolution. With 1.44 billion active users on Facebook1, 236 million active Twitter users2 and more than 590 million new iPhones sold since launch3, the information revolution has transformed the way we live, work and play— every day there are 1.8 million photos uploaded to the Internet4 and 500 million tweets5 sent.
The information revolution has also transformed the way we manage our money. With digital tools like the AMP app for iPad and mobile, we can keep track of our super, banking and investments.
And now wearables like the new Apple Watch are set to take it to a whole new level.
The trend to record every aspect of our lives—from uploading selfies on Facebook to tracking our exercise steps with Fitbits and transmitting our thoughts via a tweet—has been called the ‘quantified self’. With technology moving as fast as it is, you can move from your desktop to your tablet, from your mobile to your wearable. It gives you the freedom to choose how you take control of your finances and your life.
This means too, that you get to control how much personal information you receive and share. So if you prefer to be ‘always on’, you can connect your Apple Watch up to your messages, emails, tweets and Facebook posts. But if you want to be more selective, you can easily customise your information flow.
It’s the same with AMP’s digital tools, which let you connect your way.
- AMP’s new Apple Watch app helps you see how much you have in your bank account, find the nearest ATM and receive notifications—all on your wrist.
- If you want to know more you can jump into our mobile app where you can access your financial information on the move.
- Our iPad app lets you manage your finances all in the one place—from banking to investments, insurance, super and retirement.
- And back on your desktop there’s My AMP, where you can take full control of your investments and access fast, easy and secure banking.