Tesco Bank has announced a digital collaboration with the University of Edinburgh to tackle social issues.
Deedit is a web-based app which encourages people to carry out small acts of kindness throughout the Edinburgh Festival, such as picking up litter, buying a sandwich for a stranger or giving directions.
Users are then encouraged to share their activity with a photo through the app.
The digital experience aims to tackle issues such as plastic pollution, litter and homelessness.
Deedit is part of a collaboration – named Project Mercury – between the Centre of Design Informatics and Tesco Bank to explore fintech, develop talent and foster innovation and creative thinking.
Project Mercury has seen university students and academics work in partnership with Tesco Bank’s digital and design-practice department to explore the possibilities of emerging digital technologies, such as blockchain.
Grant Bourbousson, digital director at Tesco Bank, said: “Working with the university has provided a range of exciting development opportunities for our colleagues.
“Participants in Project Mercury have explored ways in which we can harness developments in data technologies and how these could be used to help deliver better services for our customers.
“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to talent development, innovation and the exploration of new and emerging technologies.”
SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO RECEIVE MORE NEWS LIKE THIS STORY
George Osborne optimistic that Open Banking will be ‘dramatic’ to industry
George Osborne has claimed that the big banks won’t necessarily look to move more quickly towards Open Banking as it represented a competitive threat to them...
Santander launches 'invisible cinema' experience to help tackle fraud
Santander has launched an ‘invisible cinema’ experience to teach under-25s about the importance of keeping financial information safe...
New CEO joins Buckinghamshire Building Society
Gerard O’Keeffe (pictured above) has started his role as the new CEO at Buckinghamshire Building Society...
STB Commercial Finance expands North West team
Secure Trust Bank (STB) Commercial Finance has appointed John Copping (pictured above) as regional sales director for the North West...
300 companies sign up to Women in Finance Charter
A total of 300 companies have now signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter....
Hanley Economic offers self-build product in Scotland
Hanley Economic Building Society has extended its self-build and residential mortgage offerings into Scotland with immediate effect...
Why it’s important to encourage female entrepreneurs
On Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, we honour women in business, their fearless ambition, their achievements and successes...
TSB names new CEO
The board of TSB Bank PLC – with the support of Sabadell – has announced that Debbie Crosbie (pictured above) will become its new CEO in 2019, subject to regulatory approval...
Tandem opens community beta testing for autosavings
Tandem has invited its existing app users to join its autosavings beta testing community to help test its new proposition...
Secure Trust Bank enters Right to Buy market
Secure Trust Bank Mortgages (STB) has launched into the Right to Buy market with a range of mortgages for tenants looking to purchase their existing home...
Starling announces partnership with the Post Office
Starling Bank has announced that it has partnered with the Post Office as it looks to offer every day banking services to its customers...