Hang on. I’ve got to swing by Google and deposit this check

Google’s getting into the banking business according to this article from 9to5Google.

If it’s anything like other Google products you can expect a lot of hype, an initial ability to do 70% of the things a real bank can do with several years of waiting for things like resolving an issue with an overdraft, at least two name changes, a small fee for access to certain features that goes up by 85% in a year or two , Facebook developing a similar but inferior product and everyone flocking to it, building physical locations and then closing them a year later, building an entirely different bank with fewer features and promoting it via a toilet-based Google Flushable product before finally being abandoned in 2024 and joining the Google Graveyard.

Nah, it’s just another e-bank and rumors of features. No hate.

Personally I’ll probably keep my financial eggs in another basket, but that’s just because when the ultimate Google hack comes I’d really rather have my money in a place that isn’t somehow connected to my email accounts in some fashion. Lower that attack vector.

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