FORGET asking for the bill in a restaurant, diners of the future will request that their eye is scanned instead, Zopa claims.
The peer-to-peer lender has commissioned research into what the money idioms of the future will be.
Newspaper cartoonist Steve ‘Jonesy’ Jones has illustrated future alternatives for the way we use and refer to money in public.
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For example, the ‘signing for the bill’ gesture will be redundant soon, Zopa claims, and instead when people have finished their meal, they will be more likely to signal facial or iris recognition to the waiter.
“At Zopa, we have changed the way that customers invest money and get loans and are now looking to improve other banking products,” Clare Gambardella, chief customer officer at Zopa, said.
“We see customer behaviour and expectations changing all around us but we all still use these outdated idioms in our everyday lives.
“We wanted to know what fresh phrases and sayings will come out of this period of innovation. Jonesy’s future predictions are a great mix of satire and thought-provoking accuracy.”
Jonesy added that so much of our language is based on old sayings that aren’t relevant any more.
“This really made me think about how our lives could change in the future,” he said.