Standard Chartered announced its latest achievement in setting a world record for being the first mobile banking app used on Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
Standard Chartered embarked on an ‘Above and Beyond’ challenge to push the boundaries of its mobile banking technology, whilst helping an environmental cause. Mountaineers Horacio Galanti and Horacio Cunietti made history for having successfully utilised the Standard Chartered Breeze mobile app at an altitude of 8,848 metres above sea level. Developed in Singapore, the mobile app serves to prove that banking can be done anywhere and anytime.
Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay on 29 May 1953, the two Horacios are aiming to climb into the Guinness Book of World Records. In a series of firsts for banking, they have successfully traded shares with Breeze Trade and conducted funds transfers with Breeze Banking at Everest Camp 3 located at 6,500 metres, then confirmed their bank account balances with Breeze Balance at Everest Camp 4 located at 8,000 metres.
These achievements come after they made history earlier in their journey with the world’s first stock trade for 50 Standard Chartered shares (2888.HK) at the Mount Everest South Base Camp at 5,364 metres using the Breeze Trade app. Apart from proving that with Standard Chartered Breeze, banking is possible anywhere and anytime, the duo are also serving an environmental purpose by helping in the restoration of Mount Everest by recovering debris left behind by other expeditions over the decades.