Barclays staff age quickly; BofA recruiting event disrupted

Getting old before your time ?

Barclays employees have donned age simulation suits in an effort to appreciate the problems old customers have when banking in-branch, online and over the phone.

Finextra reports that around 50 bank staffers have been testing life in the Produkt + Projekt-designed suit, which uses weights to limit limb movement and artificially impairs hearing and sight.

The testing comes after a suggestion submitted to Barclays' new crowdsourcing micro-site, Your Bank, where customers can share ideas about how it can improve its service.

Barclays bankers don age simulations suits

In the meantime, at the other end of the spectrum, Harvard University students disrupted a Bank of America recruiting event Tuesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to protest the company’s support of the coal industry.

Bloomberg reports that the protest was part of a campaign by the Rainforest Action Network to convince banks to phase out coal investments, which the group says contribute to climate change.

Students have disrupted recruiting by Bank of America and Citigroup at other campuses, according to Alli Welton, a Harvard undergraduate who participated in the protest.

'We simply want jobs that do not create droughts that wipe out our food supplies or strengthen the hurricanes that threaten our homes', the Harvard students said in a letter delivered to Bank of America representatives, according to a statement.

Harvard Students Disrupt Bank of America Recruiting Over Coal

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