Would you get financial advice over a webcam?
Bank Austria, a member of UniCredit Group and Austria's largest financial institution, has chosen to offer online consultancy services via webcam to its customers.
But offering financial advice over the internet in such a way must have some complications, and how many of us would really be happy to do it?
Maybe we feel more under pressure when we're in a bank or financial institution to act on their advice and come away with something concrete, so in that sense it could be a good idea.
Easy too. But what if it seems quite impersonal? Surely there's a comfort in going into your branch to talk with someone face to face. And after the onset of the banking crisis, so many of our high street banks have made a point of advertising the 'personal approach' - more help in-branch, and a real emphasis on customer service.
Of course aside from all that, there's the very real worry of security. Would you really feel comfortable talking about the intricate details of your savings, mortgage, pension plan and whatever else over the internet? I know I wouldn't.
It seems a step too far - an unnecessary extra bit of technology that none of us really want. The only people I can imagine using such a service are high-flying city workers who could chat to their adviser from their desk at the top of some glass office tower.