Taking account of new technology

21:26, May 27 2014
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PULL CREDIT: Robin Criglington, 71, gets to grips with internet banking on his iPad at a seminar in Invercargill.

About 100 people gathered at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club yesterday to try their hand at banking online.

The event was organised by SeniorNet and Westpac and was a chance for older generations to embrace the convenience of newer technology.

SeniorNet executive officer Grant Sidaway said online banking and shopping gave seniors the freedom to shop and bank from home but most were not as digitally competent as the younger generation, and worried about security.

Robin Criglington, 71, was one of the dozens learning how to do online banking.

He had an iPad at home, but had not managed to learn how to do everything online.

The seminar was a chance for him to master the technology to ensure that he could, Criglington said.

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