BPI has launched the first virtual reality branch in Portugal, BPI VR, which is 100% virtual, built in 3D, and features different business areas and segments, including retail, private and corporate.

In a statement, BPI detailed that this immersive counter allows "access to content on the bank's services, using Meta's VR glasses (Facebook)", and that "users will be able to explore the store's two floors, learn more about the BPI offer (including savings, mortgage and personal credit simulators), and enjoy entertainment features, including a virtual mini-golf game".

The bank hopes that, in the future, "it can function as a new channel for banking operations similar to what happened with the evolution of mobile digital banking a decade ago".