August   Du Pont

August Du Pont

Researcher Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

August du Pont is a researcher on the eBusiness & Channel Strategy team. He specializes in digital transformation across the banking and insurance industries, including customer experience and the assessment of new feature releases.

Previous Work Experience

August brings a breadth of experience in user research and systems implementation, including a planning system for Marc Jacobs and the launch of the online asset manager Meritam Investments. His background in negotiating the needs of both users and developers led to his passion for demonstrating the best investment decisions to industry leaders.

Education

August holds a B.A. in anthropology and an MBA, both from Columbia University. He focused on bringing quantitative methods from the financial industry to bolster discoveries from customer research.

August Du Pont

Researcher Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

August du Pont is a researcher on the eBusiness & Channel Strategy team. He specializes in digital transformation across the banking and insurance industries, including customer experience and the assessment of new feature releases.

Previous Work Experience

August brings a breadth of experience in user research and systems implementation, including a planning system for Marc Jacobs and the launch of the online asset manager Meritam Investments. His background in negotiating the needs of both users and developers led to his passion for demonstrating the best investment decisions to industry leaders.

Education

August holds a B.A. in anthropology and an MBA, both from Columbia University. He focused on bringing quantitative methods from the financial industry to bolster discoveries from customer research.

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    REPORT: 2017 US Credit Card Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    Bank Of America And Wells Fargo Lead This Year's Review Of Credit Card Sales

    November 15, 2017 Alyson Clarke, August Du Pont

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of the seven largest credit card issuers in the US across 42 individual criteria. Bank of America takes the lead again in our digital sales benchmark. This report helps digital strategy professionals benchmark their digital sales capabilities, identify crucial features and best practices, and plan for the future.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: 2017 Canadian Online Banking Functionality Benchmark

    CIBC Again Earns The Highest Overall Score, Though Each Canadian Bank Offers Lessons For Others

    August 16, 2017 Peter Wannemacher, August Du Pont

    Millions of Canadian bank customers use their providers' secure websites to conduct both routine and rare banking tasks. As such, digital banking teams must focus on which goals a customer can complete via online banking, as well as how conveniently they can complete those goals. To help digital banking teams improve their online banking services, Forrester used its Digital Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to assess the secure websites of six retail banks in Canada across 50 criteria. This report outlines our findings as well as the insights and online banking best practices uncovered in this research.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: 2017 US Online Banking Functionality Benchmark

    USAA Again Leads Overall, While Bank of America And Wells Fargo Lead Among Banks With Branches

    August 16, 2017 Peter Wannemacher, August Du Pont

    Tens of millions of US bank customers use their providers' secure websites to conduct both routine and rare banking tasks. As such, digital banking teams must focus on which goals a customer can complete via online banking, as well as how conveniently they can complete those goals. To help digital banking teams improve their online banking services, Forrester used its Digital Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to assess the secure websites of seven retail banks in the US across 50 criteria. This report outlines our findings as well as the insights and online banking best practices uncovered in this research.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: 2017 Canadian Mobile Banking Benchmark

    CIBC Comes Out On Top By Offering Valuable, Easy-To-Use Mobile Banking Services

    May 11, 2017 Peter Wannemacher, August Du Pont

    Digital banking strategy leaders need to deliver mobile banking services that not only exceed customers' current needs and expectations, but also anticipate their future needs and enable them to improve their financial well-being. To help digital banking teams understand how their services compare with their peers', identify best practices, and enhance their mobile banking services, we used our Mobile Banking Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the five largest banks in Canada.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Disrupting Finance: Digital Consumer Lenders

    Digital Consumer Lenders Will Continue To Disintermediate Traditional Lenders

    March 13, 2017 Alyson Clarke, August Du Pont

    Startups globally have sought to use digital technology to improve consumer lending. By using alternative sources of data, continuously honing their underwriting algorithms, and using digital technologies to keep overheads low, firms like CommonBond, Earnest, and SoFi, can often offer better rates to borrowers than traditional lenders. Unlike P2P or marketplace lenders, these digital consumer lenders use traditional sources of capital. Learn who the main players in digital consumer lending are, how to assess their disruptive potential, and how to outsmart them.

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