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Aurelie   L'Hostis

Aurelie L'Hostis

Analyst Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

Aurélie is an analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She specializes in digital business strategy for retail banks. Her research concentrates on how digital technologies are affecting consumers' behavior and expectations and transforming banks and their business models. Her current areas of research include multichannel banking strategy, mobile banking, and digital money management. Her research also analyzes banking customers’ channel use, with a particular focus on Europe. She is based in Forrester's London office.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her role as analyst, Aurélie was a researcher in Forrester's eBusiness & Channel Strategy research team. In that role, she published reports on topics including multichannel banking strategy, mobile banking, digital money management, usage-based insurance, and disruption in retail financial services.

Before joining Forrester, Aurélie spent four years working as a business development consultant, first for the French Chamber of Commerce in the UK and then for the French banking group CM-CIC. In that role, she undertook research projects and produced in-depth market reports across a wide variety of industries for French companies seeking to develop their business activities in the UK. She helped clients identify strategic business opportunities and develop marketing strategies to gain access to the UK market.

Aurélie is a French national and is fluent in both French and English. She has substantial experience in working cross-culture and is interested in how national culture affects both consumer behavior and businesses.

Education

Aurélie holds a B.A. and M.A. in English and American studies from the University of Bordeaux and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Ph.D. in literature.

Aurelie L'Hostis

Analyst Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

Aurélie is an analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She specializes in digital business strategy for retail banks. Her research concentrates on how digital technologies are affecting consumers' behavior and expectations and transforming banks and their business models. Her current areas of research include multichannel banking strategy, mobile banking, and digital money management. Her research also analyzes banking customers’ channel use, with a particular focus on Europe. She is based in Forrester's London office.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to her role as analyst, Aurélie was a researcher in Forrester's eBusiness & Channel Strategy research team. In that role, she published reports on topics including multichannel banking strategy, mobile banking, digital money management, usage-based insurance, and disruption in retail financial services.

Before joining Forrester, Aurélie spent four years working as a business development consultant, first for the French Chamber of Commerce in the UK and then for the French banking group CM-CIC. In that role, she undertook research projects and produced in-depth market reports across a wide variety of industries for French companies seeking to develop their business activities in the UK. She helped clients identify strategic business opportunities and develop marketing strategies to gain access to the UK market.

Aurélie is a French national and is fluent in both French and English. She has substantial experience in working cross-culture and is interested in how national culture affects both consumer behavior and businesses.

Education

Aurélie holds a B.A. and M.A. in English and American studies from the University of Bordeaux and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Ph.D. in literature.

Aurelie L'Hostis's Research

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Global Mobile Banking Benchmark, 2017

    BBVA Earns The Top Spot

    July 13, 2017 Zhi Ying Ng, Aurelie L'Hostis, Peter Wannemacher

    To stay relevant to customers, digital banking strategy executives need to deliver useful and usable mobile banking services that not only exceed customers' current expectations but also anticipate their future needs and improve their financial well-being. We used our Mobile Banking Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of 53 retail banks worldwide and found a widening gap between the leaders and other banks. This report lays out the best practices we found and the lessons for digital business strategy executives.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: 2017 UK Mobile Banking Benchmark

    Lloyds Bank Comes Top In Our Review Of UK Mobile Banking Services

    May 30, 2017Aurelie L'Hostis

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

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: 2017 European Mobile Banking Benchmark

    BBVA Comes Top In Our Review Of European Mobile Banking Services

    May 16, 2017Aurelie L'Hostis

    Digital banking strategy executives need to deliver mobile banking services that not only exceed customers' current needs and expectations but also anticipate their future needs and improve their financial well-being. To help digital banking teams understand how their services compare with their peers, identify good practices, and improve their mobile banking services, we used our Mobile Banking Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of 11 retail banks in Europe.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Follow Best Practices To Encourage Digital Money Management Use

    Processes: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    March 7, 2017Aurelie L'Hostis, Benjamin Ensor

    Digital money management has not achieved the adoption that many digital banking executives had hoped for. This report looks at how digital business strategy executives can drive the use of digital money management by taking a systematic approach to understanding customers' needs, providing practical advice as part of a fun and easy-to-use money management experience, and using marketing and education to increase awareness and understanding. This is an update of an existing report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy, most recently in January 2017.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Digital Money Management, 2017

    Landscape: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    March 7, 2017Aurelie L'Hostis, Benjamin Ensor

    Digital money management promises to give millions of people the budgeting tips, financial guidance, and advice that so many sorely need. Growing numbers of banks and wealth management firms offer money management on their websites and apps, yet few firms have achieved remarkable results to date. This report explains why. It is intended to help digital business strategy professionals understand the current state of digital money management in developed economies, what the emerging trends are, and how to develop their own digital money management propositions.

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