Peter Wannemacher

Senior Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Peter serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals, specializing in digital strategy for retail banks. He works with executives at banking providers and their partners to challenge thinking, lead change, and help them win, engage, and retain customers. Peter's strategy models and frameworks help banks prepare for digital disruption and the future of financial services. He leads Forrester's ongoing digital banking benchmark research, a series of assessments covering companies' online banking, tablet banking, mobile banking, and digital sales efforts. This includes a recent global mobile banking benchmark that reviewed 41 banks across 13 countries and four continents.

Peter's research reports include "Mobile Channel Strategy: An Overview," "What Banks Can Learn From Retailers' Websites," "Predictions 2015: Digital Banking Teams Finally Get Serious About Innovation," and "The Mobile Banking Imperative." In addition to speaking at Forrester Forums and events, Peter is routinely sought after for comment by such publications as The New York Times and NPR.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Peter was a data researcher at Forrester. In that role, he designed surveys and other research, analyzed consumer data, and developed data models. Peter led the development of Forrester's mobile financial services ROI model and was a key contributor to Forrester's ongoing customer advocacy work.

Education

Peter holds dual M.S. degrees in advertising and applied statistics research from Boston University, as well as a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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    Report:Why Digital Teams At Financial Providers Should Invest In Shared Finances

    Consumers' Financial Relationships With Each Other Are Evolving, So Digital Executives At Financial Services Firms Need To Get Ready

    Shared finances — any situation in which one consumer acts as an observer of, partner in, or proxy for another consumer's finances — represent a latent demand that financial services providers can...

    • Downloads: 60
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    Report:Design Better Cross-Channel Banking Journeys

    Digital Executives Should Take The Lead By Focusing On The Most Important Touchpoint Pairs

    Bank prospects and customers frequently move from one touchpoint to another to shop for products, receive customer service, make transactions, and get financial advice. Yet many of these...

    • Downloads: 206
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    Report:Build The Mobile Banking Road Map You Need

    Road Map: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Digital banking executives and their teams need a mobile banking road map, but there are many ways to organize this plan, prioritize different initiatives, and outline what will be needed to complete...

    • Downloads: 795
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    Report:Embed Innovation To Sustain Mobile Banking Excellence

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Successful digital banking teams recognize that their jobs aren't done just because mobile banking apps and sites are live. Customer and business expectations set by the mobile mind shift are...

    • Downloads: 1278
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    Report:2015 Canadian Online Banking Functionality Benchmark

    CIBC Continues To Lead With Strong Digital Money Management Integration And Cross-Selling

    Canadian bank customers' rapidly increasing use of mobile banking has not meant the death of online banking — far from it. More than 18 million Canadians use their bank's secure website to...

    • Downloads: 153
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    Report:Predictions 2016: Financial Services Execs Wake Up To Digital Transformation

    The Eight Digital Shifts To Expect In Retail Financial Services In 2016

    As digital engagement increases among financial services customers, eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at banks, wealth managers, insurers, and card issuers are pushing toward true digital...

    • Downloads: 753
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    Report:The Mobile Banking Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    To achieve key business goals — such as boosting mobile banking use and increasing sales — eBusiness executives at banks need to put the right metrics in place for mobile banking. These...

    • Downloads: 1421
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    Report:2015 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Benchmarks: The Mobile Banking Strategy Playbook

    Over the past five years, mobile banking has gone from little more than an extension of online banking to what one digital banking executive calls "the most important part of my job." eBusiness and...

    • Downloads: 645
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    Report:What Banks Can Learn From Retailers' Websites

    Eight Marketing And Sales Tactics That Digital Banking Teams Should Borrow From Their Retail Peers

    Over the past decade, eBusiness and channel strategy teams at many large banks have done yeoman's work in upgrading and improving their public websites. They've made great strides in areas like...

    • Downloads: 396
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    Report:2014 US Online Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Citi And Wells Fargo Have The Most Extensive Secure Website Functionality

    Despite the growth of mobile and tablet banking over the past few years, online banking continues to be widely used in the US, with almost three-quarters of US online adults using it compared with...

    • Downloads: 451
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    Report:2014 US Bank Digital Sales Benchmark

    Bank Of America Tops Our Review Of US Banks' Sales Functionality

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of the five largest retail banks in the US. This benchmark covers 36 criteria across four categories...

    • Downloads: 415
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    Report:2014 Canadian Bank Digital Sales Benchmark

    RBC Leads With Strong Account Comparison Tools And Online Account Opening Features

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites and mobile sales efforts of the five largest retail banks in Canada. This benchmark covers 36 criteria...

    • Downloads: 233
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    Report:Why More Banks Should Put Search On Their Secure Websites

    Online Bankers Say Search Is Important But Low In Quality, And Many Banks Don't Offer Search On Their Secure Websites

    Banks routinely upgrade and enhance their secure websites with an eye toward meeting users' needs, driving sales, and differentiating from competitors. Key decisions in this process often revolve...

    • Downloads: 234
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    Report:eBusiness Teams' Two Paths To Cross-Channel Measurement Success

    In The Long Term, Cross-Channel Measurement Is An Enterprisewide Concern, But In The Near Term, eBusiness Must Act Now

    eBusiness and channel strategy professionals have a lot on their plates these days: Consumers are moving across channels for sales and service, spanning digital touchpoints like Twitter and public...

    • Downloads: 359
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    Report:eBusiness Leaders Should Use The Web To Target Small Businesses Shopping For Financial Products

    One-Third Of Small Business Owners Research Financial Services Products Online

    Three in four small business owners have used the Internet for at least one banking activity in the past year. But which channels do owners use to shop for the financial products they use for their...

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    Report:eBusiness Leaders: It's Time To Take Financial Service Comparison Web Sites Seriously

    Usage Is Rising Driven By First-Time Users And Younger Generations

    In 2009, 21% of financial product online applicants — more than 50 million Americans — used a third-party online comparison Web site, and 36% of these applicants did so for the first...

    • Downloads: 541
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    Report:How Canadians Rate Their Investment And Insurance Firms On Retirement Planning

    Top Firms Include Investors Group And RBC Wealth Management

    With nearly 5 million Canadians headed into retirement in the next 10 years — and younger Canadians beginning to plan for their own retirements — eBusiness and channel strategy...

    • Downloads: 325
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    Report:How US Bank Customers Use ATMs

    ATMs are an important but often neglected channel. Eighty-five percent of US bank customers use ATMs, and one in three uses one at least weekly. Today's consumers use ATMs to make deposits, check...

    • Downloads: 621
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    Report:The US Home Insurance Buyer's Journey

    Phone Is The Dominant Channel For Research And Applications

    More than 100 million US online adults own home insurance, and one in 10 applies for a new policy each year. The phone is the most popular research channel, although roughly one-third of researchers...

    • Downloads: 565
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    Report:The US Life Insurance Buyer's Journey

    Most Buyers Research On The Web Or In Person; Few Apply Online

    Half of US adults own life insurance, and roughly 25 million apply for a new policy each year. The Web has recently overtaken agents as the most commonly used channel among US life insurance...

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    Report:The US Auto Insurance Buyer's Journey

    The Web Is Critical To Research, But Many Shoppers Cross Channels To Apply

    Four in five US adults own auto insurance, and more than one in four applies for a new policy each year. We used Forrester's Technographics® data to analyze how millions of US adults research,...

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    Report:Why Americans Research Financial Products Online But Buy Through Other Channels

    Channel Switching Is Driven Largely By Security And Support Issues

    Many US customers use multiple channels when buying financial services products, crossing channels during their path to purchase. Among online adults, 41% of financial product applicants research...

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    Report:US Teen Millennials Underscore The Vital Nature Of The Online Channel To Financial Services

    Profiling The Financial Attitudes And Behavior Of US Online Teenagers

    There are roughly 20 million Teen Millennials — individuals between 13 and 17 years old — in the US. As consumers, Teen Millennials tend to be loyal to brands but mistrustful of financial...

    • Downloads: 571
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    Report:How US Consumers Research Retirement

    Many Sources Are Used, But Financial Advisors Are Considered Most Helpful

    Less than half of US online adults have done retirement research. Consumers who are worried about having enough money to retire are less likely to have done research; investors and older consumers...

    • Downloads: 498
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    Report:How US Online Investors Rate Their Firms On Retirement Planning

    Edward Jones, Independent Advisors, And Vanguard Rank Highest

    More than half of all US investors are worried that they won't have enough money to retire comfortably. When we ask clients to rate investment firms' ability to prepare them for retirement, Edward...

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