Aurelie L'Hostis

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Le Bien-Etre Financier Des Français : Etat Des Lieux

Aurelie L'Hostis September 9, 2021
To help financial services firms understand where French consumers stand on the financial well-being spectrum, Forrester surveyed 2,592 French online adults in 2020.
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Where Do UK Consumers Stand On The Financial Well-Being Spectrum?

Aurelie L'Hostis August 18, 2021
To help financial services firms understand where UK consumers stand on the financial well-being spectrum, Forrester surveyed 2,519 online adults in 2020.
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Where Do US Consumers Stand On The Financial Well-Being Spectrum?

Aurelie L'Hostis August 17, 2021
Forrester’s Financial Well-Being Segmentation helps firms better assess their customers’ level of financial resilience and attitude toward their financial situation.
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Where Do Hong Kong Consumers Stand On The Financial Well-Being Spectrum?

Aurelie L'Hostis July 13, 2021
Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kongers were already juggling multiple financial challenges, and many felt worried about their financial situation. The pandemic has impacted consumers’ finances further, with many lacking financial resilience and confidence in their financial future. Financial well-being isn’t just about having a certain bank account balance or amount […]
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Where Do Singaporean Consumers Stand On The Financial Well-Being Spectrum?

Aurelie L'Hostis July 12, 2021
Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Singaporean consumers were already juggling multiple financial challenges, and many felt worried about their financial situation. The pandemic has impacted consumers’ finances further, with many lacking financial resilience and confidence in their financial future. Financial well-being isn’t just about having a certain bank account balance or amount […]
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La Marche Vers La Finance Durable Sera Longue

Aurelie L'Hostis May 19, 2021
La finance durable exige des changements dans trois domaines clés : les produits, les politiques et les processus.
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Protecting Customers From Harm Is A Crucial Part Of Your Financial Well-Being Strategy

Aurelie L'Hostis May 14, 2021
On May 4, the UK government launched a new “Breathing Space” scheme in England and Wales. This debt respite scheme gives people struggling with debt problems a 60-day period of legal protection during which all interests and charges on their debt will be frozen while they receive professional debt advice. No enforcement action will be […]
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Financial Services Firms Need A More Relevant Customer Segmentation Model: Introducing Forrester’s Financial Well-Being Segmentation

Aurelie L'Hostis April 19, 2021
Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers were already facing multiple financial challenges, and many were worried about their financial situation. The pandemic has impacted consumers’ finances further, with many lacking financial resilience and confidence in their financial future. Financial Services Firms Need A Framework To Better Understand Their Customers’ Financial Mindset And […]
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In 2021, Banks Must Sustain The Digital Momentum

Aurelie L'Hostis January 29, 2021
We’re hitting the end of January. So, let me ask you, how is that New Year’s resolution coming along? Each year, many consumers vow to change their behavior come January 1, resolving to cut down on social media, eat more healthily, sort out their finances, or — for those in lockdown — go for a […]
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A Guide For Finserv Leaders On Building Their Financial Well-Being Program

Aurelie L'Hostis November 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have severely impacted the finances of millions of customers globally. The pandemic has also changed how customers bank, get insurance, and manage their finances. In addition to these COVID-19 changes, governments, regulators, and shareholders are now demanding higher standards and mandating financial services firms to better serve and […]
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COVID-19 Stokes The Chatbot Hype In Financial Services

Aurelie L'Hostis September 18, 2020
COVID-19 and its associated containment measures are accelerating digital transformation and automation in financial services. Customer service has been under enormous pressure, and financial services firms such as Nationwide Building Society in the UK and the Royal Bank of Canada have launched chatbots to deal with the unusually high volume of requests. However, digital teams […]
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Invest In The Right Technologies To Develop Your Financial Well-Being Program

Aurelie L'Hostis August 6, 2020

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Les conséquences de la crise du Covid-19 sur le bien-être financier des consommateurs français

Aurelie L'Hostis May 26, 2020
Déjà bien avant que l’épidémie de coronavirus ne frappe, les recherches menées par Forrester révélaient qu’un grand nombre de consommateurs français s’inquiétaient de l’état de leurs finances personnelles et considéraient la gestion de ces dernières comme une tâche difficile. De fait, un an avant la crise, un quart des consommateurs français interrogés déclaraient se sentir […]
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Gli Effetti Del COVID-19 Sul Benessere Finanziario In Italia

Aurelie L'Hostis May 21, 2020
This blog post was translated by Corrado Loreto. Una nostra recente ricerca ha dimostrato che, ancor prima della pandemia di Covid-19, i consumatori italiani stavano affrontando molteplici difficoltà finanziarie ed erano preoccupati per la loro generale situazione finanziaria. Per capire come la pandemia sta influenzando le finanze e i comportamenti dei consumatori, abbiamo intervistato 1.137 […]
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The Effect Of COVID-19 On UK Consumers’ Financial Well-Being

Aurelie L'Hostis May 19, 2020
Thirteen percent of UK adults have seen their income (hours and/or wages) reduced due to COVID-19. This is impacting their ability to spend and meet financial commitments: Around half have reduced spending to the minimum, and 10% have missed a bill or loan payment.
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Many Digital Banks Will Struggle Amid The COVID-19-Induced Slowdown, But A Handful Will Innovate And Thrive

Aurelie L'Hostis April 21, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the digital transformation of financial services. Which firms will benefit, which will struggle? Senior Analyst Aurelie L'Hostis provides insights.
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Sustainable Finance: Will Your Firm Talk The Talk Or Walk The Walk?

Aurelie L'Hostis March 5, 2020
There’s no better time than the start of a new decade to take a retrospective look at the past and reflect on what has changed and what hasn’t. Looking back, the evidence is clear. Not only has the 2008 global financial crisis exacerbated economic inequality, it has also caused a massive reputational damage to the […]
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WeBank Is Driving Financial Inclusion At Scale In China

Aurelie L'Hostis October 25, 2019
Around the world, the financial services industry has underserved or even excluded millions of consumers and SMBs (small- and medium-sized businesses) that have long been considered unprofitable. Still today, large numbers of people and businesses do not rely on banks to help them meet their day-to-day financial needs. But you know how the story goes: […]
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How WeBank Became The World’s Largest Digital Bank

Meng Liu October 24, 2019
Can you imagine a digital-only bank that has served 100 million customers within four years since its establishment? Not to mention those 100 million customers are all un-/underserved by traditional banks. Tencent-backed WeBank has achieved this goal and has become the largest digital bank in the world. The secret sauces of WeBank are the tech-driven […]
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Five (Plus One) Must-Reads On Behavioral Economics

Aurelie L'Hostis September 25, 2019
I’ve spent the past three weeks interviewing global financial institutions, fintech startups, and technology vendors to gain a broader perspective on how financial experiences will evolve in the coming years. Financial services firms and innovative startups of all stripes are all set on offering more holistic and personalized customer value propositions that support and sustain […]
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