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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  • Peter Wannemacher
  • Customer Experience Management
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Channel Strategy: An Overview

    How eBusiness Leaders Should Approach Mobile As A Sales And Service Channel

    Across the globe, the mobile channel is growing at a rapid rate. eBusiness and channel strategy leaders at B2B and B2C firms are at the forefront: 94% of eBusiness managers we surveyed are either...

    • Downloads: 2365
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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: 1274
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Citibank's Tablet App Transforms The Digital Banking Experience

    Advanced PFM Goes Beyond The Firm's Existing Website Offering, And The eBusiness Team Applies The Lessons To The Website

    In July 2011, Citibank officially launched its first ever tablet banking app, but the true breakthrough took place five months earlier, when eBusiness leaders at the bank began the process of...

    • Downloads: 1275
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking offerings of 15 retail banks in in North America, Western Europe, and Australia across more than...

    • Downloads: 1041
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 1063
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Investing

    Mobile is the hot channel these days. A number of investment firms have developed mobile apps, and many offer dedicated mobile Web sites. Consumer adoption is ticking up: Today, 11% of investors are...

    • Downloads: 1007
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 1025
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How eBusiness Executives At Financial Services Firms Are Successfully Using Twitter

    Forrester Identifies Five Attributes Of Valuable Client Interactions Via Twitter

    Forrester measured the Twitter activity of 30 North American financial services firms. We found that successful financial services brands on Twitter are proactive, multichannel, conversational,...

    • Downloads: 1034
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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,...

    • Downloads: 925
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 751
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    Report:Predictions 2015: Digital Banking Teams Finally Get Serious About Innovation

    How Digital Banking Will Change In 2015 And What Digital Executives And Teams Should Do To Respond

    As digital touchpoints become the primary way bank customers interact and transact with their banks, eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at banks, card issuers, and credit unions need to...

    • Downloads: 731
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: American Express OPEN Capitalizes On Small Businesses' Craving For Community

    OPEN Forum, A Branded Website, Grew Out Of Offline Networking Events

    Small business owners are hungry to talk to their peers about shared needs, topics, and solutions. American Express OPEN — the small-business arm of American Express — recognized this...

    • Downloads: 847
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Garanti Tops Our Review Of Global Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the mobile banking offerings of 32 large retail banks in Western Europe, North America, and Australia. In general, the firms...

    • Downloads: 671
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of US Small Business Banking

    Nearly Two-Thirds Of Small Businesses Use The Web For Financial Transactions

    There are more than 25 million small businesses — firms with fewer than 500 employees — in the US, and more than one in 10 US online consumers is a small business owner. The recession has...

    • Downloads: 722
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    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: 644
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    Report:What US Mass-Affluent Investors Want From Their Investment Firms' Web Sites

    Account And Portfolio Data Remain Most Important

    Mass-affluent investors represent one-third of all US households and control about the same proportion of retail investment assets. Four in five online mass-affluent investors have visited their...

    • Downloads: 690
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    Report:2013 US Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings

    Forrester Evaluates The Four Largest Banks' Retail Mobile Offerings

    With customer expectations rising and substantial business at stake, digital banking strategy teams know they need to keep improving their mobile services. This is one of three reports that detail...

    • Downloads: 689
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What Drives Retention And Sales In US Banking?

    Using Regression Modeling To Better Understand The Drivers Of Acquisition, Retention, And Cross-Selling In Banking

    In 2012, the age of the customer is in full swing. Gone are the days when companies could simply offer their services and customers could choose to take them or leave them — today, companies...

    • Downloads: 659
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Getting More Financial Services Shoppers To Apply Online

    Many North Americans Have Not Applied Online But Would Consider Doing So

    eBusiness professionals at financial firms must understand not only who is already buying financial products on the Web but also who is the most likely to do so in the future. Forrester identified...

    • Downloads: 564
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    Report:What US Affluent Investors Want From Their Investment Firms' Web Sites

    Account Data Is Most Important, With Vanguard Rated Highest For Quality

    More than three-quarters of all US online affluent investors use their investment firms' Web sites, up from two-thirds in 2005. What site features do they value most? Balances and holdings are by far...

    • Downloads: 626
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    Report:Getting The Online Auto Insurance Word Out

    Auto Insurance Purchasers Frequently Do Not Know About Online Applications

    The number of US online consumers applying for auto insurance over the Internet has more than tripled in the past five years. With such staggering growth, auto insurance eBusiness managers must...

    • Downloads: 608
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    Report:2014 US Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Chase And U.S. Bank Top Our Review Of US Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the five largest retail banks in the US across more than 35 criteria. The banks have...

    • Downloads: 625
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    Report:How Canadian Insurance Customers Use Different Channels

    Canadians still use the phone as their primary channel for insurance. In fact, the phone was the only channel used by a majority of online Canadian insurance customers in the past year, while fewer...

    • Downloads: 604
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    Report:2012 US Bank Digital Sales Rankings

    This is one of two reports that detail the findings from Forrester's annual ranking of the digital sales offerings of the 12 largest banks in North America. The report covers six major US banks and...

    • Downloads: 578
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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