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.


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 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: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...

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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...

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    Report:The Social Technographics® Of US Online Bankers

    As consumer adoption of social media rises and alters the relationship between companies and consumers, eBusiness professionals at banks must understand how their online customers use and interact...

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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...

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    Report:In The US, Few Use Financial Comparison Sites

    More than 9 million US adults have used a comparison Web site to research a financial product, and one-third of US online financial researchers say they trust product comparison sites. US online...

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