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    Report Trends 2017: North American Digital Banking

    Digital Executives Need Stronger Foundations To Create New Customer Value
    July 24, 2017 | Alyson Clarke

    Slow economic growth, low interest margins, regulatory uncertainty, increased competition, and changing consumer needs are challenging the retail banking industry in North America. Differentiated...

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    Report Disrupting Finance: Digital Consumer Lenders

    Digital Consumer Lenders Will Continue To Disintermediate Traditional Lenders
    March 13, 2017 | Alyson Clarke, August Du Pont

    Startups globally have sought to use digital technology to improve consumer lending. By using alternative sources of data, continuously honing their underwriting algorithms, and using digital...

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    Report Disrupting Finance: Digital Point-Of-Sale Lending

    Digital Point-Of-Sale Lenders Offer Alternative Credit To Consumers And Incremental Sales To Merchants
    March 13, 2017 | Alyson Clarke, August Du Pont

    Digital point-of-sale lending has emerged as a new category of lending to help consumers finance new spending and to help merchants reduce basket abandonment. By partnering with merchants and...

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    Report Banking On Millennials: It's Not All About Mobile

    February 16, 2017 | Alyson Clarke, Gina Fleming

    To win the hearts and minds of US Millennials, banks need to gain a deeper understanding of their financial needs and behaviors. In some ways, this generation is the same as older generations were...

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    Report Customer Advocacy 2016: Drive Cross-Sell And Loyalty By Focusing On Advocacy

    US Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Providers, Insurers, And Wealth Management Firms On Advocacy And Future Purchase Intent
    January 27, 2017 | Alyson Clarke

    Forrester has shown that customer advocacy — customers' perception that a firm does what's best for them, not just what's best for the firm's own bottom line — is the key driver of loyalty and...

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    Report Benchmark Customers' Digital Banking Journeys To Stay Ahead

    Benchmarks: The Digital Banking Strategy Playbook
    December 21, 2016 | Peter Wannemacher, Alyson Clarke

    Digital banking strategy leaders are under pressure to differentiate by offering digital services that meet or exceed customers' needs and expectations. To help them understand where they stand,...

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    Report 2016 US Bank Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    Bank Of America And Wells Fargo Continue To Lead The Pack
    December 9, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of the five largest retail banks in the US. As they did last year, Bank of America and Wells Fargo lead...

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    Report 2016 Canadian Bank Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    Scotiabank Takes The Top Spot
    November 21, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of the five largest retail banks in Canada. While all of the banks are meeting checking account...

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    Report Best Practices In Checking Account Sales

    Banks Need To Digitally Transform Their Bank Account Sales Process
    August 19, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    This report looks at how digital teams can drive checking or current account sales and improve the customer experience for bank account buyers. The leaders are not just making it simple, fast, and...

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    Report Brief: Mortgage Comparison Sites Are Here To Stay, Despite Google's Exit

    June 16, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    While the mortgage purchase journey is complex, with consumers using a mix of digital and human touchpoints to research and then buy mortgages, online research plays a crucial role for many. We...

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    Report Trends 2016: Australia And New Zealand Digital Banking

    Digital Business Execs Must Step Up And Drive Digital Transformation
    June 7, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    Uncertain economic conditions, wavering markets, and tight budgets are increasing the pressure on digital teams to deliver better experiences and increased sales through digital touchpoints. From...

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    Report Trends 2016: North American Digital Banking

    Digital Business Execs Must Step Up And Drive Digital Transformation
    April 29, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    Uncertain economic conditions, wavering markets, and tight budgets are increasing the pressure on digital teams to deliver a great amount and stretch their investment dollars further than ever....

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    Report Q&A: Why Online Video Matters For Digital Financial Services

    Online Video Helps eBusiness Teams Engage, Win, And Serve Customers Efficiently
    March 15, 2016 | Rachel Roizen, Alyson Clarke

    Online video has become a primary channel for individuals to get information. Using sites like YouTube or videos built directly into a firm's own site, it provides an effective way for firms to...

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    Report Five Common Pitfalls Of Bank Sales Sites And How To Avoid Them

    March 2, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    Our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark reviews reveal that bank and credit union sites are often missing several elements that are crucial to driving sales conversion. We have identified five...

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    Report Best Practices In Mobile Financial Sales

    Digital Teams Must Use Context To Be Relevant And Earn Sales
    February 27, 2016 | Rachel Roizen, Alyson Clarke

    As mobile touchpoints displace PCs, branches, advisors, and agents at the heart of customers' relationships with financial services firms, digital executives need to step up their mobile marketing...

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    Report Customer Advocacy 2015: Drive Cross-Sell And Loyalty By Focusing On Advocacy

    US Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Providers, Insurers, And Wealth Management Firms On Advocacy And Future Purchase Intent
    January 14, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    For 12 years, Forrester has shown that customer advocacy — the perception on the part of customers that a firm does what's best for them, not just what's best for the firm's own bottom line — is...

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    Report How US Consumers Research And Buy Checking Accounts

    Branches Still Dominate The Purchase Journey Because The Digital Experience Is Too Hard
    November 30, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    Checking accounts are one of the top-selling financial products in the US, second only to credit cards. But more importantly, checking accounts are central to a customer's relationship with their...

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    Report 2015 US Bank Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    Bank Of America And Wells Fargo Take A Clear Lead On The Competition
    November 30, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of the five largest retail banks in the US — Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, U.S. Bank, and...

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    Report 2015 Canadian Bank Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    Royal Bank Of Canada Widens Its Lead On The Competition
    November 30, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of the five largest retail banks in Canada — Bank of Montreal (BMO), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce...

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    Report Best Practices In Credit Card Sales

    Customers Want Fast, Easy, Digital Processes
    August 25, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    This report looks at how eBusiness executives can drive credit card sales and improve the customer experience for credit card buyers. Digital touchpoints are crucial for credit card issuers because...

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    Report Implement Video Banking To Drive Digital Sales

    A Clear Customer Strategy And Strong Collaboration Tools Are Essential To Success
    August 7, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    Financial services customers are increasingly going digital, but human assistance continues to play a pivotal role — especially in the purchase journey — and many banks still only allow...

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    Report 2015 Australian Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Westpac Tops Our Review Of Australian Banks' Mobile Services
    June 9, 2015 | Alyson Clarke, Tim Sheedy

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the mobile banking offerings of the four largest retail banks in Australia on more than 40 criteria. The Aussie banks have...

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    Report Trends 2015: Australian And New Zealand Digital Banking

    Digital Technologies Will Be Crucial To Driving Growth And Innovation
    April 28, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    The strong focus on growing revenue, combined with digital disruption, tougher competition, a shake-up in payments, and increasing consumer expectations, means that digital banking teams in...

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    Report Trends 2015: North American Digital Banking

    eBusiness Execs Must Help Their Firms Uncover The Digital Opportunity
    April 15, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    Better economic conditions and an easing of the regulatory onslaught faced in the past few years means that US and Canadian banks are once again prioritizing top-line growth in 2015. Less focus on...

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    Report How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Credit Cards

    Online Capabilities Are Crucial To The Purchase Journey
    February 27, 2015 | Alyson Clarke

    Credit cards remain the top selling financial product in the US, even though sales are significantly lower than before the financial crisis. Prospects shopping for a new credit card have clear...