Mobile Momentum: The Promise and Challenge of Mobile Banking

Seventh report from Mercator Advisory Group's 2011 CustomerMonitor Survey Series probes consumer attitudes and mobile banking usage

Boston, MA -- The mobile banking revolution remains in its early stages, as customer usage of the service and its capabilities cautiously grow, Mercator Advisory Group's 2011 CustomerMonitor Survey Series finds.

Mobile Momentum: The Promise and Challenge of Mobile Bankinga new report from Mercator Advisory Group is the seventh in a series of eight consumer survey reports examining payment and banking topics and probes the evolving consumer behaviors in the new mobile banking channel.

The findings are based Mercator's CustomerMonitor Survey Series. The foundation of the series is data obtained during a national sample of 1,003 online consumer survey responses completed between October 9 and October 13, 2011. Among the topics covered by the survey are the use of mobile banking services, specific mobile banking functions, and effects on usage of other banking channels.

Findings of the research include:

How consumers use smartphones for banking and the traditional channels they still utilize

The most prevalent method of mobile banking

The shifts mobile banking is causing to consumer reliance on retail branches and preferences among mobile banking app users

The hallmarks and the greatest barriers for mobile banking

"Two key barriers to mobile banking momentum are familiar to bankers: security fears and inertia,' states Ken Paterson, VP for Research Operations at Mercator Advisory Group and the author of the report. "But customers will clearly continue to jump in to mobile banking, and the survey data suggests that those who do adopt mobile banking are likely to change their use of other channels."

One of 17 exhibits in this report:

The report is 34 pages long and contains 17 exhibits.

Members of Mercator Advisory Group's CustomerMonitor Survey Series have access to this report as well as the upcoming research for the year ahead, presentations, analyst access and other membership benefits.

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