We’re going to survey like it’s 1999. According to an article published on CBS News‘ website: “In a poll conducted for the ID security firm Intercede, 48% of U.S. consumers surveyed said they would never use bill payment apps, and 44% said they would never use mobile banking services. One in five said they did…
GoBank’s recent results suggest that the potential of the Debanked is real, and that there are consumers who are truly giving up checking accounts as their primary financial account. Not because they have to, not because they’re under-served, under-class consumers. But because they want to.
Making the payment is not the part of the customer experience that consumers want a digital wallet (whatever that might be) to improve. The mobile moments of opportunity–to improve the customer experience, to add new levels of convenience to the customer experience, to help consumers make better/smarter decisions about how they manage and spend their money–occur before and after the payment.
A recent survey conducted by idRADAR asked consumers: What concerns you more, data breaches or government listening to your private phone or email conversations? I can’t believe how consumers responded.
If you have an impulse purchase problem, the Amazon Fire Phone is not the phone for you. If you need help managing your financial life, don’t think that Amazon–through it’s amazing ability to gather, store, analyze, and deploy data–is going to help you anytime soon. The Fire Phone presents a threat and two opportunities to banks.
You know what we need? A common, agreed-upon definition of what disruption is. Discussions typically focus on individual firms that are talked about as potential disruptors. I hear little, however, of exactly what new technologies they’re bringing to the table that would cause disruption, or of technologies that existing banks aren’t already adopting and deploying en masse.
A common trait among emerging generations is a desire to break from the past, and overcome the sins of their fathers (not mothers, because women are perfect). What’s funny about the newest young generation is their interest in disruption within the payments industry. Unfortunately for disruptors, there are speed bumps on the path to payments disruption.