February 03, 2017

Understanding Millennial Investors

The rise of the Millennials may be the consumer marketing story of this decade. This exceptionally large, diverse, digitally savvy and deeply skeptical generation has confounded marketers in many industries, and financial services is no exception. Among Generation Y, the reputation of large financial services firms was deeply damaged by the Financial Crisis, which has […]

November 10, 2016

P&C Mobile Trends, Highlights and Innovations – Q3 2016

In the third quarter of 2016, P&C firms embraced new technology and continued to adapt to new mobile features, with both Allstate and GEICO adding 3D Touch access for applicable devices. This quarter, however, the most innovative use of mobile technology came from Liberty Mutual and its subsidiary firm Safeco as they became the first […]

November 07, 2016

Fidelity Pioneers Interactive Learning Center on iPhone and Android Apps

In August, Fidelity Investments became the first firm among those Corporate Insight tracks to roll out an interactive mobile education center. This is a major step forward for financial services firms when it comes to mobile education offerings, as only a few firms incorporate any educational content into their apps whatsoever. Those that do, such […]

July 25, 2016

July 2016 Issue of Consulting Insights is Now Available

The July 2016 issue of Consulting Insights is now available! Our feature article shares some of the key findings from our study The Innovation Advantage on the applications of biometric authentication technologies for financial services. We explore the latest trends in mobile finance innovation, discuss how to effectively market to active traders and assess how financial firms are using Facebook, particularly for customer service. Finally, we summarize findings from our whitepaper The Looming Problems with Retirement Planners, which discusses key factors that cause variations in retirement calculators' income projections.

July 19, 2016

P&C Mobile Trends, Highlights and Innovations – Q2 2016

Rather than revamp or overhaul their mobile apps in Q2 2016, firms are using the time to fine tune their clients’ user experience. Continuing the trend of advancing their mobile device technology, Allstate, Nationwide and Progressive implemented Touch ID login, while Liberty Mutual added 3D Touch access for applicable devices.

June 29, 2016

Financial Services Firms Begin to Embrace Dashboards and Feeds, But What Does the Future Hold?

As financial services firms continue to fine-tune their mobile apps, they frequently look outside of the industry to find best practices. Influences can be seen in the way firms have approached the design, functionality and security of their mobile apps. Recently, several of the more innovative and forward-thinking financial services firms have embraced the concept of a “dashboard” as the main interaction-hub within their apps.

June 16, 2016

How Fast and Mobile-Friendly is Your Website? Google Will Give You the Answers

In today’s connected world, people are constantly browsing the web on their mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. In the age of instant gratification, people also expect to find the content they are looking for within seconds. This is critical for businesses to know, understand and adapt to when it comes to online presence. It can be difficult to assess exactly how a website is performing without running sophisticated, expensive programs. Luckily, Google recently introduced a testing tool that is free and simple for anyone to use.

March 21, 2016

Google Goes Hands Free with New App

In a recent post about the mobile payments landscape, we discussed the strong potential of Samsung Pay as the newest mobile payment service for smartphones. Recently, however, Google released a new platform called Hands Free that is meant to serve as a new payment system outside of the realm of Apple Pay, Android Pay and […]