The Brokerage Website Audit enables clients to take a “20,000 foot” view of the competitive landscape to understand how their firm’s online presence stacks up in key areas such as account information, investment research, education resources and trading platforms that are integral to a strong user experience. The Audit also allows clients to zoom in when appropriate to take a close look at individual features, like account balance information, stock research or mutual fund trading, to understand their own strengths and weaknesses. We have conducted Audits for nearly all of the firms that subscribe to our e-Monitor service and several have repeated the exercise to track their progress as they implement our guidance.
To learn more about the Brokerage Website Audit and how our service can help improve your online and mobile experience, please contact Grace Lei at 646-929-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brokerage Audit Methodology
We surveyed over 1,500 brokerage website users in February 2016 to gather their input regarding the website features and services that matter most to them. The results help establish importance weightings that we apply to our scores, reflecting the preferences of different consumer demographic groups. We previously surveyed investors in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2013 providing us with insights into how investor preferences have evolved over the past decade.
The Brokerage Website Audit covers eight categories, which are further broken down into 60 sub-categories and 250+ individual attributes. Our current framework consists of the following categories and sub-categories: