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Survey report: Banking and payments app innovation in Germany

Survey report: Banking and payments app innovation in Germany


In September, I blogged about some of the findings of our 2019 German consumer survey, focusing on respondents’ attitudes to mobile banking and payments security. Today, I’ll look at consumers’ appetite for banking app innovation in the world’s fourth-largest economy and the promise of in-built payment capabilities. (The German-language illustrated report is available for download here. You can also contact us for the survey methodology and datasets in German and English.)

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Snippet: Entersekt is expanding its operations with the opening of a second Western Cape office. Recruitment is currently underway for two full scrum teams to occupy the new premises.

Entersekt is expanding its operations with the opening of a second Western Cape office. Recruitment is currently underway for two full scrum teams to occupy the new premises.

Snippet: For secure communication to take place, involved parties must be able to validate each other before sharing confidential information. Digital certificates, issued by a Certificate Authority, act as a “digital fingerprint”, authenticating the identity of a certificate holder.

For secure communication to take place, involved parties must be able to validate each other before sharing confidential information. Digital certificates, issued by a Certificate Authority, act as a “digital fingerprint”, authenticating the identity of a certificate holder.

Snippet: We’ve researched and summarized five of the most common denominators in highly rated banking apps. How does your banking app compare?

We’ve researched and summarized five of the most common denominators in highly rated banking apps. How does your banking app compare?

Snippet: These days, very few industries are left untouched by the digital age. One highly regulated industry that could benefit much more than it has so far by partnering with tech companies is healthcare.

These days, very few industries are left untouched by the digital age. One highly regulated industry that could benefit much more than it has so far by partnering with tech companies is healthcare.

Snippet: The go-live date for the revised PSD2 SCA requirement is 14 September. It’s not too late, though, and here a few pointers on how you can meet the compliance deadline.

The go-live date for the revised PSD2 SCA requirement is 14 September. It’s not too late, though, and here a few pointers on how you can meet the compliance deadline.

Snippet: With the certainty of a trusted communication channel at its foundation, mobile banking apps provide easy access to banking functionalities. They also enable new forms of banking and commerce that will transform the banking industry.

With the certainty of a trusted communication channel at its foundation, mobile banking apps provide easy access to banking functionalities. They also enable new forms of banking and commerce that will transform the banking industry.

Snippet: Research on digital banking highlights a trend that led the industry to reflect on a core aspect of current priorities and future strategy: the customer. We look at what customers want, what this means for the industry and how mobile banking fits into the picture.

Research on digital banking highlights a trend that led the industry to reflect on a core aspect of current priorities and future strategy: the customer. We look at what customers want, what this means for the industry and how mobile banking fits into the picture.

Snippet: I have, over the years, opened accounts at a number of banks in order to meet different needs: savings, payments, a mortgage, and so on. My family also have bank accounts, some of which we share. You probably have a similar spread of accounts.

I have, over the years, opened accounts at a number of banks in order to meet different needs: savings, payments, a mortgage, and so on. My family also have bank accounts, some of which we share. You probably have a similar spread of accounts.

Snippet: If you thought that QR codes were only used for payments, take out your phone and scan again.

If you thought that QR codes were only used for payments, take out your phone and scan again.

Snippet: In July 2017, we published this post about why continuing to have mobile carriers in the digital security chain meant the attack that left several customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany with empty bank accounts was likely to occur again. It seems that we were right, with Metro Bank recently being the target of a SS7 attack.

In July 2017, we published this post about why continuing to have mobile carriers in the digital security chain meant the attack that left several customers of O2-Telefonica in Germany with empty bank accounts was likely to occur again. It seems that we were right, with Metro Bank recently being the target of a SS7 attack.

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