US banks embracing mobile commerce

 Report shows that US financial institutions are showing great interest in mobile commerce

First Annapolis Consulting, an investment banking and financial services consulting firm, has released its third annual Mobile Banking and Payments Study. The study highlights the changes that are being seen in the U.S. financial services industry and how banks are adapting to the growing popularity of mobile commerce. Mobile commerce is beginning to grow quite large in the U.S., especially where banking is concerned. The study suggests that the growth of mobile commerce has yet to show any signs of slowing down.

81 of top 100 financial groups offer mobile banking services

According to the report, 81 of the top 100 financial institutions in the U.S. offer some sort of mobile banking service. This is an 11% increase from the number of institutions that offered such services in 2011. Many of these services provide consumers with access to their accounts and finances through smart phones and other such mobile devices. Many of these financial institutions are also leveraging consumers’ constant connection to the Internet to provide them with warnings if suspicious activity on their accounts is recorded.

Study shows banks becoming more accommodating of mobile consumersMobile Commerce Banking Industry

The study finds  that many banks and financial institutions are beginning to take mobile commerce more seriously. Banks, in particular, are warming to the idea of accepting mobile payments from consumers and have implemented bill payment features. These banks are also finding that the rewards programs they offer to consumers are becoming more popular. With banks becoming more accommodating to mobile consumers, these rewards programs are seeing more use and praise from these consumers.

Mobile commerce continues to gain traction in the US

Mobile commerce is on the rise in the U.S. and has been on the rise for some time around the world. The concept of making payments using nothing more than a mobile device has proven popular amongst tech-savvy consumers. Now that the largest U.S. banks and financial institutions are embracing mobile commerce, more consumers may soon be exposed to the innovative concept.

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