The number of consumers banking online continues to rise as Britons increasingly adopt interactive technologies such as Internet, digital TV and WAP mobile phones, according to the latest Mori report on behalf of Internet bank Egg.
Results of the latest Egg/Mori "Embracing Technology" report show approximately 6.6 million Britons now bank online, an increase of 1.1 million since the last index in October 2001. Currently, half of Internet users say they have arranged or serviced a financial product over the Web.
A third of all adults say they would be interested in making payments to individuals or pay bills to businesses using email, as a faster and more efficient alternative to posting cheques. The figure grows to half among email users.
Similarly, over a third of all adults (37%) say they would be interested in using account aggregation services in the next two years - where they could view and access all financial products using a single Internet site and one log-in. This figure rises to 75% amongst those who currently use online banking services.» Download the document now 4,468Kb PDF