Report: Self-service banking – the key to customer acquisition and retention
The ways in which customers are interacting with their banks is undergoing a fundamental shift. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic providing an accelerant, consumers have drifted away from traditional banking touch points and towards more fluid digital channels.
Consumers have become reluctant to visit branches, with 26% saying they want to avoid face-to-face banking entirely going forward. The average user is moving from bank branches to 24/7 access to their accounts – which means they expect a branch-level of instant personalised support and seamless solving of issues.
The truth of the matter is that oftentimes they aren’t finding it.
Financial institutions have had to pivot quickly to provide the levels of service their customers expect. They are experiencing unprecedented levels of interaction, and that scramble shows.
While 70% of consumers are using self-service channels to report problems, only 9% of users are managing to fully resolve their issues without having to speak to an agent.
An ability to solve financial problems effectively and quickly should be the cornerstone of a bank’s customer retention strategy. Turning customers away at the teller’s desk would have been unthinkable a few decades ago, so the same must apply when that customer is connecting via a digital channel.
In this deep dive industry report, produced in collaboration with Zendesk, FinTech Futures investigates the ways that self-service banking has changed over the past 24 months, and how financial institutions can – and should – react to the new needs of their customers.
Read the paper to discover:
- How streamlined experience hits the bottom line
- How to go beyond the chatbot
- Why an ecosystem of automation can be key for the future
Featuring expert insight from:
- Kuba Zmuda, chief strategy officer, Modulr
- Louisa Murray, chief operating officer UK and Europe, Railsbank
- Mike Gamble, head of customer service design and delivery, TSB
Register now to download our free self-service banking report: