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What Bank of America is doing differently to drive a shift toward digital banking

  • More Americans are opting for digital banking, a trend evident among major banks' financial results in Q4 2023, signaling a growing preference for digital solutions.
  • Bank of America's Jorge Camargo provides insights into the influence of digital adoption on brick-and-mortar branches, strategies to counter digital fraud, and the factors fueling Erica's popularity as a digital banking assistant.
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What Bank of America is doing differently to drive a shift toward digital banking

  • how digital adoption is affecting physical branches
  • strategies for combating digital fraud
  • factors contributing to Erica’s popularity as a digital banking assistant

An increasing majority of Americans are choosing digital banking options with 71% preferring to manage their bank accounts through a mobile app or a computer. 

This trend was also pronounced among major banks such as Bank of America, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo highlighting the growing preference for digital banking solutions, as evidenced by their financial results of the final quarter of 2023.

Bank of America currently has 57 million verified digital users, with over 35 million opting for digital alerts. The most common alerts last year included updates on account balances, available deposits, and virtual debit card usage. Throughout 2023, clients logged into their accounts a total of 12.8 billion times, with 3.3 billion logins in Q4 alone, marking a 10% YoY increase. They also interacted 673 million times with virtual financial assistant, Erica, reflecting a 28% YoY surge.

I had a conversation with Jorge Camargo, Managing Director, Mobile App, Online Banking and Erica AI at Bank of America, about:


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Looking deeper into BofA’s route to digital banking.

by SARA KHAIRI

An increasing majority of Americans are choosing digital banking options with 71% preferring to manage their bank accounts through a mobile app or a computer. 

This trend was also pronounced among major banks such as Bank of America, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo highlighting the growing preference for digital banking solutions, as evidenced by their financial results of the final quarter of 2023.

Bank of America currently has 57 million verified digital users, with over 35 million opting for digital alerts. The most common alerts last year included updates on account balances, available deposits, and virtual debit card usage. Throughout 2023, clients logged into their accounts a total of 12.8 billion times, with 3.3 billion logins in Q4 alone, marking a 10% YoY increase. They also interacted 673 million times with virtual financial assistant, Erica, reflecting a 28% YoY surge.

I had a conversation with Jorge Camargo, Managing Director, Mobile App, Online Banking and Erica AI at Bank of America, about:

  • how digital adoption is affecting physical branches
  • strategies for combating digital fraud
  • factors contributing to Erica’s popularity as a digital banking assistant

 

How will digital adoption affect bank branches and customer relationships, particularly for older generations who prefer in-person interactions?


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