Trends: Financial Services

Weekly Recap – February 8, 2019

Cash Out Paying in cash is on the decline, at least for affluent consumers. Fewer Americans overall are paying with cash, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. In a typical week, 29% of th … Read more

Weekly Recap – January 18, 2019

You Do You Just move it. Research suggests that a mere 20% of Americans are meeting federally recommended guidelines for physical activity, amounting to $117 billion in annual healthcare costs (NPR.or … Read more

What consumers expect from bank relationships today.

Personal banking has gotten far less personal in recent years. Financial technology has all but replaced the need for consumers to visit a branch. Yet, banks and credit unions are still investing in b … Read more

Astrology and advertising: Do the stars affect consumer spending?

I pay attention to astrology about as much as the next person. I read my horoscope a few times a month. I own a necklace with the constellation of my sign, Aquarius. And I take the occasional astrolog … Read more

Weekly Recap – January 4, 2019

Bachelor’s Pad Student loan debt is costing grads a lot more than they bargained for. Carrying too much debt makes it hard for recent grads to save for retirement, and to lessen the load, some strive … Read more

63% of Millennials overspend to keep up with Facebook friends.

Keeping up with the Joneses? The concept of constantly comparing yourself to your neighbor is one that, unfortunately, still plagues people – especially when they’re scrolling through picture-perfect … Read more

Weekly Recap – November 30, 2018

Tech Peaks Consumers’ use of digital technologies has plateaued. The growth of U.S. consumers using cellphones, smartphones, social media, the internet and computers has stalled, according to Pew (Pew … Read more

Weekly Recap – November 16, 2018

Parental Optimism Doing better than your folks was once a standard benchmark of American life. But that hasn’t been the case for a while. About 50% of consumers born in 1984 were earning more at age 3 … Read more

Weekly Recap – November 9, 2018

Feels Like Happiness Wealthier consumers find happiness in experiences, while less affluent prefer stuff. Experiential marketing is what Instagram Stories are made of. Look at me, I’m skydiving into a … Read more

Weekly Recap – October 26, 2018

News To Me Americans increasingly rely on social media for news—especially Facebook. Pew Research recently asked more than 4,500 U.S. adults where they go for news. Nearly half (47 percent) say they o … Read more

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