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  • 61% of people surveyed by Market Pulse said they thought the grocery store would be the most convenient place to bank. Market Pulse(SM) Survey by IBT, Georgia
  • Another study shows that only about 30% of depositors bother to open their monthly statements.John M. Floyd & Associates, Inc. of Houston
  • There were over 1.3 million ATM terminals worldwide by the end of 2003. About 100,000 new ATMs are currently being installed every year, down from a peak of 115,000 in 2000. By 2009 global ATMs are expected to number over 1.7 million.Retail Banking Research (RBR) Credit Union Tech, 12/14/04
  • Bank of America, with 22 million debit cards, is the largest debit card issuer in the USA. They reported that their customers spent a record $100 billion using debit cards for goods and services during 2004.Bank of America
  • Consumers used debit cards, credit cards and electronic payments more often than checks for the first time in December, 2004.Federal Reserve, www.federalreserve.gov
  • Over two-thirds of US consumers polled said they were comfortable with the idea of using biometric information such as digital fingerprints and iris scanning to verify their identity. 90% of them said the convenience of biometrics rather than remembering passwords was the reason they were more amenable to the idea.Biometric Digest Highlights, 11/22/04
  • 59% of phishing attacks are hosted on hijacked and stolen computers.Cyota AFCC, 12/1/04, www.cyota.com
  • In six months - November, 2003 to April, 2004 - phishing emails increased an average of 110% each month, netting almost $500 million from the victims.Truste/NACHA study, Business Wire
  • Global losses due to phishing attacks during 2004 were approximately $137 million lower than expected. Greater potential cost is in lost consumer confidence in online channel and financial institution brands.
    TowerGroup Phishing Report service-info@towergroup.com

    Copyright © 2005 Bankers' Hotline. Originally appeared in Bankers' Hotline, Vol. 14, No. 11, 1/05

  • First published on 01/01/2005

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