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Mobile as fraud prevention

2009 July 29

James Van Dyke at Javelin Research posted a very interesting stat on his blog. The fraud-to-fraud detection ratio in online banking is 2:5. For every two instances of OLB fraud, five were caught by using OLB.

Mobile Banking has the potential to have an even stronger ratio because users have quicker, easier and more frequent access to their account information. That is of course, only if the mobile banking solution is secure and easy to use.

This is an interesting angle because Security is often cited as a key concern by consumers. A recent poll by Harris Interactive found that nearly 2/3 of consumers felt their phone was too insecure to do activities like mobile banking.

The mobile industry clearly needs to better communicate and demonstrate the security and benefits of their solutions to consumers.

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