Whether via a smartphone, tablet or desktop, more than two million New Zealanders now use online banking.
WE’RE ALL GETTING ONLINE…
According to data released by Statistics New Zealand in late April, approximately 2.05 million Kiwis use internet banking, up from 1.74 million in 2009. It isn’t an
activity confined to the younger generations either; while younger demographics are the most likely to transact online, internet banking is increasingly popular
among all age groups. More than half of the 65 – 74 year age group and more than a third of the 75+ age group do at least some banking online.
Increasingly, online banking users are also using their mobile phones to transact – whether it is to check their account balance at the shops, or to pay a bill remotely. Statistics New Zealand advises that one-quarter of recent internet users access the world wide web via their mobile phone; that percentage jumps to 40% of 25 – 34 year olds.
View CANSTAR’s Online Banking Awards 2013 (PDF)