Proximity and peer-to-peer mobile payments are on the rise in the UK, thanks to high user adoption of mobile and banking. However, growth is slow, which means that wallet providers looking to crack the market will need to get creative.
The pandemic led to many upward revisions of our UKdigitaluser forecasts. Some changes (podcast listeners) will be permanent, while others will be temporary (digital gamers). Our social network user numbers, meanwhile, didn’t change much at all.
Over the past five years, neobanks have advanced on two fronts: user growth and richness of mobile functionality. But they’re still chasing profitability, launching new financial services offerings and reserving some of their most innovative features for paying customers. This second annual study stacks up the top four UK neobanks against one another, scoring their mobile app capabilities based on consumer demand for 48 emerging features.