Risky transactions on mobile devices increase 138% since 2017

Risky transactions on mobile devices are showing an increase of 138% since 2017, iovation survey of 802 consumers from the United Kingdom and 802 consumers from the United States reveals.

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“Our research determined three key market drivers that will shape the financial services industry in 2020,” said Melissa Gaddis, iovation’s senior director of customer success. “Consumer trust is a competitive difference, fraud is going mobile mirroring consumer behavior and customer satisfaction is driven by the mobile platform.”

Consumers go mobile

  • Mobile device usage as a percentage of all online transactions has increased from 28% in 2014 to 61% so far in 2019.
  • Mobile app usage grew at twice the rate of mobile web usage, from 15% in 2014 to 39% in 2019. Mobile web transactions went from 14% in 2014 to 22% in 2019.
  • 62% of mobile consumers used iPhones, 34% Android devices, and just 4% iPads between September 2018 and September 2019.

Fraudsters go mobile too

  • Since 2017, the percentage of suspected fraudulent transactions from mobile devices increased 138%. This far outpaced the growth in overall mobile transactions which only grew in the same time by 30%.
  • So far in 2019, 50% of suspected fraudulent transactions were from mobile devices. In 2018 that statistic was 41% and in 2017 it was 21%.

Trust and security influence which financial institutions consumers use

  • 3 out of 4 consumers (72%) say account security and privacy are primary factors in deciding which institution they bank with/have a credit card with.
  • 2 out of 3 consumers (64%) would switch financial services companies for one that has more advanced security protocols in place.
  • 2 out of 5 consumers (39%) have already closed an account with an online financial services company due to security and fraud concerns.
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Risky transactions on mobile devices increase 138% since 2017