2019 Benchmarks for Finance Apps

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Our 2019 Mobile Benchmarks by App Category report looks at trends and differences across popular app categories, with a focus on Finance apps. Profile of an average app in the Finance category. Apps in the Finance category have many unique hurdles.

Four Challenges Finance Apps Face and How to Conquer Them

Apptentive

Convenient access to our finances is key in our global economy, and the mobile channel has quickly become the epicenter of customer experience. However, having convenient access to our finances at our fingertips doesn’t come without unique challenges.

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Finance’s Role in Pricing

Pragmatic Marketing

Finance should NOT set prices. Finance cares a lot about pricing because they focus on profitability. But finance should NOT set prices. Here’s the problem: Finance people do not know the value of their products. Finance should absolutely be one of those participants.

Finance Apps: Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks for 2020

Apptentive

2020 has been volatile for Finance apps. COVID-19 hit apps in the Finance category with a one-two punch, with heavy increases in usage as well as staggering drops in economic activity. Below are key metrics apps in the Finance category should aim for in 2020.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

He’ll also cover the various other ways that King uses analytics across their entire company, from finance to performance marketing.

Banking on bad UX: Finance website designs are failing gens Y & Z

TryMyUI

The post Banking on bad UX: Finance website designs are failing gens Y & Z appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Finance TryMyUI UX Industry Design finance millennial Usability Testing User Experience UX Design website zoomerFinancial institutions are mired in bad design and even worse PR. Now, younger generations aren't buying in. How are financial website designs failing?

Why Finance App Success Depends on Customer Feedback

Apptentive

One of the most important tasks we’re faced with in business and in our personal lives is taking care of our finances, and mobile banking is already insanely popular across all demographics. The post Why Finance App Success Depends on Customer Feedback appeared first on Apptentive.

3 Product Lessons I Learned From Finance

Sachin Rekhi

I studied computer science in the engineering school and ultimately settled on finance at Wharton. While I may have been better served studying marketing or management, I did learn some important finance principles that I still use day-to-day in my product management role.

Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Data for Key Industries Including Finance, Food & Drink, Retail, Media, Travel, and Lifestyle

Apptentive

We’ve gathered and analyzed customer engagement data from the mobile apps in the following categories: Finance. Finance . Do you want to know how your mobile app engagement data compares to others in your industry?

Is Your Finance Department Adding Value? 3 Signs That It Is, And What To Do If It Isn’t

The Product Coalition

What role does the finance department play? When you think of your role in the finance department, do you feel empowered to drive change across the organization? Yet, so many finance departments are bogged down by the traditional perception of their role in compliance and reporting.

An experience by any other name: 5 types of UX you need to know

TryMyUI

Finance Practicing UX Research TryMyUI UX Industry Customer Experience CX Dark UX E-commerce UX Finance UX fintech Mi-DUX User Experience UXPeople talk a lot about the versatility UX designers, but what the variety of UX?

Why and how I transferred my career from finance to product management

The Product Coalition

Why and how I transferred my career from finance to product management was originally published in ProductCoalition.com on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. After college, I worked in financial services industry. Colleagues around me love what they are doing, and many people are trying to get into it.

How I use Mint, Personal Capital, and Wealthfront to Manage my Finances

Sachin Rekhi

One sector in which we are already seeing this shift is personal finance. There is still so much opportunity for brilliant software in personal finance.

What we learned from attending a CrowdPitch event

TryMyUI

Here's a rundown of privileged advice from finance experts we gleaned while attending a CrowdPitch event in our local community. Musings TryMyUI Business finance How-To investor loans pitch User Experience UX

Co-branded Card Issuance, Explained?—?I

The Product Coalition

Alternative financing Card controls? fintech finance product-management payments startupCo-branded Card Issuance, Explained?—?I I Part I?—?Program

How to Prepare Banks for Digital Transformation

The Product Coalition

Today, people want to be able to manage their finances entirely online, a feature not every bank is currently able to provide. banking finance banks digital digital-transformation

How Social Finance brings agility to a risk-averse industry

Miro

Challenging the status quo: How Social Finance brings agility to a risk-averse industryHollis KoolAuthorThe private sector — especially tech — is ripe with the language of innovation, like “agile,” “design thinking,” and “digital transformation.” The post How Social Finance brings agility to a risk-averse industry appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Co-branded Card Issuance, Explained?—?II

The Product Coalition

startup finance payments product-management fintechCo-branded Card Issuance, Explained?—?II II Part II?—?Experience Experience Design In part I of this series, we talked about why co-branded cards make sense and what does it take for banks to design a co-branded card program.

Co-branded Card Issuance, Explained?—?III

The Product Coalition

finance fintech payments startup product-managementCo-branded Card Issuance, Explained?—?III III Part III?—?Commercial Commercial Aspects In Part I and Part II we looked at program design and experience design for co-branded cards. Commercials play a crucial role in a lot of decisions with regards to program and experience design. Commercials can make or break the program. In this piece, we look at commercial aspects from the program from cost and revenue standpoint.

Spendesk’s Nicolas Marchais on evolving with your market

Inside Intercom

So they created a software that provides control, visibility, and payment methods for corporate finance teams. So we said, “How can we take the innovation around payment and integrate it into a piece of software that will make it usable for finance teams and modern companies?”

How to achieve 2,500% revenue growth: 5 lessons from Paddle’s Ed Fry

Inside Intercom

Growth finance growth market saascommerce Scale UpmarketThese companies obviously have an amazing product. They’ve got a great way of telling that product’s story to the world. And they’re really, really good at selling.

Does Your Financial Analyst Need Industry-Specific Experience?

The Product Coalition

Any financial analyst must have strong corporate finance aptitude, accounting and reporting experience, and demonstrated statistical expertise. Industry-specific experience is highly important and should be prioritized over finance-only experience.

Let’s talk about Card Payment Processing

The Product Coalition

payments fintech startup finance credit-cardsUnravelling the maze of the payment infrastructure Apple announced its own credit card last week. Card payments are a commonplace now. Most of us use plastic to pay for various goods we buy online or at the retail stores.

When You Need an Interim CFO vs. a Part-time CFO

The Product Coalition

Interim CFOs are finance experts who come in, usually on a full-time basis, typically for one to three months, to help steer a company through a financial crisis, an operations change, preparation for a sale, or the gap between one CFO’s departure and the hiring of a new one.

Must-have Tax Preparation Checklist For Your Business

The Product Coalition

If you know right now that you do not or will have some of these elements, talk to your finance team, understand why, and come up with a plan in the coming few weeks to get these items together. Philip holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance.

18 Tax Prep Best Practices for Your Startup

The Product Coalition

We’ve heard time and again that clients feel their outsourced accountants and bookkeepers aren’t proactive and that they’re at the bottom of their finance team’s to-do list. Talk to one of our finance experts to see how we can help your business.

My Two Cents: A Robinhood Growth Analysis

The Product Coalition

finance investing growth product-management fintechHow a financial services startup acquired 4MM+ users in 3 years. You’re responsible adults. If you need to use the bathroom, just leave quietly.” Yes, I had a small bladder. Yes, I abused this privilege, but no, not in any traditional sense.

Weekly Cash-Flow Model: When to Use One, and How?

The Product Coalition

business budget entrepreneurship finance business-developmentWho needs a weekly cash flow model? You own a fast-scaling company, and you’re growing your customer base steadily, but you’re still nervous. You almost didn’t make payroll last week.

5 Quick Business Audits to Tackle in January

The Product Coalition

new-year smb entrepreneurship finance business-strategyOnce February hits, is the new year really the new year any more? Tackle your business audits in January! We all know about personal New Year’s resolutions. Go to the gym three times a week. Quit or cut back on smoking or drinking.

The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower

Nir Eyal

Paulette writes about finances, psychology, technology, travel, and better living for the likes of The New York Times, Elle, and Slate. Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Paulette Perhach. I learned how to respect authority from my father. At the top of a huge water slide at a theme park, he put me, my […]. The post The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower appeared first on Nir and Far.

Lean Startup’s Eric Ries on How to Make ‘Gatekeepers’ a Source of Power and Speed

First Round Review

As companies add 'gatekeeper' functions like Legal, Finance, IT and Compliance, they tend to slow way down. But they don't have to. Here's how to lay the right foundation. Continue reading at First Round Review »

Reimagining Support Functions

Spice Catalyst

With the coming "Perfect Storm," the staffing or support functions in the organization like Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing Communications, Operations, Business Process improvements, and IT are being reimagined.

Shelley Perry explains that there would be more hyper-growth companies if they had a Chief Product Officer

ProductBoard

8220;Having a qualified Chief Product Officer that is able to address real-time business challenges, be a change agent and role model, speak the language of finance to peers in the C-Suite, and lead their team through execution results in hyper-growth and profitability for companies, especially during the ScaleUp phase.”

Three Ways Product Management Can Improve Its Reputation & Influence

Proficientz

Stronger influence means taking the initiative to constantly socialize the market and business perspective to marketing, sales, services, engineering, finance, etc.

5 Actionable Tips To Hire The Best Developers For Your Startup

Arkenea

Hiring talented developers for your startup is something the founders reportedly find tougher than raising finances for their business. In today’s tech-driven world, sourcing and hiring the right tech talent for your team is a huge challenge.

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

According to the report, “abstract roles — typically in management, technology or finance — tend to require more formal education and skills such as creativity, persuasion, intuition and problem solving.”.

You either ROI or die

Street Smart Product Manager

Double entry system… Finance is not much funner… In fact, it can downright make your head spin… Liquidity. Let’s face it: Accounting is boring as isht. Assets. Liabilities. Cost basis. Accrual. Cost principle. Risk tolerance. Asset allocation. Dollar cost averaging. Capital asset pricing… Eh? As a product manager, why in the world would you […]. The post You either ROI or die appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

When your product is your product team

Product Management Unpacked

If you’re wondering how Crofts got into product management, you may be surprised to learn that he initially wanted to pursue investment banking or management consulting — a logical choice with his academic background in economics and finance.

Watch: Diving into 2020 Mobile App Engagement Benchmarks

Apptentive

This data serves as a benchmark for brands with mobile apps in the Finance, Travel, Food and Beverage, Retail and Shopping, Lifestyle, and Media categories.

How Crowd-Funding Is Changing Everything and What That Means for Your Startup

First Round Review

As crowd-funding becomes more popular, startups have more choices for financing than ever. Here's how to navigate this new landscape