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/   Voices

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/   Voices

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/   Insights

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/   Spotlight

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According to the National Retail Federation the average consumer will spend $688.87 on holiday-related shopping. With your customers in full swing with their holiday shopping sprees, here are some online banking tips to share with them:

  • Look at your full financial picture to ensure you’re staying in the black — Intuit Financial Services’ October 2010 survey found that 84 percent of U.S. consumers felt the most important aspect of online banking tools is the ability to pay and manage bills and finances all in one place. With everything in one place, consumers have a clear picture of their financial situation which can help them make smarter purchasing decisions.
  • Check the accuracy of your transactions, so when you go from retailer to retailer, you’re not in the red — 57 percent of consumers use online banking tools to check the accuracy of their purchases.
  • If you’re always on the go, take advantage of mobile banking tools.  Close to 20 percent of survey respondents said they’re already using mobile banking applications to track their finances.


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James W. Gabberty

Gabberty is a professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City. An alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University Polytechnic Institute, he has served as an expert witness in telecommunication and information security at the federal and state levels and holds numerous certifications from SANS & ISACA.

Marisa Mann

Marisa Mann brings over 15 years of experience in consulting and financial services industries to the Solstice team, working on large scale enterprise initiatives across many technologies, including specializing in the digital space – Internet and mobile. Mann is passionate about mobile and the endless possibilities for the enterprise, delivering business value through strong brand recognition and driving to excellence in the consumer experience. Prior to Solstice, Mann worked at JP Morgan Chase, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Washington Mutual, Inc, and Accenture.

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Zachary Ehrlich

25-year-old writer, and as a native San Franciscan, I am unreasonably loyal to Bank of America, if only for their superhero-like origin story, involving the 1906 earthquake and Italian fruit vendors.