Lipstick on the PFM Pig?

Mobile Money Minute…. Update on what is happening.

News and Trends in Financial Services

In an industry that is sometimes slow to innovate, Personal Financial Management (PFM) is one of the few banking applications where innovation has outpaced consumer demand. A ‘hot’ topic for over a decade, the ability to help consumers better manage their money through applied analytics, contextual design and visual tools has provided a battleground for financial institutions and direct-to-consumer applications.

With a quest to be at the center of account holder’s lives, developers of PFM applications are moving from add-on applications to integrated solutions that can help define lifestyle segments. At the same time, the definition of PFM has evolved to include everything from basic visualizations to advanced engagement tools.

The question remains however . . . will these innovations capture the consumer’s attention or simply be lipstick on the PFM pig?

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