‘CONSUMERS have been faster to go online to buy personal finance products than the companies selling them have been to promote them over the internet, research today claimed.
Some 85 per cent of consumers research financial products such as mortgages, credit cards and loans online, with around 55 per cent going on to buy a product over the net.
At the same time six out of ten people said they became aware of a new financial product or service for the first time through the internet. Despite this, research carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers for search engine Google found that financial services firms are allocating less than ten per cent of their overall media budgets to internet advertising.’
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