30% of Aussies trust robo-advice

30% of Aussies trust robo-advice

Nearly a third of Australians trust robo-advice, new research from Thinque has shown, which it said is a reflection of diminishing faith in human advisers post-royal commission.

The think tank noted that, in comparison, 9 per cent of respondents said they would trust a robot to provide psychology, counselling or relationship advice, or to help them make long-term choices, such as career or marriage decisions.

Despite the increased trust in robo-advisers, the study showed that fraud is still a key concern in the sector, with respondents saying financial services was the industry where they are most concerned about digital fraud, at 80 per cent.

In contrast, 56 per cent said they were worried about digital fraud in the government/public sector, 46 per cent in insurance, 39 per cent in health, 37 per cent in property and 35 per cent in retail.

Thinque global futurist and innovation strategist Anders Sörman-Nilsson said in the past that Australians have trusted digital tools with transactional activities such as mobile payments.

“However, when it comes to more strategic life advice, we are now beginning to trust AI to advise us in sectors such as health and travel, and increasingly we are entrusting robots in the banking and finance sector, as many Australians’ distrust in human advisers has mushroomed in the wake of the royal commission,” Mr Sörman-Nilsson said.

“During the last few years, the fintech sector, with their user-centric customer experiences and their seamless solutions have grown digitally empathetic, which has led to their mainstream adoption by Aussies.”

Mr Sörman-Nilsson added that with public distrust in the financial industry at an all-time high, banks, retailers and brands must place importance on offering seamless customer transactions.

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Source: 30% of Aussies trust robo-advice – ifa