Younger Americans are open to Google, Apple, PayPal becoming their bankers


Your next bank migt just be Google(s goo) or Walmart(s wmt) if the younger generation of North American bread earners has anything to say about it. A recent survey conducted by Accenture (s acn) found that many people between the ages of 18 and 34 were amenable to the idea of doing their banking completely online as well as getting their financial services from non-traditional financial service providers.

PayPal (s ebay) was at the top of the list, with 46 percent of that age group saying they would be “likely” of “very likely” to bank with the eBay-owned company. That shouldn’t be too much of surprise since PayPal is already a dominant player in payment services. But Google, Amazon, (s amzn) Apple(s aapl) and Walmart rounded out the top 5 list of potential alternate banking providers – not the first companies you’d think of when opening a checking account.


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