Gartner Research

The Future of Money

Published: 18 December 2007

ID: G00153732

Analyst(s): David Furlonger


The invention of electronic forms of money is transferring control of money from banks to individual entities. The consumerization of IT is transferring control of exchange mechanisms.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
    • The Evolution of Money
    • Monetary Trends
    • But Is Money Really Changing?
    • Monetary Dematerialization
  • Monetary Matrix
    • Digital Natives
  • Virtual Worlds
    • First Life
  • Customer Attitudes and Preferences
  • Cost Transparency
    • Signposts for Change
    • Adapting to Change
    • Monetary Delivery Mechanisms and Technologies
    • Bank Disintermediation
    • The Mobile Revolution
  • Consumer Interest in Emerging Payment Instruments
    • Addressing Consumer Concerns
    • Tackling Security Issues
  • Conclusion
    • Recommendations

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