6th August 2015
On average UK households now own four different digital devices including TV’s, games consoles and iPods, claims new research from budgeting account provider thinkmoney.co.uk.
The study also revealed that on almost a fifth of UK adults say that they have more than seven online devices in their home.
|Device which connects to the internet||% of Brits who own a device|
|4. Games console||39%|
While those aged 18-24 are most likely to have Internet access on their phone, the over-55 generation are more likely to use tablets and laptops. Some 96% of over-55s say they get online using a computer or laptop.
The research reveals that more people are using secure apps on their smart phones to access their bank accounts. In fact, almost half of those questioned said they now access their bank account using an app, and 37% of these say they check their accounts via an app at least once a day.
Rather than wander around a supermarket, more than half of UK consumers now use the Internet to do grocery shopping, and 44% say they have been doing so for at least three years.
Ian Williams, spokesman for thinkmoney, says “There has been an explosion in the number of online devices that the average consumer owns and with this, a rapid increase in the number of people booking holidays, buying their weekly groceries and managing their money online. Consumers expect to be able to get whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. It is really is the age of the WWW.Generation.”