The Influence of Intention to Use the Mobile Banking - The Privacy Mechanism Perspective

Juo-Tzu Tseng, Hsiang-Lin Han, Yea-Huey Su, Yi-Wen Fan


With the rapid development in digital and mobile technologies, banks or other financial institutions have provided various mobile banking solutions or services to their customers for enabling mobile commerce. However, there is always a trade-off between convenience and security for people to decide whether they adopt mobile banking services or not. In the mobile age, people are concerned for transaction security and information privacy immensely. Accordingly, how to provide the secured financial services to their customers become more important for a bank. Survey research method is imported to understand how the privacy mechanism, including privacy policy and privacy empowerment, influences the adaption of mobile banking. Based on a survey of 425 participants, we used a structural equation modeling approach to investigate the research model. The results indicate that privacy mechanisms are matter for people to concern about the privacy of their personal information and their intention to use mobile banking. In other words, we found that privacy empowerment is significant which in turn led customers to be more likely to adopt mobile banking. 

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