64% of online Canadians use online banking sites

In the month of August 2004, 11.8 mln Canadians, or 64% of all Internet users, visited sites in the Banking category. This is an impressive jump from the 8.7 mln Canadians that visited a banking site in May 2003 – an increase of over 3 mln Canadians, or 36% in the past 15 months.

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 Growth at Top Banking Category Sites
 % Change in Unique Visitors
 August 2004 vs. August 2003
 Canadian Internet Users
 Source: comScore Media Metrix
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 % Change vs. Year Ago
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 RBC Financial Group 34.4%
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 TD Financial Group 8.4%
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 DESJARDINS.COM 36.9%
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 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 17.7%
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 Scotiabank Group 13.6%
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 Bank of Montreal Sites 16.8%
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 BNC.CA 14.4%
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 PCFINANCIAL.CA 41.4%
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 ING Group 55.4%
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 HSBC 88.3%
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