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Trending in financial service industry

Oct 25, 2016

Movement in financial service industry:

The businesses have been running on traditional process, platform for variety of their functions. Recently, the financial institution has experienced disruptive initiatives by FinTechs start-ups. The footprint of disruption is mainly observed in electronic payments in the market. The institutions are readying themselves to face the changes and undergo the shift. It has becomes the need of hour to learn the future functionality and adapt it, if not soon, at least before the innovation exert the pressure on traditional business model.

De-Cashment: Soon the cash transaction will be replaced by the electronic mode. The innovations in payment segment enable the end user settle their small value obligations merely by use of cards or by few clicks on their handsets.

Virtual experience: The payments are moving from physical to electronic way in much standardized, automated and safe environment. The virtual movement highly exhibit the absence of experiencing going cash from payer’s hand. This changes their need and behaviour of transacting with other players in the market.

Engagement: As the payments and mobility is getting more integrated, the consumer engagement with the merchant and other financial institution will be involve and strengthen over a period of time.

Analytics: As the transactions are done in electronic form, the possibility of collecting data at every touch point is immense. The data enables the party viz. merchant, financial institutions or service provider to understand the consumption pattern of their product/service or stores. This enhances the ability of business to understand and extend the product and services to the customers.

Efficacy in operations: The innovations are built on infrastructure already in place with less capital or variable expenditure. The cost of transacting electronically will reduce drastically as the inflow of transaction increases. This aid to benefit the business with reduced cost.

Features of innovation

  • The transactions are highly rapid and transparent to parties of the transaction. The transaction cost of electronic payment is very low
  • Does not require the traditional bank account
  • Allow money transfer by using SMS or accessing their smartphones
  • Opportunities to fraud will reduce largely
  • Flow of funds will be easy and traceability is predictable
  • Leaner process steps of straight through processing
  • User friendly designs and enriching experience
  • Adoption of technology by the customer
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