The future of banking and financial services has become more unpredictable. This industry is facing high-profile challenges and difficulties due to increasing business and customer demands. Researchers and technology teams are doing their level best to divide more budgets to banking services and applications so that financial institutions can better serve the growing needs. Today, competition is intensifying to build firm trust and confidence among customers. In this sphere, banks need to think positively and need to develop solid strategies that can support banking operations as well as customers.
Worldwide banking and financial institutions are investing prudently in their channel networks. They are keenly investing in e-commerce, wealth management programs, mobile banking and new payment strategies. Moreover, they are continuously thinking in reducing risks, increasing customer satisfaction, addressing the advancement in financial market trends, exploring the ways to capitalizing on growth with effective payments strategies.
Most banks are also thinking forward to effectively harness the grand power of their existing customer and cross-channel information. This will simply enhance profit margins and help in taking better decisions. It also helps to meet the growing customers’ expectations. Undeniably, banks are putting their customers at the center of all IT and business decisions. This will help them to bring more customer-centric products and regain trust.
Banks are also offering effective solutions that support evolving customer needs such as:
1. Catering secure and interactive technology
2. Revolutionizing the customer experience
3. Using the socially acceptable to definitely enable payments innovation
Through such efforts they want to bridge the gap between IT and business. It will tend to cut future risk, foster innovation, bring stability, regain confidence and meet banking compliance.
Furthermore, worldwide banking and finance industry is paying increasing attention to customer experience. They are measuring their services and business applications against expectations and level of delivery. They are busy in reducing complaint rates and are continuously pleasing their customers. They are keeping complete vividness and integrity in transactions and service delivery models. They are also modifying their service systems (insurance technology, banking technology) as per the changing regulatory compliances and management trends.
In essence, banks believe in mobile and social networks for better service delivery. This will help them to become fully operational, agile and technologically enhanced. This will help them in re-engaging their customers and meet their demands. Nevertheless, banks have successfully established call centers to support customers and improve their interaction. This will improve service quality, bring predictability and allow banks to seamlessly deliver financial products to the business community.
FST Media produces the most successful banking technology conferences, insurance and financial services conference, roundtables and publications for the banking and finance, insurance and wealth management sectors across the Asia Pacific region. With management experience in conference production, journalism and business development, FST Media prides its reputation on unparalleled access to senior financial services executives.