Banking systems are inherently distributed in multiple branch and ATM locations, as well as home banking over the internet. As the number of access points grows, so does the complexity of IT systems management. Systems need to be readily available and productive yet secure and protected from data-breach.
Banking engagement is about to come full circle. Over the past few decades, banks have pushed customers to digital and self-service channels, with significant consequences. As customers take their transactions from the branches to the digital channels, banking has become less and less personal. Conversational Banking allows banks to have the best of both worlds as this always-on, personalized banking will be available at a fraction of the cost of relying on human agents alone. It is both instantaneous and personal. It feels intimate but is cost-effective. Read more to see how banks can start.
Banking engagement is about to come full circle. Over the past few decades,
banks have pushed customers to digital and self-service channels, with
significant consequences. As customers take their transactions from the
branches to the digital channels, banking has become less and less personal.
Will this trend continue? To predict the future let’s first review how we got here.
Only a handful of industries have been transformed by the digital age the way banking has. Internet and mobile banking, digital wallets, and a raft of new and innovative products have redefined “the bank” from a local, brick-and-mortar branch to an anytime-anywhere process. The new banking environment has opened opportunities for national, regional, and community banks alike, which are no longer constrained to serve only customers located in the areas where they maintain a physical branch presence. But it has also brought challenges associated with collecting, processing, analyzing, storing, and protecting vast amounts of new data, from multiple locations and sources.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions offering banking services to more than seven million customers via 750 branches in 18 African countries. With further offices in New York, London and Paris, UBA is connecting people and businesses across the world through retail and corporate banking, innovative cross-border payments, trade finance and investment banking.
Over the past three years, UBA had undergone a period of rapid expansion that had seen affiliate banks in 16 African countries come on board. This expansion has naturally put the group’s communication infrastructure under pressure.
Technology has had a profound impact on society, influencing everything from the way we communicate with each other to how we conduct business transactions. In the financial services space, technology has brought banks closer to their customers, offering a wide range of online services to appeal to a population of consumers who now view their smartphones as something they can’t live without.
In the process of shifting their practices to accommodate this new generation of customers, banks are transforming and reinventing themselves from the corporate office to the branch office through innovative services and technologies that take banking beyond the traditional experience. Networks are playing a central role in this transformation.
Financial services customers are increasingly going digital, but human assistance continues to play a pivotal role — especially in the purchase journey — and many banks still only allow customers to get this assistance over the phone or in a branch. To improve the customer experience, increase the productivity of frontline experts, and increase sales, eBusiness and channel strategy executives should consider weaving human advisors and digital technologies together with video banking. Success will require more than just a simple video call. eBusiness and channel strategy executives need to ensure that video banking capabilities let prospects collaborate effectively with an expert when and where they choose and that experts are supported by the right processes, tools, and training.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jun 18, 2019
More and more financial institutions are partnering with fintechs and leveraging Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to attract new prospects and to delight current consumers through unprecedented Customer Experience (CX). APIs offer a bridge between systems while paving a digital path to a connected financial ecosystem.
The institutions that are able to drive this digital transformation successfully, do not think of these capabilities as additional channels and services. Rather, these institutions understand that they must move from a vision of banking as a physical network of branches and ATMs, to a digital platform, comprising core capabilities such as account servicing and the provision of financial products that can be accessed wherever, and whenever, customers wish.
Join this webinar and learn how these institutions are building a digital banking platform with APIs.
Angie Campos, Industry Marketing for FS&I, MuleSoft
Michel Vaja, Head of UK Payments Practice, C
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Apr 24, 2018
"In order to succeed in this evolving digital landscape, financial services institutions must embrace trending technology to remain competitive or risk becoming obsolete. Today’s customers expect to be able to bank not just anywhere, any time, but also on any device. What’s more, they want to be able to open new accounts, apply for loans, and perform other tasks that in the past could only be done at a branch, securely and easily.
Download this complimentary IDG report to learn about digital banking best practices to stay competitive by going paperless, attract and keep the next generation of customers who demand digital options, and thrive in the digital age.
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