3 Big Trends Developing in the Financial Industry

The modern world connectivity is characterized by high speed and efficiency, which banks are trying to match. This has resulted in the open banking standard, a system that connects users with a network of financial services’ data through the utilization of Application Programming Interfaces [APIs].

It is a framework that ensures faster creation and access to banking data in a cost-friendly manner. Open banking creates a competitive environment with both small and
established banking firms leading to better technology, improved customer service, and low costs. It relies on networks rather than centralization, making it possible for secure sharing of financial services customers’ data with financial institutions. Customers have the capacity to assess the quality of services banking firms offer, thanks to open banking, which entails transparency and fairness in information publication. They also have helpful tools and services to use since open banking APIs make it possible for third parties to develop them. Such APIs ensure the access of accurate and updated information by businesses regarding finance and better data management.

Open banking is yet to be implemented in full but still doing a good job by compelling long-established banks to adopt new ways of doing things. It creates an environment where customers get to access a full view if financial information.

Regtech

Regtech means ‘regulatory technology’ created to deal with regulatory difficulties facing financial services via innovative technology. It is comprised of a number of firms using cloud computing technology via SaaS to create an environment where businesses can adhere to regulations effectively and in a cost friendly way. Regtech companies work jointly with regulatory bodies and financial institutions using improved ways of sharing data. Cloud computing facilitates a quick and

secure way to share data between various entities. Combing through big data can be expensive, complex, and time-consuming for a bank. A Regtech firm can utilize tools like predictive analytics to integrate the bank’s complex information with data from earlier regulatory failures to identify possible risk areas that need attention. The presence of digital products has amplified cyber hacks, money laundering, data breach, and other forms of fraudulent activities.
Regtech is solving challenges arising from the technology-driven economy via automation.

FinTech

The Fintech industry is booming quickly, while it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what is covered in this industry, it’s a variety of things such as bitcoin, and new disruptive technologies that are taking out old inefficient methodologies in the financial industries and converting them to online to make both user and business accessibility easier across the board, whether in stocks, investment, business related finances, and more. Jacky of Qupital says it’s the fastest growing industry in the finance sector.

Artificial Intelligence

The financial world is changing thanks to intelligence in machines. Through the internet of things and artificial intelligence, more value has been extracted from data and used in giving consumers better services. It has become possible to analyze big data without the errors humans would make. Financial institutions save time and money by using algorithms to come up with insights, make a prediction as

regards business sales performance, and improve customer services. Through AI, people can work more resourcefully by filtering important data from a wide range of sources. Financial services are using AI in detecting brand sentiment from text data and social media. It is as well quite effective in fraud prevention in banking, as well as online payment systems. Artificial intelligence is touching every part of the finance industry and improving performance. Its adoption is creating real changes in the financial world.