Digital technologies and increasing customer engagement point traditional financial institutions towards a wonderful new world of an enhanced customer experience. Herded by a wave of regulatory ‘enablers’ - through the yin-yang regulations in the form of the GDPR and PSD2 - the industry landscape is ripe for transformation for those willing and able to embrace this new world: connected customer ecosystems beyond their own institutional walls. In doing this, this creates more comprehensive customer journeys - and ultimately, better quality customer experiences.
Whether you’re a dynamic eCommerce engine with a mesh of 2nd party affiliates and sister companies, a travel hub with a central office and 70+ markets to serve, or a traditional financial institution with inherited legacy, here are the key questions every marketer should ask themselves - and their stakeholders - when considering a DMP.
Uncover Exceptions Easily and Certify Financial Statements with Confidence.
With increasing regulatory requirements for financial institutions and the need for executive management to sign off on financial statements, it is critical to ensure that there is detailed visibility into the underlying financial data. Ongoing emphasis on having a strong internal control structure for insurers brings into light reconciliation and certification as being the critical components to making it happen.
When done properly, they assure accuracy of information flowing into the financial close process, with minimal risk of misstatement, and a full audit trail.
The white paper, Certify with Confidence: How Automated Reconciliation Lets You Sign With Certainty, explains how a comprehensive reconciliation solution should work In today's regulatory climate, and why a comprehensive, end-to-end, automated reconciliation system is essential to protecting yourself and your company.
Don’t Let Non-Compliance Fines Impact your Bottom Line and Reputation.
Manual reconciliation of vast amounts of data is an arduous process, involving countless staff hours that includes backtracking, often ending without an audit trail to demonstrate how the balance sheet was derived.
Automated processes offer a solution to this risk-laden adventure. In the white paper, The Buried Costs and Hidden Risks of Manual Reconciliation for Financial Institutions, learn how to calculate and compare the costs of a manual system versus an automated system.
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For the past decade, financial institutions have created sophisticated digital platforms for consumers to access, save, share and interact with their financial accounts. As sophisticated as these digital platforms have become, cyber criminals continue to pose an ever-present risk for everyone – from individual consumers to large corporations.
In his recent article, 2018 Outlook: Customer Experience and Security Strike a Balance,
Andrew Davies, vice president of global market strategy for Fiserv’s Financial Crime Risk Management division, explains how and why security will become a key differentiator for financial institutions as they respond to a changing landscape, which includes:
• Global payment initiatives
• Open Banking standards
• Artificial intelligence and machine learning
• Consumer demand for real-time fraud prevention and detection
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
These emerging technologies and solutions certainly are not unique to financial services. But Stewart, a business director of security intelligence solutions within the SAS Security Intelligence
Practice, sees particular interest and application in AML circles.
"There remain a good number of manual processes within financial crimes departments in financial institutions, and AI can help automate some of those rote tasks such as document review or alert triage," he says. "Due to investments in technology, there is a lower barrier of entry for midsized institutions. "And finally, there's this anxiety over the unknown - those risks they are not able to detect, that may be hidden using traditional techniques - so they're hoping that more advanced, unsupervised learning techniques can be used to identify those edge cases or behaviors that are out of norm." In an interview about analytics and the AML paradigm shift, Stewart discusses:
• The new industry intrigue with artificial intelligence a
Financial institutions (FIs) must support the channels and services that consumers demand in order to remain competitive with each other and with disruptive competitors. To that end, supporting account opening, delivering new transactional features, and facilitating payments through digital channels have become table stakes. Unfortunately, the speed and convenience that these capabilities afford is a benefit to consumers and fraudsters alike. To successfully prevent fraud while retaining the benefits of offering digital financial services, FIs must understand how fraudsters are exploiting these capabilities and fight fraud with customer experience in mind.
Published By: DataStax
Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Banks are at an inflection point. According to a recent research by Viacom, 1 in every 3 U.S. consumers are open to switching banks in the next 90 days. Financial services companies need to break through the competition to gain customer trust and loyalty. Building a 360° view of the customer can help banks grow customer retention and loyalty, upsell high margin products and provide compelling interactions. However, this is no easy task as complexity increases when retail banks engage their customers across multiple channels and financial products.
Gaining visibility into every customer interaction, across your business silos, and with every engagement channel is critical to making the right decisions to deliver amazing customer experiences. This white paper examines the challenges Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) face when building a 360° view of the customer to transform their customer experience and how to overcome them.
Published By: DataStax
Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Netflix, Intuit and Clear Capital. These 3 innovative companies have one thing in common. They are altering their business landscape and transforming the way people live and work through highly personalized applications. And they're doing this with Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax.
Download this white paper and learn why relational technologies failed to meet the demands of Netflix, Mint Bills and Clear Capital and how these enterprises modernize their Web and Mobile applications with DataStax to drive customer engagement, loyalty and lifetime value.
ENGAGE AND SATISFY FINANCIAL SERVICES CUSTOMERS
In order to stay relevant and retain today’s “always-on”, mobile customers, financial institutions must prioritize and innovate. According to a recent Akamai FinServ industry survey conducted by TechValidate, almost half of the respondents are “behind” or “slightly behind” their peers with regard to their mobile capabilities.
Download a free report with detailed findings and takeaways from the survey to find out how to maximize customer acquisition, increase retention, and drive card usage. You’ll also learn:
- Current mobile strategies and barriers to adoption
- The right metrics to measure success
- The most important factors in a mobile banking experience
For many financial institutions, traffic from bots (aggregators, scrapers, crawlers) can account for up to 40-60% of their overall website traffic — from good bots engaged in essential business tasks to bad bots performing harmful activities. Banks, traders, asset managers, and insurers might know how much of their traffic is from bots, but what they may not know is the impact those bots may be having on their business.
Read the report to learn more about:
• Managing Financial Data Aggregators
• How Bots Affect the Digital Experience
• What a good bot looks like?
Today’s banks are facing enormous pressures that include regulatory requirements, hefty penalties, increasing customer service demands, and ferocious competition from other financial institutions rapidly embracing customer-centric technology. Despite these challenges, banks can’t afford to scale down any efforts to ensure the highest standards of customer service
Many industry experts advise financial services institutions (FSIs) to embrace digital transformation. At the heart of that mandate is the need to satisfy rising customer expectations for fast, secure, always-on services delivered seamlessly across all channels and devices. While it’s important to harness the digital technologies today’s customers turn to — especially when it comes to engaging the millennial generation — FSIs need to optimize web and mobile performance to deliver exceptional end-user experiences. Here are eight considerations.
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Banks and credit unions face multiple challenges to operational efficiency: tightening budgets, limited headcount, a challenging regulatory climate, ongoing security concerns and others. Efficiency and process enhancements can limit the impact these challenges could have on your institution. The following five questions—and your responses—may help your financial institution (FI) as you look to drive operational efficiencies, improve compliance and security, keep account holders happy and attract new ones.
To thrive in today’s marketplace, FIs can meet the mobile-first challenge by offering a unified digital experience and highly relevant offers while expanding digital-first design to mobile businesses. A technology partner like Q2 will help. We will help you execute with the speed, agility, and accuracy to meet today’s pace of change and offer the digital experience your consumer, business, or corporate users demand.
This leading global financial services firm provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management, and wealth management services. It has offices in countries around the world and serves corporations, governments, and institutions as well as individual investors.
Interactive Data is a trusted leader in financial information, delivering a comprehensive set of products and services designed to meet the needs of the front, middle, and back offices at some of the largest and most well-known institutions around the world.
Interactive Data is a trusted leader in financial information, delivering a comprehensive set of products and services designed to meet the needs of the front, middle, and back offices at some of the largest and most well-known institutions around the world. These clients trust Interactive Data to help support their investment activities and operational workflow through a broad range of offerings.
The digital, connected world is fundamentally changing the dynamics of the financial services industry. Consumers expect anytime and anywhere access with a customer experience commensurate with the Internet world, while fintech start-ups disrupt established value chains, driving a need to deliver faster innovation. This is creating tremendous pressure on the network, with escalating demands for performance and agility, while cost control and compliance imperatives remain as dominant as ever. This paper looks at optimal strategies for CIOs and CTOs, exploring how the future network needs to evolve to both drive operational effectiveness and enable business change, while assessing key investment and strategic considerations for equipping the network for the digital financial institution.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Aug 10, 2017
BEC attacks are a growing threat to businesses because they prey on vulnerabilities that can’t be patched: people. That’s why employee training, financial controls, and especially technology are the keys to a strong defense and timely response. You need need a solution that does not solely depend on reputation and basic email filtering. With granular controls, advanced email solutions can identify and quarantine impostor emails before they reach an employee’s inbox.