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Banks face many challenges: declining customer loyalty, an emergent fintech class, and commerce platforms that continue to inch toward providing financial services. Read our insights on how the banking industry is changing and how banks can transform and thrive amid unprecedented disruption.

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SAP’s Newly Independent Financial Services Entity Could Bring Lots Of Benefits To The Industry, But Will It?

Jost Hoppermann 3 days ago
Today, SAP announced a strategic shift: Its financial services entity will become a separate firm. German investment company Dediq and SAP will form a separate financial services firm, which will be jointly owned by the two companies. The new firm is meant to take up its operations in the second half of 2021 and “fully […]
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The Four Themes That Dominated FinovateEurope 2021

Oliwia Berdak April 1, 2021
FinovateEurope 2020, which took place in Berlin in mid-February 2020, was one of my last big trips that year. It was also the first time I bought and liberally used hand sanitizer. Still, as events go, it was pretty “normal.” So I approached the digital edition of FinovateEurope 2021 with some curiosity. Would the energy […]
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Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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Emerging Tech In Banking: What’s Hot And What’s Hype?

What It Means April 1, 2021
Like many industries, banking is inundated with emerging technologies. Forrester VPs Martha Bennett and Jost Hoppermann analyze which technologies show promise for banks and which are overhyped.
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Mutuals And Direct Banks Top The UK, France, Italy, And Spain Banking CX Indexes — Here’s Why

Oliwia Berdak March 31, 2021
In our 2020 European Banking Customer Experience Index (CX Index™), mutuals and direct banks outperformed traditional banks in terms of customer experience (CX) in the UK, France, Italy, and Spain. Why? Because mutuals and direct banks excel at the three E’s of customer experience: ease, effectiveness, and emotion. But they do it differently. When we […]
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The Road To Sustainable Finance Will Be Long And Thorny

Oliwia Berdak March 29, 2021
Tariq Fancy — BlackRock’s former chief investment officer of sustainable investing — caused an uproar recently when he denounced sustainable investing as just “marketing hype” and “PR spin.” Well, the spin is clearly working, with Morningstar announcing record inflows into sustainable funds in Q4 2020. Financial services firms have a large role to play in […]
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Learn From Natural Language Processing Use Cases To Build Your Projects In Production

Guannan Lu March 25, 2021
Many solutions have already adopted technologies we introduced in AI 2.0. Check out how banks and insurers in APAC benefit from NLP.
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Milieu-initiatieven domineren duurzaamheidsinspanningen van financiële dienstverleners

Oliwia Berdak March 22, 2021
This blog post was translated, the original English post can be found here.  Duurzaamheid, met zijn focus op ESG-beginselen (Environmental, Social & Governance), begint de politieke en zakelijke agenda’s wereldwijd te beïnvloeden. Zelfs vóór COVID-19 trachtten initiatieven zoals het Akkoord van Parijs en de Europese Green Deal klimaatverandering terug te dringen. De pandemie heeft weliswaar […]
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The Banking Business Model Is Fracturing

Whether it’s the future of digital banking or trying to grow in a customer-led market, strategic decisions loom for banks.

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2021年预测:银行将需要再次了解客户

Oliwia Berdak March 10, 2021
了解客户对于银行来说是支撑业务的基础能力。监管机构要求银行核实客户身份,分析金融交易来打击洗钱、恐怖主义融资与逃税漏税行为。除去监管合规的要求,银行也需深入了解客户,来为客户提供合适的产品、评估其贷款风险、并制定相应的销售与服务策略。点击“阅读更多”了解2021年银行应如何再次了解客户。
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How To Monetize Open Finance: Monetize Value; Price The Use Case

Jacob Morgan March 10, 2021
Open finance is driven not by regulators but by technologies such as open APIs. This is steadily changing distribution patterns within the industry toward embedded finance — a world of connectivity, with financial services meeting the needs of customers in the moment, in cars, in virtual agents, in shopping apps, and in online marketplaces. If […]
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After Retail Banking, Now Banks Must Transform Their Corporate Banking

Arnav Gupta February 26, 2021
Digital transformation is coming to corporate banking. Corporate banking today is antiquated due to its highly customized and complex product offerings; lack of challengers to drive innovation; and strong barriers to switching for clients. Enterprise clients have lived with a subpar experience for far too long. Now these clients are starting to demand change. They […]
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Environmental Initiatives Dominate Sustainability Efforts Of Financial Services Firms

Oliwia Berdak February 24, 2021
Sustainability — with its focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles — is beginning to dominate political and business agendas worldwide. Even before COVID-19, initiatives such as the Paris Agreement or the European Green Deal aimed to mitigate climate change. The pandemic has exposed additional vulnerabilities in our economies, health systems, and societies. But […]
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In 2021, Banks Must Sustain The Digital Momentum

Aurelie L'Hostis January 29, 2021
We’re hitting the end of January. So, let me ask you, how is that New Year’s resolution coming along? Each year, many consumers vow to change their behavior come January 1, resolving to cut down on social media, eat more healthily, sort out their finances, or — for those in lockdown — go for a […]
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The Top Tech That Will Win Over Banks In 2021

Jost Hoppermann January 28, 2021
Banks are transforming their organizations with digital technologies. Forces such as emerging technology, fintechs, changing customer behavior, and the decomposition of the banking industry are influencing banking technology investment trends. The pandemic has further accelerated this change and introduced a greater focus on cost reduction. To learn how banks are planning to prioritize their technology […]
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A Guide For Finserv Leaders On Building Their Financial Well-Being Program

Aurelie L'Hostis November 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have severely impacted the finances of millions of customers globally. The pandemic has also changed how customers bank, get insurance, and manage their finances. In addition to these COVID-19 changes, governments, regulators, and shareholders are now demanding higher standards and mandating financial services firms to better serve and […]
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European Customer Experience Index, 2020: How Banks And Insurers Can Connect CX With Business Impact

Oliwia Berdak November 18, 2020
Learn how leaders in the European banking and insurance industries can credibly connect the customer story to the money story.
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Sopra Steria Plans To Acquire Fidor Solutions To Push Its Digital Banking Engagement Platform Forward

Jost Hoppermann November 17, 2020
Earlier today, Sopra Steria announced its plans to acquire Fidor Solutions via its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software. Fidor Solutions is the technology subsidiary of Fidor Bank, a fintech that became part of Groupe BPCE in 2016. As a side note: Groupe BPCE is also in the process of selling Fidor Bank itself to the private […]
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Banking Leaders: Adjust Your Marketing And CX Budgets In The Wake Of COVID-19

Peter Wannemacher November 9, 2020
Banking Leaders: Make Spending Changes In Five Categories Post-COVID-19 The business effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years. However, the consequences of the pandemic are not identical for all companies. Different industries, including banking, face disparate consumer trends, resource availability, and revenue potential during the pandemic and its aftermath. As a […]
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Predictions 2021: Banks Will Need To Get To Know Their Customers (Again)

Oliwia Berdak October 21, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has upended banks' understanding of their customers. In 2021, banking executives will need to pivot accordingly.
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Predictions 2021: It’s All About Empathy, Digital, And Virtualizing Customer Care

Ian Jacobs October 21, 2020
The purpose of customer service is no longer just to alleviate run-of-the-mill inconveniences; it is to provide fundamental and necessary services for consumers devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how customer service will evolve in 2021.
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Europe Predictions 2021: Digital Acceleration In Financial Services

Oliwia Berdak October 15, 2020
2020 has been a challenging year for financial services. First, COVID-19 hit insurers with business interruption and travel insurance claims. Then, banks’ profits took a hit as banks set aside billions for loan loss provisions. Given this and the protracted period of low interest rates, investors have taken a dim view of the industry’s prospects, […]
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