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Financial services firms are under pressure as more investors choose a self-directed approach and shift their money toward emergent fintech disruptors. Discover how financial services firms can evolve to stay competitive, win business, and leverage CX to succeed.

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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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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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European Banking Brands: Improve Your Mobile Banking Experience

5 best practices and actionable tips to implement in your journey.

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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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2021年预测:财富管理公司将拥抱数字化,蓬勃发展

Vijay Raghavan March 25, 2021
我们因新冠疫情而铭记2020年,以及铭记它是如何永久性地改变客户寻求财富管理建议的方式,以及投资管理顾问给出建议的方式。在新冠疫情后的一年里,我们的财富管理会有怎样的趋势,点击“阅读更多”了解具体细节。
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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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Boost Confidence And Transparency By Elevating Digital Superannuation Experiences

Zhi Ying Barry March 24, 2021
A perfect storm of change has hit the superannuation sector, as three distinct trends have converged. First, COVID-19 has accelerated digital adoption as super firms’ websites and mobile apps have become hubs for their members’ retirement planning decisions. In the past year, 60% of Australian online adults checked their account balance and transaction history online, […]
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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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Explore our blog posts, videos, guides, and other resources to understand the dynamics that will shape 2021.

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Make Agile A Stepping Stone Toward Future Fit Adaptability

Diego Lo Giudice March 17, 2021
Being adaptive is one of three core competencies of what Forrester calls a future fit organization. Let’s explore how to reach adaptability and help you deal with the unknown, drive organizational flexibility, and react to rapid change.
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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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Social Media Meets Tulip Mania

Vijay Raghavan February 1, 2021
It’s a story straight out of the Sherwood Forest, with a stopover in Holland. A determined group of small investors have used the power of social media to punish “the smart money” by pushing the price of GameStop, a widely shorted stock, from $19 to $325 (as of this writing). As the saga continues to […]
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APAC Financial Services Webcast Week 2020

The next normal arising from this global pandemic will bring new challenges for financial services leaders in Asia Pacific. Get the latest insights and tactical guidance on how to prepare for the future.

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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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The Well-Being Opportunity For Financial Services Firms

What It Means January 14, 2021
The interests of financial services firms no longer align with those of the customers they serve, Senior Analyst Aurélie L’Hostis argues. In this week’s What It Means episode, she explains why a strategic focus on consumers’ financial well-being is key to driving loyalty and future growth.
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The Age Of Reinvention In Lending

Zhi Ying Barry December 13, 2020
The lending landscape is changing rapidly. While many of the drivers of change emerged over the past decade, COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the pace of disruption. COVID-19 introduced massive business and operational challenges, turning lending risk assessment and management on its head.
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Distinguish Hot From Hype In Wealth Management Tech Investments In 2021

Vijay Raghavan November 23, 2020
We’ve seen technology shift the wealth management landscape for years. The global pandemic accelerated that shift as clients seek new ways to access their accounts, communicate with account managers, and manage their investments. To identify “The Top Wealth Management Technology Investments In 2021,” we interviewed more than 80 companies to determine which technology initiatives they […]
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UK Banks’ Mobile Apps Have Stalled In Terms Of Functionality

Karine Cardona-Smits November 23, 2020
Mobile apps have become the main touchpoint of banking relationships for millions of people and the starting point for many financial decisions and activities. Forrester data shows that 53% of UK online adults have done their banking on a mobile website or app in the past month. And mobile experiences impact business results: A good […]
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European Banks Must Deliver Better User Experience On Their Mobile Apps

Karine Cardona-Smits November 23, 2020
Mobile apps have become the main touchpoint of banking relationships for millions of people and the starting point for many financial decisions and activities. Forrester data shows that 52% of Italian and 42% of French online adults have done their banking on a mobile website or app in the past month. And mobile experiences impact […]
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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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