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Commercial Banking Trends

Trend Watch: Top Commercial Banking Trends 2019

Currently, there is intense competition for the wallet share in the commercial banking sector. This is primarily because unlike retail banks that rely on a single firm to handle financial needs, corporate clients often maintain relationships with several banks. Moreover, the expectations of commercial banking customers are unprecedently high due to which innovators such as fintech are threatening to grab the most profitable commercial banking segments. This makes it imperative for players in this sector to be on par with all the latest commercial banking trends and enhance the way they serve clients. Several forward-thinking players in the commercial banking space have already begun adopt key commercial banking trends and integrate their systems with that of their clients in order to extract deep customer insights. The key to remaining competitive for commercial banking companies is to be cognizant of developments internally and externally.

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Commercial banking trends 2019

Commercial Banking TrendsBolstering customer experience with digital transformation

Banks make more profits from corporate customers when compared to retail customers. However, many commercial banks have failed to upgrade their archaic legacy systems and manually-intensive processes. Digital disruptions are slowing making their way into the commercial banking sector. Taking cue from the retail sectors, top companies in the commercial banking industry are investing in digital transformations to facilitate exceptional customer experiences. This is one of the biggest commercial banking trends right now that would propagate better customer experiences for commercial banking companies.

Collaborations to interlink value chains

When compared to retail banking, the commercial banking sector is relatively behind in terms of digital revolution. Corporate customers expect their banks to provide facilities such as real-time access to banking services. To make this a reality, commercial banking companies are looking at options to collaborate with these corporations and interlink their value chains. Such commercial banking trends will see rapid growth this year with several players already starting to develop customized solutions that can connect directly to consumers.

Innovation and disruption will not only transform how established commercial banks need to service their clients, but it will also evolve what clients come to expect. Get in touch with our experts to know how Infiniti helps banking sector clients stay updated on the latest commerical banking trends.

The rise in the use of AI

There has been a considerable rise in the amount of structured data collected by banks over the last few years. The use of both structured and unstructured data has been driving strategic and operational business decisions. As a result, the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities are becoming the most sought after commercial banking trends. These capabilities would help commercial banking companies to provide superior customer experience and minimize pain points for corporate clients.

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Banking industry price analysis

Banking Industry Price Analysis: Identifying innovative pricing opportunities for a retail banking Client

Although modern banking companies have invested heavily in efforts to improve customer experience, most of them tend to overlook ways to innovate their pricing strategies using effective banking industry price analysis solutions. Banking sector companies generally react to the changing regulations on product structures by modifying their pricing tactics to emphasize more on costs and risks. Meanwhile, several other sectors including airlines, ride-sharing services, hotels, and digital media continue to experiment with innovative pricing strategies, and their customers seem to have accepted the new pricing schemes with little resistance. Over the past couple of years, a few players in retail banking have made strategic pricing a core discipline and have consequently established a dominant presence in the industry.

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Business challenge

The client is a renowned retail banking company based in Central Europe. Despite the banking sector slowdown in Central Europe during the 2008-09 global financial crisis, the sector is gradually benefitting from strengthened regulations and growing market opportunities. The client was facing predicaments in identifying customer needs and keeping up with the changing customer expectations in the retail banking sector. Furthermore, they wanted to fix the misalignments in their existing pricing strategy. With the help of Infiniti’s banking industry price analysis, the client also sought to optimize pricing innovations and boost promotional activities in order to attract the millennial crowd.

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Importance of banking industry price analysis

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Solutions offered

The experts at Infiniti Research followed a three-phased approach to banking industry price analysis. The first phase of the banking industry price analysis solution involved identifying the target customers and grouping them into various sub-segments. The second phase of the banking industry price analysis included understanding the needs of different retail banking customer groups and pinpointing the gaps in fulfilling their expectations. The final phase of the banking industry price analysis involved a comprehensive study on different innovative pricing strategies followed by retail banks in the central European market as well as those of prominent retail banks in other countries and shortlisting the most attractive and feasible ones for the client.

By leveraging Infiniti’s banking industry price analysis, the retail banking client was able to categorize different customer groups and create targeted promotions for each of these segments. They were able to understand where they fell behind in terms of their existing pricing strategies and more attractively align the prices of existing products and services. Using the banking industry price analysis, the retail banking company was also able to implement promotional activities such as cashback rewards to attract younger consumers.

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retail banking

Category Scan: Retail Banking Market Updates and Future Trends

The retail banking industry is undergoing a wave of change. To lead the change, it is essential for retail banking companies to choose the right business strategy. Experts at Infiniti Research have engaged in discussions and surveys with top global banking leaders and several retail banking customers to gauge their opinion on the changing retail banking landscape and gain a better understanding on the upcoming trends in this sector. A fair majority of the prospects who engaged in this discussion agreed that technology is rapidly morphing from an expensive challenge into a potent enabler of better customer experience and effective operations. Despite this, attracting new customers is one of the biggest challenges facing retail banking companies today.

The article below scans the category for retail banking services in its entirety to help companies and customers in the sector to understand and stay abreast of the latest news, innovations, and market developments.

Retail Banking: Recent Innovations and Market Updates 2019

retail bankingPersonalization is the new normal

Personalization is gradually becoming a primary mechanism for retail banking companies to enhance their customer satisfaction as well as to increase their economic value. Customer retention is often seen to be higher at banks that understand customers’ financial needs and interact with them in ways that reflect their preferences. In an era of hyper-personalization and competitive pressure, retail banking customers expect meaningful insight and advice-on-demand from their retail banking partners apart from the speed and convenience of transactions.

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More local markets may close for outsiders

Traditionally restricted markets including China, India, and Korea will be joined by others in the case of restricting market share for foreign institutions through local regulation and subtle preferences wherein domestic institutions are more favored. Consequently, the ability of emerging market financial institutions to penetrate markets outside of their home countries will become limited. This can only be avoided in case the regional and bilateral trade agreements concluded over the next five years drives select opportunities for certain institutions where financial services are included in the scope of the agreements.

Branch banking will undergo significant transformation

As technology enables every aspect of online retail banking, reducing the usage of hard cash, traditional branches are slowly losing their importance. Given their high-fixed cost, branches will need to become increasingly productive, or significantly less costly. Several retail banking companies have already begun cutting down on staffing, closing the most unproductive branches, and have started experimenting with new branch concepts. These trends are expected to accelerate as customer demands and expectations evolve. However, we do not expect branches to face a full shutdown, rather they may continue to function as centers for flagship information, advisory and engagement hubs, and provide smart kiosks that offer service, sales, cash, and video contact with a range of specialists. The branch size and costs will be reduced by introducing new models and migrating transactions to low-touch digital channels. Although the human touch will always be available, digital channels are expected to dominate the future of retail banking sector.

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Cybersecurity will be paramount

Recent cases of high-profile data breaches have generated fear and uncertainty among retail banking customers, prompting retail banking companies to undertake strict measures to curb such incidents. As the regulation over cybersecurity is rising, banking companies will need to do more in terms of intervening and keep pace with the constantly growing and changing cyber threats. It is expected that by 2020 leading banks will have developed advanced cyber-security strategies that are more aligned with their business aims, risk-management protocols, and regulatory requirements. Since many banks lack the capabilities and resources to tackle these issues on their own, such companies will partner with third parties to leverage such strategies.             

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The Future of Fintech: What Players in the Industry Must Do to Flourish

The global investment in fintech has increased manifold over the last decade, which clearly goes out to show that fintech in banking services is the next big thing in the financial industry. Up until a few years ago, fintech was considered to be one of the biggest competitors for banking companies. However, over the years, banks have come to terms with the fact that incorporating fintech in banking is the way ahead to thrive in the market. The extent to which fintechs will face opportunities or challenges in the future is unclear. Though financial technology has made leaps and bounds, it is important to note that they are still in the incumbent stage. The upward trend in financial technology is fueled by the need to solve the changing requirements of today’s digital consumer and adapt to the way they prefer to transact. The big question here is how companies in this sector are going to flourish in the future of fintech by meeting the changing customer demands.Ask An Analyst_IR

Future of fintech 

Improving customer experience

The future of fintech will heavily rely on creating exceptional customer experiences. Technology has revamped the way consumer do things and is one of the main reasons why financial institutions are considering implementing fintech in banking. The future of fintech will revolve around offering customers with highly targeted products and services that are designed to fulfill their needs. Modern customers, especially the millennials, are more attracted to such offerings rather than what is available at traditional banking facilities. Though technology plays a major role, customer service will be the foundation underlying the success of fintech in banking services.Request Proposal

Forecasting customer requirements

The application of fintech in banking will require tapping into technological innovations such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. These technologies are useful in unbundling traditional financial services and providing better user experiences. The future of fintech will largely revolve around innovative solutions ranging from payments and lending to robo-advisor services and trade data management. And this ability to collaborate and bridge the gap between the palate of services businesses and consumers’ need is one of the key reasons why fintechs are thriving.

Mergers and acquisitions

Fintechs are still in their incumbent stage. More financial institutions are increasingly considering how the use of fintech in banking through technologies such as blockchain, AI, and mobile payments is viable. Several experts predict that in the future, we can expect to see several mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector to prevent the setup cost incurred for financial technology. Banking companies will not only look at acquiring fintechs, but are also focused on building partnerships with emerging fintechs who will supporting their growth and development.Contact US

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Infiniti Research is a leading provider of market intelligence solutions for the financial industry.  Our solutions not only help in understanding the financial scenario in the market but also aid in taking the right steps to adapt to the changing market trends.Our market intelligence team follows highly tailored and proven methodologies to understand the various characteristics of the financial landscape and provide succinct answers for business decisions in areas including financial market risks, trends, competitor analysis, benchmarking, and customer segmentation.