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3 RPA-Driven Reconciliation Efforts in Banking

By: Banking CIO Outlook | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

RPA is guiding the financial institutions with reconciliation efforts due to their obvious advantages over the manual efforts.

FREMONT, CA:  Bank reconciliation is an essential business aspect that largely impacts the financial operations of the firms. While bank reconciliation is of utmost importance, it can be tedious for the mid and large-sized firms. By definition, bank reconciliations are intended to be straightforward that includes the process of matching the internal company transactional data with the data from a bank statement. However, due to a growth in the number of banks, currencies, data formats, and data volume, the task of reconcilation has become challenging for many of the companies. The above challenges can be addressed with the aid of automation

 and other intelligent technologies. Robotic process automation (RPA) has gained wide popularity in the corporate world. The following are some of the ways in which RPA can aid in banking reconciliations.

Automating the Tasks

Organizations use a combination of enterprise software, people, third-party software, as well as spreadsheets to manage lthe vast array of transaction data. Despite a large number of systems involved, there is a significant manual contribution that complements the systems. Thus, there is a chance of errors as well, resulting in accounting reports that are far from ideal. RPA can significantly minimize the manual tasks of gathering, consolidating, and analyzing a large amount of data from across the various sources. Moreover, an appropriate RPA solution can generate a single, unified document containing all the information required for accounting purposes.

Automation in Lending

The offices of mortgage lenders are piled up with documents related to loan origination. Borrowers need to transfer various documents electronically that have to be verified by the lending teams. Considering the various repetitive elements involved in the verification process, RPA can contribute to mortgage lending as well. RPA can accomplish tasks such as reviewing and confirming the accuracy of data pertaining to income, identity, or assets.

Fraud Prevention

Financial institutions have conventionally been under constant threat. With the evolution of technology, cyber fraud has enriched the scope of malicious activities in banking. The increasing complexity of the banking system is also adding to the woes. Manual effort to combat the above challenges is costly, as well as tedious. Alternatively, RPA software can easily scan through massive data sets from various channels and contribute to the transparency in the reconciliation efforts of the financial institutions.

 RPA offers massive scope for the financial institutions that are eyeing to boost their reconciliation efforts. Firms that realize and make an effort to incorporate RPA capability into their systems will reap long-term benefits.

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