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Ways the Internet of Things is Disrupting the Banking Industry

Banking CIO Outlook | Saturday, July 23, 2022

In the future of retail banking or the future of mobile banking, technology is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives.

FREMONT, CA: Banking is becoming more convenient due to the Internet and many linked devices, and the banking industry's future is becoming digital. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a component of this rapid transition toward the bank of the future, and consumers, as well as financial institutions, must adapt to these retail and mobile banking trends. As time passes, banking institutions are turning to new IoT technologies to improve the user experience and cut expenses. As time goes on, banking institutions are turning to new IoT technologies to improve the user experience and cut expenses. ATMs are one of the most popular IoT devices, making banks efficient by allowing real-time transactions rather than having to wait in line to see a teller at a traditional bank.

Chatbots

The Internet of Things has prompted incumbents to create a 24/7 customer service experience through virtual assistants or chatbots. Conversational assistants save global banks in operational costs as the chatbots can clear most customer queries and resolve them immediately. Smart chatbots employ natural language processing and machine learning to improve with each client encounter and provide a more personalized experience over time. Banks' chatbots can personalize and notify clients of suspected fraud, probable duplicate charges by a merchant, or an excessive tip.

Customer-centricity

Amid tremendous digital disruption, banks are capitalizing on how IoT can assist in designing goods explicitly tailored to customer desires. As customer-centricity becomes more critical, some of the world's major banks are reorganizing their front offices. Bank IT spending is now predominantly focused on the digital customer experience. Banks are responding to the mobile expectations of tech-savvy users while continuing to offer traditional services to older consumers, such as phone banking.

Smart speakers and wearable technologies

Consumers are moving toward smart gadgets, offering plenty of room for expansion in the banking industry. The Internet of Things has enabled wearable and smart speaker gadgets to penetrate nearly every business, including banking. Banking with smart speakers allows clients to issue voice commands rather than needing to look at a mobile device physically. Customers can use the capability of the smart speaker to enquire about account balances, recent transactions, and pending transactions.

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