Ways to Overcome Challenges in the Financial Service Industry

Banking CIO Outlook | Monday, February 11, 2019

The financial services industry is in charge of managing money for individuals and corporations. The services they offer encompasses a broad range of business that manages money including credit unions, banks, insurance, consumer finances, investment, and so many others. The financial services companies are coping with drastic shifts today. Customers' concerns are all about how their data is used and how well it is protected. Following the below guidelines can help institutions adapt to the disruptions in the industry. They are

1. Responding to technological innovations:  Addressing digital innovation and transformation, both internal and external, can deliver exceptional customer experiences and employee engagement, reduce operational costs and increase profit. For this, financial service institutions need to team with vendors, implement platforms and solutions, and embrace cloud offerings to provide them with agility to deliver a responsive solution to the market.

2. Responding to privacy and cyber threats: Evolving compliance mandates have imposed a burden on financial service institutions, both in terms of cost and resourcing perspective. There is a rise in cyber attacks in the industry made it a requirement to have an emphasis on sentiments of regulators and consumers, their sensitivity towards data and privacy. A breach can be more significant as it directly impacts brand loyalty and trust which can harness customer churn.

3. Achieving operational efficiency: Delivering excellent internal and external experiences with lower costs is a mandate for financial service institutions. A redesigning process can provide efficiency, deliver standardization, visibility, automation, reduce costs and risks and increases profit margins with enhanced customer experience.

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4. Designing servicing strategies: Servicing needs to be consistent, connected, personalized and contextual. Unless serviced appropriately costumers will choose other business opponents. Each customer had unique needs, required guidance, in their preferred channel of choice.

5. Adapting customer-centric culture: The customer should be at the center of every interaction and a personalized service should be delivered by the financial service firm.

Following these basic guidelines and bringing customers in can fuel the long run of any financial service institution.

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