At a time when the majority of the banking industry is trying to adjust business models to reflect a more digital ecosystem, several financial and non-financial organizations in China have already brought together big data, advanced analytics, modern digital technology and an innovation culture to deliver exceptional consumer experiences. The question is, can financial institutions elsewhere in the world catch up?
When banks and other financial institutions are advancing their digital transformation journey, banks are also transforming their IT architecture.
The traditional financial services industry is facing severe challenges. The development of Internet finance and mobile Internet has greatly changed people’s habit of using financial services in the fields of payment, loan, investment, wealth management, customer engagement, and customer services. By incorporating Internet services, FinTech companies provide end users with extensive financial services, enabling disintermediation or turning traditional financial enterprises into channels.
Data, algorithms, scenarios — all are continuously interacting, in turn integrating more closely and driving new developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Simulating human behaviors and outcomes, AI is now capable of rapid processing and self-learning.
A few days ago the classic debate over who is the world's capital of Fintech again hit the Twitterverse as it does periodically. Two of my friends got into it in a jovial manner, but it belies a continued debate that has been going on for the better part of a decade now. Even PM Boris Johnson got into the debate back in 2014-2015 saying London had become a true "world centre of Fintech". London has given birth to some very impressive Fintech's and the Mayor of London's unfailing support (both in the guise of Johnson and Sadiq Khan) has been instrumental in the city's strong Fintech culture. But how might we measure that innovation, that success in order to benchmark the world's #1 Fintech city?
Financial institutions are accelerating digital transformation and adopting "mobile first" and "data-driven" strategies to improve customer experience, efficiency, and risk control, all while reducing costs.
A brief introduction of Huawei FSI's progress and perspective of the future.