For banks large and small there is no question about the sheer volume of transformation pressure currently at play.
Regulatory changes on the increase, various migration deadlines to implement amid the general shift to real time means that mere survival in itself can seem like a win.
More is required of organisations who want to differentiate and compete for and retain the customer’s attention. When risk awareness plays a crucial role how can banks start to carve a safe and secure route to innovation at a speed which meets market demand for new and intuitive services?
For smaller and newer organisations, arguably it is easier when they don’t have legacy constraints and are more attuned to the benefits and possibilities of emerging technologies. But as they strive to diversify and grow their volumes, they are often blindsided by the associated risk and indeed the threat of suffocating a start-up culture. Becoming consumed by the here and now and not being able to see the woods for the trees is an all-too-familiar theme for many medium-sized banks.
Being able to establish and refine their own agile way of working so they can learn fast and grow fast is key. But when one size does not fit all in terms of scaling projects, it becomes very difficult to take the reins on their own unique journey of growth.
This research paper by Finextra, produced in association with Finastra, is based on several interviews with small and medium-sized banks, garnering their perspectives and experiences in their efforts to grow and scale while managing compliance and all that goes with it.
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