Maintaining compliance for both regulatory and industry-driven standards is complex and expensive, yet fundamental to a financial institution’s ability to provide payment services.
As the rate and complexity of compliance changes increase, financial institutions are constantly under pressure from regulators that are adopting agile principles designed to protect the evolving financial ecosystem. Financial institutions also have to balance the growth of modern instant payment rails, the need to support mandated overlay services, and the emergence of new and sophisticated forms of risk.
For financial institutions, there is a difficult balance in managing compliance while investing in innovative, customer-centric and competitive capabilities. Further, as the speed of transition to a digital environment increases, so do regulatory and compliance requirements.
While recognising the impact that managing and maintaining compliance has on a financial institution, an upfront assessment of applicable regulatory requirements - and integrating compliance with the overall digital strategy - allows financial institutions to minimise risk while providing a platform for building innovative business propositions. Benefits include protection from financial crime, information analysis and improvements to the customer experience – all driving growth while optimising regulatory obligations.
The path to compliance and managing risk varies by the maturity of payments markets, with the approach taken in emerging markets being very different from mature markets in EMEA and APAC.
This Finextra impact study, produced in association with Fiserv, explores five core areas of compliance that are challenging financial institutions today, and how combatting these concerns can orient institutions for success.
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