A Money20/20 USA Special Edition
2022 in North America saw a continuation of economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, fuelled by the rapid rollout of vaccinations particularly across the US and Canada. Although the US was the fastest of the G7 economies to recover from the crisis, an enduring impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict resulted in high inflation and the subsequent cost-of-living crisis is set to continue into 2023.
These macrotrends are a catalyst for digital transformation within the financial services industry as banks attempt to grapple with new payments trends, the evolution of digital identity and innovative uses of data to enhance customer experience across retail, wholesale and commercial relationships. In 2022, digital banking for the consumer is far more advanced than the products and services that are available for merchants or large corporations. In 2023, open banking must be utilised to remedy this issue.
For the retail customer, although digital methods of managing money are now part and parcel of day-to-day life, the pandemic encouraged, or in some cases, forced people who may have been uncomfortable with using technology to bank on their mobile phones or desktop computers. This unfamiliarity with technology has led to consumers being in environments in which they are vulnerable and at increased risk of fraud and other types of financial crime.
In 2023, banks will need to ascertain what they need to adapt and strengthen in fraud prevention while also managing new regulatory and compliance requirements. Further, the areas of onboarding that need to be automated must also be considered as part of a holistic digital strategy, striking the balance between innovation and digital noise. For instance, Web3, the metaverse, digital assets and tokenisation are no longer the monopoly of global tech giants, but are increasingly being shaped by financial players who are having their relevance threatened.
This Finextra report, which features expert views from ebankIT, EPAM Systems, Infosys Finacle, and Trustly, will explore topics that impact the digital banking sector and those that will be covered at Money20/20 USA 2022 in Las Vegas. Additionally, key insights from Wells Fargo, Plaid, Green Dot, Silicon Valley Bank, FXC Intelligence, Synapse, Navy Federal Credit Union, Branch, Citi, and the New York State Department of Financial Services will cover how organisations across North America are preparing for imminent change across the digital banking landscape.
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