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Emerging trends in Financial Services & FinTech: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning to define future


Two major trends Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are going to define the future of fintechs, said Soumya Rajan, Founder & CEO, Waterfield Advisors, at the FE Modern BFSI Summit. As for the emerging trends in the financial sector, Rajan noted two big themes, connectivity and computing, which are going to shape up the future. As far as connectivity is concerned, India has 750 million smartphone users, which is likely to become 1 billion by 2026. Rajan said that on the demographics front, the Gen Ys, and the Gen Zs are digital natives, which rely more on the technology for their financial services. In 2021, around 770 billion digital transactions happened globally, of which around 40 billion were with regard to mobile money.

Fintech: Powering digital transformation in financial services - BusinessWorld Online


Anyone who has transferred money to another person's account without having to deal with a bank employee -- by e-mail, text, call or physical visit to a bank branch -- is no longer a total stranger to financial technology. But keeping up with developments in the market can be dizzying, as fintech has grown exponentially of late, helped in part by the global health crisis that provided the impetus to reexamine processes and put the customer at the core of solutions. Fintech trends have been disruptive and will continue to be so especially now that the mobility restrictions since 2020 forced financial institutions to take a good look at what a digital economy is going to look like. Looking at the practical responses of banks to stay agile during the pandemic by examining processes that can be automated and making them more customer-centric, we can see that financial institutions have already set into motion what could be the beginnings of digital transformation. In some countries, financial firms are proactively taking steps to understand how their organizations can benefit from the wide array of available and emerging technologies.

fintech Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Monday, 13 June 2022 at 06:17 UTC


The graph represents a network of 6,865 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained "fintech", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 18,000 tweets. The network was obtained from Twitter on Monday, 13 June 2022 at 09:58 UTC. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 1-day, 13-hour, 8-minute period from Saturday, 11 June 2022 at 17:08 UTC to Monday, 13 June 2022 at 06:17 UTC. Additional tweets that were mentioned in this data set were also collected from prior time periods. These tweets may expand the complete time period of the data.

Why AI and ML is Reshaping the Fintech Industry


Andreas Braun is the Director Artificial Intelligence & Data Science at PwC Luxembourg. He is passionate about technologies that have the human factor at the forefront. Biometrics, in particular in its usage of Machine Learning and AI methods is his area of expertise. We caught up with him to find out how his role has developed, and why AI is at the forefront of the most innovative fintech solutions. I am the AI lead at PwC Luxembourg, which gives me the great opportunity to have an impact on all the different sectors that are touched by AI – which pretty much means all of them.

Top Use Cases of Computer Vision in Fintech


Computer vision technology is steadily growing in popularity and use – the market is expected to to grow at a CAGR of 7.36 % over the 2021 – 2026 period. If we dig deeper, the predictions for 2028 state that the computer vision market will reach $13230 million, which is a crazy number to imagine. While computer vision is already used in healthcare, manufacturing, and other industries, the financial services industry has always been slightly hesitant about adopting new technologies. However, it slowly began embracing all the benefits that computer vision can bring – see the top use cases for computer vision in fintech below. Customer verification is critical in the financial services industry in order to prevent fraud.

Security in the Metaverse and What Banks Need to Know


Recognised by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Fraud and Authentication," Arkose Labs offers an industry-first warranty on account protection. Its AI-powered platform combines powerful risk assessments with dynamic attack response that undermines the ROI behind attacks, while improving good user throughput. We caught up with the company's dynamic founder and CEO, Kevin Gosschalk to talk banking security and all things metaverse. In high school, I led a guild of 40 players taking down monsters in a game developed by Blizzard Entertainment called "World of Warcraft". Nearly 16 years later, as the founder and CEO of Arkose Labs, we protect Blizzard and many other world-class customers from fraudsters' attacks and abuse.

Bye-bye, megabank: More young adults are adopting digital banking to manage their money


Marc Wojno has been a writer and editor in the financial field for more than two decades. A new report published this month by data analytics firm FICO shows that a growing percentage of younger U.S. consumers -- specifically Gen X, Millennial and Gen Z groups -- consider digital banks, such as Cash App, Chime and PayPal, as their primary checking account provider, not traditional megabanks such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. The report identified five competitive threats to traditional banks and credit unions, and what those companies need to do to stay competitive: Overdraft; savings and investing; buy now, pay later (BNPL); niche neobanks; and open banking. The report, Counterattack: Banks Field Guide to Fintech Disruption, in conjunction with research from Cornerstone Advisors, notes that although many US consumers are pleased with the quality and services of traditional banks and credit unions, the percentage of those three younger generations who chose fintechs over brick-and-mortars as their primary banks have doubled, at 12% of customers since 2020. FICO's report stated that for Millennials and Gen X-ers, the percentages dropped by nearly half during that same period.

101 global Twitter influencers to follow for 2022


Yes, we know you've heard it. And keep your brand ready for what's coming on Twitter. We've compiled a list of 101 global Twitter influencers who'll help you nail your engagements and build your brand presence on Twitter. Here's the badge for all the Twitter Influencers to show it off on social media Domain expertise & research interests have been around artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, blockchain, and sustainability. Area of interest includes Networks, Causal Inference, Machine Learning, AI, Big Data, Marketing, IT, Experiments, Social Commerce, Behavior Change, and Productivity.

How AI-Powered tech is transforming the credit risk process


The global data and intelligence solutions provider, Provenir, is leading the marketplace through its data insights innovation and technologies. The US-based software technology company which supports the international fintech industry, ensures the marketplace is a global data and intelligence ecosystem that makes accessing data fast and easy. Now, Provenir has invited industry professionals to join them in their latest webinar that outline how can AI-powered risk decisioning can play a part in transforming the entire credit risk decisioning process. The session, which is presented by key industry leaders, explores how technology continues to evolve and advances in big data, digital transformation, and AI/ML are creating new opportunities for financial services and fintechs to improve their credit decisioning processes. The webinar panel discussion is being moderated by FinTech Magazine and will provide a spectrum of topics for discussion that outline the importance of using AI/ML to transform credit risk decisioning.

Disruptive Innovation: The emerging sectors applying digital technologies


While digital technologies have continued to evolve, certain industries have had to adapt their cultures to continue innovating successfully. Financial institutions, insurers, real estate companies and regulators have found themselves playing catchup, as skill sets and mindsets have proved insufficient for getting the best out of the cloud, data science, AI and other capabilities. But the emergence and evolution of disruptive innovation sectors have enabled companies to leverage digital to keep up with competition. Many of the use cases present in these industries were especially prominent at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, as people worked remotely, as well as obtaining services from home. Below is a guide to some of the most prominent emerging sectors of disruptive innovation, exploring how they came about and some of the biggest trends in each space.