Creating a Better Digital User Experience Through Digital Lending

Financial institutions have seen a rapid increase of digital lending. Fintech solutions, or “disruptors” have caused major impacts in the market. This is due to the following statistics (Corporate One reference): 59% of payments are now done online or on mobile devices Desktop use is down 20%, mobile use is up 30%, 50% of consumers Read more about Creating a Better Digital User Experience Through Digital Lending[…]

The Evolution of Banking

Banks are one of the oldest, and most important businesses of our industries. Banks have two important economic functions, the first being financial intermediation. The money deposited, lent or invested in banks go towards the creation of governments, households, and business enterprises. Most banks are profit-seeking corporations that make their profits by charging borrowers. This Read more about The Evolution of Banking[…]

Ethical Banking

Ethical banking is defined as a banking system that embraces socially and environmentally conscious practices. It is a broad concept that can encompass anything, from providing financial aid to an environmentally-friendly company to participating in a charity event for housing. Banks try to practice ethical banking while simultaneously making profits, which is their top priority. Read more about Ethical Banking[…]

Financial Data Security

According to Info Security Magazine, “About 83% of consumers believe their banks are secure from cyber attack and trust it with their money and most sensitive data too.” It is interesting that the majority of consumers have this level of trust with their banks, as just one in five banking executives are highly confident in Read more about Financial Data Security[…]

What Banks Should Learn From the Demise of Retail Store Fronts

The narrative of the struggling retail industry should be watched carefully by banks. The banking industry and the retail industry have several parallels: both depend on customer satisfaction to survive, both are industries that have business practices involving expensive physical stores, and both have been impacted by evolving shopping habits and aggressive competition from start-ups Read more about What Banks Should Learn From the Demise of Retail Store Fronts[…]

Zikher’s Usability Study

A usability study was conducted to test customer satisfaction derived from the use of digital lending platforms, particularly Zikher’s platform. Below is the methodology and key results from the study: METHODOLOGY The financial industry is embracing digitization, for it is the future of banking. As there are efforts to make the lending process completely digital, Read more about Zikher’s Usability Study[…]

What is Fintech & Its Benefits?

Fintech is reshaping the way financial services take place in the 21st century.  What is Fintech?  Investopedia defines fintech  (or financial technology) as “a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century.”  These services typically consist of banking activities that are in an online format that are but Read more about What is Fintech & Its Benefits?[…]

Why Collaboration Between Banks and Fintech is the Right Step Forward

A few years back, it was predicted that fintech would make banks slowly disappear. Industry professionals predicted that 40% of revenues and 60% of retail bank profits were threatened by fintech rivals. But in recent years people believe that banks and fintech can work together.  People label the age of fintech in “three waves.”  The Read more about Why Collaboration Between Banks and Fintech is the Right Step Forward[…]

Will Fintech Require Regulation?

Fintech is a rapidly evolving sector that has increasingly drawn the attention of many regulators. Even though President Trump has promised to reduce regulations across the economy, it is speculated that fintech could expect to face quite the opposite trend. This industry is growing at a fast pace. A Business Insider Intelligence found that “in Read more about Will Fintech Require Regulation?[…]

Community Banks & Their Benefits

Community banks are a solution for people who are looking for full banking services in their suburbs or towns. Legally speaking, community banks keep it simple. A majority are stand-alone or is owned by a bank holding company (BHC), which is a corporation designed for the purpose of owning a bank.  Your deposit in a Read more about Community Banks & Their Benefits[…]

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