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Digital and AI Helping Financial Firms Gain Customers and Loyalty

We are continuing to see the big financial services firms catching up and in some cases leapfrogging other industries in their use of digital content and artificial intelligence to gain customers and loyalty. UBS recently announced many enhancements to its equity compensation plan services and digital platform, alongside access to personalized advice from a UBS […]

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What the Financial Services Industry Stands to Teach Us about Digital Transformation

The financial services industry serves as a prime example of one that’s poised for rapid digital transformation. Since the economic meltdown in 2008, many financial services firms have been focused on regulatory compliance. Now firms are starting to take investment budget and put it toward projects that help grow or change the bank as opposed […]

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Trust Must Be Earned at Every Point During the Client Experience

Whether you think Facebook users don’t understand what information of theirs is subject to disclosure (user’s fault) or Facebook needs to provide more education and acknowledgement of risk to its users (Facebook’s fault), no one can argue it’s been a rocky year for the company as it works to regain user trust. In the rush […]

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With RPA, You’re One Step Closer to AI

Recent research from the Digital Banking Report found that only 13% of financial organizations globally have deployed at least one artificial intelligence (AI) solution. 27% believe they will have an AI solution in place in the next 18 months. 37% say they will consider an AI solution within the next 18 months, and close to a […]

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The Innovation Dilemma in Financial Services

Customers place a lot of value on innovation when selecting financial services products. They now identify “Innovative” as an attribute that stands out in terms of differentiation. Yet, most retail banks and credit unions struggle with innovation (as do most companies). In 1997, “The Innovator’s Dilemma” was published. It is considered one of the most […]

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Wealth Management: An Industry at a Crossroads

The wealth management industry currently stands at a crossroads that is driving firms to adapt and update business models in order to succeed into the future. Future growth will come less from marketing and rainmakers, and more from your firm’s service model and the ways in which these services are delivered. You will have to […]

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New Data Shows Why Consumers Change Banks

We know that banks and credit unions have long relied on inertia as one of the primary forces that kept consumers from switching. You literally had to be driven away by horrible service or high fees – it was just way too much of a hassle to change accounts, get new checks and set up […]

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Align Your Business Model with Millennial Values

Build trust by aligning your business model with what Millennial investors value. Millennial investors tend to be confident and independent. They want an adviser to do something they can’t do themselves. Business models – supported by appropriate technologies that include taking the time to understand where Millennial investors are getting their information, what influences their […]

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Consider Maturity, Limitations, and Appropriateness of New Tech

Digital transformation initiatives should also consider the maturity, limitations, and appropriateness of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics technologies. Again, look to other industries for insight. If you believe the automotive pundits, fully autonomous, driverless cars are only months away. Google and Tesla told us they would have fully autonomous cars by 2018; GM planned […]

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A Roadmap for Building Trust With Wealth Management Clients

Wealth management firms are at the dawn of this journey. You should focus on strategies that respond to Millennial behavior and operational excellence throughout the entire client lifecycle. This focus is essential to creating the trust required to make all the complex technology work. If you want your clients to embrace artificial intelligence, machine learning, […]

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The Importance of Building Trust With Wealth Management Clients

In a CNBC interview, MIT professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Merton spoke about the importance of building trust in the wealth management client experience. “What you need to make technology work is to create trust. Technology doesn’t create trust on its own,” Merton said. So, how can you create the trust necessary to ensure that […]

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Wealth Management is Getting Serious About Digital Transformation

Hardly a day goes by without a mention of how to use artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobility, and robo-advice to make wealth managers more relevant to the holy grail of customer segments – Millennials. In a few years, Millennials – who have owned digital devices all their lives – will make up half the world’s […]

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5-Phase Approach To Sales Practices Compliance For Banks

Adjusting to the new regulatory environment Recent problems with bank employees opening unauthorized accounts for consumers have focused the regulatory spotlight on sales practices in the industry. The fallout from sales practices problems has been spectacular and well-publicized: Hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and legal costs Destruction of shareholder value Brand and reputational […]

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