Posts Tagged ‘Banking’

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Perficient Included in IDC Market Glance: Lending Digital Transformation Strategies

While it was once expected and acceptable for lenders to enforce standardized payment due dates and policies, COVID-19 brought the impracticality and ineffectiveness of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to credit and lending to light. Two-plus years later, banks and credit unions continue to feel the pressure to transform their credit and lending operations. And for good. […]

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There is No Secret Sauce: Put Financial Services Customers First and You Will Grow

TD Bank Group recently announced its Q4 2021 earnings were up 31% from Q4 2020, despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. On its earnings call, the company elaborated that this in part was due to its dedicated, people-oriented approach to business. TD emphasized that this elevated focus on the customer experience has […]

Achieving Data Democratization in Financial Services (Part 4 of 4)

Over the last three blog posts, we discussed the importance of data democratization in financial services. Today, we want to share a few final words. To maximize the value of data resources, they must be discoverable by those who require the information. Once a needed data source is identified, it is best to have an […]

Connecting Data Governance to an Enterprise Search Tool in Financial Services (Part 3 of 4)

In our last blog post, we shared a proven approach to architecting a metadata search solution. Today, we’ll share a few high-level details about a solution that Perficient built, which can allow all types of financial services companies to jump-start their data democratization programs. Perficient has developed a highly capable abstraction layer called Handshake, which […]

Architecting a Comprehensive Metadata Search Solution for Financial Institutions (Part 2 of 4)

In my last blog post, I introduced data democratization. Today, I’ll share an approach to architecting a metadata search solution that enables data democratization. There are a number of ways to craft a comprehensive guided search of a firm’s data catalog and governance metadata repositories, each with its own cost/benefit profiles. For example, creating a […]

Data Democratization in Financial Services (Part 1 of 4)

In my 30-plus years of leading and supporting data programs for major financial brands, data democratization has gone from wish lists to a must-have. Over the next few blog posts, I will discuss the concept of data democratization and why it’s critical for financial institutions, from banks to insurance companies, to embrace it. Data is […]

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10 Takeaways From Our “Transforming Debt Collections and Recovery Functions” Podcast

Scott Albahary, Perficient’s financial services chief strategist, and I recently spoke with the Western Bankers Association about using empathy and personalization strategies to improve debt collection and recoveries. If you get a chance, listen to the short episode. But, if you can’t, here are the key points Scott and I make: Banks responded generously to […]

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6 Steps FSIs Can Take Now to Achieve End-to-End Personalization

Previously, I described the benefits of personalization and outlined the changes a company should make to successfully implement a personalization program. Today, I will outline what companies should be doing right now to prepare. While many financial institutions are conceptually “on board” and heavily investing in various facets of customer intelligence, the “Netflix” of banking […]

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Personalization in Financial Services Works, but Changes Will Be Required

My previous blog analyzed customer intelligence and the benefits it provides. This blog will show the benefits of personalization and outline what’s required to implement a personalization program. Financial services companies that have implemented personalization report positive results, including: 60% increase in revenue per customer 81% increase in customer retention 87% increase in customer engagement […]

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The Rise of Customer Intelligence in Financial Services

My last blog dove into the customer data management challenges financial companies might encounter when starting the personalization journey. Today, I’ll address customer intelligence and the benefits it provides. Personalization requires a solid data management and analysis foundation, and financial services companies are starting to leverage customer intelligence platforms to collect, analyze, and contextualize vast […]

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Take Advantage of FSI Data to Illuminate Customer Relationships

“Having a Balance With a Bank Doesn’t Make You a Customer.” Our financial services team recently spoke with the great Jim Marous, the co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the publisher of the Digital Banking Report. We were prepping for our webinar, “Digital Strategy Lessons Financial Institutions Can Learn From Top Brands in Other Industries,” […]

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Customer Data Management Challenges in Financial Services

Previously, I discussed personalization’s future in financial services. Today, I will dive into the customer data management challenges financial companies might encounter when starting their personalization journey. Data management in any financial services firm is complex. It needs to address integrating identifiers across available touchpoints and devices, customer preferences and interests, data sources that include […]

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