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5 learnings on Asia’s responsible AI journey in financial services 

In Asia, as in other regions, there’s rapidly-growing adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in the financial services industry, with more than 60 percent of financial services organizations already accelerating their pace of digitalization in response to the pandemic. Spending on AI by the financial services sector in the region is estimated to reach $4.9 billion...Read more

Critical digital infrastructure for financial services 

Over a year into the pandemic one thing is certain, as Satya Nadella said in our third-quarter earnings call, “Digital adoption curves aren’t slowing down. They’re accelerating, and it’s just the beginning.” This is especially true in the financial services industry, which unlike in 2008, not only weathered the external economic shock of the pandemic...Read more

4 trends defining the future of CX in financial services 

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost every industry, and financial services was no exception. Dramatic shifts in consumer spending and banking habits led financial leaders to adjust their customer experience (CX) strategies to better accommodate their customers’ needs. By leveraging digital solutions and other innovative ideas, including debt relief and cash rebate programs,...Read more

4 principles of Responsible AI in financial services 

In our digitally connected world, artificial intelligence (AI) is a priority for many industries. Adding intelligent security, analytics and more to your business can be a major differentiator. Financial institutions in particular are poised to benefit from the opportunities afforded by AI—however, it’s essential that the industry uses AI in a responsible manner....Read more

Announcing: Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services 

Amid the relentless challenges of 2020, the wheels of the financial industry kept turning. At the root of it all is the historic acceleration of digital technology in the pandemic. It’s what enabled the financial services workforce to keep working and servicing its customers and to do so in new and improved ways. The crisis...Read more

Top priorities and trends in banking in 2021 

In this blog, we sit down with Zilvinas Bareisis, head of retail banking at Celent, a leading research and advisory firm focused on technology for financial institutions globally, to discuss top trends and priorities for retail banking, differentiation of customer experiences, risk management, and preparing for the future. What are the top priorities for retail...Read more

5 questions banks should consider for digital transformation 

Banks have seen dramatic technology advancements across the business, particularly in payments. In this blog, we sat down with Peter Hazou, business strategy leader of worldwide financial services at Microsoft, and Dean Wallace, practice lead for real-time and digital payments at ACI Worldwide, to discuss digital transformation in the financial services industry and five questions...Read more

Harnessing the opportunity of ISO20022 for financial services organizations 

Emerging global payment standard ISO 20022, put forth by the ISO technical committee responsible for the fields of banking and financial services, aims to create a common language and model for payments data, one that can be applied by any agent in the industry and implemented across any network. As payment data is the lifeblood...Read more

Cloud exit planning guidelines for financial services institutions 

The financial services industry has evolved into a highly dynamic, technology-driven business with many institutions looking at the public cloud as an answer for delivering new solutions. Adoption and use of the public cloud has accelerated in 2020 as a result of the global pandemic which in some cases created highly urgent needs for innovation...Read more

Innovating identity and access management in financial services 

The financial services industry is changing rapidly as digital transformation enables new possibilities and changes such as, the way we access our banks, engage with insurance companies, and interact with capital market firms. Financial platforms and services are increasingly able to integrate with every facet of an individual’s life....Read more

Virtually heading to Sibos 2020? 7 must-dos and trends to watch 

The world’s preeminent financial services conference is fast approaching. Sibos has long been one of my favorite events that I look forward to each year. A time to come together as a community to connect, reconnect, share, and learn from each other. An opportunity to get a pulse on what’s trending and collaborate to shape...Read more