Finastra today revealed a sneak peek at its annual State of the Nation Financial Services research.
The research takes in views from 758 professionals at financial institutions and banks across France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, the UK and the US, and finds:
• 85% of professionals agree that open finance is already making the industry more collaborative and is having a positive impact
• 8 in 10 consider the sector open to collaboration, with 87% recognizing this as an improvement compared to five years ago
“These compelling figures speak to a marked industry shift towards ‘open’ and reflect our journey, creating ways to innovate at scale and pace, and accelerate innovation through collaboration,” said Simon Paris, CEO at Finastra. “In 2018 we declared that the future of finance is open. And we weren’t just talking about Open Banking, but true open finance – disrupting and reshaping the foundation of financial services. That future is now, and we can simply say: finance is open.”
In the last few years, the industry has seen the unbundling of banking, with institutions offering products procured outside of their organization, a move to contextual and conscious banking services which meet the customer at the point of need, and a greater desire from many companies to do well by doing good. All of these form part of the shift to open.