The Rise of Open Financial Data
The rise of open banking is changing the way people manage and interact with their money.
Financial service providers can deliver more personalized services for their consumers by evaluating data from a variety of sources using open banking. If open finance grows at its current rate, it has the potential to transform the global financial services ecosystem, alter the fundamental concept of banking, and put pressure on incumbents.
This article investigates how big data is transforming fintech and what this implication for consumers and businesses.
Open Banking is primarily a regulatory framework to foster competition among banks, allowing customers to share their financial data with authorized third-party providers via APIs, as well as spurring innovation by codifying data ownership with bank customers, effectively making banks data custodians.
Customers benefit from open financial data because it allows them to have more control over their money, such as better account visibility and easier payment access, as well as access to a wider range of services from different providers, resulting in increased competition and better deals for consumers. In short, open banking gives customers more control over their money and creates a more complex competitive environment.
During the epidemic, new digital habits and a rapid shift toward internet channels appear to have expedited open banking. Simultaneously, big data is transforming the way financial service companies do business. Providers can make faster and more informed decisions regarding their products, services, and marketing plans by evaluating massive amounts of data. Many e-commerce, IT, and social-media companies have gained a significant lead in customer attention as digital adoption has accelerated by years in just a few months.
Financial institutions that can harness the power of data will be in a better position to offer their consumers more creative services and products, and the advantages of having big data across different verticals will be critical to open banking’s success.
Open banking’s emergence is likely to have a big impact on how firms function in the future. Those who can seize the opportunities it affords will have a competitive advantage over those who cannot. If open finance continues to grow at its current rate, we believe it will redefine the global financial services ecosystem, change the whole concept of banking, and put pressure on incumbent banks.
The basic line is that open banking is unavoidable, especially since it is frequently imposed by government agencies. Open banking will play a crucial role in the future of technology and business. The open-finance scene, on the other hand, is still in motion, with the true winners and losers still unknown. Fintech is aggressively pursuing this potential world-wide, competing for the consumers and money.
What is certain is that regardless of which scenario plays out, customer expectations will be raised. As a result, compared to the relatively constant balance witnessed in many markets now, there is likely to be a wider and growing performance differential between leading and lagging institutions.