The elimination of physical cash from economy is feasible is purely a technological perspective or assumption. Our hard earned money and investments disappear into a labyrinth of financial instruments so mysterious that “money” almost becomes more of an idea than a tangible reality.
To draw a rough sketch of exaggerated scenario of how these two technologies (AI & FinTech) may interact with us in the future and what warrants the, perhaps perplexing, 2 super powers. AI’s Control systems are widely used. They govern how a simple thermostat adapts to a target temperature.
Abstract – A few years back, I had a fascinating discussion about Fintech. Today every 3rd if not 4th profile on LinkedIn is about FinTech Expert. Few days ago someone asked me a million dollar question “What is FinTech?” I was intrigued with such a small, simple question but found it difficult to answer this to a person who is not from those 4 people from linkedin. My simple briefing note to answer this question was, “Fintech is a technical tool to support financial services”, making it simple for everyone on this planet earth along with promoting idea of “Financial Services as a basic right for every human being”. Financial technology, also known as fintech, is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient. Why it is so inherently difficult to define the concept of Fintech, is because definitions change over time. Alternatively, traditional banking organizations are hindered by legacy operating systems, capacity to innovate, agility and technology expertise.
Today’s consumer expects a seamless mobile payment experience; failing to meet those expectations can be devastating to a brand, idea, innovation and eventually the payments industry. Banks in particular will need to move swiftly if they are to take advantage of the opportunities on offer in the global payments business, or risk losing out to nimbler competitors.Although Mobile Money had been designed as a peer-to-peer payment system but it has gone much beyond the basic idea..
MNO’s speed to achieve their goal to standardise, automate, digitise, remove boundaries by brining cross order financial/remittances service in form of payments, cash, airtime, paperless and online. At the same time banks are still in their canteens with their coffee mugs without any sign of worry but in reality all African banks face tough challenges from MNO’s & Fintech players.
Almost all players who entered into payments in arena of FinTech domain are actually coming out of this game park with zero or no knowledge. This is giving too much innovation to put idea on table but takes longer to make it reality. Technical companies entering financial domain and making it interesting by doing technical integration, or “fintegration”, of fintech services, the latter interfacing directly to bank customers for
“Banking is needed not the banks, Fintech is killing banks, not the banking”. Banks need to accept change, become Fintech partners and it’s time to come out of their 100-year sleeping mind/blindfolded approach to customer’s banking need otherwise banking will only survive but not banks any more. Since the mobile payment era has just started, it is still too early to answer this point and nominate the winner, we will need to wait and see how it will go but I think we will somehow end in a stalemate, which is not at all pleasing for one type of role.
M-banking, also called mobile banking, enables individuals to perform financial transactions on their bank account utilizing a mobile device. Bank patrons with an authorized mobile device will be able to undertake primary transactions, including replenishing their mobile airtime, transferring funds, reviewing their account balances, settling outstanding debts, and making exclusive appeals.
The state of the finances is extremely worrisome, especially since we were recently informed of another bank failing. The value of investments is unpredictable and can fluctuate both up and down without a specific timeframe being known. Governments have come to recognize the potential of digital currencies and countless exchanges have emerged worldwide, making it a risky move to dismiss blockchain-based digital currencies as obsolete. The Ministry of Innovation is fully activated and prepared to proceed confidently.
With the advancement in technology like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, etc. organizations outside the banking industry are diversifying and demystifying financial services. Targeting small & succinct margins in the space they are making a lot. These were organizations servicing millions of customers through broad distribution channels, be they, mobile operators, mobile handset manufacturers, retailers, or online merchants.
There is a lack of banking facilities for more than 2 billion people worldwide. Despite the fact that many of these unbanked people are located in developing regions, these adults call countries with emerging economies home.