Time is Money: 3 Essentials of Banking Automation and Efficiency
Exhibit 4 shows an example of the banking experience of a small-business owner or the treasurer of a medium-size enterprise. Internally, the AI-first institution will be optimized for operational efficiency through extreme automation of manual tasks (a “zero-ops” mindset) and the replacement or augmentation of human decisions by advanced diagnostic engines in diverse areas of bank operations. These gains in operational performance will flow from broad application of traditional and leading-edge AI technologies, such as machine learning and facial recognition, to analyze large and complex reserves of customer data in (near) real time.
Additionally, banks will need to augment homegrown AI models, with fast-evolving capabilities (e.g., natural-language processing, computer-vision techniques, AI agents and bots, augmented or virtual reality) in their core business processes. Many of these leading-edge capabilities have the potential to bring a paradigm shift in customer experience and/or operational efficiency. Stefan is an Audit & Assurance partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, based in Charlotte, NC. Stefan also spent three years in our firm’s National Office leading multiple efforts including internal controls, data analytics, risk assessment, and statistical applications.
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The finance and banking industries rely on a variety of business processes ideal for automation. Many professionals have already incorporated RPA and other automation to reduce the workload and increase accuracy. However, banking automation can extend well beyond these processes, improving compliance, security, and relationships with customers and employees throughout the organization.
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How Intelligent Automation Is Transforming Banks
Banks are already using generative AI for financial reporting analysis & insight generation. According to Deloitte, some emerging banking areas where generative AI will play a key role include fraud simulation & detection and tax and compliance audit & scenario testing. If you are curious about how you can become an AI-first bank, this guide explains how you can use banking automation to transform and prepare your processes for the future. A practical way to get started is to evaluate how the bank’s strategic goals (e.g., growth, profitability, customer engagement, innovation) can be materially enabled by the range of AI technologies—and dovetailing AI goals with the strategic goals of the bank. Once this alignment is in place, bank leaders should conduct a comprehensive diagnostic of the bank’s starting position across the four layers, to identify areas that need key shifts, additional investments and new talent. They can then translate these insights into a transformation roadmap that spans business, technology, and analytics teams.
Many banks and financial firms are grappling with the process of digital transformation, and automation is playing a central role in these efforts. According to estimates from Accenture, financial services companies in North America alone stand to gain $140 billion in productivity yields and cost savings by 2025 by adopting automation technologies. Today, many of these same organizations have leveraged their newfound abilities to offer financial literacy, economic education, and fiscal well-being.
First, as the data show, automation, by reducing the cost of operating a business, may free up resources to invest in other areas. (In the case of ATMs, it was in new branches and new services.) Second, instead of replacing jobs entirely, automation displaced certain tasks and enabled branch staff to “skill-up” and become integral in delivering other high-value added services such as business banking. For the time and cost savings opportunities it poses, automation in banking only stands to increase. McKinsey predicts a second wave of automation and AI emerging in the next few years, as the latter has gained more public attention with the prevalence of generative language models and other decision-making technologies.
But as machines become more dominant, further product innovations and changes to competitive market structure will lead to new and more complex tasks that will still require human effort. Beyond the impact on tellers, ATMs also introduced new jobs—armored couriers to resupply units and technology staff to monitor ATM networks. There were also new challenges in the form of complexities of having multiple systems accessing customer information. Embracing these best practices will enable financial services brands to stay ahead of the curve and succeed in delivering excellence to their valued customers.
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“It is an area where machine learning and AI have made huge leaps and bounds in the last few years,” he says. You can make automation solutions even more intelligent by using RPA capabilities with technologies like AI, machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP). According to a McKinsey study, AI offers 50% incremental value over other analytics techniques for the banking industry. The second necessary shift is to embed customer journeys seamlessly in partner ecosystems and platforms, so that banks engage customers at the point of end use and in the process take advantage of partners’ data and channel platform to increase higher engagement and usage. ICICI Bank in India embedded basic banking services on WhatsApp (a popular messaging platform in India) and scaled up to one million users within three months of launch.9“ICICI Bank crosses 1 million users on WhatsApp platform,” Live Mint, July 7, 2020, livemint.com. In a world where consumers and businesses rely increasingly on digital ecosystems, banks should decide on the posture they would like to adopt across multiple ecosystems—that is, to build, orchestrate, or partner—and adapt the capabilities of their engagement layer accordingly.
According to McKinsey, the potential value of AI and analytics for global banking could reach as high as $1 trillion. Equally important is the design of an execution approach that is tailored to the organization. To ensure sustainability of change, we recommend a two-track approach that balances short-term projects that deliver business value every quarter with an iterative build of long-term institutional capabilities. Furthermore, depending on their market position, size, and aspirations, banks need not build all capabilities themselves. They might elect to keep differentiating core capabilities in-house and acquire non-differentiating capabilities from technology vendors and partners, including AI specialists. Banking leaders need to think about their digital futures and develop a unified vision—one that looks holistically across all lines of business and IT.
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