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  • Report The State Of Open Banking In Japan

    Japanese Banks Need To Clarify Their Role In An Open Banking Future
    September 24, 2020 | Meng Liu

    Japan is adopting an organic approach to open banking. Although it's not mandatory, leading Japanese banks and financial technology (fintech) firms have started experimenting with APIs to build...

  • Report Fintech Funding Roundup, Q2 2020

    Investors Reduce Risk As The COVID-19-Induced Downturn Continues
    August 12, 2020 | Peter Wannemacher

    Fintech isn't just a hip portmanteau anymore. It's a category of startups and fast-growing companies that has disrupted markets and incumbent firms around the world, attracting over $30 billion in...

  • Report The Future Of Banking Is Built On Trust

    By 2030, Banking Will Be Invisible, Connected, Insights-Driven, And Purposeful
    July 29, 2020 | Jacob Morgan, Alyson Clarke

    The economics of the next decade will challenge banks. COVID-19 has shifted the focus but will not dominate the future narrative. Leading banks are pivoting and rebooting their strategy —...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: Financial Well-Being, Q3 2020

    Eighteen Technologies Underpin Financial Well-Being Programs
    July 27, 2020 | Aurelie L'Hostis

    Putting financial well-being at the core of their strategy is critical to financial services firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To develop their financial well-being program,...

  • Report New Tech: Open Banking Intermediaries, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 35 Providers
    June 2, 2020 | Jacob Morgan

    Open banking requires that banks make their services available to third parties; however, differing standards, specifications, and deployments result in the need to resolve complexity across...

  • Report Build A Thriving Developer Community

    How Leading Financial Firms Prioritize Developer Engagement
    April 16, 2020 | Jacob Morgan, Jost Hoppermann

    Astute digital business leaders recognize that a developer portal is actually a shop window to entice collaboration and innovation with the developer community — the ultimate builders of...

  • Report The State Of Open Banking In Australia

    April 14, 2020 | Zhi-Ying Barry, Jacob Morgan

    The Australian government has mandated that the Big Four banks comply with open banking by July 2020 and that all other authorized deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) comply by July 2021. Many banks...

  • Report The State Of Digital Retail Payments In Asia Pacific

    Digital Payments Are Making Progress But Still Face Major Hurdles
    April 13, 2020 | Meng Liu

    A storm is brewing in the digital retail payments space in Asia Pacific (AP). Financial technology (fintech) innovations, booming venture capital funding, conducive regulations, and keen...

  • Report The Dawn Of Autonomous Finance

    Algorithm-Driven Services Will Reshape Finance
    March 18, 2020 | Oliwia Berdak, Peter Wannemacher

    People's lives are becoming ever more automated as millions of algorithms make decisions and take actions on consumers' behalf. This shift toward autonomous services is starting to happen in...

  • Report Q&A: How Digital Consumer Lenders Are Disrupting Finance In India

    Digital Consumer Lenders Are Expanding The Market To Serve New Borrowers And Drive Growth
    January 22, 2020 | Arnav Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar

    In India, startups are using digital technology to improve consumer lending; they offer quick loans to borrowers with no credit history by using alternative data sources, continuously honing their...

  • Report The Impact Of Emerging Technology In 2030 On mCommerce Experiences In Wealth Management

    December 4, 2019 | Vijay Raghavan, Oliwia Berdak, Julie Ask

    Future wealth management services will be more natural, personalized, and contextually relevant. Mobile experiences in wealth management will be fueled by emerging technologies and customer-focused...

  • Report The Impact Of Emerging Technology In 2030 On mCommerce Experiences In Insurance

    Emerging technologies will shift the traditional insurance industry to adopt new, digital practices. The accompanying PDF provides a closer look at the impact that emerging technologies will have...

  • Report The Impact Of Emerging Technology In 2030 On mCommerce Experiences In Banking

    US consumers today complete a double-digit percentage of banking activities on their mobile devices. As mobile technologies advance, so will banking capabilities. Ultimately, consumers will feel as...

  • Report Predictions 2020: Banking

    Competition Will Intensify With Better Deposits And New Innovative Services And Pricing Models

    Banking executives are getting used to the fast pace of innovation and change in the industry. 2020 will be no different, as new entrants will target customers with better deposit products,...

  • Report Marketplaces Will Reshape Financial Services

    Marketplaces Will Be The Most Successful Platform Business Model In Financial Services
    October 25, 2019 | Jacob Morgan

    Marketplace business models offer many advantages over traditional linear value chains, benefiting both providers and customers, as well as the owner of the marketplace. While many new marketplaces...

  • Report Case Study: How WeBank Became The World's Leading Digital Bank

    Tencent-Backed WeBank Is Driving Financial Inclusion At Scale In China
    October 24, 2019 | Meng Liu, Aurelie L'Hostis

    Financial inclusion is a billion-customer-plus opportunity that many traditional banks neglect or fail to grasp. WeBank leveraged Tencent's digital ecosystem and emerging technology capabilities to...

  • Report How To Succeed With Marketplace Business Models In Financial Services

    Hint: Build A Collaborative Business Model Strategy
    October 8, 2019 | Jacob Morgan

    The financial service industry is not immune to platform-driven change, of which the marketplace approach is the most likely winner. This report distills best practices from firms at the forefront...

  • Report The Future Of Small Business Banking

    Bank Brands Will Fade As Their SME Products Become Components In Other Companies' Ecosystems
    September 24, 2019 | Peter Wannemacher

    Banking for small- and medium-sized businesses is being disrupted by dozens of new entrants such as MYbank, Square, Stripe, Tide, and Xero that offer small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a...

  • Report How To Use Platform Business Models In Financial Services

    Driving Innovation With Platform-Based Strategies
    August 7, 2019 | Jacob Morgan

    Platform business models (e.g., Alibaba, Amazon, and Apple) dramatically improve growth and drive better outcomes for customers. Platform business models also require substantial collaboration with...

  • Report Understanding Today's US Investors

    Use This Updated Investor Segmentation To Guide Your Digital Business Strategy
    August 6, 2019 | Vijay Raghavan

    Wealth management firms commonly segment their clients by investable assets. But this is not enough to help firms decide on new products and services or optimize customer engagement models....

  • Report Five Traits For A Truly Open Banking Strategy

    How Banks Must Claim The Initiative
    August 1, 2019 | Jacob Morgan

    Open banking success relies on collaboration, and financial services firms must start that journey at home. Banks have powerful strengths: healthy customer relationships, scale, and data. But those...

  • Report The Digital Disruption Of Small Business Banking

    Banks Must Improve Digital Services For SMEs — Or Lose Customers To Disruptors
    February 19, 2019 | Peter Wannemacher

    Over the past decade, established banks have worked hard to extend their products and services to retail customers who've moved onto digital touchpoints. But digital banking for small and...

  • Report The BATJ Firms Are Driving Digital Financial Services For All

    Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, And JD.com Are Innovating Financial Ecosystems In China And Around The Globe
    January 3, 2019 | Meng Liu

    The financial technology (fintech) arms of Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and JD.com (BATJ) — four of the world's 10 largest fintech entities in 2018 — are now targeting financial services markets...

  • Report Predictions 2019: Financial Services

    Financial Firms Focus On Operational Efficiency As They Prepare For A Downturn
    November 7, 2018 | Benjamin Ensor

    This brief outlines Forrester's predictions for the financial services industry in 2019. Volatile politics brings economic uncertainty, while trade wars or other shocks threaten recession in major...