Today is not just another day for the world of finance and technology. The global financial crisis has now been largely put behind us and new opportunities have arisen to make the economy, and particularly financial services, more secure, accountable and efficient. In this blog post we’ll explore some of these opportunities hot on the heels of the financial crisis, discuss how they have developed and what they mean for your business. We start with a look at where our current challenges are coming from. There are many reasons why today’s financial services industry is in difficulty: high costs due to floating market values; large institutions using complex derivatives products; overpricing; small nimble companies being squeezed out by global players; and an overreliance on so-called “shadow banking” that is highly exposed to events outside its control.
What is the Financial Crisis?
The Financial Crisis was the worst financial event in the history of the United States, leaving behind a legacy that continues to affect the world’s financial systems today. As the largest financial crisis in U.S history, the crisis involved a broad range of industries and affected a large number of people, from small business owners struggling to meet their financial obligations to the entire U.S economy as a whole. In the wake of the financial crisis, several key questions were answered: What exactly was wrong with financial markets that led to the crisis? Why was it so easy for banks and financial institutions to make mistakes? And most importantly, How can we fix this problem so that it doesn’t happen again?
Over-regulation and money in politics
As the financial crisis caused alarm bells to toll in the financial community, other key questions also arose: What exactly is the problem with regulating financial services like banks and insurance companies? And, more important, More importantly, What can we do about it so that it doesn’t happen again? There are a number of ways to tackle the overregulation and money in politics problem. The first is by changing the way we think about and regulating financial services. The next is by creating a more transparent, accountable and PCs-first society. This will require political change as well, including a shift in the way money is financialised and printed. Finally, it will require the adoption of a new model for business that is both non-monetary and transparent.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
The internet of things is a rapidly developing field of technology focused on the expanding needs of our everyday lives. From wearable gadgets like the Fitbit to home appliances like the Nest thermostat, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a key player in modern business. This has led to a number of serious questions: What exactly is an IoT device? What is its purpose? What is its target market? These have been answered in the article How can we make an IoT product?, and are now being discussed among the industry.
FinTech adoption rate
The adoption of new technologies and business models is related to the number of assets and the number of users that are involved. It is hard to estimate the adoption rate of new technologies and new business models, since most of them are not released to the market until a couple of years after they have been developed. However, one can assume that there is a large backlog of technologies that have not been released to market that might be an excellent opportunity for startups and investors.
The Effect of Raiding on Bank Capability
Many in the financial sector have argued that banks and financial products must be as robust and robustly-secured as possible, in order to withstand any potential financial crisis. This is based on the assumption that the banking sector is well-suited to handle the current financial environment. However, the trend toward greater transparency and more open business models has led to a review of industry assumptions regarding the viability of financial institutions. Many banks have now become more open in their tune up after the financial crisis, and this has been a positive factor in the adoption of new technologies, including the internet of things.
The bottom line
The financial crisis has laid bare many of the shortcomings of the banking system and forced the banking sector to look at its capabilities more closely. What was once seen as a highly evolved industry has now become more reliant on technology to stay ahead. The financial sector is now seeking partnerships and switching up its model to create a more flexible, transparent and accountable financial system. It is now up to the financial institutions to adapt to these new operating conditions and show how prepared they are for a future financial institution-led credit crunch.