Financial Services: A Global Outlook
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – The financial services sector is a major consumer of a wide collection of business services and products. Apart from being an economic power, the industry drives other business operations, setting standards and contributing to achievements. The industry is the focal point to other sectors of the market, as the service provides the much needed finance to further their business operations. The industry is highly susceptible to market changes and needs to adapt on a quick time basis according to the changing environment. The emergence of niche players is heating up the sector, though there has been a decrease in the number of financial institutions. The entry of non-financial organizations into the Financial Services market is fast churning the sector, upping the ante even more. Rising competition and saturating markets in the developed countries have compelled big players in the international banking industry to explore emerging markets, which are still unexploited and unexplored. Growing income amongst the middle class population and developing economic conditions are the catalysts for emerging markets to flourish in the financial sector. With the rapidly increasing internet user-base and the growing craze for social media channels, the trend of using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook is also fast catching up in the financial services industry.
In the present scenario, the financial services market is witnessing myriad developments that are positively influencing the market, particularly in the banking sector. From the increased proliferation of internet banking and mobile banking to the increased usage of social media channels, the banking industry is transforming itself to suit the needs of new-age customers. Even in the insurance sector, the growing popularity of providing insurance through banks i.e. bancassurance is gaining all the more importance particularly in the developing nations such as Latin America and Asia-Pacific due to the extensive reach and relatively lower costs advantages provided by this channel of distribution. Adroit usage of the Internet and social media channels witnessed lately is expected to augur well for the market owing to the role that such media are expected to play in the process of re-building lost confidence of customers.
The worldwide financial services industry is anticipated to benefit largely from increasing levels of investments and promising growth opportunities in the Mobile Banking market. Although the initial focus was primarily on balance updates using text messages, the growing utilization of mobile Internet is allowing customers to carry out complex transactions too. Growing convergence of technologies has led to the advent of a wide variety of smartphones that are capable of facilitating Internet banking. As a result, the distinction between mobile banking and Internet banking is slowly blurring. Rapid strides made by the mobile Internet market is expected to promote the uptake of mobile banking services, thereby becoming a key strategy for banks’ business activities. Banks are increasingly offering ‘push’ or ‘transactional’ mobile banking services, by using mobile web or downloadable applications.
The research report titled “Financial Services: A Global Outlook” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report critically examines major market trends and issues, identifies major segments, highlights the indispensable need for IT in the financial services industry, and investigates the implications of globalization. The reader also stands to gain a prelude to topics such as ATM and Debit Card, Credit Cards, Online Credit Card Payments, Master Cards, and Visa Cards, among others. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia, UK, Japan, Australia, China, India, Taiwan) Brazil and Chile among several others. The report offers a compilation of recent product launches, mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies worldwide.
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