An interview summary from Sibos 2023
There are three main challenges, often referred to as the "three C's," that are driving banks to reevaluate their operating models.
Strategies for Reevaluating Operating Models
Banks are adopting two main strategies to address the challenges and reevaluate their operating models.
Some banks are strategically positioning themselves as Payments Banks. They consolidate payment flows from other banks and create dedicated, highly scalable, and cost-effective payment-focused businesses to handle high transaction volumes. However, this strategy may not be viable for all banks due to the need for substantial transaction volumes to be profitable.
Other banks choose to go with the Product Differentiation strategy to differentiate their payment services to cater to local clients or focus on customer intimacy. These banks also need to update and modernize their platforms.
The Role of Payments as a Service and Payments as a Service Plus
PaaS traditionally refers to flexible payment processing engines offered by vendors. However, Tietoevry Banking provides a more comprehensive technology platform. Tietoevry PaaS offering includes payment processing capabilities, as well as pre-processing, reconciliation, and other technological capabilities for a full-spectrum solution. PaaS+ goes a step further by combining technology platforms with operational capabilities to address challenges in AML, FCP, KYC, and customer service aspects of payments.
The banking industry is navigating a complex landscape of compliance, competencies, and evolving customer expectations. To reevaluate their operating models, banks are adopting different strategies, including becoming payments banks, differentiating their services, and leveraging Payments as a Service (PaaS) solutions. These strategic choices will shape the future of banking as they strive to meet the demands of an ever-changing financial landscape.
Watch now! Jarkko Turunen, Head of Payment Products & Services at Tietoevry Banking, explores how banks are adapting their payment processing models in response to changes in the financial landscape, focusing on the key elements and innovations to be considered in their decision frameworks.