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29.07.2023 4 min read

Moving Into the Future with Data:

Data-Driven Banking for Swiss Banks

Data-Driven Banking for Swiss Banks

Action required for Swiss Institutes: If they want to position themselves for the future, banks in Switzerland must focus more on the opportunities afforded by data-driven business models. This is the central thesis of an exciting article written by two experts from Contovista for Netzwoche.

Senior Data Scientist Martin Biehler and Data Scientist Ilario Giordanelli argue that customer expectations are evolving, while new, agile digital neo-banks are entering the market. As a result, established institutions also need to leverage data-driven innovation to remain competitive.

Established institutions need to leverage data-driven innovation to remain competitive.

While other industries such as retail have long adopted data-driven approaches, the banking industry is still showing relative restraint, e.g., because of concerns about governance and data protection. In light of mounting competitive pressure, however, institutions cannot afford to wait any longer if they want to be successful in the long run. After all, data-driven banking offers them a number of benefits that will enable them to effectively compete with new competitors.

  • Personalisation
    Data analysis from all customer touchpoints makes it possible to tailor products and services precisely to the wishes of end customers.
  • Automation
    Campaigns and lead generation are optimised. Evaluation of payment data automatically provides relevant information about life events and customer needs.
  • Process optimisation
    The efficiency of processes such as risk management, fraud prevention, and personalised customer advice is significantly enhanced.

Where Should You Get Started with Data-Driven Banking?

The way for banks to get started is to capture, structure, and centrally process data about their customers. To achieve this, several challenges need to be overcome, such as breaking down organisational silos that hinder consistent data usage. What’s more, the technical effort should not be underestimated, especially when it comes to tracking customer interests. Since this approach only works with the consent of customers, the offerings must also be designed to be highly trustworthy and, above all, provide tangible added value for the users.

Leveraging the full potential of data-driven banking

If these requirements are met, data-driven banking can fully realise its potential, boost customer loyalty, and open up new business areas – whether it’s a national institution that wants to offer service at a global level or a regional bank that can now reach a much broader customer base thanks to online banking.

Read the article online (in German)