The last weeks of 2020 were bittersweet for a few organizations. Aside from the shocking human toll wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, entire markets were thrown into disarray, forcing businesses to reconsider their interactions with workers, suppliers, and consumers.
The finance sector was more of the same, with Fintech being more relevant than ever in 2020 as businesses scrambled to adopt digital transformation in the face of the impending crisis. And most of these developments seem to be expected to keep going till 2021 as per fintech research.
Fintech and 2021
Fintech research claims organizations will now must begin bringing their creative digital initiatives into effect to manage a more volatile economic environment.
To provide the financial industry's practicality, Fintech developers must stay updated on these developments as they create new applications and services. Many existing businesses will examine their modern infrastructure technologies to see if their current structures can handle the challenges of the digital transition.
If their current platforms cannot fulfil their needs, they will have to either search for financial services with a much more robust set of features or build their own.
Alternate solutions for payment methods will compete, but customers will have the power to decide.
As long as policymakers encourage a dynamic payment ecosystem, several pricing schemes could co-occur in a competitive world.
In certain areas, emerging solutions like digital wallet structures, interbank electronic money transfers, and so-called stable coins can pressure dominant payment systems.
In the meantime many popular global online financial platforms like etoro reviews their trading instruments and asset offering to cater to the increasing consumer interest in digital assets. These financial platforms continue to gain market share by leveraging their ever increasing customer base. Consumer behaviour, as always, is likely to drive improvement in the end.
More CBDC research is being done, but few (if any) have been accepted.
Although mainland China's retail central bank digital currency has begun a pilot program, most commercial banks are still debating the feasibility, desirability, and significance of developing one.
We expect the pace of design and technology to pick up this year, though authorization decisions will probably take longer. Meanwhile, some jurisdictions are looking into interbank CBDCs, which might move things along more smoothly.
Regulatory systems are racing to keep up with the pace of progress.
Technological advances, such as distributed ledger technology and artificial intelligence, continue to raise concerns about current financial regulations' applicability and suitability.
As the wind trance of BigTech into the financial sector, business models have raised concerns about the existing mechanisms' sufficiency. More clarifications and changes to legislation are likely as regulators around the world struggle to uphold the principle of "same operation, same risks, same laws."
Regulation of technology and data is becoming more stringent.
Regulatory authorities are deeply concerned about ensuring that the critical role played by communications and information businesses for people and enterprises does not result in misbehaviour or price volatility to markets and necessities.
Market participants will face indirect (through stricter technology risk planning and supervisory resilience guidelines on financial institutions) or direct influence over these companies in the financial services sector.