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Banks must adapt to embedded finance as it transforms commerce as we know it

Banks must adapt to embedded finance as it transforms commerce as we know it
Pavel Livshiz
January 19, 2023

Embedded finance, which refers to integrating financial products into non-financial environments to enhance the customer experience, has become increasingly popular. This trend has put pressure on traditional banks to adapt or risk losing customers to more convenient fintech alternatives. Banks have realized the need to innovate and transform their product offerings to keep up with the evolving demands of the digital age. However, many banks struggle with the technology required to deliver embedded banking services effectively. Despite the challenges, embedded finance has the potential to generate significant revenue, and banks must find ways to modernize their operations and retain customers. This involves investing in customer-centric technology, partnering with third-party providers, and exploring new distribution opportunities. By offering unique embedded finance services, targeting specific client segments, and collaborating with fintech companies, banks can remain competitive in the evolving financial landscape. Additionally, the concept of Banking as a Service (BaaS) is gaining traction, allowing banks to provide their products and services through third-party distributors and APIs. Collaboration between banks and fintechs is crucial to harness the benefits of embedded finance and ensure the industry's continued relevance and control over financial interactions.

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