Posted September 13, 2018 06:17:15 Australia’s biggest banks are facing an uncertain future amid a global downturn.
While some are struggling to cope with high transaction volumes, the Federal Government’s financial planner has warned that the financial system is not ready for the disruption of the digital era.
The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, has said the Government will introduce a package of legislation in the coming weeks that will allow banks to “rebrand” their systems and provide a wider range of tools for businesses and individuals.
The change in strategy could be a signal that the Government is looking to roll out a new financial architecture, according to the chief financial officer of a leading financial services company.
Peter Keddie told the ABC the Government needs to make the case that banks are “fintenial” in order to attract and retain customers.
Mr Keddy said the industry is moving towards “firm-based” solutions and the Government should ensure that banks offer an “equity return” to their customers, which could be an important part of attracting customers.
“What you are going to see with a lot of banks is the kind of investment banking that has traditionally been the model,” he said.
The Federal Government has announced it will introduce changes to the way the banks operate and the way they do business in order for them to compete in the digital age. “
That’s when you see all the new investment banks starting to come in and they will be fintenially focused on the core markets and the core businesses that they do, so they will not be focussed on a broader market.”
The Federal Government has announced it will introduce changes to the way the banks operate and the way they do business in order for them to compete in the digital age.
The changes are expected to be announced in the next two weeks.
The Government is expected to introduce legislation to make it easier for banks to provide financial services to businesses.
The reforms include the opening up of new investment banking operations, allowing them to apply for and receive the licences they need to offer financial services.
A new investment bank will be able to offer “unprecedented” access to capital markets and to finance businesses in the future.
A report by the Financial Review newspaper last week estimated that more than half of all financial services jobs in Australia will be lost by 2035.
“Banks should be able now to provide services that are as good or better than what they do now,” said Mr Kedsie.
“If you want to be in the game, you need to have the capability to be on top of the market, to be ready for changes and to be able deliver for customers.”
What are fintechs?
fintensial banks offer financial products or services to customers in a different way to traditional banks, including the provision of a range of digital services.
The term refers to banks providing financial services in a manner that has a greater degree of flexibility to meet changing customer requirements.
For example, a fintenedial bank might offer an app-based financial product that enables businesses to create accounts or receive cash.
Other fintendedial banks include banks that allow consumers to access the financial markets via mobile phone applications.
What are the issues?
The Federal Treasury’s financial planners, Paul Kelly and Andrew Gifford, said the financial industry has not yet reached the stage where it is ready for digital services and the introduction of a digital financial architecture would help to keep the banks on track.
Mr Kelly said that the sector was currently facing the challenge of the “end of the financial transaction layer”.
He said that while banks are already adapting to the digital world, the challenge for them was how to ensure they are prepared to continue to operate effectively in the long term.
“The risk is that we lose the ability to provide those services in the new environment that we are in,” Mr Kelly told the National Press Club.
“So the way we are approaching the digital revolution will be a matter of how do we deliver services in this new environment?”
Mr Giffords warned that if banks were unable to deliver the services they need, it would cause a disruption for financial services businesses and customers.
He said it was important for the industry to be “flexible” in the way it operates and that it had to offer customers a “fair return”.
What is finted?
The Financial Services Alliance (FSA) estimates that the banking industry will lose at least $6 billion in 2020-21, with another $5 billion in 2021-22.
The Financial System Review has estimated that there will be “a $3.6 trillion shortfall” in banking services by 2040.
The financial industry, however, believes that the cost of maintaining an “end-to-end” banking system will be minimal, with the average cost per customer at $1,000.
The FSA has called for the Government to ensure that the “fiat” of the banking system is maintained.
The Federal Reserve governor, Jerome Powell, has also said that it is critical for