The Indian financial industry will look vastly different in 2022. The banking sector, which accounts for 64% of the total assets in the financial system, is the most important part of the industry. It has evolved from its traditional money-dealing enterprise to an entirely digital one. The government has facilitated the transition by simplifying regulations and improving customer services. Big tech companies have entered the lending space and are competing with established banks and regulated financial entities. To compete with the new entrants, the RBI is working to introduce technological standards for banks and financial institutions.
The emergence of FinTech companies has revolutionized the Indian banking ecosystem. It enables consumers to receive interest-free credit in exchange for spacing out the interest-bearing installments. In the past year, the industry has grown to $3-3.5 billion and is expected to grow to $45-50 billion by 2022. This growth is due to the widespread adoption of mobile technology, which allows users to pay with their mobile phones, tablets, or laptops.
The emergence of new technology services has transformed the banking industry in India. The “Bank as a Service” (BaaS) business model offers customers the ability to pay for a product or service by making multiple payments over a longer period of time. The technology underlying the BPL model allows consumers to build a flexible repayment schedule, which is more convenient for them and the company. As a result, consumers are more likely to stay with their current financial institution, while having access to a variety of financial products.
Using technology to improve consumer experiences has driven the emergence of open banking. This concept blends technology and banks, allowing banks to offer their services and data to a variety of innovative apps. The resulting platform is capable of providing seamless financial services. The new platform relies on networks to provide the convenience of digital payment options. Further, fintech is also disrupting the industry in tier two and tier three, fueled by the growing need to connect with consumers.
Despite the current volatile and uncertain environment, the Indian economy is slowly recovering. Although the third wave of COVID-19 has depressed many employees’ plans to return to work, it will not have a lasting effect on the growth agenda in the long run. This upcoming year, the digital transformation of the Indian economy will spur the development of the banking and fintech industries in India. It will help improve customer service and provide new options for its customers.
In addition to a strong banking and financial sector, digital assets could become a powerful tool in the future. For example, the use of non-fungible tokens like bitcoins could redefine the future of money and investing. Further, tax and regulatory relaxations could spur the development of the banking and finance industries in the country. If these trends are successful, the Indian economy can become a major player in global markets. Its growth will be largely driven by the digitalisation of the economy and innovation in the finance industry.
The Indian economy is also experiencing a digital transformation as technology advances. For example, there are more telephony services and a growing number of mobile devices. This trend is enabling the creation of a new generation of digital applications. It also means that banking companies can provide more personalized financial services to consumers, such as lending funds through chatbots. And this has the potential to increase the number of people who use financial services.
The telco sector will benefit from the 5G auctions in 2020. The classification of data storage as infrastructure will benefit telecom companies and digital businesses. The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. was ranked fourth in cash equities by volume, according to the World Federation of Exchanges. In addition to commercial banks, there are also non-banking financial companies, new-age fintech startups, small and medium-sized financial entities and payment banks. The diverse range of services offered by these entities will make financial solutions available to a wide range of customers.
The finance industry in India is a complex network of financial institutions. Each has its own specific set of regulations and policies, but it has also benefited from the digital transformation. In addition to commercial banks, the country’s finance industry also includes non-banking financial companies, such as new age fintech startups and mutual funds. In addition to banks, there are also payment banks, mutual funds and co-operatives. With so many sub-sectors, these organizations offer financial services to different types of customers.