Blockchain Technology In The Indian Fintech Industry- How Will The Technology Venture The 2020s?

Did you know that the global market for blockchain technology will be worth $67.4 billion by 2026? The biggest market value distribution for blockchains is found in the banking industry. India is presently seeing the introduction of this technology.

India has developed into a significant global fintech industry hotspot and has given fintech start-ups considerable space. Covid-19 sped up the fintech sector’s expansion, which is now experiencing record investments and an explosive increase in the use of its services. It was essential for the financial industry to transition to app-based operations as sectors shifted to digital platforms.

The fintech industry has gone a long way with encrypted logins, full access to financial data, and practically all functions available at your fingertips. App-based processes do, however, need less time and effort, but it’s unlikely that they will result in secure transactions, protection against fraud, or transparency to prevent any wrongdoing. Here, blockchain technology has the potential to improve and even completely transform the entire tech-based financial industry.

Understanding Blockchain Technology

A blockchain is a decentralized, open, and distributed digital ledger that keeps track of transactions across numerous computers in such a way that any changes to the record would impact all following blocks and the network consensus. Increasing and leaving its mark in every industry, including fintech, real estate, agriculture, and healthcare, this mushrooming technology is expanding.

Boosting The Booming Fintech

It is clear that with blockchain technology, conventional financial processes may be completely transparent and based on fast, secure transactions. The new fintech transactions can create peer-to-peer networks, quick transactions, and total transparency without needing an intermediary.

Blockchain focuses on lowering the risk for financial institutions and offering secure, encrypted data that are safe and unmodified, potentially making the financial industry more transparent, less vulnerable to fraud, and less expensive for consumers. This enables the industry to concentrate on artificial intelligence- and machine-driven intelligence-based decision-making.

Financial Management Without Banks

Digital wallets, digital payments, and digital lending have all established new market segments due to the expanding new-age client sector. Blockchain technology can effectively govern this ecosystem. Blockchain-integrated digital wallets are protected by private keys while possessing their unique public address, allowing them to send and receive payments. With blockchain technology, wallet holders with private keys are the sole owners of the assets, unlike traditional currency, where banks take responsibility for holding money.

The Relevance Of Digital KYC

Trust and identification have always been difficult to establish in a financial transaction. Blockchain technology will be essential to automate the manual, paper-based, time-consuming, and expensive process of maintaining clients’ up-to-date records through digital KYC. igitization has enormous potential to keep data correct and foster genuine trust among parties conducting online business. Customer consent, data theft, and identity theft are essential parts that facilitate the task for all parties.

Borderless Payments With Blockchain Technology

Financial institutions can concentrate more on improving the speed and effectiveness of payment choices as the industry shifts toward borderless transactions. In addition, regulating the resources required to authorize payments and making them convenient for international payments further lowers the total cost of ownership.

Blockchain technology will revolutionize the fintech industry. Blockchain technology has excelled in the modernization of traditional financial institutions that fintech has risen to do. In addition, the data privacy advantage of blockchain has been building up the much-needed trust between users and providers in the fintech industry.

With an increasing focus on payments, closely followed by securities and trade finance, blockchain will focus on evolving complexity and delivery timeframe, improving financial institutions’ operational efficiency.

About Signzy

Signzy is a market-leading platform redefining the speed, accuracy, and experience of how financial institutions are onboarding customers and businesses – using the digital medium. The company’s award-winning no-code GO platform delivers seamless, end-to-end, and multi-channel onboarding journeys while offering customizable workflows. In addition, it gives these players access to an aggregated marketplace of 240+ bespoke APIs that can be easily added to any workflow with simple widgets.

Signzy is enabling ten million+ end customer and business onboarding every month at a success rate of 99% while reducing the speed to market from 6 months to 3-4 weeks. It works with over 240+ FIs globally, including the 4 largest banks in India, a Top 3 acquiring Bank in the US, and has a robust global partnership with Mastercard and Microsoft. The company’s product team is based out of Bengaluru and has a strong presence in Mumbai, New York, and Dubai.

Visit www.signzy.com for more information about us.

You can reach out to our team at reachout@signzy.com.

Written By:

Mahesh Mohan

Mahesh is a Creative Writer intent on learning and sharing knowledge. He ensures to deliver well-researched and precise information to the reader without squandering their time or tag. He is well versed in financial technology and digital marketing with a passion for stories in all forms.

 

 

Harnessing Hospitality With KYC- How Signzy Can Help The Hospitality Industry Be Safe

Did you know that for the hospitality industry, statistics indicate that organizations lose upto 6% of annual revenue from fraudulent activities perpetrated by guests and employees? For example, a hotel operator earning approximately $10 million in annual room revenue may experience losses between $500,000 and $600,000.

Preventing this while moving forward in the industry is a parlous task. One of the effective ways of this is to conduct KYC-‘Know Your customer’ for all the customers. KYC is the process of verifying the user’s identity and is typically done by several methods such as ID paper upload, face recognition, electronic ID verification, etc.

Digital KYC is rendering to be a mandatory process in the hospitality industry. Let’s examine how this is blooming and why fintech companies will help enhance this growth.

Relevance Of Digital KYC Processes

Digital KYC is as essential as ever in the financial technology sector to prevent financial fraud, identity theft, money laundering, and terrorist financing. As a result, it is widely used in the banking and fintech industries. But this begs the question of how KYC helps the hospitality industry? First, more and more states demand that the hotel has a copy of the guest’s passport or ID. But the issue with this solution is a lower Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) and increased time per check-in.

As Hotels lean towards online and kiosk check-ins, this process becomes more difficult. It would be great for customers to offer their passport or ID information ahead of time, which includes a scan of the passport and a picture of the guest. If this information could be stored in the hotel’s Property Management Software before the arrival of guests, it would be far more convenient.

Digital KYC in International Hospitality

Financial institutions in Scandinavia, Central, and Western Europe reported considerable savings and improved affinity for their services after implementing an effective Electronic ID (eID)-based KYC process a few years ago. But when you implement such methods, ensure that you avail the assistance of an established fintech resource provider. Else, the road might turn out to be quite bumpy.

Availing Fintech Industry Service Providers

A good service provider might seem complicated to find at first, but if you know where to look, you can get the best. They will ensure that the proposed solutions are specifically designed for your needs rather than a conglomeration for general clients. It will also be maximized in digitization. But, most importantly, it should comply with regulatory guidelines without compromising comfort or security.

At Signzy, we provide the most secure customer onboarding, e-signing, and authentication services. We ensure that all our clients, especially from the hospitality industry, encourage using electronic IDs, passports, and ID cards as verification documents and utilize digitized KYC methods. We can provide you with state-of-the-art customizable AI-driven resources for this. In addition, we can help you obtain required information from OVD(officially Verified Documents), retrieve the data, and store documents and signed agreements in archives.

Electronic IDs

It is essential to understand what an electronic ID is? Electronic identification is an electronic system for legitimizing users on the Internet or other computer systems. For example, using an electronic identity, users can identify, sign contracts, and approve transactions on websites such as banks and public portals.

Once onboard, guests can quickly access their loyalty program information. In addition, if they use an eID, there is no need to worry about remembering a username and login, as the eID provides authentication.

Signzy’s Impact In The Hospitality Industry

Signzy’s contributions in the industry are not unprecedented or novel, as we have always emphasized upgrading the onboarding and KYC processes in financial technology for nearly a decade. The hospitality industry, too, has seen its fair share of this.  

Recently the regulations are becoming more stringent as fraudsters are finding advanced ways to trick hotels. As the behemoths in the hospitality industry acknowledge and adopt KYC and identification processes as mandatory, it is only sensible for the mid-level players to do the same. The era of digitization is here, and it is now.

About Signzy

Signzy is a market-leading platform redefining the speed, accuracy, and experience of how financial institutions are onboarding customers and businesses – using the digital medium. The company’s award-winning no-code GO platform delivers seamless, end-to-end, and multi-channel onboarding journeys while offering customizable workflows. In addition, it gives these players access to an aggregated marketplace of 240+ bespoke APIs that can be easily added to any workflow with simple widgets.

Signzy is enabling ten million+ end customer and business onboarding every month at a success rate of 99% while reducing the speed to market from 6 months to 3-4 weeks. It works with over 240+ FIs globally, including the 4 largest banks in India, a Top 3 acquiring Bank in the US, and has a robust global partnership with Mastercard and Microsoft. The company’s product team is based out of Bengaluru and has a strong presence in Mumbai, New York, and Dubai.

Visit www.signzy.com for more information about us.

You can reach out to our team at reachout@signzy.com.

Written By:

Mahesh Mohan

Mahesh is a Creative Writer intent on learning and sharing knowledge. He believes Finance is the matrix of functionality, and Technology is evolution. Amalgamate the two, and you get the most dynamic beast in modern civilization- Fintech. He explores this sphere with keen eyes on the terraforming ecosystem. He tries to balance his professional enthusiasm with his passion-driven love for history, mythology, and stories of all forms.