Fintech innovation continues to disrupt the Global Networked Economy. The value of consumer spending on remote payments for digital and physical goods is estimated to have surpassed $3.3 trillion in 2018 — that’s up 10 percent on the 2017 total of $3 trillion.
2019 will not be a continuation of the past. But which technology trends will matter most in the months and years ahead? Big data and AI? The cloud? Digital-only banks? The answer is critical because ignoring these trends now will make it more difficult than ever for complacent banks and credit unions to catch up.
The digital payments arena is undergoing rapid change, owing to a combination of factors. Transactions are growing rapidly year-on-year as convenience improves, and regulatory changes help to drive adoption. Meanwhile, the scope of different payment types is increasing.
“From the $300 million spent in 2018 on alternative data to pre-trade transparency to indexing to real-time market data, 2019 will see a hyper-focus on gathering more of the right data, storing it in new ways, analyzing it via machine learning and AI, and acting upon it more systematically than ever before.”
According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, annual online payment fraud losses from eCommerce, airline ticketing, money transfer and banking services will reach $48 billion by 2023 — that’s up from the $22 billion in losses projected for 2018.