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      Banks face a race to catch as much as massive tech, in what's set to be a extremely digitalised post-Covid-19 world.




Banking apps are dealing with growing challenges from massive tech companies like Apple and Google, Accenture says.  
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The New Zealand arm of worldwide enterprise consultancy Accenture mentioned the pandemic had disrupted banking the world over.

It mentioned money was on its means out, and banking apps have been dealing with growing challenges from massive tech companies like Apple and Google.

Accenture New Zealand managing director Ben Morgan mentioned banks have been pressured to make years' price of know-how and enterprise mannequin adjustments inside a matter of months as demand for digital and safe work-from-home programs exploded.

"This implies the mode and operation of banking in most different nations has doubtless modified eternally. Covid has blurred the strains between established gamers and challengers as conventional banks have upped their digital sport and elevated their share of digital gross sales from about 30-40 p.c to over 70 p.c."

Morgan mentioned the launch of Google Plex banking in 2021 and the doubtless evolution of Apple from bank card supplier to broader monetary companies participant will see retail transaction banking disappear into broader digital life-style administration platforms.

"Google Plex and Apple Pay take this a step additional and transaction banking is more and more turning into native to the cellphone's working system.

"The steadiness sheet is pushed fairly far again within the proposition which supplies a vastly superior buyer expertise in contrast with standalone banking apps.

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