New Zealand
New Zealand New Zealand
Consumers make most of their payments by internet banking
  • 74%
  • 70.5%
  • 54.5%
  • 46.5%
  • 39.6%
  • 40.7%
  • A higher percentage make payments via internet banking to banks and insurance companies, telcos, and retailers, respectively, compared to the regional average
  • Impact: Anti-fraud capabilities critical to the increased digital transaction frequency and customers’ trust in banks
Australia Australia
Consumers are most satisfied with the post-fraud service of banks and insurances companies
  • More than 70% satisfaction rate compared to 59.7% on average
  • Impact: Increased trust in BFSIs
Indonesia Indonesia
Consumers that encountered most fraud incidents in the past 12 months

AP Average

  • 49.8% have experienced fraud at least once compared to 34.7% on average
  • Impact: Overall anti-fraud capabilities need improvement
Singapore Singapore
Consumers have the highest trust towards government
AP Average
  • 75.5% choose government agencies, compared with 51.7% on average
  • Impact: Trust of personal data protection is centered around government agencies
Vietnam Vietnam
Consumers encountered most fraud incidents in retail and telco during the past 12 months
  • 55%
  • 54.5%
  • 32.8%
  • 35.2%
  • 55% and 54.5% have experienced fraud at least once in retail and telco, respectively, compared to 32.8% and 35.2% on average
  • Impact: Overall anti-fraud capabilities need improvement
Thailand Thailand
Most Thai consumers believe speed and resolution are severely lacking (response/ detection speed toward fraud incidents)
AP Average
  • 60.5% think it is most important, compared to 47.7% on average
  • Impact: Response time as one of key factors to fraud management to retain customers and gain their trust
India India as standalone
Consumers have the largest number of shopping app accounts in the region
  • Average of three accounts per person
  • Impact: Highest exposure to online fraud
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Hong Kong
The least percentage of consumers with high satisfaction level toward banks and insurance companies’ fraud management
AP Average
  • Only 9.7% are most satisfied compared to 21.1% on average
  • Impact: effective response towards fraud incidents to be improved
China China
Consumers are the most tolerant toward submitting and sharing of personal data
AP Average
  • 46.6% compared to the AP average of 27.5% are accepting of sharing personal data of existing accounts with other business entities
  • Impact: higher exposure of data privacy and risk of fraud
Japan Japan as standalone
Consumers most cautious on digital accounts and transactions
50.7% Actively maintain digital accounts’ validity
27% AP Average
45.5% Do not do online bank transfers
13.5% AP Average
  • More than 70% did not encounter fraud incidents in past 12 months, compared to 50% on average
  • Impact: Relatively low risk of fraud

Faster credit decisions with real-time technology

Faster credit decisions with real-time technology

Over the last decade the digital transformation of the banking sector has accelerated dramatically, and the pace of change is showing no sign of slowing. Recent research data shows more than 1.2 billion people are banking on their mobile devices today, a number set to increase to over 2 billion by 2021.


Competition from agile new arrivals to the market, combined with a need to enhance the customer experience, are compelling credit providers to improve their range of services and reduce the time it takes to make credit decisions. Gone are the days when a discussion with the local bank manager was the only option. Dissatisfaction with traditional systems that fail to meet the instantaneous needs of the modern-day customer already has some Australians looking to fintech start-ups and alternative lending sources.


Millennials report convenience anywhere, anytime as the primary driver for choosing non-traditional finance providers according to recent Telstra research. This highlights that many of today’s consumers live in a world of digital banking, and expect to be able to have their banking needs met at any time, in any place, and on any device.


There are signs consumer pressure is shifting the massive cogs of Australia’s financial services industry, slowly but surely adjusting to the demands of today’s hyper competitive 24/7 global economy. The National Payments Platform (NPP) rollout in late 2017 will provide Australian businesses and consumers with a faster, more flexible and data-rich way to transfer funds within seconds.


In the NPP world, an Australian credit shopper can receive funds from friends, family or peers almost instantly. Australian credit providers will have the same ability to almost instantly fulfil a customer’s credit wishes – but they will also need the right tools in place to assess customer risk with the same level of immediacy.


In order for credit providers to meet the evolving demands, real-time automated decision-making must become the new norm across the credit industry, enabled by access to a variety of internal and external databases.


So what are the databases and insights credit providers need at their fingertips to make well informed decisions? In order to accurately, quickly and confidently make a ‘yes’ decision anytime, anywhere, a credit provider needs to first answer these five fundamental questions:

  1. Is the applicant who he or she purports to be? (ID data)
  2. Will the applicant likely be fraudulent? (fraud data)
  3. Is the applicant too risky? (credit data) orientated
  4. Can the applicant afford to repay the loan? (servicing capacity data)
  5. If the applicant has a property, is it worth what they say it’s worth? (asset value data)

Historically most credit providers have answered each of these questions separately, using disparate and unconnected systems. For example, the bank will access an existing customer’s profile on their CRM database, but will also look at external data provided by a credit bureau or a shared fraud database. The result is a lengthy process that delays credit decisions and results in a poor customer experience. In an increasingly saturated market, consumers’ ability to access credit seamlessly will likely be a key differentiator.


A one-stop shop

Emerging technologies promise a faster and more customer-friendly alternative to these clunky systems of old, offering access to a wide range of separate databases on demand and as part of a singular process. As banks up the ante in their adoption of cloud-based services, a more flexible, collaborative technology ecosystem is emerging.


These technologies enrich a bank’s own customer data with third party credit data, identity information, fraud insights, and property data, and make it all available online and in real-time. With integrated workflow and decisioning processes, banks can fast-track applications from existing customers, and prompt a request for more data from new customers.


This enables credit providers to deliver a credit decision within seconds, reducing the number of customers who drop-off mid-way through the application process due to the lengthy questions and delays. However, it also ensures credit offers are more accurate, based on a holistic approach to a customer’s financial situation. For the bank, this reduces risk, streamlines operations, and enables it to offer efficient and competitive products and services.


A digitised approach also addresses an ongoing concern for credit providers. In 2009, to meet ASIC’s Responsible Lending Guidelines the onus was put on lenders to request evidence such as pay-slips or financial statements, to support credit applications., This process significantly delays the processing of applications. However, by applying the same principles in data integration, banks can now automatically access bank statements to fast track their evaluation of the ability of a consumer to service a loan.


Developing an effective data hub with real-time decisioning software future-proofs a bank, enabling an agile response to both future regulatory changes and transformations to the market. Such a capability results in a more positive experience for customers and delivers much improved efficiencies and business performance for credit providers.


David Grafton is Managing Director, Credit Services & Decision Analytics at Experian

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