FMS Newsletter
  The global banking sector has faced a formidable challenge in its efforts to continue servicing customers and maintain business resilience amid the pandemic. For many of our clients and the industry as a whole, the crisis was a catalyst for digital transformation, streamlined credit underwriting and monitoring, and also led to a large number of banks adopting alternative channels or collaborating to remain resilient. Let’s prepare ourselves for 2021 by embracing change and challenging the traditional paradoxes in lending processes. Through this newsletter, we are glad to share some of our latest insights, thought-leadership pieces and client views from a recently concluded webinar on maximising ROI from digital transformation.

Rajul Sood, Global Head of Lending Solutions

  Webinar on demand | Breaking barriers: How to maximize ROI in a digitization-led lending transformation  
  Speakers from Umpqua Bank, Investec and KeyBank cover all aspects related to the challenges faced during a digitalisation-led transformation – why there is a need to build analytics over unified loan-management systems and how a digitalised credit-analysis process can be adopted to make faster and better lending decisions.  
Reimagining transformation in lending: How to achieve success in a digitalisation-led world   The case for covenant monitoring in the realm of machine learning
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Our expert’s view on the rapid deployment of technology within the lending function and how banks’ senior decision makers should assess their credit strategies to maximise success.

  Learn more about the impact of and key challenges in applying machine learning to the covenant-monitoring process.

Taking the unconventional route: Using alternative data to revive the lending process   Towards a greener lending future: The emergence of sustainability-linked loans
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Integrating alternative data into the lending process can broaden the scope of credit evaluation, based on a statistical approach, benefiting the financial system holistically. Read our latest insight paper.

  Sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) aim to facilitate and support environmentally and socially sustainable economic activity and growth. Learn how lenders are becoming greener by facilitating growth of SLL financing.

The path of uncertainty: the pandemic’s impact on SMEs   The role of lending in the rise of e-agriculture
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The pandemic-induced recession has put significant pressure on small and medium-size enterprises. Read our take on the likely impact on banks and other financial services companies.

  Learn more on how the agriculture sector is optimising output by using new technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to increase yield and efficiency and improve distribution.

Cash is king: How to optimise treasury operations   Impact story: Augmenting support across the treasury lifecycle
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Explore the factors that need to be considered when identifying strategic outsourcing solutions for treasury operations and learn more about our bespoke solutions.

  Our partnership with a US regional bank reduced its costs by 40-50% and its operational risks by 20%. Learn more about how we transformed its Treasury life cycle.


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