Has your bank or credit union made investments in artificial intelligence yet?

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI), and the promise it holds for the future, have been making news all year. And it’s no wonder that financial institutions are taking notice—a recent survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit found that 77% of bankers believe that unlocking value from AI will be the differentiator between winning and losing banks. Yet, many institutions are falling behind in AI maturity.

Despite its promise, making a large investment in artificial intelligence may seem risky to many midsized financial institutions. Hiring talent, developing a data management and analytics strategy, building a data platform, and creating AI models can be both time- and resource-intensive. Banks and credit unions want to ensure that the efforts spent to get an AI program off the ground will yield a high ROI, especially in times of economic uncertainty. Yet, failure to innovate and make progress toward digital transformation is not always an option in the highly competitive landscape.

Investment in Artificial Intelligence
Financial institutions find many uses for AI technologies

Thankfully, an investment in artificial intelligence can improve many processes across an institution. AI can optimize both time- and resource-intensive tasks, decrease risk, and increase revenue by improving the customer experience. For instance, by applying AI and machine learning algorithms to transactional data, banks and credit unions can gain insights into customers or members’ habits and preferences. Some use cases include:

  • Detecting and preventing fraud
  • Identifying loan default risk at the time of application
  • Predicting customer churn
  • Winning back business by discovering customer payments going to competitors, and subsequently making a more attractive offer
  • Predicting the next best product for each customer then targeting them with the right product at the right time
  • Calculating customer value scores in order to better allocate resources to target more valuable customers
Don’t get left behind

Large banks are already utilizing artificial intelligence use cases at scale. In a recent letter to shareholders, Jamie Dimon, Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase wrote, “Artificial intelligence (AI) is an extraordinary and groundbreaking technology. AI and the raw material that feeds it, data, will be critical to our company’s future success—the importance of implementing new technologies simply cannot be overstated.”

Because of this focus, his company has made tremendous investments in AI. They currently have over 300 AI use cases in production, and employ almost 3,000 people in data management, data science, and AI-research-related roles. This underscores how vital these new technologies are to success in the future.

Unfortunately, not every institution has access to talent and technology at the scale of JPMorgan Chase. That’s why Aunaytics has developed a cloud-based data and analytics platform to provide data management, advanced reporting, and predictive AI and machine learning solutions for midsized community banks and credit unions.

Daybreak for Financial Services allows institutions to learn more about their customers and members in order to provide a better overall experience—which in turn reduces risk, increases wallet share, and reduces expenses.