IDC Financial Insights: Worldwide Corporate Banking Digital Strategies

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Maria Adele Di Comite

Research Director, IDC Financial Insights Corporate and Retail Banking

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Tom Zink

Research Director

With growing competition from nonbank platforms and the commoditization of products, the ability to onboard, connect, and deliver new and existing services to corporate customers digitally is becoming paramount. Open banking is democratizing data access and payment services, which puts corporate banks under immense pressure to modernize corporate bank connectivity and rethink their value proposition to deliver new data-driven and value-adding services to their clients. The volatility brought about by inflation, supply chain issues, energy scarcity, and sustainability, as well as geopolitical turmoil, will only accelerate this transformation as customers turn to their banking partners to help them navigate the challenging waters ahead — with actionable insights to achieve their business goals, risk mitigation, and hedging strategies, and with new approaches to boost the productivity and intelligence of their treasury operations. Open banking, ecosystem orchestration, and collaborative initiatives are reshaping traditional business models, leveraging the underlying technological innovation that is enabling corporate banks to be faster in deploying their strategies and their new services with shorter time to market.


The IDC Financial Insights: Worldwide Corporate Banking Digital Strategies advisory service provides clients with insightful information and analysis of corporate and commercial banking trends, including cash and treasury, trade finance, commercial lending, and payments. It also provides coverage of how emerging 3rd Platform technologies such as Big Data, analytics, cloud, mobility, IoT, blockchain, and cognitive technologies transform the sector and how their convergence unlocks new business and operating models. The service offers timely, strategic, and actionable business IT and application advice to guide our clients as they undertake digital investment decisions, plan for future technology needs, and benchmark themselves against competitors. It provides ongoing research reports, analyst access, and admission to content-rich conferences and webcasts for the benefit of financial institutions as well as technology vendors.

Topics Addressed

Throughout the year, this service will address the following topics:

  • Preparing for open ecosystems — the need for an enterprise digital platform
  • Transforming corporate-to-bank connectivity away from outdated APIs and API monetization
  • Customer onboarding and client selection and profitability
  • Tech buyer research — IDC MarketScapes for cash management and trade finance
  • Addressing the need for value-adding overlay services to get customers hooked on real-time payments
  • Exploring new data-driven business models such as treasury as a service or insights as a service
  • Coping with regulatory pressure to improve resilience in the highly interconnected banking industry
  • Building a value proposition around data insights and predictive capabilities
  • Leveraging innovative technologies for dynamic risk management in tight cooperation with ICT third-party providers

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  1. How are banks driving their digital transformation and responding to the emergence of new technologies?
  2. What are the spending priorities and requirements for corporate banks?
  3. What does the competitive landscape for corporate banking vendors look like?
  4. What are corporate customers looking for from their bank partners?
  5. Which capabilities are needed to compete and differentiate in an increasingly commoditized, open environment?
  6. How to future-proof the corporate banking business in the digital era?

Who Should Subscribe

The IDC Financial Insights: Worldwide Corporate Banking Digital Strategies advisory service provides C-level executives and divisional heads in corporate banks, global transaction banks, and commercial banks as well as technology vendors and consultants with a specific corporate banking proposition. Our continuous interactions with our clients help them make better-informed decisions to improve competitiveness and operations.