How blockchain is optimizing investment banking costsHarsh Sinha
Blockchain technology in investing banking
Data storage is one of the essential components of banks. Database plays a very key role in the proper functioning of the investment banks. Banks need a database to store the valuable information of the customers which is needed by them to provide valuable services like transactions to the customers.
Banks database are huge and multiple due to which managing the database of the banks regarding people information is not an easy task. It can be really troublesome and hectic task. The database must be really secure and protective because it stores very confidential and private information and any disclosure of customer’s information can create a lot of troubles.
Blockchain technology is the answer to all the above problems. It ensures that the transactions are smooth and database are secured and protected. This highly secured access system help in better management of the bank activities and tasks. It provides one platform to access the required data.
According to a report, Blockchain has really cut down the banking cost making them more profitable and saving the cost by up to 30%. It has completely revolutionized the way investing banking is done. The Blockchain investments will increase from $75 million in 2015 to an overwhelming $400 million in 2020.Due to this revolution; different parts of bank databases are connected together which has made the whole banking process very convenient and cost-effective.
Reporting costs are much lower and transparency in data optimization is ensured
One of the best features of Blockchain in banks is that it provides a very level of transparency in the financial reports. As we all know that Blockchain is the only source of information, so same information is shared with the authorities, customers and clients at the same time. Due to this unique and one access, a tremendous amount of transparency is there in the financial reports.
This is the reason why the verification of the data is much convenient and simple with the help of Blockchain. That is exactly how the banks are able to generate a huge amount of reports without much investment in the collection and gathering of the customer’s data.
Reduced Processing cost and enhanced operations efficiency
It is important to note that the Blockchain provides a centralized way of storing the information. Information related to the customer and connection with the client is available from a single source. Multiple branches of the bank can use the single source to obtain the information. This reduces a lot of operational costs which improves the efficiency level of the bank.
As the database is centralized, processing costs are reduced as very less effort is required to access the information. Due to this Blockchain, the digital identity of an individual can be managed efficiently. This is how Blockchain is having a tremendous impact on the banking cost.
Compliance costs are highly reduced
In the older days, it was quite cumbersome for the banks to communicate the information of the customers to the counterparties. It was a very difficult task and a huge amount of revenue needs to be spent on it. To make it possible, banks have to audit the information again and again to ensure the compliance.
But with the coming of the Blockchain in the banking investing system, it has makes this task a lot easier. A centralized database is sufficient to audit the transactions. You don’t have to do audit again and again so a lot of time is saved. It has brought transparency in the system which has resulted in the building of trust among people and due to this transparency; the whole process is visible to all the authorities. This has reduced the compliance cost by 50%.
The other benefits of how Blockchain affecting investment banking costs
Banking system requires a lot of functions to be performed like investigations, clearance, trade support, settlement, clearance etc. To get these functions performed, it is required that the right information is available at the right time because the banks have to analyze, gather and confirm the data before taking any decisions. That is the how why Blockchain database system has made the functioning of the bank so smooth and convenient. In the future, this Blockchain technology is going to rule the banking world as it has made transactions secure and augmented the efficiency. Blockchain has truly optimised the investment banking costs.