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Why FinTech Companies Are Increasingly Relying on IT and How

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In the last few years, the fintech sector has been going through a tremendous transformation due to the advancements in the IT industry. The fintech companies have entered the financial industry landscape with innovative solutions that revolutionize traditional banking and financial services. As someone from an IT background and expertise in DevOps and platform engineering, Mr. Anirudh Mustyala provided his valuable insights into the growing reliance on IT and how it has contributed significantly to the growth of the fintech sector.

Anirudh found his passion for the fintech industry while working at J.P. Morgan Chase as a full-time Software Engineer (DevOps) with an associate role. In his entire career trajectory, Anirudh has played a crucial role in a number of high-impact projects and has substantially supported the integration of IT in the fintech sector.

“Fintech companies emerged as disruptors, recognising the untapped potential of technology to revolutionize traditional financial services.”, mentioned Anirudh while talking about the evolution of IT and Fintech integration. He also highlighted how in the current scenario, IT has become the backbone of the fintech sector in terms of enabling these companies to deliver innovative products and services that cater to the modernized expectations of their customers.

As someone who has been at the backend of business operations, Anirudh further talked about today’s customer’s demand for instant and personalized access to financial services. He believes that the fintech companies that leverage information technology like AI, ML, and Data Analytics are better able to cater to these customer expectations by offering intuitive and user-friendly interfaces. With the advent of technology, it is not difficult for these companies to analyze vast amounts of data- which can help them better understand customer behaviors and preferences, ultimately enabling them to provide tailored recommendations and automate processes for a seamless customer experience.

“Traditional payments systems were often slow and cumbersome, leading to customer dissatisfaction. Fintech companies have transformed the payment landscape by leveraging IT advancements, offering mobile payment apps, digital wallets, and peer-to-peer platforms.”, said Anirudh. According to him, these solutions have made transactions faster, more secure, and highly accessible, ensuring smooth financial interactions for customers.

Further, Anirudh also went into greater detail about the inherent dangers that fintech companies face in a complex regulatory environment.. He mentioned how IT plays a crucial role in mitigating such risks through real-time monitoring, fraud detection, and compliance automation. “Advanced algorithms and data-driven models enable fintech companies to detect anomalies and potentially fraudulent activities, safeguarding customer assets and ensuring regulatory compliance”, clarified Anirudh.

Given his level of experience, Anirudh was confident that scalability is one of the key advantages of fintech companies. His work with data management and security has had unparalleled impact on his organization and has set a bar in the industry. He preaches that by leveraging cloud computing, fintech companies can actively manage their infrastructure. Two models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) allow these companies to focus on innovation and customer-centric solutions without any hardware constraints.

“Financial inclusion has been a challenge in underserved regions globally”, said Anirudh. He believes that the synergy between finance and IT that led to the creation of these fintech companies has bridged the gap by providing access to financial services through mobile banking, micro-lending platforms, and digital wallets. With the gradual advancement of the IT industry, these companies can now reach remote areas and offer cost-effective and secure financial solutions to previously unbanked populations.

Lastly, he mentioned how the evolution of fintech along with the subsequent integration of IT will play an even more significant role in shaping its future. Emerging technologies like blockchain, IoT, and quantum computing hold immense potential to disrupt and transform financial services. Fintech companies that embrace these technologies and harness their power through IT advancements will lead the way in innovation and sustainable growth.

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