Wipro to focus on banks in emerging markets
"We are working on emerging markets for our services in the three regions over the next three years," said Suresh Raman, the Singapore-based Head of Banking Sales for Asia Pacific & Japan.
He was speaking at a banking technology show here.
The financial services industry, especially banking, is in the midst of massive upgrade of existing IT set ups to cope with future regulatory and customer-driven online and mobile services, said Vijay Sharma, Vice President & Head Domain & Industry Advisory Services for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI).
Citing industry figures, the two executives said that global banks were expected to spend USD 150 billion this year on IT related upgrades, revamps and system refreshments.
About a third that is expected to be made by Asian banks internationalising their operations and service across the globe including developed markets in the West. The officials said they expected an annual increase of 2-3 per cent on IT spending by the banks, including those in matured and developed markets such as the US, with fast expanding internet banking.
New regulations and standards as well as Basel III norms will demand more sophistication in the banking and financial IT systems, considering the wide spread of online consumer spending and high level security against rising risk threats, the officials pointed out.
Sharma said more and more banks are
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