Boost your career as a digital banker
Since demonetization, the spread of Digital Banking in India has increased on a large scale. Due to lack of cash in the country since the time of demonetization, people started and shifted on digital banking, everyone learned it and promoted it
Since demonetization, the spread of Digital Banking in India has increased on a large scale. Due to lack of cash in the country since the time of demonetization, people started and shifted on digital banking, everyone learned it and promoted it. And let us tell you that in the case of digital payment in India, Corona virus did that job that could not happen in demonetization 4 years ago.
In fact, digital payments increased significantly during the Corona crisis. To prevent the spread of the corona virus, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also issued a notification urging people to use digital banking and online payment facilities as much as possible. Due to which the value of transactions reached its highest level last month on Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a platform designed by India's largest banks in 2016. Through this article know how a person interested in banking sector can make his future bright in Digital Banking field.
What is a digital bank?
Simply put, a digital bank offers the same type of banking services such as a traditional bank except it operates entirely online without any single physical infrastructure, such as a bank branch. So customers of a digital bank can control their finances entirely from their smart phones and computers. Digital banks are seen as the next frontier in terms of innovation in the financial services sector, which is traditionally dominated by large, well-established banks. This includes internet banking, mobile banking, UPI, ATM etc. In digital banking, your bank is always with you and you can avail its services anytime.
Responsibilities of a digital banker
A digital banker contributes to new customer acquisition through mobile banking registration. They are responsible for deliver set sales targets in mobile banking activation and usage. They participate in product campaigns to ensure product information is readily available to customers and provide excellent sales customer service. Seek customer feedback on bank products and services. Help in the selling of mobile banking products and services. They do proper documentation and KYC as per the stipulated standards.
According to a survey, since the corona virus crisis, three-fourth of Indian consumers have started using more digital payments. 78 percent of people expected to continue digital payments over the next five months. The Reserve Bank of India said last year that it aims to increase digital transactions from about 10 percent to about 15 percent by 2021. The Indian Government also aims for one billion digital transactions every day as consumers in the world's fastest growing smart phone market i.e. India can transact at the click of a button.
Global tech giants like Amazon and Alphabet are betting on India's digital-payment market, which is projected to reach $ 1 trillion by 2023. If we talk about the existing banks or traditional banks like IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank, they too have completely stepped into the digital banking market.
Course and qualification
To become a digital banker, 12th pass candidates from commerce field can make their future in this field by taking a three-year Advanced Diploma in Banking and Finance Course or graduate students from any field, by taking one year Global PG Diploma in Banking and Finance course. During these courses, subjects such as Score Based Lending, e-KYC, Digital Payments, Collaborate office, Virtual Meetings, API Banking, Crypto Currency, Cyber Frauds, AI in finance are taught to prepare students as a digital banker. Since all the work of digital banking is related to technology, it is very important to have technical knowledge in skills. Apart from this, communication skills, interpersonal skills, in-depth understanding of sales process, numeric and analytical skills and skills to influence customers are also very important.
As a rapidly evolving area, digital banking offers a really broad variety of roles and jobs in banking and finance. Millions of transactions take place online each day, and banks need top notch digital teams to help them in all matters of their digital product development and management. Due to which many commercial banks like SBI, PNB, HDFC, Axis, ICICI, as well as many Fintech companies like Paytm, PhonePe, GooglePay are working in the market which provides services like online banking, digital payment, mobile banking, UPI, digital wallet etc. By completing these courses, the candidate can find a job in any such company or Banks.
The salaries can be very healthy in digital banking work – especially in development and project management roles. The digital banker can earn 25 to 30 Thousand per month in the initial period. At the same time, after the experience in this field, many new opportunities also open up. In which you get promotion on the basis of experience as well as a good increase in salary.
(The Writer is a Director, TKWs Institute of Banking and Finance)