There are three forces shaping the future of banking. Technology innovation is the first. For most traditional financial institutions -- banks and credit unions -- technology innovation is a weakness; instead, they rely on third-party firms ranging from established core providers to startups to provide them with a mix of products that they repackage and resell to their customers. Demographics is the second force. Millennials now account for 25% of the US population with 80 million and growing. The third force is the emergence of new business models on the one hand driven by Millennial demand and communication preferences, and on the other, enabled by new technologies as they are invented.
The report examines data from multiple sources and suggests potential defenses for institutions to fend off competitive threats from technology, retail, and telecom firms that are gaining traction in the payments and banking arenas.