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Workshop on The Future of Banking organized by HMA & ISB (October 30, 2004):

Workshop on The Future of Banking organized by HMA & ISB (October 30, 2004) Vepa Kamesam Former Deputy Governor, RBI Currently Chairman, IDRBT/BRBNML

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Technology and Banking The Quintessence Nature of Banking harmonizes closely with Technology – Banking Technology Information Storage Processing Transmission Tasks Common to Both

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Pervasive Branch Network Global Operations Complex Credit Calculations Innovative Risk Management Banking and Technology Mass Transaction & Items Processing

Many Benefits of Technology:

Many Benefits of Technology Increased operational efficiency, profitability & productivity Superior customer service Multi-channel, real-time transaction processing Better cross-selling ability Improved management and accountability Efficient NPA and risk management Minimal transaction costs Improved financial analyses capabilities

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Focus aspects of Commercial Banking now are: Core Banking (CBS) ATMs Card Management Any Branch Banking Document Management Risk Management Resource Management MIS & Intranet CRM Corporate Network Electronic Banking POS Terminals and Cash dispenser BANK’S BUSINESS BANK’S BUSINESS RAISING DEPOSITS LOANS & MISC. SERVICES

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Financial Technology Infrastructure Data Center to host servers for: CBS ATM/Financial Switch Internet Banking DW/DM/CRM/MIS etc. Back-office Application E-mail Servers, Internet Server, Enterprise-wide Network & Networking Equipment Security Systems Systems at Branches/RO/ZO/CO Depts. Supporting Systems Disaster Recovery Site & Business Continuity

Technology – A Differentiator:

Technology – A Differentiator Technology is indeed a differentiator not only in terms of competitive advantage, but also in terms of administrative and back-end processes…. But… due to rapid technology deployment in Indian banking sector, the “haves” and “have-nots” gap is all set to narrow quickly.

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Technology Differentiation Fades Gradually….

How Long a Differentiator?:

How Long a Differentiator? Then….can technology be enough of a differentiator? Any new technology or technology-enabled process can act as a differentiator or a competitive edge for some level of time. After that time, the technology still has to be adopted as a “necessity” and as a cost of doing business Thanks to shortening technology life cycles, it would be short sighted to assume that technology would be a long term differentiator…

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Elements of Technology as a Differentiator Scalability & Flexibility Efficient utilisation, mgmt Process enabling Utility to customer Support Skills For Long-Term Differentiation

Issues with Customers:

Issues with Customers Not only employees, there are problems for customers too when a new technology arrives… The major challenges – Comfort levels Security and trust issues Convenience factor Getting rid of myths Migration from existing to new systems Changing the habits

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POS Terminal and Cash Dispenser POS Terminal Connected to Cash dispenser

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Electronic Banking ATM Head Office Branch Banking Branch 1 Branch 2 Branch 3 Branch 4 Branch 5 Branch 6 Branch n

Technology Acquisition:

Technology Acquisition Inappropriate technology purchases can be the root of all problems… The Bank management has to: Give thought to the utilization rate Avoid “knee-jerk” reactions (“they have done it…I should also do it”) Be impartial in technology decisions (“I like that technology…I want it”) Understand where the solution will fit AND where it won’t! Assess the strengths & weakness of solution And seek answer to “are we ready for it?”

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Technology For Sustained Differentiation Goal definition Integrating business & technology goals Solution features Vendor selection Business process re-engineering Change management Efficient utilisation Customer utility Technology Management Support functions Maintenance Back-ups and Disaster Recovery Scalability & flexibility Learning & evolution Differentiation is attained not achieved just through technology, it is gained in the way the technology is selected, implemented and utilised

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Regulation and Supervision – The Challenge Challenge of Technology: New markets, products, services, delivery channels Opened up a market for “risks” – derivatives Challenge of financing tech firms & IT innovation all have implications for the stability of banks and of the economy The Opportunity Regulators have new tools Focus of all recent financial sector reforms Emergence of non-intrusive, focused supervision …with a view to prevent frauds and disturbances to financial stability

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Technology and Banking Supervision THE RBI RESPONSE Offsite Supervision & Monitoring OSMOS COSMOS (Non banking Financial Companies / Development Financial Institutions) UBD Soft Credit Information Bureau (A joint venture between Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd., State Bank of India, Trans Union International Inc. & Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd.) Will be covered in detail by Speaker Dr. T.V. Gopalakrishnan

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Currency Management and Technology – Opportunities Galore Currency Management - a formidable task in India given… the geographical size, the volume and value of notes and coins in circulation, preference for cash and currency handling practices ...but technology offers immense opportunities to improve performance RBI’s The Clean Note Policy (1999) Establishment of 2 state of the art currency presses Technology driven anti counterfeit measures 48 fully automated Currency Verification & Processing Systems 21 Shredding and Briquetting Machines

Technology & Monetary Systems:

Technology & Monetary Systems Technology has: Transformed the conduct of the payment and settlement system Set the stage for an unprecedented growth in financial activity across the globe Rendered more vulnerable the domestic payment system and financial stability to international “shocks” … making the conduct of monetary policy more complex and prone to implementation and operational risks

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The Opportunities – The proliferation of IT has also set the stage for improving and managing risks in payment systems Electronic Trading Systems DVP/PVP RTGS Secured Netting Systems The growth of the Central Counterparty (CCP) Continuous Linked Settlement Technology & Monetary Systems

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IT and Payment and Settlement Systems Demateria-lisation Of Securities Delivery Versus Payments Payment Versus Payment Continuous Linked Settlement Electronic Dealing Platforms Real Time Gross Settlement Central Counter party Secured Netting Systems

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RBI INITIATIVES IN PAYMENT & SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS Compliance with BIS Core Principles RTGS CFMS NEFT PKI-based Security SFMS Clearing Corporation of India IDRBT PDO-NDS & SSS NFS/IBPG INFINET

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RBI Initiatives in Payment and Settlement Systems (1) The IDRBT Network Externalities The Indian Financial Network (INFINET) Messaging Solutions The Structured Financial Messaging System (SFMS) Security Public Key Infrastructure IDRBT CA National Financial Switch Inter Bank Payment Gateway

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Gateways and Integration with Other Financial Network Services G1 - SWIFT Network G2 - Reuters Network G3 - Stock Exchange Network G4 - Inter Banks/FIs G5 - Shared ATMs G6 - Clearing Operations Network G7 - Internet Corporate Network Inter Banks /FIs Network Shared ATMs Network Clearing Operations Network SWIFT Network Reuters Network NSE Network G1 G1 G2 G2 G3 G3 G1 G2 G3 G1 G2 G3 G1 G2 G3 G4 G4 G4 G5 G5 G5 G6 G7 Internet Financial Networks INFINET

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Structured Financial Messaging System Branch-1 Bank-1 Gateway Bank-2 Gateway Bank-n Gateway Branch-2 Branch-n Branch-1 Branch-2 Branch-n Branch-1 Branch-2 Branch-n Central Server at IDRBT ………..…………….….. ………..…………….….…….. … … … … … … …….…… …….……

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PKI Hierarchy CCA IDRBT CA RA Subscriber IDRBT CA Repository RA RA Subscriber Subscriber Subscriber Subscriber Subscriber

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IP Address:202.138.123.68 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.254 Location: Mumbai CashNet NFS CONNECTIVITY with Existing Consortiums & Individual Banks National Financial Switch & E- Payment Gateway ISDN Primary Link Backup Link Broad Band VSAT Bank 1 Bank N ISDN MITR Location: Chennai BANCS & Cashtree Location: Mumbai ISDN Leased Line ISDN ISDN Leased Line Bank 2 Leased Line Leased Line ISDN Leased Line INFINET

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RBI Initiatives in Payment and Settlement Systems (2) A Real Time Gross Settlement System Reduction of systemic risk in inter bank payment systems To be implemented by the year end The Centralised Funds Settlement System Facilitating effective liquidity management The Negotiated Dealing System A modern electronic dealing platform for gilts Enabling Straight Through Processing

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CFMS Settlement Accounts IFTP Strip & Store Processes IAS SSS Intra Day Liquidity RBI Payments and Actg. Entry Interface INFINET NSS Participant’s Interface Participant’s Interface Participant’s Interface Real Time Gross Settlement

RTGS Scenario:

RTGS Scenario 90 banks have implemented it 3-4 more to implement in a fortnight Customer transactions have already started Total volumes – Transactions on average Rs.20,000 crores per day settled continuously from the time of opening of markets Guarantee settlement fund

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RBI Initiatives in Payment and Settlement Systems (3) The Securities Settlement System Providing centralized depository and settlement services Seamlessly integrated with the NDS and RTGS Systems The Clearing Corporation of India Secured netting services with central counterparty arrangements G-Sec and Forex segments Elimination of settlement risks with liquidity saving elements

Smart Cards – The Future:

Smart Cards – The Future Multi-application Smart Card Channel of the future Pilot project started Pilot Project funded by MCIT, Govt. of India The project is in progress in partnership with IDRBT, IIT Bombay, and Banks in India

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RBI and Customer Service…(1) Dissemination of information The RBI website Multiple Delivery Channels Coin & Note Dispensing Machines For the general public Interactive Voice Response System For banks and financial institutions Web server For government customers On the anvil…. A secured web server SFMS/email based communication with customers

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RBI and Customer Service...(2) Improvements in payment and settlement systems MICR Clearing Enabling faster clearing of cheques Cheque Truncation & E-Cheques On the drawing board ECS/EFT Enabling T+2 settlement of our equities market National EFT Enabling T+0 settlement of all customer funds transfer transactions

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Technology Vision of the RBI Centralised Database Management System Enterprise Knowledge Management System Integrated Accounting System Integrated Government Accounting System Currency Operations System Desk Top Decision Making Capability Desk Top Analytical Capability Desk Top Transactional Capability Securities Settlement System Integrated Establishment System Offsite Supervisory Systems Integrated Forex Management System Human Resource Information System

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Issues in Implementation “ Less than 10% of failures are due to technical snags – most are due to poor management and implementation” Resistance to change Overlooking process reengineering Project management Dedicated project teams Change management Policies People Skills & Training Basic Infrastructure – telecom, power Security Privacy & confidentiality Legal and regulatory issues

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Pre-requisites for Technology Planning for Disasters Business Process Re-engineering Human Resource Empowerment

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The pre-requisites for Technology Planning for disasters Increased operational risk Business Continuity Planning Business Process Re-engineering Human Resource Empowerment

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Getting Personal with Personnel People represent the most precious asset Large employee base – largely untrained. Training scope & methodology? VRS to balance costs. Break even? Down sizing? Bring in young blood Campus recruitment Re-defining & designing jobs. Career paths? Specialist Vs. Generalist Attrition of trained employees to IT industry / other banks. Competitive incentives? Re-location of personnel. Union issues? Retrained personnel. Morale of employees ?

Need for Training:

Need for Training All these developments call for extensive, continuous training Current and future technology implementations call for at least 20% of officers specialise in IT Hence need for specially skilled people – a mix of: System administrators Application managers (knowledgeable about both banking and technology) Technology managers (who form the core team of technology professionals).

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Security Risk Management Security is about…cementing the weak link Strong security measures (physical & data security) plus disaster recovery are essential Authentication of e-banking customers and accountability for e-banking transactions Segregation of duties, proper authorization controls etc. Physical security measures Graded access control, Iris & X-ray scanners, CCTV & detection systems, hotline and wireless links, fingerprint readers, concealed cameras, various sensors, bollards, boom barriers etc. Disaster Management and Disaster Recovery sites

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How to Ensure Security??-A Framework Assess Detect Respond Protect

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IDRBT’s Solutions for Security Risk Management (SRM) Risk Assessment Gap Analysis IS Audit Awareness by Training Policy & Procedures Development Implementation SRM for Banks PKI INFINET

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Technology Related Issues People Related Issues – Reskilling Monetary systems, Efficient Telecommunication & Infrastructure to Drive Banking on Real-time Basis Risk Management & Physical Security At a Glance…….

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The future will be not be more of the same… … we need to be ready.. Thank You

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