Team Blitz India
CHATBOTS, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), are reshaping customer experience in India’s banking sector marked by robust growth and strong financials. As per a latest report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), almost 80 per cent banks now deploy chatbots on their websites to handle customer traffic.
These chatbots, designed to engage in conversations with human users, are revolutionising the way banks interact with customers, offering services ranging from account inquiries to transaction support. Though being used mainly to answer routine queries already available on bank websites at present, the potential of chatbots is huge.
They can be used to include predictive analytics for personalised financial planning, fraud detection, and even complex problem-solving, which can make them indispensable tools for customer engagement and retention.
To effectively contribute to the banking sector’s ongoing success, chatbots must evolve to handle more complex and nuanced customer interactions. Banks need to invest in advanced AI algorithms that can parse natural language with greater accuracy and provide personalised financial advice. Moreover, integrating chatbots with a broader range of banking services could streamline operations and offer customers a more seamless experience.
Customers remain under-informed about the full spectrum of services these virtual assistants can provide, indicating a significant opportunity for educational initiatives.
The report shows an overall buoyant industry, with the consolidated balance sheet of scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) witnessing a 12.2 per cent expansion, fuelled by credit to retail and service sectors.
The sector’s asset quality has also seen a marked improvement, with a gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio standing at a mere 3.2 per cent, enhancing the overall profitability and net interest margins.
With a commitment to technological innovation and a strategic focus on enhancing AI capabilities, India has the potential to become a global leader in AI-powered banking services.