Post the pandemic, many new digital initiatives have emerged, while existing processes have been optimised for investors of mutual funds and stocks. A look at how digitalisation has made a difference to the lives of investors in 2021
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While the banking industry was already well ahead of other sectors in terms of digitalisation, the pandemic gave it a renewed push
Insurers of all vintages have adopted technology to innovate in products and services
The real estate industry’s tentative steps towards digitalisation, mostly in the customer experience and documentation segments, show early signs of success
Tax authorities have shifted their focus from simply processing taxpayers’ data to proactively tapping sources of income and making the tax processes simpler
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Timely action of switching the portfolio predominantly to debt investments during the Covid-led market crash and then back to equities meant downside was protected and the rebound was utilised
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Due to improper planning, retirement corpus suffers, eventually leading to downgrading to one’s lifestyle post-retirement.
With the ongoing digital revolution, even the insurance industry is getting digitalised. Focusing on some specific areas can help the industry flourish more.
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