Updated: Sep 14
For APAC banks and insurance companies, the economic fallout from COVID-19 has increased demand for certain services. For example, some of their customers heavily impacted by the shutdown are deferring mortgage repayments or suspending insurance policies. Meanwhile, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that as interest rates fall, the number of Australians who are refinancing their home loans are on the rise — a trend also seen in countries like Singapore.
Among the key challenges those in the financial services industry now face is managing the collaboration, signatures, and approvals needed to process the influx of new loans and deferred payment requests when people aren’t together in the office. This is where Adobe Document Cloud and its tools and integrations can help finance workers stay connected with each other and their customers during these unprecedented times.
Onboarding and servicing with e-signatures
Banks and insurance companies need to make signing up for programs as simple and easy as possible. This may include shifting from a brick-and-mortar strategy, setting up proactive communication and outreach, implementing new ways for customers to sign up for services by themselves, and setting up new ways of working.
The need to move quickly requires commercial banks and credit unions to be able to sign people up via a process that is easy, fast, convenient, and compliant. Insurance companies are also at the forefront of helping their customers manage through this crisis, handling requests from clients to reduce/refund insurance premiums, pause payments, pause policy cancellations, or get personalised payment assistance.
But loans, insurance claims, mortgage holidays, and other customer requests usually require complex routing and signing workflows – all of which are even more challenging now because branches are closed and employees are working from home. Adobe Sign automates those workflows, enables documents to be signed on any desktop or mobile device anywhere in the world, and provides visibility into signature status to reduce legal, security, and compliance risks. In addition, Adobe Experience Manager Forms and Adobe Sign allow for the quick creation of online forms for customers to easily fill out, which relieves some of the work of remote call centers.
Case in point: Adobe Sign helped Rabobank Singapore reduce the time it takes for customers to open a bank account.
“It used to take us a few weeks to process an account-opening form with an international client. With Adobe Sign, we can now turn that around in just a few days — a huge improvement in efficiency and the overall customer experience,” says Manikandan Ganesan, Rabobank Singapore’s IT and operations business manager.
Do more with the applications you already use
If your organisation uses Microsoft tools, Sign is integrated into Nintex Process Cloud, a workflow automation solution. The Sign and Nintex Process Cloud integration lets companies easily add the most trusted, legally binding e-signatures into any document workflow or process, including disclosures, orders, and contracts within your Microsoft environment. Sign is Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution across the company’s portfolio, including Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365. This includes deep integrations with Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics, Teams, and Azure.
This blog post is an adaption of an article by Adobe. To read the original article, click here. https://blog.adobe.com/en/2020/07/31/banks-and-insurance-companies-grow-customer-connection-with-digital-documents.html#gs.fgwqsk