BRENTWOOD, TENN., August 28, 2018 – Almost half of the senior executives and directors responding to Bank Director’s 2018 Technology Survey say their bank’s technology budget increased between 5 and 10 percent for fiscal year 2018, and almost one-third saw an increase of more than 10 percent. The annual survey is sponsored by CDW.
Banks also reveal they’re working with more technology providers, with a median number of seven for the typical bank—an increase of two since 2016.
Sixty percent say their management team and board are open to working with newer technology startups—up 15 points from last year’s survey. These newer providers could be crucial in filling gaps in customer-facing and back-end technology. More than one-third of respondents don’t believe their bank has the products, services and delivery methods required to meet the needs and demands of today’s consumers.
The 2018 Technology Survey was conducted in June and July 2018, and surveyed 161 independent directors, chief executives, high-level technology executives and other senior executives of U.S. banks above $250 million in assets to understand how banks strategically use technology, how they’re vetting vendors and how boards are staying on top of this important issue.
Bank boards—tasked with the oversight of the bank, including its long-term performance—continue to struggle to wrap their hands around technological change. Seventy-nine percent of directors and executives say their board needs to enhance its level of technological expertise, specifically around areas that include tying technology to bank strategy and better understanding how to invest in technology.
Additional findings include:
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