Low-Code/No-Code Is a Game Changer

Speed is of the essence in today’s finance world, and these development platforms let companies roll out new applications in record time.

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Today, let us dive into a game-changing trend that's reshaping the landscape of the financial services industry: the rise of low-code and no-code applications.

Why all the fuss? Low-code and no-code applications are software development platforms that allow users to build applications with minimal to no coding required. No coding skills necessary! These platforms provide intuitive interfaces and pre-built templates that empower business users to configure and create custom applications tailored to their specific needs.

Why the sudden surge in popularity within the financial services sector? For starters, speed is of the essence in today’s finance world. With low-code and no-code platforms, companies can accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and roll out new applications in record time. This agility is crucial in an industry where staying ahead of the curve can mean the difference between success and stagnation. 

But it's not just about speed—it's also about efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Traditional software development can be time-consuming and expensive, requiring a team of skilled developers, and needs extensive testing. With low-code and no-code platforms, businesses can slash development costs and streamline processes, allowing them to allocate resources more strategically.

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Now, data security is of paramount importance in an industry as heavily regulated as finance. The good news is that many low-code and no-code platforms come with built-in security features and compliance measures, giving businesses peace of mind.

But perhaps the most compelling reason why low-code and no-code applications are gaining prominence in financial services is their democratizing effect. Traditionally, software development has been the domain of highly skilled engineers, leaving business users out of the loop. With low-code and no-code platforms, the power to innovate is in the hands of the people who know the business best—and not in the hands of the coders or developers.

Take the rise of robo-advisers in the wealth management industry. These automated investment platforms rely heavily on data analysis and algorithmic trading strategies to deliver personalized investment advice to clients. With low-code and no-code platforms, financial institutions can quickly develop and deploy their own robo-adviser solutions.

Low -code and no -code applications are also revolutionizing back-office operations. From streamlining loan origination processes to automating risk assessment tasks, these platforms are helping financial institutions improve operational efficiency and drive down costs.

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Many low-code and no-code platforms come equipped with AI and machine learning capabilities, making it easier than ever for businesses to harness the power of these cutting-edge technologies.

Low-code and no -code applications are not without their limitations. Complex applications may still require custom development, and there's always the risk of vendor lock-in. 

That being said, the future looks bright for low-code and no-code applications in financial services. As businesses continue to prioritize agility, efficiency and innovation, these platforms will play an increasingly important role in driving digital transformation and shaping the future of finance.

Neeraj Kaushik

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Neeraj Kaushik

Neeraj Kaushik, principal consultant, is a product manager for the NGIN platform initiative at Infosys McCamish Systems

He is a published author and Top Insurtech voice on LinkedIn. Kaushik has driven large-scale technology projects based out of the U.S., U.K., India and China for the last 18-plus years. He has led strategic consulting and transformation initiatives across life, annuities and property & casualty.

He was previously part of Big 4 consulting firms such as PwC & Deloitte.


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