How to Build a FinTech Mobile App?

Vishnu T | Last Updated on : March 23, 2022

Building FinTech Apps

The digital transformation that took place across the globe has enabled technology to spike into all known industries around the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that the financial economy has also undergone significant digital improvements. FinTech app development is the latest trend in digital transformation. This has already transformed the financial industry way too far from mere recognition. Now it is time to wait for the changes in financial technology in a few years with the excellent support of the giants of the business world. The financial technology industry, FinTech, in short, has come to light in order to respond to the needs of customers to process financial transactions easily, quickly, and securely.  

FinTech – An overview 

The word FinTech is made up of two terms – Finance and Technology. FinTech (Financial Technology) is a term used to describe mobile applications, software, and any other technology developed to enhance and automate conventional technologies associated with finance for businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. FinTech consists of everything ranging from simple mobile payment applications to intricate networks of blockchain to home encrypted transactions. In short, FinTech is an innovation in technology that aims to cut down on traditional financial technologies to deliver financial and banking services using a modern approach. The term is used to identify a rapidly growing industry that caters to the interests of consumers and organizations in numerous ways. Let us have a look at some of the popular examples of FinTech apps available in the market based on various financial purposes: 

  • Mobile banking applications – Bank of America mobile banking app and chase mobile app. 
  • Digital money transfer applications – Remitly, OFX, and Wise Paytm. 
  • Digital money lending applications – Earnin, Dave, and MoneyLion 
  • Investment applications – Betterment and Stash 

How to develop FinTech applications? 

Outperforming the nearest competitor is a challenge to startups and financial institutions. Moreover, the difficulty lies in the question ‘Where to start?’. Here is a detailed explanation of the FinTech app development process. 

Choose a FinTech niche  

Selecting the FinTech niche you want to spike into is the first step to getting started. Either you can start by investigating the target market and exploring the things that can be enhanced there, and then decide whether you have to nurture a FinTech solution with no preparation or enhance an existing FinTech solution by adding new features or functionalities. 

Ensure and manage compliance  

Once you have selected a niche, it is time to make sure your FinTech app has the best legal status. There must be numerous financial security systems to watch out for non-compliance, for example, KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti Money Laundering) are aimed to track compliance records. This protection and privacy law decision depends on your geographic location or the area where you live. Since it is a major success factor to work through, it is very necessary to comply with legal requirements. 

Define and highlight features  

At this point, you need to think about ways to make your FinTech app better than its competitors. The process begins with market research. Identifying your competitor and understanding what is popular among the audience is the first step. With the help of business analysts and product managers, you can define key features and structure the purpose of your app solution. Some of the highlights you can consider while developing your FinTech app include: 

  • Biometric security – enabling voice recognition, fingerprint, and face lock features. 
  • Gamification – adding exciting features like rewards, bonus points, cashback, offers, etc. 
  • E- signature – giving validity and authenticity using digitally signed documents. 
  • Data visualization – detailed charts showing monthly processes, main events, etc. 
  • Automation – AI-enabled chatbots to give immediate assistance to consumers while using the app. 
  • Monetary tasks – enabling money transfer, balance inquiry, and EMI payments in a single click. 
  • Notifications – pop messages showing latest offers, EMI due dates, balance, etc. 

Pick a development team

A team of professionally experienced designers and developers will be responsible for each of your questions and will follow every pre-defined condition of the extension. There should be a project manager who can handle the entire team as well as the task. This team should take major decisions like the price for FinTech app development, development approach to be used, prototype creation. The mobile app development and QA experts should be involved in this process to identify technical collection and implementation controls. As a result, you need to have a strong development plan that balances your budget and time limits. 

Develop an MVP

MVP is the short form of Minimum Viable Product which is a standard choice to identify whether or not your ideas will succeed in the final lookout. MVP is a concept that offers enough features for the initial users to try it out. This helps to ensure that the FinTech app you created gives value to the users. It is also an excellent method to lure investors and market your app. You will get faster feedback with MVP, thus reducing the risk of your idea not being paid. 

Ongoing development, releases, and support

Even after the release of your FinTech app, the development process continues. Start improving and upgrading your app once you receive valuable feedback from consumers. Continuous support and assistance are very relevant for the success of your application. Customers will be attracted to the apps that provide smooth services, effective solutions, and immediate response. This is where your app gets a rating, which ultimately leads to increased reach of the app among the public.  

Wrap Up 

FinTech is undoubtedly becoming more popular and changing the conventional online business strategies to a different level. It has made the lives of accountants and businessmen smoother as they find FinTech as an easy way to handle their records. If you have decided to take over a FinTech venture, you have every opportunity to build a successful and profitable business. There will be many challenges you may have to face while moving to success, but your opportunities and success lie in overcoming those challenges. This article will help you understand the basics of developing a FinTech application of your own. 

Vishnu TVishnu Vikraman is Sr. Technical team Leader with ClaySys Technologies working on Mobile Platforms for over 7 years. He has been a part of the ClaySys AppForms team for 3 years. He is also working on different platforms including ASP .Net, WPF, Xamarin, Flutter, etc. He is now leading a Mobile App development team with different app development platforms and working towards delivering any mobile app needs.

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