RBC launches its first AI stock trading program

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  • “Royal Bank of Canada is launching an artificial intelligence-based electronic-trading platform to clients around the world
  • Aiden was jointly developed by RBC Capital Markets and the Borealis AI research center, which is backed by the bank and led by inventor Foteini Agrafioti.”


Engaging Consumers On Financial Wellness With Artificial Intelligence

“With a more engaged, loyal client base, banks will see higher retention numbers and can spend less time and money battling customer churn. Most importantly, by helping customers grow their financial success, the bank has more opportunities to cross-sell to a base that is also growing in affluence. This creates more profitable relationships and directly drives revenue for the institution.”


New-gen banking: A bank built for the millennial must function as their financial wellbeing manager

  • “This year alone, millennials will constitute 35% of the global workforce. Within a decade, their aggregate income will surpass $4 trillion.
  • By 2030, MZ (Millennials and Gen Z) in the US will witness a five-fold increase in their wealth as they are set to inherit $68 trillion from their Baby Boomer parents
  • A major bank in Australia that redesigned a credit card to appeal to millennials specifically discovered that usage volumes grew by 70% and new-accounts by 40%.”


Journey To Digital: Banking In 2025

“It is, therefore, important to realise that physical touchpoints will not be rendered obsolete [4] – rather, the introduction of AI solutions will ensure that both physical and digital interaction is available in a cohesive way. Here, the process that is the democratization of financial services becomes clearer [5]. Digital touchpoints render services more accessible to a younger demographic whilst retention of in-person customer service and alike meets the need of both the traditional and vulnerable consumer.”