Growing adoption of digital technologies with an increasing use of smartphones for banking applications is driving the digital lending platform market. The global digital lending platform market size is expected to grow from USD 5.1 billion in 2018 to USD 12.1 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.7% during the forecast period.
Major growth factors for the market include proliferation of smartphones and mobile devices and organizations’ continued focus on digitalization of financial services to enhance customer experience. However, lack of digital literacy among the under developed countries and increasing concerns over data security and privacy in the wake of sophisticated cyber-attacks may restrain the market growth.
The decision automation segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the digital lending platform market during the forecast period. Decision automation is a vital solution for digital lending users, such as banks, credit unions, and P2P lenders, as it helps in automating the decision process of approving or rejecting a loan application. The growing digital banking sector and an increasing need for enhancing customer experience in the digital lending process could spur the demand for decision management solutions on a large scale.
The business process management segment is expected to hold the largest market size during the forecast period. Business process management solutions are important for digital lending organizations, as the solutions enhance the efficiency of business processes by optimizing them through the use of software and services. Lending organizations and financial institutions are moving toward solutions that can manage the growing complexities arising from the complex business processes. The demand for business process management solutions in the financial industry has surged, due to the complexity involved in integrating operations and these solutions could help solve complex operations.
North America is estimated to hold the largest market size and dominate the global digital lending platform market in 2018. The major growth drivers for the region include advancements in digital technologies and organizations’ increasing focus on digitalizing their financial services. Large presence of vendors offering digital lending platforms will further contribute to the market growth in North America.
Asia Pacific (APAC) offers growth opportunities for the major vendors offering digital lending solutions and services, as APAC organizations are adopting digital lending solutions owing to the complexity in handling the huge client base through legacy lending systems. Moreover, the unprecedented growth of smartphone usage in APAC and the financial institutions’ focus on monetizing the opportunity for digitalizing their lending services will also contribute to the growth of the APAC digital lending platform market.