The finterest group (“finterest group”), an online community portal for TCS BaNCS customers, conceptualized by Tata Consultancy Services, is an independent, member-driven initiative for the financial services industry set up with an objective to share knowledge, incubate ideas, discuss issues, recommendations for the product roadmap and gain greater visibility within the financial services community.

Customers can interact over the online portal, at the Annual TCS BaNCS Customer Forum and TCS BaNCS User Groups.

finterest group portal is also a platform for communication on Product Strategy and viewpoints. All customer communication regarding product strategy is consolidated under TCS BaNCS Dialogues, with dedicated teams across banking, capital markets and insurance, managing the program. TCS-BaNCS-Dialogues1

Charter

To create a networking platform for the financial services community, enable discussion on emerging trends, tough issues, incubate ideas, and develop insights and solutions.

Mission

The finterest group will work towards creating an agile network of industry professionals for collaborative innovation, knowledge sharing and enabling discussion on best practices for the tough issues in the financial domain. The thrust will be on evolving simple, proven and consistent solutions and promoting them as standards or best practices which will benefit the financial community.

Members

To begin with, the membership of the finterest group will be based on invitation and open to all TCS customers. In the next stage, it could be opened to financial institutions, consultants and analysts in the financial services domain. Each group will have a chairman and a moderator, and they will work towards building consensus around topics of common interest around which the collective sharing of knowledge and insights is expected to take place.