The banking industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity is driven by digitalization, enhanced security, operational efficiency, ever changing consumer expectations, and growing importance of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity. In the last three years alone, there have been over 129,000 patents filed and granted in the banking industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Innovation in banking: mortgage servicing risk management. Buy the report here.

However, not all innovations are equal and nor do they follow a constant upward trend. Instead, their evolution takes the form of an S-shaped curve that reflects their typical lifecycle from early emergence to accelerating adoption, before finally stabilizing and reaching maturity.

Identifying where a particular innovation is on this journey, especially those that are in the emerging and accelerating stages, is essential for understanding their current level of adoption and the likely future trajectory and impact they will have.

30+ innovations will shape the banking industry

According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which plots the S-curve for the banking industry using innovation intensity models built on over 165,000 patents, there are 30+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.

Within the emerging innovation stage, AR/VR trading platforms and mortgage servicing risk management are disruptive technologies that are in the early stages of application and should be tracked closely. Voice payments, cashless settlement, and asynchronous distributed payments are some of the accelerating innovation areas, where adoption has been steadily increasing. Among maturing innovation areas are IM trading platforms and UWB-enabled payments, which are now well established in the industry.

Innovation S-curve for the banking industry

Mortgage servicing risk management is a key innovation area in banking

Mortgage servicing risk management involves ensuring that risks associated with mortgage servicing are minimized and managed effectively. It can include factors such as assessing the creditworthiness of borrowers, monitoring loans for delinquency or other signs of potential default, ensuring compliance with regulations, and implementing appropriate hedging strategies to mitigate risk.

GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 70+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established banking companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of mortgage servicing risk management.

Key players in mortgage servicing risk management – a disruptive innovation in the banking industry

‘Application diversity’ measures the number of applications identified for each patent. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.   

‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of countries each patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.  

Patent volumes related to mortgage servicing risk management

Company Total patents (2010 - 2022) Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies
Oracle 57 Unlock Company Profile
Domo 32 Unlock Company Profile
CoreLogic 21 Unlock Company Profile
TransUnion 20 Unlock Company Profile
China Investment 14 Unlock Company Profile
Coocon 12 Unlock Company Profile
Moneycatcha 9 Unlock Company Profile
Federal Home Loan Mortgage 9 Unlock Company Profile
Zillow Group 8 Unlock Company Profile
Woori Financial Group 7 Unlock Company Profile
NewBanking ApS 7 Unlock Company Profile
Sony Group 7 Unlock Company Profile
Land Bank of Taiwan 6 Unlock Company Profile
Aircraft Technical Publishers 6 Unlock Company Profile
Ping An Insurance (Group) 5 Unlock Company Profile
JPMorgan Chase 5 Unlock Company Profile
Industry Access 5 Unlock Company Profile
Mega Financial 5 Unlock Company Profile
Federal National Mortgage Association 5 Unlock Company Profile
CTBC Financial 4 Unlock Company Profile
Bank of America 4 Unlock Company Profile
Sutherland Global Services 4 Unlock Company Profile
LG 4 Unlock Company Profile
Taiwan Financial 4 Unlock Company Profile
Samsung Group 4 Unlock Company Profile
NICE 3 Unlock Company Profile
OBIC Group 3 Unlock Company Profile
Constellation Software 3 Unlock Company Profile
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 3 Unlock Company Profile
Meso Scale Diagnostics 3 Unlock Company Profile
Home Button 2 Unlock Company Profile
Lianjiawang (Beijing) Technology 2 Unlock Company Profile
Real Estate Equity Exchange 2 Unlock Company Profile
Altisource Solutions 2 Unlock Company Profile
Upwork 2 Unlock Company Profile
Xome 2 Unlock Company Profile
Textura 2 Unlock Company Profile
Shinhan Financial Group 2 Unlock Company Profile
Hancom 2 Unlock Company Profile
KT 2 Unlock Company Profile
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 2 Unlock Company Profile
Lifull 2 Unlock Company Profile
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2 Unlock Company Profile
Industrial Bank of Korea 2 Unlock Company Profile
CITIC Group 2 Unlock Company Profile
Assicurazioni Generali 2 Unlock Company Profile
Zhejiang Shuqin Technology 2 Unlock Company Profile
AT&T 2 Unlock Company Profile
KB Financial Group 2 Unlock Company Profile
Royal Bank of Canada 2 Unlock Company Profile

Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics

Among the companies innovating in technologies associated with mortgage servicing risk management, Oracle is one of the leading patent filers. Oracle Financial Services Software, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle, offers a range of mortgage products to create amortized and bearing home loans with auto/manual disbursement and intermediate interest rate. It also offers products to create reverse mortgage contracts for senior citizens and book mortgage loans with the customer’s savings account linked to the contract wherein the interest rate is calculated based on the difference between the expected mortgage principal and the balance in the savings account.

Similarly, Oracle Financial Services BPO is one of the leaders in the mortgage process outsourcing space. It provides mortgage bankers with comprehensive end-to-end mortgage services to reduce the turn-around-time, minimize borrower default rates and fraud risks, and maximize revenue generation.

Domo, CoreLogic, and TransUnion are some of the other key patent filers in the mortgage servicing risk management space.

In terms of application diversity, Coocon held the top position, while Hancom and Samsung Group stood in second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, Oracle leads the pack, followed by Domo and TransUnion.

To further understand the key themes and technologies disrupting the banking industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Banking

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.