August 8, 2023

Navigating the Summer Holiday: Spending Insights and Transparent Banking

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As summer reaches its peak, and people are on their holidays, one aspect that remains crucial is monitoring their expenditure to stay within budget and avoid any financial surprises.

To ensure a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season banks have a fantastic opportunity to make managing spend easier and clearer for their customers.

In this article, we will explore how transaction data enrichment works, its benefits, and how it enables banks to offer their customers clearer and more comprehensive spending insights into their holiday expenses.

Spending Insights with Location-Enhanced Data Enrichment

Transaction data enrichment takes the user experience to a whole new level. It goes beyond the typical transaction view by providing clean merchant names, logos, and categorisations. With this enhanced data, customers can easily recognise and recall each purchase, reducing anxiety and improving their overall banking experience.

This data can also be leveraged in tools which show users spend aggregated by category, merchant name or location. This can help identify budget improvements or more quickly navigate to a transaction a user is looking to find.

Picture this: You want to understand how much you spent on dining out or online shopping last month. With transaction data enrichment, this process becomes a breeze. Users can now quickly see how they are spending in specific categories, helping them gain valuable insights into their financial habits and start to budget accordingly.

Spending Insights - Categorisation View

At Snowdrop Solutions, we have developed the Merchant Reconciliation System (MRS), an innovative API that has gained popularity in the digital banking ecosystem. Consumers are finding MRS an invaluable tool for keeping track of their budgets and spending habits effortlessly. 

Especially, when travelling abroad, having access to transaction geolocation data becomes crucial for customers. This valuable tool not only helps customers confirm the authenticity of transactions during their travels but also opens the door to a wealth of spending insights, transforming the way users interact with their finances.

Enriching geolocation data allows users to see how they spend their money in a whole new way. With a map showing where transactions take place, customers can clearly see how they spend money in different places. This is very useful for people who travel a lot, as they can easily keep track of their spending in different destinations.

Spending Insights - Visualise spending

Additionally, incorporating transaction data enrichment into their systems enables banks to offer personalised spending insights and budgeting tools to their customers. By analysing spending patterns, banks can provide valuable suggestions and tips, helping users stay on track with their holiday budget.

From the bank’s perspective, this valuable insight into customer habits and preferences allows them to develop targeted products, offers, and solutions based on consumption patterns. Not only does this add value to the customer’s banking experience, but it also fosters brand loyalty and trust.

By utilising the Merchant Reconciliation System API, banks can empower their customers with the tools and information they need to manage their finances effectively during the holiday season and beyond. This proactive approach to financial management ensures a stress-free and enjoyable experience for customers while strengthening the bank’s relationship with its clientele.


As we find ourselves amidst the summer holiday season, it is crucial for individuals to be mindful of their spending habits. By creating a budget, monitoring expenses, and focusing on meaningful experiences, individuals can enjoy the holidays without compromising their financial well-being.

Simultaneously, banks have a duty to provide clear and transparent transaction information to assist customers in making informed financial choices. By offering real-time updates, categorising transactions, providing spending insights, and enabling spending limits, banks can be valuable partners in promoting responsible holiday spending. Together, with prudence and transparency, we can embrace people’s lives with joy and financial security.

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Unlock the full potential of enriched payment data with our expertise. Reach out to us today and discover how we can empower you to leverage transaction data enrichment for enhanced services, risk mitigation, and sustained competitiveness in today’s dynamic market. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals through the power of data-driven insights. Contact us now to embark on a transformative journey together.