The past 12 months of pandemic lockdowns and disruption to business through a mass of people working from home has posed a myriad of financial issues across all industries. Apart from internal financial struggles, companies might also be finding it difficult to gather external financial data. This poses a huge problem for the financial field, as it is deeply involved in big data. Through predictive analyses, businesses can find solutions and create informative reports that are crucial in business planning. However, the disruption to regular work patterns has been a hindrance to data-gathering processes, primarily due to how it has upended the current economic climate. Luckily, there are means by which businesses can bridge the data gap and keep business rolling. One solution: crowdsourcing. Read on to learn how financial institutions can leverage crowdsourcing to improve operations.