March IBS Journal out now!
Featuring a round-up of the banking tech space, the IBS Sales League Table results, important acquisitions, new signings, project go-lives and failures & the latest gossip. PNC Financial Services goes into great detail about its enterprise-wide transformation plans, plus read a case study on client onboarding software based on the experience of Investec Switzerland.
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IBS Sales League Table 2015 out now
The wait is over! The IBS Sales League Table results are unveiled and analysed. providing a comprehensive assessment of which banks have been buying which systems across the globe during the last year, spanning universal, retail, corporate, lending, wealth management and treasury/capital markets.
Russian vendors Sales League Table
Who was netting the business in the past year and who has made the turn for the worst in the Russian core banking software market? IBS charts the activity of the main players, featuring BIS, CFT, Diasoft, Inversia, Programbank and R-Style Softlab.
US core banking system market analysis
Is the US banking market finally waking up to the uncomfortable reality of the lack of choice among local providers, as just a handful of big players dominate the market? Perhaps the time has come to look outside the US borders.
New - IBS Intelligence White Papers
Our first series of white papers feature Avaloq, Sopra Banking Software, TCS Financial Solutions and Temenos. The papers include a write-up of each vendor, its system, evolution, strategy, functionality, technology, user experiences and product roadmap, plus an extensive user list. Further series will be released soon.
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Banking technology news from across the globe
A round-up of appointments and departures within the industry. New advertising manager at IBS Intelligence, further top-level management changes at Infosys, and departures at Swift and Weve.
Temenos kicked off its 2014 community event with the customary claim that this one, in Rome, was the biggest event yet, with around 900 attendees.
The theme of this year was 'Surviving Through the Digital Revolution', and the balance of presentations was more towards product demos than dry powerpoint expositions on subjects such as the new Database Framework than in previous years. This may have been an act of compassion on the part of the organisers but also reflects the growing maturity of some of Temenos' front and middle office products ...continues (login/subscribe).
To understand the barriers to entry in the banking sector, the obvious place to look is the UK, where government policy is encouraging a queue of new entrants, seeking to follow where Metro Bank and others have led. While some have new business models, does this add up to genuine new competition and why is leading edge technology not more to the fore?
Among the hurdles for would-be new entrants into the banking market, technology is clearly right up there. This isn't only in terms of putting in place the systems to run the bank, it is also related to the market infrastructure. In most countries, it is pretty much a closed shop or, at best, an exclusive members club, whereby non-members (the smaller players) can only take part at the will of the largest banks. ... continues (login/subscribe to read in full).
While its main differentiator is ethical banking, San Francisco-based New Resource Bank cannot ignore its technology, particularly given a relatively tech-savvy customer base. Having emerged intact after a difficult arrival, one of the things now on its 'to do' list is a replacement of its core banking system.
As a 2006 start-up, San Francisco-based New Resource Bank has had something of a rocky ride to reach where it is today. However, having started out with a focus on lending to sustainable businesses, but with classical community banking as well, when times got tough it reacted by deepening its ethical banking focus rather than drawing back. ... continues (login/subscribe to read in full).
Three banks under the BRE Bank group are in the process of being rebranded as one: mBank. What is driving the change and how is it being handled?
Poland's third largest bank by assets, BRE Bank, is merging with its two offshoots, MultiBank and mBank, to form one entity under the mBank brand. BRE Bank has been around for nearly three decades and initially focused on the corporate banking sector. Its digital banking subsidiary – mBank – was launched in the early 2000s addressing the internet banking needs of corporates, whilst MultiBank (set up around the same time) was aimed at mass affluent customers and SMEs and represented a more traditional banking model with physical branches. ... continues (login/subscribe to read in full).