All about digital

All about digital

Look back at some of the major digital channels projects in 2016, with Banking Technology’s top ten.

AmBank in mobile banking “quantum leap” with Backbase
The bank’s new group CEO, Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, states: “I am skipping desktop banking and going for mobile because mobile is so convenient.”

Sberbank builds new digital product, Sberbank Messenger
Russia’s banking giant, Sberbank, has unveiled a new digital product, Sberbank Messenger – a communication platform for users to interact with friends and colleagues as well as with services providers, shops and businesses.

MyState live with new digital software from Rubik Financial
Australia-based financial services group MyState has gone live with new digital platform, built by domestic vendor Rubik Financial. It will be one of the first FIs in the country to make Apple Pay and Android Pay available to Australian customers.

UK’s CYBG banking group launches new digital banking platform
UK-based Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank – which together form CYBG – have launched a new digital banking platform, called B. CYBG teamed up with proposition design consultancy Market Gravity to design and launch the new service.

Metro Bank launches new online platform with Backbase
On the way out is a customised version of the Edgeconnect platform, developed by Edge IPK (now part of Temenos).

Kbank in $142m-a-year digital banking drive
Kasikornbank (Kbank), one of the largest banks in Thailand, says it is to spend THB 5 billion ($142 million) per year in a digital banking transformation project.

VPBank revamps omnichannel banking with SAP; plans new digital bank
Vietnam’s mid-tier banking player, Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VPBank), has implemented a new digital solution, SAP’s Omnichannel Digital Platform.

Standard Chartered unveils mobile and online banking in Africa
After the roll-out to Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the first half of 2016, the bank launched fingerprint recognition technology in these markets in H2.

Ecobank launches unified mobile app in Africa
Pan-African banking group Ecobank has launched its Ecobank Mobile App across the continent – the “first unified app delivered by any institution for use in 33 countries”.

Yorkshire Building Society automates appointments system with BookingBug
BookingBug says Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) has become “the first truly omnichannel mortgage provider” with its new system that enables booking appointments in branch, online, mobile and call centres.