UnionBank of the PhilippinesUnionBank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has selected IBM Cloud to build, deploy, run and manage new apps for its digital customer base.

Through the IBM Bluemix cloud platform and IBM API Connect, UnionBank says it can create, manage, secure and run APIs that the bank has made available internally and run them externally for consumption.

Luis Pineda, IBM Philippines president and country general manager, adds that its collaboration with the bank “helped both of us with successful hackathons where over 150 developers participated to create new APIs for the bank using Bluemix”.

In March, UnionBank launched the New EON, a new digital banking platform (a revamped version of the original EON, created at the start of the millennium). The mobile biometric authentication tech is provided by Daon.

It also developed the “first and only integrated web platform” called OneHub.Gov for its e-government initiatives.