BIAN unveils API-ready release to boost cloud banking ambitions

Banking API is now a reality Image source: Serpstat

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), a not-for-profit fintech industry body, has launched its latest release of its service landscape. Termed SL 6.0, the framework is designed to provide a “globally standardised and simplified” banking architecture structure, using a service-based architecture.

Rabobank builds 3D model of its own IT landscape

Rabobank Model

Mapping the IT landscape of a large organisation is probably not an easy task and Rabobank is attempting to resolve this via the construction of a 3D model of its own structure and supporting IT systems. In a LinkedIn post by Hans Tesselaar, executive director of the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), a not-for-profit fintech […]

Misys, First Horizon and Al Rajhi Bank join BIAN

BIAN welcomes three new members: Misys, First

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), a not-for-profit fintech industry body, has added three new members to its global network. These are Misys, First Horizon and Al Rajhi Bank, the world’s largest Islamic bank. The total count of BIAN members now stands at 64, comprising banks, software and service providers, and academic partners. Hans Tesselaar, […]

Platformification: all together now

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Platformification – what is it and why do banks need to know about it? Hans Tesselaar, executive director at Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), explores the issue. When alternative fintech players first established themselves in the financial services industry, they raised their profile by collectively bashing the banks – positioning themselves as a more transparent, […]

EY leads latest round of new members for BIAN

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The Banking Industry Architecture Network has announced six new members including ACI Worldwide, Atos, EY and Zafin. Its global network now numbers 58 banks, service providers, software vendors and academic partners.

BIAN makes global banking architecture push

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BIAN – the Bank Industry Architecture Network – has made further progress in its efforts to promote banking system standards internationally with the US First Niagara Bank and Computer Sciences Corporation and Japan’s Nomura joining as members.

BIAN adds first Middle East member

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The Banking Industry Architecture Network has gained its first member in the Middle East with the addition of Commercial Bank of Qatar to its roster.

Lacking a legacy

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Much has been said about the ‘bank 3.0’ landscape. We all now know that the Generation Y consumer, or the ‘digital native’ customer, demands a new type of banking. From online, anytime banking, to mobile payments, the face of banking is changing accordingly

Bankers get framed

Frameworks are a hot topic in banking, both among banks and major vendors, and for similar reasons – complexity, integration, cost and the challenge of updating legacy systems. Several major banks, including ING, ABN AMRO and UBS, and technology providers including IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Temenos, have joined the Banking Industry Architecture Network to develop […]

CloudING over: ING’s Steve Van Wyk on cloud

ING's Steve Van Wyk

The role of cloud computing in financial services has polarised opinion over the past few years. While the cloud approach clearly has its supporters, there has been an equally vocal opposition arguing that issues such as customer data sensitivity and regulatory oversight of where that data is kept – as well as basic security concerns – mean that cloud computing is not appropriate in the industry.