Five steps, five minutes, €5 – KBC launches new mobile app for current accounts

KBC Bank Ireland

KBC Bank Ireland has unveiled a new mobile app that allows customers to open, activate and use their bank account “at any time, within just five minutes”. The bank says this is “completely unique to the Irish market” and the app’s official launch follows months of development and testing with consumers. The app is available […]

KBC Asset Management in technology modernisation

Are we there yet? Image source: KBC AM

KBC Asset Management, Belgium’s largest investment manager, is implementing a new investment book of record (IBOR) platform, Simcorp Dimension, and Axioma’s risk management engine.

Trade finance and blockchain: the right time

Trade finance and blockchain

Financial institutions and technology companies have tinkered with trade finance for years, but progress has been slow. Despite automation advances in many areas of financial services, trade finance remains a largely paper-based, manual process. But it could be one area where blockchain technology will be successfully applied.

Seven European banks join forces for blockchain platform for SMEs

Major banks team up for blockchain platform for SME commerce

Seven European banks – Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Natixis, KBC, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit – have agreed in principle to develop a blockchain-based shared platform for domestic and international commerce for SMEs.

ING and KBC team up for mobile payments in Belgium


ING and Belgian bank KBC have joined forces to launch a new, integrated mobile payments and loyalty platform in Belgium. This will combine ING’s payment app Payconiq with loyalty platforms Qustomer and KBC’s CityLife. Rik Vandenberghe, CEO ING Belgium, says the customer feedback it received about Payconiq and Qustomer “strengthens our conviction that as a […]

KBC Bank Ireland turns to TSYS technology


KBC Bank Ireland has signed up payments technology company Tsys to help launch its debit card portfolio in Ireland.

KBC Bank selects Sentenial SEPA solutions for business clients


KBC Bank has partnered with payment specialist Sentenial to offer the latter’s Origix Corporate payment management solution to the bank’s business clients.