CGI in mobile alliance with Monitise
CGI, which recently acquired UK software house Logica, has formed a partnership with mobile banking and payment specialist Monitise to offer joint services for banking and payments companies using the Monitise platform.
The alliance between will initially focus on European retail banks in the UK, Benelux, Nordics, Germany and France.
“Our clients recognise that mobile is not just another channel, it’s fast becoming consumers’ first choice for banking services. People take their mobile devices pretty much everywhere, making them the single easiest route for banks to provide services,” said Lode Snykers, financial services global industry lead at CGI. “While many financial services companies have already launched initial mobile services, our aim is to help them create solutions that consumers will use time and time again. Our alliance with Monitise allows us to offer financial institutions in Europe the latest proven Mobile Money services in this extremely competitive market.”
Alastair Lukies, chief executive of Monitise, said: “The industry is at a tipping point – for some time, many banks have been developing their own home-grown bespoke efforts. The shift is now underway towards a platform approach to better meet demands for time-to-market pressures, interoperability and future proofing. CGI is one of the companies at the forefront of this change. Together we will play a major role in helping banks’ defend and extend their rightful roles in the Mobile Money ecosystem.”