Microcred to become fully-fledged bank; Temenos to provide core banking tech

International microfinance entity Microcred plans to become a fully-fledged retail bank and grow its presence from nine to 17 countries by 2020. It has opted to keep its long-standing technology provider, Temenos, and upgrade to a single instance of the vendor’s flagship system, T24. It will be operated from Dakar, Senegal. Microcred has recently signed […]

Top ten lending sites in the UK – July 2016

With digital financial services sharply on the rise in the UK, who is leading among the UK lenders? We have put together some nifty stats for the top ten online lending sites in the UK for the past month (data courtesy of SimilarWeb). We’ll be publishing regular updates on a monthly basis, to track the changes, […]

SAB lands first core banking software deal in UAE, with Reem Finance

UAE-based Reem Finance has overhauled its core software with French vendor SAB and its flagship core banking system, SAB AT. This is the first taker of the system in the UAE, to Banking Technology’s knowledge. Banking Technology understands that on the way out is the Ethix system from regional vendor International Turnkey Systems (ITS). It […]

Top ten lending sites in India – July 2016

Who is leading the digital way among the lending companies in India? We have put together some nifty stats for India’s top ten online lending sites for the past month (data courtesy of SimilarWeb). We’ll be publishing regular updates on a monthly basis, to track the changes, developments and trends – to bring you a fuller picture […]

Fintech funding round-up: 15 August 2016

Let’s put the fun in funding by keeping it mercifully brief. A round-up of some key events. Finova Financial’s cloud and mobile-based consumer auto title lending platform raised $52.5 million in a combination of equity and a credit facility, one of the “largest initial rounds in fintech industry history”. The funding round was led by […]

Losses at the double for Lending Club

Lending Club has experienced a double blow – with a net loss of $81.4 million and the departure of its CFO. These latest developments follow in the wake of the recent jobs cuts and reorganisation of its top brass. That was all initiated as the firm is looking to rebuild investor confidence following the untimely […]

Pennsylvania credit union goes live with Temenos’ lifecycle management suite

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) has gone live with Temenos’ Lifecycle Management Suite’s account origination module. Temenos says PSECU was looking for a method to “streamline” the account opening process for both deposit and loan-based accounts. Andrew Coy, AVP of lending, PSECU, says the account origination solution goes “hand-in-hand with the other Temenos Lifecycle […]

Diasoft scores second win in Vietnam with TPBank

Russia-based banking tech vendor Diasoft has landed its second deal in Vietnam, with TienPhongBank (TPBank). TPBank will implement Diasoft’s loan origination and debt collection solutions, part of a broader Flextera software suite. Diasoft’s first contract in Vietnam (and the vendor’s first in South East Asia) – signed in 2013 – is with Vietnam International Bank […]

Shubham Housing Finance opts for Nucleus’ FinnOne lending platform in the cloud

India-based Shubham Housing Development Finance Company has implemented Nucleus Software’s FinnOne Neo, a loan lifecycle management solution in the cloud. Nucleus says Shubham is one of the first dedicated housing finance companies in India to set up their lending platform on cloud infrastructure. Ajay Oak, chief operating officer of Shubham, says Nucleus was chosen “because […]

Fiserv gains with Dakota Plains

Dakota Plains Credit Union has replaced its existing system with an integrated technology suite from Fiserv, including XP2 for core account processing. The North Dakota-based credit union will also use Fiserv’s Virtual Branch for online banking, Mobiliti for mobile banking, CheckFree RXP for electronic payments, Statement Advantage for statements and e-statements, Wisdom for comprehensive accounting […]

Opinion: fintech taking business banking back to the good old days

John Davies, CEO of The Just Loans Group, an alternative lender to UK businesses, argues that rather than being disruptive, fintech is enabling a return to how business banking used to be: a business would have a dedicated account manager who was genuinely interested in a customer’s business and had the time to give it guidance. Clever […]

Encentus Federal Credit Union selects Fiserv’s Portico core processing system

Oklahoma-based Encentus Federal Credit Union has chosen Fiserv’s Portico core account processing platform for digital banking and lending services. The credit union is migrating from its current providers to Fiserv; and Misty Potter, president and CEO, Encentus, says Fiserv “will empower our credit union with the progressive and innovative technology to drive a more rewarding […]

Atom Bank goes public on new tech addition, Phoebus lending system

As first reported by Banking Technology in early May, Phoebus Software has gained a new customer – UK challenger bank Atom. The five-year deal will see Phoebus’ lending software supporting Atom’s secured business lending and account servicing for Atom’s residential lending. The new platform will be used by the bank’s team to originate loans for […]

Lending Club management reshuffle leads to job losses

Jobs will go as Lending Club reorganises its top brass and looks to rebuild investor confidence following the untimely resignation of former chairman and CEO Renaud Laplanche. Laplanche resigned in May following an internal review of sales of $22 million in near-prime loans to a “single investor”, in contravention of the investor’s express instructions, according […]

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. UK-based BookingBug specialises in appointment scheduling and event management software. The new system has centralised data across 3,000 staff in 200 branches at YBS, and cut […]

Oracle’s new cloud-based banking solution targets default debtors

Oracle has launched its cloud-based Oracle Banking Collections tool – offering lenders a look at debtors’ total financial pictures and features. The firm says each year financial institutions (FIs) “waste millions of dollars attempting to solve their debt collection problem with the age-old tactic of throwing third party debt collection agents who may use decades-old […]

Infographics: the evolution of credit

This nifty infographics, courtesy of MBNA, is a whistle-stop tour of credit wonder and woe over the last 4,000 years – from ancient Babylon to modern Britain – and what people had to do to get a little credit.

Commerzbank launches peer-to-peer lending platform for SMEs, Main Funders

Commerzbank says it’s the first major bank in Germany to develop this type of digital financing marketplace. Main Funders is aimed at SMEs. Main Funders enables clients of Commerzbank’s Mittelstandsbank (MSB) business division (which caters for SMEs) to present concrete investment projects to potential investors and secure financing. The financing volumes are between €200,000 and […]

Puan Sacco Society issues banking tech RFP

A savings and credit co-operative society (Sacco) in Kenya, Puan Sacco Society, has issued an RFP for new banking solutions. The Sacco is looking for core banking, SMS banking and mobile lending software, and a payroll management system. Provision of point-to-point connectivity services and office internet services, plus hardware maintenance are also included in the […]

State Bank of India merges with associate banks

India’s government has given the green light to the State Bank of India (SBI) to merge with its five associate banks. SBI is already among the largest an India and a sizeable international player, with the total assets of $400 billion and a network of 16,500+ branches (including over 190 international locations across 36 countries). […]