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PSD2 – Relevant from the design up

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 1, 2018

As of January 13, all European banks, willingly or otherwise, entered the open banking space. PSD2 has officially become applicable. While the grace period for total compliance still stands, this regulation, which has loomed large over banks, is here to ... Read more

Investing more in commercial banking technology

  • Jenny Maat
  • December 7, 2017

Recent research findings, commissioned by financial services provider Fraedom, show that 77% of commercial banks "are preparing to increase fintech investment over the next three years". This is a good sign, as commercial banking has often lagged behind retail banking ... Read more

The big open banking stories of 2017

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 15, 2017

The era of open banking is upon us. This past October 2017, Imran Gulamhuseinwala, trustee for the Open Banking Implementation Entity in the UK, said: "We are one step closer to delivering the potential of open banking for the benefit ... Read more

How to think customer-first

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 2, 2017

In today’s modern marketplace, few companies will succeed without putting the desires of their customers above all else. In a world that’s increasingly digital-led and multi-touchpoint, this means experience is everything. A frictionless interface is essential, easy onboarding is critical ... Read more

Backbase and its entrepreneurial spirit

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 13, 2017

I'm going to add my tuppence worth to the many plaudits surrounding our CEO, Jouk Pleiter. It's true, he won an award recently at the Loey Awards, created by the Loey Foundation. The award was for Online Entrepreneur of the ... Read more

Our CEO named Online Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 11, 2017

We are very excited to announce that our CEO and Co-Founder, Jouk Pleiter is named the Online Entrepreneur of the Year by Loey Awards. Since 2009, the LOEY Awards held an annual award ceremony which recognises the best entrepreneurs in ... Read more

How to become a human-centric business

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 7, 2017

I wrote an article for BankNXT a couple of years ago about the benefits of having more human touchpoints in banking. It's nice to see more experts in banking and financial technology talk about this much underrated subject, too. My ... Read more

Working with Efma in discussing digital transformation

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 27, 2017

Our friends at Efma worked with us on a report called 'Omni-channel banking – The digital transformation roadmap' in which we discuss and present an outline of the journey it takes to becoming a digital bank. It was an enjoyable ... Read more

Partnership with Yodlee through the Open Banking Marketplace

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 25, 2016

We’re proud to announce that we partnered with Envestnet | Yodlee, a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services through our Open Banking Marketplace. We extend our existing relationship with this collaboration ... Read more

Another successful Sibos for Backbase

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 4, 2016

We are very excited to be back from Geneva, where we attended Sibos 2016 – four intense days of workshops, conference and open theatre tracks, as well as meetings with our customer and prospects. Our speaking slot on Day 1 featured Jouk Pleiter, Backbase's ... Read more

Jim Marous on the digital customer journey

  • Jenny Maat
  • September 8, 2016

Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, speaker, author and the publisher of the Retail Banking Strategies section of The Financial Brand and the Digital Banking Report. He has also contributed to our thought leadership platform, BankNXT. He ... Read more

Meet us at Sibos in Geneva!

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 15, 2016

We are very excited and already started the planning for SIBOS 2016, this year taking place in Geneva from 26th - 29th September. Sibos is an annual banking and financial conference organized by SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) ... Read more

PSD2: Making it actionable

  • Jenny Maat
  • July 28, 2016

Yesterday we hosted our July webinar, ‘PSD2: Making it actionable’ that featured Jouk Pleiter, CEO and Jelmer de Jong, VP Product of Backbase. PSD2 is a very important topic for financial companies, especially in Europe. Financial institutions across Europe will ... Read more

Backbase Connect 2016

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 1, 2016

Last week we hosted Backbase Connect 2016. Backbase Connect is our annual event in which we bring together partners and customers to share our company’s roadmap, product updates as well as sharing insights and customer success stories. We would like ... Read more

Webinar: The Uberization of Banking, with Simon Mathews

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 18, 2016

Yesterday we hosted our first webinar in 2016, ‘The Uberization of Banking’ and we are very happy we reached a record high attendance. Our guest speaker was Simon Mathews, the Chief Strategy Officer at Extractable. Regularly sought after to speak ... Read more

Backbase Fall 2015 Roadshow

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 26, 2015

We are on the road again for our yearly fall roadshow. Backbase executives attending and speaking at the following events, ping us if you are attending as well or close by. Jack Henry Symitar Conference, Sept 1 – 3, San Diego. Middle ... Read more

Backbase-powered Touch Bank goes live in Russia

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 4, 2015

Yet another customer goes live! Today Touch Bank, the neo-bank founded by OTP Bank, announced that they have successfully launched the new digital-only bank in Russia. Founded in 1949, OTP Bank is one of the largest independent financial service providers in ... Read more

Backbase 2015 Hackathon

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 25, 2015

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and last Saturday marked the end of the very first Backbase Hackathon. The projects presented during an exhausting, yet rewarding weekend exceeded our expectations, and we have been amazed by the ... Read more

Backbase Hackathon : 1st Edition !

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 11, 2015

We are very excited to announce our 1st edition Backbase Hackathon is here!  The idea came from wanting to bring the best talent together, to share our favorite frameworks, project successes, and intelligent and creative hacks we use for issues ... Read more

Design Patterns and why they matter. Chapter 1

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 10, 2015

If you are reading this post I am pretty sure of two things: You have heard about Design Patterns before and someone told you that they are cool. You want to improve your coding skills. This series of post will ... Read more

Webinar: Building a Smarter Bank, with Ron Shevlin

  • Jenny Maat
  • June 4, 2015

Yesterday we hosted our webinar 'Building a Smarter Bank' together with Ron Shevlin. In this webinar, Ron Shevlin, author of Smarter Bank, Snarketing Blogger & analyst at Cornerstone Advisors (before he worked at Aite Group and Forrester), provides a no-nonsense framework ... Read more

Backbase went to FrontTrends in Warsaw.

  • Jenny Maat
  • May 19, 2015

Two weeks ago, we were a sponsor of the Front-Trends Conference in Warsaw. We spent three days helping with technical discussions around web and mobile development, discovering the newest trends, technologies and ideas in front-end development. We also had a ... Read more

Sberbank Launches New Digital Platform Based On Backbase

  • Jenny Maat
  • April 21, 2015

We are proud to announce that Sberbank, Russia's largest bank serving over 110 million customers, has launched their new digital platform based on Backbase technology. As part of the project, Sberbank migrated 83 websites into one single customer experience. “The new platform ... Read more

Testing in Android with Mockito

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 31, 2015

As I mentioned in my previous article about testing [Android testing with Robolectric], I have this little obsession with unit testing. Using Robolectric allows me to run the test in the local JVM instead of having to run an emulator ... Read more

Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup.

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 5, 2015

Backbase hosts another HTML CSS Meetup. After taking some feedback from the last month, we had 2 talks in this months meetup. So what did we talk about? NetBeans: A powerful addition to your JavaScript toolbox by Geertjan Wielenga There are ... Read more

Introduction to Gradle

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 4, 2015

Brief history of building tools starts with Make, which is maybe an overly complex solution. And it’s not so platform independent. After that evolution continues with Ant, which is XML based and it has its pros and cons. Ant is ... Read more

Unit testing in Android with Robolectric (Gradle edition)

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 20, 2015

One of the things I was always obsessed with, when developing in Android, was unit testing. The very first thing I like doing when starting a new android project is setting up Robolectric. “Robolectric is a unit test framework that ... Read more

Omni-Channel Optimization at Finovate Europe 2015

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 12, 2015

This week was Finovate week. Finovate, a two-day showcase of the latest and greatest fintech technology innovations, is being held in London. We demoed how our Customer Experience Platform helps Financial Institutions deliver beautiful digital experiences, that are smooth and consistent across every device ... Read more

Another customer goes live: Hiscox!

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 18, 2014

After PostFinance went successfully live with their new digital banking platform last week, we are happy to announce that this week, Hiscox has launched their new UK digital insurance platform based on Backbase CXP. You can find the complete press release ... Read more