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COBOL and the big tin bank

  • Alex Letts
  • April 19, 2018

In 2017, Reuters published the following findings from a piece of research conducted by Celent, Accenture, IBM and others, into the technology supporting major US banking systems: 43% of banking systems are built on COBOL 80% of in-person transactions use ... 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

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

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

The Best Response to Mobile for Your Business

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 10, 2013

It’s impossible to ignore the impact mobile has has had to enterprises online. The question is no longer whether or not to join the digitally mobile pack but how to do it in a way that meets both the needs ... Read more

Backbase on Track to Expand into UK Market

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 8, 2013

Hot on the heels of their latest customer win in the UK with leading insurance provider Hiscox, Backbase has announced their plans to further expand their operations in the United Kingdom. Backbase, the Customer Experience Platform specialist, has revealed that ... Read more

Banking on Digital: Innovation in Financial Services – Webinar Recap

  • Jenny Maat
  • August 9, 2013

Joydeep Bhattacherya, Managing Director at Accenture, kicked off the latest webinar, digital innovation in the financial services, by looking at the latest macro trends affecting the banking industry. Joydeep identified three emerging models to discuss: The intelligent multichannel bank The ... Read more

Upcoming Webinar: The Trends Shaping Tomorrows Bank

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 25, 2013

Don’t miss out on our upcoming webinar on Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. Backbase's CEO Jouk Pleiter and Global head of marketing Jelmer de Jong will discuss the key trends that are shaping the bank ... Read more

Backbase Launches Latest Version of its Leading Lean Portal

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 21, 2013

Backbase has released Backbase Portal 5.4, proving yet again that the company remains at the forefront of anticipating market changes and consumer needs. Backbase Portal 5.4 delivers superior mobile, contextual targeting, personalization and relationship management capabilities. Backbase Portal has long ... Read more

Video: Backbase Portal Digital Marketing Module

  • Jenny Maat
  • March 11, 2013

Last month at FinovateEurope 2013 we were proud to present our newest feature of Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal: The Digital Marketing Module. This module provides powerful Amazon-like promotional features by combining offline CRM data with online behavioral data. Today we ... Read more

Commercial Banking: Businesses are People too…

  • Jenny Maat
  • February 20, 2013

In the world of commercial banking it’s easy to forget that every business, no matter how large or small, is made up of people who deserve the same kind of personalization that retail customers experience online. Commercial banking is a ... Read more

Smartphones and the Evolution of the App

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 31, 2013

In the age of the smartphone, applications must go native or evolve into a new beast; the hybrid app. Everything happens faster in the digital jungle. There, it’s the survival of the fittest and quickest. The mind boggling speed with ... Read more

Lean UX: Laying the Foundation for Continuous Innovation

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 23, 2013

Inspired by Lean and Agile development theories, Lean UX is the practice of bringing the true nature of our work to light faster, with less emphasis on deliverables and greater focus on the actual experience being designed. - Jeff Gothelf ... Read more

So, What is a Lean Portal Really?

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 16, 2013

A couple of years ago, Gartner introduced two new portal concepts, the “Portal-Less” portal and the “Lean Portal.” Lean Portals offer an alternative to the ‘traditional’ portals we've been seeing for the last 15 years, which have become very difficult to deploy ... Read more

Al Rajhi Bank Goes Live with Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal

  • Jenny Maat
  • January 15, 2013

Al Rajhi Bank, one the world’s leading Islamic banks, has launched an innovative online banking platform built with Backbase Portal. Backbase CEO and co-founder, Jouk Pleiter, praised the Al Rajhi Bank’s vision and dedication to providing a great customer experience, ... Read more

New From Backbase: Backbase Academy

  • Jenny Maat
  • November 20, 2012

Last month we announced My Backbase, the new extranet for developers and partners. Today we are excited announce Backbase Academy - the new online learning zone about Backbase Portal! In Backbase Academy you will find tutorials about deployment and development of ... Read more

Backbase Announces My Backbase: Extranet Now Open to Developers and Partners

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 2, 2012

New from Backbase: Documentation, Manuals, How-To’s, Extensions and Community Support now available at My Backbase: We are pleased to introduce My Backbase, a new platform to support our growing ecosystem of system integrators, partners, certified professionals, prospects and customers. ... Read more

Video: Introducing Backbase Launchpad – Portal out of the Box

  • Jenny Maat
  • October 1, 2012

On FinovateFall 2012 we presented Backbase's latest development - Backbase Launchpad. Launchpad is based on Backbase Portal technology, and is intended to provide banks and financials a unique user experience platform for their clients: Download more info on Bank 2.0 ... Read more