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Partnership with Yodlee through the Open Banking Marketplace

  • Cristina Danila
  • October 25, 2016

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

Another successful SIBOS for Backbase

  • Cristina Danila
  • October 4, 2016

We are very excited to be back from Geneva, where we have 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 ... Read more

We won Best of Show at Finovate Fall 2016

Our 60 Second Onboarding demo has been awarded Best of Show at Finovate Fall in New York on 8-9 September. The 60-Second Onboarding leverages the latest modern mobile technology for simplified Know Your Customer (KYC) and seamless data-gathering technologies such as Optical ... Read more

Meet us at Sibos in Geneva!

  • Cristina Danila
  • 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

  • Cristina Danila
  • 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

  • Cristina Danila
  • 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

  • Cristina Danila
  • 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

Forrester names Backbase a leader in omni-channel banking

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • September 9, 2015

I'm very happy to announce that we have been placed as leader in the most recent Forrester Wave for Omni-Channel Digital Banking Solutions. Backbase was among a group of select vendors that Forrester invited to participate in the report and ... Read more

Backbase Fall 2015 Roadshow

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • 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 2015 Hackathon

  • matise-seb
  • 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 !

  • matise-seb
  • 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

Backbase went to FrontTrends in Warsaw.

  • matise-seb
  • 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

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • 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

  • matise-seb
  • 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.

  • matise-seb
  • 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

  • matise-seb
  • 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)

  • matise-seb
  • 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

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • 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!

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • 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

Backbase Engage and Open Banking Marketplace Make a Splash at FinovateFall 2014!

FinTech experts and commentators were blown away by our Open Banking Marketplace and out-of-the-box digital digital banking solution, Backbase Engage, at FinovateFall in New York. Backbase Engage is a full-service digital bank for banks and credit unions that want to ... Read more

Meet Backbase Engage Our Digital Bank in a Box

Today we launched our complete digital banking solution Backbase Engage at NetFinance, the world’s largest conference for financials that want to compete online. Backbase Engage is our out-of-the-box digital banking solution. We created it specifically to meet the needs of ... Read more

Reinventing Customer Engagement: The Winning Model for Banks and Insurers – Webinar Recap

Renowned author and financial services consultant, Roger Peverelli returns to talk about his latest book Reinventing Customer Engagement: The Winning Model for Banks and Insurers. Introducing his new book, Roger spoke about the process and methodology behind their findings. He ... Read more

Backbase Reveals Powerful New Social Features in Customer Experience Platform at FinovateAsia 2013

Today in Singapore, at FinovateAsia 2013, Backbase revealed that the latest edition of Backbase Portal, their lean customer experience platform (CXP), includes powerful new social features. These new capabilities are the next step in the innovative vendor’s ongoing mission to ... Read more

Backbase Unveils New Commercial Banking Portal Solution at FinovateFall 2013

Backbase launched their latest innovative solution, Backbase Portal: Commercial Banking Edition at FinovateFall 2013 today to an incredibly positive response from FinTech commentators who were live tweeting from the event. Finovate brings together the world's most innovative fintech companies in ... Read more

Commercial Banking V: Three Banks Cashing in with Treasury Management Tools

This follow-up to last week’s post on the evolution of treasury management is part of our series on all aspects of commercial banking. This week we’re taking a look at the three banks leading the way in treasury management. In ... Read more

Inspiration for Innovation: Considerations for Financial Application Design Webinar – The Recap

In our latest webinar, renowned financial technologist and Vice President of Online and Mobile Strategy at Mechanics Bank, Bradley Leimer stopped by to share his thoughts on the inspiration behind the latest innovations in financial application design. He talked about ... Read more

So, What is a Lean Portal Really?

  • matise-seb
  • 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

Banking Made Beautiful: Introducing Backbase Launchpad

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • September 13, 2012

Today, at FinovateFall in New York City, we introduced Backbase Launchpad, a new and unique banking experience that will kick start the Bank 2.0 projects financial institutions are initiating around the world. Launchpad offers the latest innovation and best practices ... Read more

Absa Launches Bank 2.0 Portal using Backbase technology

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • June 14, 2012

We are proud to announce that Absa Group, the largest South African retail bank and a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC, has launched a new online banking platform called Absa Online for its retail and business banking customers. Based on ... Read more

Engagement Banking: Easier Said than Done

  • matise-seb
  • December 20, 2011

In a recent banking seminar Backbase held in Amsterdam, together with partners ConQuaestor and Virtual Affairs, we touched on some key aspects of the Engagement Banking ‘movement’ as it begins to manifest itself at financials in the Netherlands. A main ... Read more

Banks: Don’t Be Good Enough; Be SUPER

  • matise-seb
  • November 11, 2011

For the majority of financials, the current digital channel is simply not good enough. This, according to Forrester Research VP and principle analyst, Brad Strothkamp. What’s more, banks should be striving for the very best experience for their customers not ... Read more

This Report Will Save Your Website

  • matise-seb
  • September 30, 2011

Sometimes you stumble upon just the right kind of information when you least expect it. This was the case when I read the recent report, ‘User Experience in the Banking Sector’, from Usabilla. I wasn't surprised by the subject of ... Read more

HTML5: the Language of Revolution

  • matise-seb
  • September 5, 2011

It appears that HTML5, the latest version of the web markup language, is gaining a following. In an article posted by the Forbes technology reporter JP Mangalindan, he sites statistics showing that at least 69% of web video is now ... Read more

Backbase Chosen to Present at FinovateFall

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • August 9, 2011

We did it again! Backbase will demo at FinovateFall, held September 20 and 21 in New York City. Backbase, the Bank 2.0 Portal specialist, has been chosen to present its ‘Retail Bank of the Future’ to a record crowd at ... Read more

Helping Customers Bring Bank 2.0 to Life

  • matise-seb
  • June 21, 2011

Backbase has been highlighting our customer experiences helping bring Bank 2.0 to life. First up is Van Lanschot Chabot (VLC). When the 1769-founded, Dutch insurance broker decided it was time to move its offline customer interactions online, it came to ... Read more

Backbase Nabs Former Tridion VP

  • matise-seb
  • June 7, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Herber de Ruijter will lead our New York City operations. For the last five years he's been working for CMS vendor SDL Tridion as a VP and helped build that company's North American business. ... Read more

Simply Keep it Simple

  • matise-seb
  • June 6, 2011

It's posts like this one from Brand Channel that give me hope for the financial industry's future - if those banks are, in fact, paying attention. Customer-centric approaches that combine aspects of social media aren't only good for the brand, ... Read more

Webinar: Social Media in Financial Services

  • matise-seb
  • May 27, 2011

June 9th Backbase is hosting another great webinar! Join us as we take on the important topic of social media in the financial services industry. Everyone wants to know how financial services can adopt social media to gain an advantage ... Read more

Backbase and Thales: It’s a Win-Win

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • May 24, 2011

Backbase has just announced it's teaming up with the CIS Banking division of France-based electronics and security company Thales. They needed a better customer-experience platform to serve their extensive list of top financial customers around the world and we could ... Read more

Backbase Extends Its Content Services Offering

  • matise-seb
  • May 16, 2011

Backbase is proud to announce the release of Backbase CMS 5.0. This latest addition to the Backbase product family is a content creation, publication, and replication application that is tailored for use with Backbase Portal. Available as an add-on module, ... Read more

Financials Embracing iPhone Applications

  • matise-seb
  • April 29, 2011

I just read Netbanker blogger Jim Bruene’s list of the 65 most popular iPhone applications from US Banks and financial services companies as a follow-up to his earlier list of the 30 most popular iPad applications for financials. Although it ... Read more

Breaking the Innovation Curse

  • matise-seb
  • April 18, 2011

On his blog, author and Bank 2.0 evangelist Brett King recently posted about the pitfalls of being an innovator within a large organization. Often, innovators are brash, young upstarts who come into a company  with their own form of tunnel ... Read more

Perception is Reality for Mobile Banking

  • matise-seb
  • April 15, 2011

I recently came across yet another mobile report touting the need for today’s banks to get on board and start offering mobile services to customers. It detailed how customers across Europe, Asia and other developed and under-developed countries are asking ... Read more

Trends In Interactive Banking

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • February 25, 2011

Trends In Online Banking by Jouk Pleiter View more presentations from Backbase Yesterday, we broadcasted the 5th edition of the Backbase Webinar Series. With over 100+ professionals from the financial services industry attending, the webinar series is getting more and ... Read more

Finovate Europe: a recap in tweets

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • February 2, 2011

We just got back from London, where Backbase demoed it's Bank 2.0 Portal, focussing on eBusiness in Control and Multi-Channel Publishing. Instead of telling you how we liked it and what we exactly presented, take a look at the tweets ... Read more

Backbase Puts Down Roots in the Big Apple

  • matise-seb
  • January 17, 2011

Big News: We are excited to announce that we're opening new Backbase offices in NYC. The New York office will serve as a field operations base for us to service our growing ranks of East Coast financial services clients, as ... Read more

Upcoming webinar: Engagement Banking Strategy

  • Jelmer de Jong
  • January 13, 2011

Backbase & SapientNitro Present: Engagement Banking Strategy Join Jouk Pleiter, CEO and Co-Founder of Backbase, and Michael Degnan, Engagement Banking Lead of SapientNitro to get a jump-start on Engagement Banking Strategy for 2011. Join us, January 27, 10:00 PST. Register ... Read more

Working With the Backbase Artifactory

  • matise-seb
  • January 12, 2011

With the release of Rich Portal 4.3 the Backbase Portal framework is available as a Maven archetype. This posting describes the procedure to create a Rich Portal Blank Maven project using the backbase-portal-archetype-blank archetype. NOTE—to run any Rich Portal project requires ... Read more