/PRNewswire/ — Finastra and Bakkt today announced plans to make Bakkt’s digital marketplace and wallet available through Finastra’s open developer platform and app store, FusionFabric.cloud. The app, which will soon be available, will enable financial institutions to offer their account holders access to the growing crypto market without having to leave their existing, trusted banking environment. Lake Mary, FL and Alpharetta, GA – October 13, 2021 –Finastraand Bakkt today announced plans to make Bakkt’s digital marketplace and wallet available through Finastra’s open developer platform and app store, FusionFabric.cloud. QEX provides bank customers with access to over 150 cryptocurrencies, enabling them to buy and trade instantly in a simple, fast, and secure manner. Customers benefit from Liquid’s highly competitive fee structure and the platform provides flexibility for traders, offering low minimum order requirements and the ability to lock trade rates for up to two minutes.
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Finastra has been working with fintechs to help them build digital currency wallet apps built on its Fusion Fabric.cloud developer platform and marketplace. Some of these fintechs provide API access to any digital wallet, for instance to get access to Coinbase, and can enable banks to give customers a full view of all their accounts. “We think that we’ve hit a tipping point with cryptocurrencies,” said Byron Vielehr, chief digital and data officer at Fiserv, which is based in Brookfield, Wisconsin. “You now have tens of millions of Americans holding cryptocurrencies through a variety of different wallets.
To that end, the company is working to provide integration with U.S.-regulated crypto currency exchanges for Banno and non-Banno-using customers. Banks and their vendors are treading carefully, as the regulations governing what banks can do in this space have yet to be written. Finastra, a provider of financial software apps, announced on Tuesday a partnership with Fragmos Chain, a blockchain technology platform, which will enable the digitalization of over-the-counter derivatives. In May, FIS announced a partnership with NYDIG that will let FIS’s core banking clients offer their customers the ability to buy, sell and hold bitcoin through their bank accounts. Banks that opt for this will set and keep the fees customers are charged and pay a monthly software-as-a-service subscription to NYDIG.
As well, most cryptos, with the exception of Bitcoin, are unregistered securities and thus pose an investment risk from this perspective pending further guidance from the SEC. On Monday, the top banking Republicans in both chambers laid blame for Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank’s failures on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Federal Reserve, and they asked the agencies for a full autopsy of what went wrong. At Jack Henry, Harper said she sees banks proceeding cautiously due to the OCC’s tentative stance. Build competitive advantage by improving trading and treasury performance, whilst enhancing monitoring and reporting. Uncover the transformative trends shaping the world of finance and be inspired with insights from industry experts.
In this course, Dr. Jonathan Reichental gets you up to speed on the basics of cryptocurrency, from blockchain technology, to how you can buy and sell, what it means to be a crypto miner, and the risks and challenges ahead. If you’re interested in exploring the world of crypto, but are tired of being cornered by acquaintances at social gatherings who really want to explain it to you, check out this course. FIS, of in Jacksonville, Florida, is also seeing “a lot of interest” in cryptocurrency from its bank clients, according to Rob Lee, head of global core banking and channels. They’re asking “to be more educated around crypto currency and what services are offered to their clients today by other institutions and how that might impact their banking relationship,” he said. At Nymbus, bank customers are asking about commercial and retail use cases, according to Sarah Howell, chief alliance officer at the Miami company. They’re asking for the ability to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrency through a trading platform.
Finastra’s partnership with Fragmos Chain should transform the way banks are interoperating and eliminate paper by automating all post-trade processes, Daniel Ivanier, the CEO at Fragmos Chain, commented. Howell at Nymbus also has not seen regulatory uncertainty cause bank customers to put the brakes on their crypto plans. The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Extend your business capabilities to analyze and forecast with one integrated solution, creating automated processes and coherent data. Finastra’s Treasury & Capital Markets Solutions offer simple, flexible and open solutions for better performance and risk management.
Finastra’s universal banking cloud-enabled software solutions offer next-generation technology for retail banks, commercial banks, universal banks, Islamic banks, community banks and credit unions. Aspire Systemsis a global technology services firm serving as a trusted technology partner for more than 250 customers across the globe. Aspire works with leading banks and financial institutions across the globe by helping them leverage technology across every step of their digital transformation journey. For hundreds of years, the concept of money was pretty straightforward, providing a means of exchange accepted by communities and backed by financial institutions and governments. But in the last decade, just as the world at large is undergoing a digital transformation, cryptocurrencies have caused a monetary revolution by introducing a new idea of the concept of money that requires no intermediary to function. For many, the concept of a digital currency that was seemingly created from nothing having any value at all is a tricky concept to reconcile with previous ideas of money.
Finastra and Liquid Unite to Help Banks Integrate Crypto Services
Finastra and Liquid have announced plans to make Liquid’s Quick Exchange app available through Finastra’s open developer platform and app store, FusionFabric.cloud. Through integration with Finastra’s Fusion Essence core banking solution, QEX will enable banks to meet rising interest in cryptocurrency by offering services including buying, swapping and payments. Finastra and Liquidhave announced plans to make Liquid’s Quick Exchange app available through Finastra’s open developer platform and app store, FusionFabric.cloud. Finastra and Liquid have today announced plans to make Liquid’s Quick Exchange app available through Finastra’s open developer platform and app store, FusionFabric.cloud. Through integration with Finastra’s Fusion Essence core banking solution, QEX will enable banks to meet rising interest in cryptocurrency by offering services including buying, swapping, and payments.
Some are also asking to be able to offer crypto rewards for debit card spending or other types of customer behaviors that drive loyalty, Howell said. “More and more people are taking their fiat currency out of banks and investing it into crypto assets. Rather than simply losing this capital, QEX offers banks an opportunity to benefit from these transactions and even capture new account holders,” said Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Finastra. A survey that the New York cryptocurrency services company NYDIG conducted in January found that 46 million Americans own bitcoin; 81% say they would store it in their bank if they could.
Fiserv is working with First Foundation Bank and NYDIG to enable the community bank to offer bitcoin investing to its customers. Due to the integration with Finastra’s solutions, market participants will take advantage of smart contract capabilities to improve regulatory reporting. We deliver a consistent, frictionless digital borrower experience for a range of businesses, corporations and consumers, whilst improving customer onboarding, increasing transparency and streamlining back-office operations. Due to the increased level of transparency blockchain brings to processes, whether it’s a transaction or data storage, there is a growing urgency to harness its true potential.
The platform can easily be integrated with Finastra’s Fusion Essence core banking solution through open application programming interfaces and its low-friction know-your-customer KYC process can help banks keep customers in their ecosystem. The platform can be integrated with Finastra’s Fusion Essence core banking solution through open APIs and its KYC process helps banks to keep customers in their ecosystem. This means customers can access the crypto market without leaving their familiar, trusted banking environment. Fiserv has a data aggregation platform called AllData that competes with others like Plaid and Finicity. According to Vielehr, it’s connected to 18,000 banks, credit unions, billers, card providers and lenders. Through a recent partnership forged with Verady, a company that provides tax and accounting services in the crypto space, consumers will also be able to see their cryptocurrency assets in another digital wallet at a provider like Coinbase or Kraken.
As well as reducing complexity, cost and manual processes, Finastra’s solutions provide a single platform to deliver efficiency and a clear return on investment. Finastra offers the most comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end lending solutions in the market – across syndicated, commercial, consumer, and mortgage lending. Siobhan talks about how enterprise agility is the solution to increasing volatility, and the important role technology plays in delivering agility in banking. While they tend to be more volatile than traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies have increasingly stabilised over the last few years and we expect them to continue doing so. The MENA region is gradually becoming a crypto capital, thanks to its progressive policies. Banks and financial institutions need to take advantage of this opportunity in 2022 and beyond.
Most of the central banks are working on strategies for some type of a central bank digital currency, so, at least from where I sit, it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of how and how fast” banks will provide cryptocurrency services. Its proven approach to Software Engineering & Digital Technologies and strategic partnerships empowers financial institutions to create superior experiences, bring operational efficiency and embrace their future. Aspire’s expansive banking landscape expertise includes retail banking, corporate banking, wealth management, financial services, and inclusive banking. The two companies have integrated Taurus’s digital asset and blockchain infrastructure with Temenos’s Transact core banking software. In the future, Temenos, of Geneva, plans to support other forms of digital assets, like tokenized securities, or securities issued as smart contracts over a blockchain. “Ultimately, we aim to enable customers to buy, hold, and sell crypto assets within their digital banking experience without assuming balance sheet risk,” Harper said.
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Join Isabel as she explores how Finastra’s lending innovations are helping banks to improve the commercial experience. Additionally, Government agencies in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are now providing assistance in exploring multiple use cases for blockchain and cryptocurrency. Back in April 2018, the UAE government announced the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021, which aimed to move half of all government transactions to the blockchain by the end of 2021.
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Finastra currently serves over 8,600 financial institutions, providing the broadest, deepest software applications and connectivity to marketplaces, partners, and fintech’s through its open financial services platform. Finastra has extensive experience in the payments industry, with its Global PAYplus solution recently named as best-in-class in Aite-Novarica Group’s Matrix Evaluation of Payment Hub Vendors. Payments To Go provides end-to-end payment processing as a scalable SaaS model, enabling banks to accelerate their instant payments services roll-out and deliver flexible digital payment offerings faster and more efficiently. By reducing complexity and operational costs, institutions can implement new offerings – such as the US FedNow network, the UK’s New Payments Architecture and compliance with the proposed EU instant payments regulation – and drive business growth. Integrated with Finastra’s open platform for innovation, FusionFabric.cloud, they can also adopt value-added services quickly and seamlessly.
Governments and organisations in MENA are embracing blockchain and expanding its application across industries. The keenness to use blockchain and set up related platforms has played a critical role in propelling regional economies in the direction of cashless and paperless ecosystems. Finastra’s Treasury & Capital Markets can reduce capital markets risk and trading costs.
Since the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on March 10, unstable deposit funding has roiled the banking industry. Ideas on how to reestablish confidence include providing a temporary guarantee for all deposits, raising the deposit insurance limit and reviving an expired program that helped quell market panic in 2008. The top five banks and thrifts in our ranking have combined assets of more than $12.6 trillion as of December 31, 2022. Nicole Harper, senior analyst and manager of strategy at Jack Henry in Monett, Missouri, said her company has seen an increase in client inquiries related to cryptocurrency.
“We are delighted to partner with Fragmos Chain, bringing the benefits of our open ecosystem to our customers on top of our functionally rich trading solution.” This year’s Most Influential Women in Payments honorees are uniquely positioned to make the most of disruptive factors such as the advancement of artificial intelligence, central bank digital currencies and real-time payments. Banks have gotten a mixed message about whether they can help customers buy and sell bitcoin and other digital currencies.
Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, Finastra builds and deploys innovative, next-generation technology on our open Fusion software architecture and cloud ecosystem. Our scale and geographical reach mean that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or location—from global financial institutions to community banks and credit unions. We bring deep expertise and an unrivaled range of pre-integrated solutions spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. With a global footprint and the broadest set of financial software solutions available on the market, Finastra has $1.9 billion in revenues, 9,000+ employees, and ~8,600 customers, including 90 of the top 100 banks globally.
The platform can easily be integrated with Finastra’s Fusion Essence core banking solution through open APIs and its low friction KYC process helps banks to keep customers in their ecosystem. This means customers can access the burgeoning crypto market without leaving their familiar, trusted banking environment. With Finastra’s Payments To Go and Aspire Systems’ implementation and system integration capabilities, customers will benefit from an end-to-end, multi-rail payments processing SaaS solution, available on Microsoft Azure. They will have direct access to networks such as TARGET Instant Payments Settlements from The European Central Bank, the US real time payments and FedNow, and SWIFT.