Belguim’s First Online Bank Partners with Infosys Finacle for Core Banking

Keytrade Bank, the first online bank in Belgium, has turned to Infosys Finacle to modernize its core banking system. Courtesy of the partnership, Keytrade Bank will swap out its legacy platform in favor of the Infosys Finacle suite. This will help the financial institution boost efficiency, accelerate time-to-market for products, and provide a superior experience for customers.

Keytrade Bank CEO Thierry Ternier noted in a statement that the new technology would “future-proof” the institution, and enable Keytrade Bank to “tackle the challenges of a fast-moving environment.” Keytrade Bank will subscribe to Infosys Finacle suite in a SaaS mode on the Microsoft Azure public cloud. This will facilitate the bank’s ability to leverage Finacle’s open API repository on the cloud, enabling easy and seamless integration with ecosystem partners.

Keytrade Bank is part of Credit Mutuel Arkea, one of the largest banking groups in France. The institution offers both banking and investment services to its retail customers, stemming from its origins as an online brokerage. The bank offers a current account with a 0.05 bonus for every transaction, as well as a savings account and a trading account. Keytrade also provides investment plans for as little as 25 euros per month, online portfolio management, and an open architecture funds supermarket with more than 660 funds.

The deployment of core banking technology from Infosys Finacle will help further Keytrade Bank’s development into a full-fledged bank. Founded in 1998 as VMS-Keytrade, the institution secured its banking status in 2002 when it acquired RealBank. Keytrade Bank maintains an impressive array of trading tools, including its professional day-trading and trend trading platform, Keytrade Pro. The company’s partnership with Infosys Finacle gives it the opportunity to bring its banking business up to a comparable level of innovation and service.

“With Finacle, Keytrade Bank has a core banking solution that has proven itself around the world for accelerating innovation, driving automation and operational excellence, and helping deepen customer engagements,” Infosys Finacle Chief Business Officer and Global Head Sanat Rao said. “This collaboration marks yet another milestone in our expanding presence in Europe and underlines our commitment to helping European banks stay ahead in the digital age.”

Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Infosys Finacle has been a Finovate alum since 2009. In the years since, the company has grown into a major digital banking solution provider, and is now a part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys. The company offers solutions for a variety of banking needs including core banking, lending, digital engagement, payments, cash management, wealth management, treasury operations, the blockchain, and more. Banks in more than 100 countries use Finacle’s technology to help a billion people and millions of businesses improve the way they save, invest, borrow, and make payments.

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