Finastra

Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the merger of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today—spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury & capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location—from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers can accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers.

Company Insights

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Platformification and collaboration ensures survival

19th September 2018

Platformification throws up some interesting challenges for banks and collaboration is increasingly being seen as the emerging model to address existing gaps. Working with fintechs means that banks can offer new and attractive innovations to their customers quickly by curating fintech partners in an ecosystem that blends their creativity side by...
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Thinking differently about data: the new opportunity for banks

3rd September 2018

Often described as the ‘new oil’ or even the currency of the digital economy, data is key to the business strategy of every organization. For banks, building an understanding of how to harness the variety, velocity and volumes of data available to them will dictate the difference between success and failure in the very near future. ...
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AI has arrived - don’t leave data strategy behind

13th July 2018

Over the last century computers have sped up exponentially, according to Moore’s law, whilst their production costs have halved every 18 months. That pace is increasing even more with quantum computers that are already running at 50 qubits. By comparison, a 100 qubit computer could theoretically be more powerful than all the supercomputers in...
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Hyper-connected corporate banking and the drive to digitise

9th October 2017

There is a widening gap between the winners and losers in corporate banking. Three principles guide the highest performers: a focus on connecting platforms and ecosystems, the desire to embrace innovation and an obsession with the customer. To increase the corporate wallet share, digital corporate banking strategies must keep the right balance...
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Payments-Platform-as-a-Service: A sea-change in payments hub delivery

23rd March 2017

Dagan Osovlansky, Group Leader, Product Management, D+H Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now a standard delivery model across many industries—even financial services firms, representing a major shift in perspective.  The payments space, in particular, shows signs of further evolution of the delivery model. Banks and financial...
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Banking on world trade: Driving global financial inclusion

20th March 2017

Simon Paris, President, Misys We are at a critical moment in history. After many years of globalisation and global free trade, we’re now witnessing a significant slowdown, as compared to GDP growth. In fact, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3%. On the edge of a major reversal and a possible dismantling of the trade...
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Financial services trends: Combatting the unexpected in 2017

9th January 2017

If 2016 has taught us anything, it is that across politics, business and even popular culture, one of the few things we can predict with confidence is unpredictability. It means that, as we kick off the new year, innovation and agility must be front of mind to help financial services organisations manage the changing environment so as to anticipate...
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Looking to the future: How does the payments landscape stack up

26th September 2016

The payments and banking landscape has changed dramatically since 2008. Gone are the secret society days of banks determining and driving customers to specific mapped out products with zero transparency. There’s also been a clampdown on huge profit margins and fees for many services, with the focus shifting towards greater accountability....
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Innovation in global payments and succumbing to an inevitable “faster” future

24th March 2015

General consumers and businesses have embraced the “always connected and available” digital world.  While the speed, convenience and low cost one enjoys in digital commerce is no longer noteworthy; the payments industry has not kept pace. Finally, all that is changing. In the last decade, the momentum behind “Immediate...
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Sibos 2013 Preview Blog: Why the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) will be a hot topic in Dubai

3rd September 2013

Prior to the commencement of the Sibos 2013 trade show organised by SWIFT in Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 September, David Hennah, head of product management at Misys examines what he thinks will be one of the ‘hot topics’ at this year’s event - the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO). In the past I have characterised the Letter of...