Temenos Bags Taiwan’s Virtual Bank as a Customer

Temenos Bags Taiwan’s Virtual Bank as a Customer

by June 8, 2020
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Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Next Commercial Bank (Next Bank), has selected Temenos Transact to power its launch as one of Taiwan’s first virtual bank.

Cloud-native, cloud-agnostic they said that Temenos Transact will deliver rich, pre-configured banking functionality and compliance to support Next Bank’s rapid launch to market in 2020.

Next Bank is backed by local investment from Taiwan telecom operator, Chunghwa Telecom, among others, and will launch with capital around USD 332 million. The virtual bank is among the first batch of entities granted a license from the Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission to operate a virtual bank.

Temenos’ broad banking functionality will support the simple creation and modification of new hyper-personalized products and services. Next Bank will initially deliver customer accounts, deposits and loans, and has plans to provide mortgages and wealth management in the future.

Wang Tun Chou

Wang Tun Chou

Wang Tun Chou, Chief Information Officer, Next Bank, stated:

“We are excited to partner with Temenos as we prepare to launch Next Bank in Taiwan. Temenos’ vast experience deploying digital banking software across Asia and in Taiwan itself means Next Bank will benefit from applied regional and local best practices and can expect a smooth launch later this year. As one of the first neobanks in Taiwan, we have a unique opportunity to raise the bar for banking in our region. Leveraging Temenos deep market experience and its advanced cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and API-first technology, Next Bank will set the standard for innovative digital banking and hyper-personalized customer experiences.”

Martin Frick

Martin Frick

Martin Frick, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Temenos, commented:

“We are delighted that Next Bank has chosen to build its greenfield operations on our market-leading, core banking product, Temenos Transact. Temenos has a strong and growing presence across Asia, serving 460 customers in 26 countries, and in these uncertain times, providing banks with a simple route to market for vital digital banking services has never been more important. Temenos’ technology offers the winning combination of advanced cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and API-first technology and the richest, broadest banking functionality. This is why we remain the partner of choice for challenger banks and incumbents around the world. Our software also delivers tangible business benefits and is proven to enable our top-performing clients to achieve cost-income ratios of 26.8%, half the industry average. Building on Temenos technology will allow Next Bank to achieve operational excellence and sustainable growth, both in today’s climate and in the future.”

 

Featured image credit: Next Bank facebook Page



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