Marfin Group, a European financial group, has extended its usage of Temenos T24 to its Ukrainian subsidiary, Marfin Bank Ukraine. Historically, Marfin Bank Ukraine had multiple and decentralised core banking systems, which over time has led to inefficiencies across the organisation. The bank required a central, modern and flexible core banking system for its Ukrainian retail, corporate and commercial network.
Temenos T24 meets local regulatory requirements in Ukraine as well as streamlines Marfin Bank Ukraine’s operations and provides rapid delivery of new products and services to differentiate the bank in a competitive market.
Antonis Theodosiou, deputy director, IT, Marfin Popular Bank, said: “Today’s banking industry landscape is very different compared to five years ago. As the market changes, our technology solutions have to adapt so that we can enable the business to operate more effectively in a tougher and more competitive arena. Marfin Popular Bank has long recognised IT investment as a critical factor to meeting the group’s strategic objectives. Migrating our Ukrainian operations to T24 was a natural progression in streamlining our processes, simplifying system requirements and delivering a single customer view.
“All of this has brought about efficiency and lower maintenance costs, but more importantly, it gave us more flexibility and functional breadth to enable us to rapidly take new retail products to market. This is essential in a world where alignment to customer needs is our absolute priority,” he added.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.