Challenger Banks

Changes in technology enable new banks to set up, and existing banks to open new operations, more quickly to take advantage of fragmenting customer segments and evolving customer needs.

Challenger Banks Solution

A SaaS-enabled solution that allows banks to rapidly launch new businesses in new geographies and sectors.

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Launch Fast, Launch Efficiently

Challenger banks need to establish an operational capacity quickly and cheaply so that they can start to service new customers as soon as possible. Temenos’ model bank and process-driven implementation approach enable them to do exactly this.

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Gain Customers Quickly

New banks do not have any customers. Since all banking revenue comes from counterparties and customers, the ability to both attract and onboard new customers quickly is key to success in this sector. Temenos’ Infinity digital offering offers customer engagement, conversational marketing and unprecedented efficiency in client onboarding and product origination.

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Scale Operations to Business Growth

Cloud-native and cloud-agnostic solutions that we provide reduce the fixed costs of operations and allow banks to elastically scale as needed and on-demand.

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Ecosystem Driven Offering

A full and competitive solution is more easily assembled when core elements are provided by the challenger bank. Added value items are then sourced from the financial and technology ecosystem. Temenos’ open APIs enable easy integration and innovation, while the Temenos MarketPlace also offers a curated collection of innovative FinTech providers, whose solutions are pre-integrated with our software.

Challenger Bank Customer Testimonials

Challenger banks want to quickly and efficiently build a presence in their market and become a game-changer. Temenos has proven experience in delivering innovative technology and successful SaaS banking solutions to more than 60 challenger banks. We are proud to celebrate the go-live of over 30 customers and to offer them a foundation to launch their new banking services and grow. Watch this video to hear some of their stories.

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Products

Temenos Infinity – Digital Front Office

Temenos Infinity is the platform for business transformation that helps financial institutions to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. Reimagine the way you engage with your customers – through both digital and physical channels – creating a consistent and seamless experience.

Temenos Payments

A universal end-to-end payments solution based on ISO 20022 standards and support for all payment types.

Temenos Analytics

A comprehensive Reporting, Analytics and Business Intelligence product allowing banks to be more efficient and profitable by providing robust, banking specific, financial, profitability, customer, and digital analytics.

Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation

Covering watchlist screening, anti-money laundering, fraud prevention and KYC, our uniquely flexible range of intelligent and versatile solutions enhance detection and reduce cost.

Customer Success Stories

Judo Bank – Success Story

Judo has subscribed and on-boarded to the Temenos software-as-a-service cloud offering which we run on the Microsoft Azure Cloud service. Through this process, which took 6 months, and having their full banking license, Judo is ready to establish a production-ready data-driven front-to-back solution.

Grasshopper Bank – Success Story

If you could build a bank from scratch, what would you do differently to established players? This question sparked the idea for Grasshopper Bank—the first 100 percent digital commercial bank in the U.S. Targeting the booming innovation ecosystem, Grasshopper Bank aims to offer anytime, anywhere banking services to born-online start-ups and technology companies.

Volt Bank – Success Story

Because everyone deserves a better, fairer way to look after their money.Volt Bank (Volt) is the first retail challenger bank launched since the 2000s and was granted its banking license…

Success Story - Minerva Tantoco, Grasshopper Bank

“Temenos was the only provider that was able to deliver on all three of our key requirements: cloud, interoperability and open APIs. With Temenos Transact, deployed in the Temenos Cloud, we’re confident that we have a world-class core banking system that will scale with us as we grow.”

Minerva Tantoco, Co-Founder and CTO – Grasshopper Bank
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Temenos Platform

Cloud-Native, Cloud-Agnostic

Lower costs with the elastic scalability, security, and control you need to shape your business.

APIs & Extensibility

Innovate faster with access to over 700 open APIs in the largest FinTech ecosystem.

Microservices & Containers

Microservice architectures enable continuous application upgrades and cloud scalability.

Distributed Database

Achieve true horizontal scalability in the database layer and operate on an active-active basis across multi-cloud.

Temenos Continuous Deployment – DevOps

Reduce cost and shorten software release cycles – code in the morning, deploy in the afternoon.

Security & Immutable Logging

Protect your bank from modern digital threats with the highest levels of security.

AI & Machine Learning

Explainable AI enables transparency into automated decisions and provides intelligent banking by growing revenues, cutting costs and enhancing the customer experience.

Multiexperience Development Platform

Deliver a best-in-class user experience as a consistent and seamless multiexperience digital journey across various touch points and modes of interactions.

White Paper and Report

E-Money Institution and New Entrants E-Book

Traditional, longstanding financial institutions operate within a landscape which now includes a rising class of online-first, Electronic Money Institutions. Read this e-book on technology foundations like SaaS, that are key for sustainable growth and quick time-to-market, all while juggling compliance.

Video

Flowe – Video Testimonial

Banco Mediolanum launched Flowe in June 2020 with a unique vision. Targeted at a younger demographic that demands a more ethical and innovative approach, Flowe will be an environmentally-friendly digital bank that not only helps customers to build a sustainable financial future, but also partners with reforestation schemes and uses recycled wood for its payment cards.

Latest News

Blog

Can E-Money and Traditional Payments Institutions Survive the Onslaught of Big Tech?

Big Tech firms (like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple) are eying up the payments space enthusiastically. Anyone who attended Sibos last year would have seen the signs that Big Tech is rapidly moving into the places that E-money Institutions (EMIs) presumed was their fundamental niche. This position will get more competitive! These firms are likely to have a big impact on payments. They have put their brands foremost and are using payments to boost on-platform engagement and commerce, reinforcing their importance in consumers’ lives.

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Electronic Money Institutions – Leading by Example?

lectronic Money Institutions (EMIs) are a relative newcomer to the financial services landscape – particularly in their visibility to the wider market. They are not banks but they are challenging banks in many ways, including their business model – but how are they driving this change?

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Temenos TCF Online 2021

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