GFT: Helping Starling Bank on its global expansion journey

German consultancy GFT has joined forces with Starling Bank to become an implementation partner for its software-as-a-service business, Engine by Starling

As a digital transformation pioneer, GFT is no stranger to assisting clients in boosting their productivity with intelligent software solutions.

Now, the German consultancy has joined forces with Starling Bank to become an implementation partner for its software-as-a-service business, Engine by Starling, with the goal of providing global institutions with cloud and API-based solutions.

Engine by Starling is now available to banks around the world and its power is already being harnessed by its first two clients in the form of Salt, based in Romania, and AMP in Australia.

“We've partnered with GFT for their deep technical skills, platform focus and entrepreneurial approach,” comments Sam Everington, CEO at Engine by Starling.

“As Starling disrupted the UK banking sector, Engine's mission is to empower our clients to do the same in their markets. GFT's global footprint makes them an ideal partner as we scale.”

GFT an ideal ally for Starling

Engine by Starling provides banks with access to the cloud-native, modular and API-based banking platform initially built by Starling’s own in-house tech team to run Starling Bank. 

Meanwhile, GFT has been selected as one of Engine’s partners for providing design, integration and implementation services for banks that ultimately adopt the platform.

GFT has formed a partnership with Starling Bank. Picture: GFT

With locations in more than 15 markets and a talented global team totalling more than 10,000, the company ensures proximity to clients and can draw on almost four decades worth of experience and know-how

What’s more, GFT’s focus on modernisation and track record for delivering fintech disruptors makes it an ideal ally for fulfilling Engine’s aim of empowering banks and innovating on legacy technology.

 “There is huge demand in the market for a proven, scalable system that can help existing banks to re-platform or new banks to launch as quickly as possible,” adds Marika Lulay, CEO at GFT.

“By combining Engine by Starling's cutting-edge technology with GFT's expertise in systems integration, we will enable organisations across the globe to rapidly launch a state-of-the-art digital bank.”


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