Sep 14, 2020

MuleSoft accelerating the path to open banking

MuleSoft
Banking
Accelerator for Banking
Joanna England
2 min
Open banking is a global phenomenon, transforming the fintech Industry with platform-based APIs. We take a look at MuleSoft's 'accelerator for banking'
Open banking is a global phenomenon, transforming the fintech Industry with platform-based APIs. We take a look at MuleSoft's 'accelerator for banking...

Open banking is a global phenomenon, transforming the fintech Industry with platform-based APIs. We take a look at MuleSoft's 'accelerator for banking'.

The open banking sector is already providing customers and SMEs with an impressively flexible service that helps them make the most of their finances. But as the digital banking sector expands, so has the world of websites and apps that offer new financial services and products, all of which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (and their European equivalents). With the global pandemic, more and more companies are also changing the way they do business. They now require far more flexibility and scope when it comes to payment gateways and banking facilities. Read on to find out more about the latest offerings from MuleSoft.

What is MuleSoft’s ‘Accelerator for Banking'?

Accelerator for Banking is a family of API designs and supporting reference implementations that speed up the journey towards digital transformation. Drawing on its work with four of the top ten global banks, MuleSoft’s Accelerator for Banking provides a solid platform for implementing key Open Banking and PSD2 use cases. Accelerator for Banking includes pre-built APIs and prescriptive architecture that assist tech teams in the establishment and development of common banking applications. It also provides a base for accelerated project delivery.

What are the benefits of MuleSoft’s Accelerator for Banking?

First, Accelerator for Banking utilises and leverages Open Bank standards. It is also a secure and reusable reference architecture and extends to industry-specific end-points. Open Banking necessitates that banks construct digital platforms which expose their core capabilities, such as account aggregation as APIs. Conveniently, MuleSoft’s Accelerator for Banking already features several connectivity elements that function on these use cases.

The SaaS features case-led API designs, which include payments, account information and interactive API documentation. Accelerator for Banking is also built using RAML, which enables reuse.

Not only that, but Accelerator for Banking assists with implementation through convenient, ready-to-use templates. Clients can build their banking application network and store all the assets in an Exchange. Because the assets are reusable and easily recovered, they speed up the open banking journey.

How Accelerator for Banking can improve the open banking experience

Benefits of implementing this foundation include the modernisation of legacy systems; Accelerator for Banking can refresh and extend ageing systems through APIs, and construct future-proof architecture. It also unlocks data and accesses, aggregates and transforms essential information across organisational silos.

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Jun 24, 2021

Citizens Bank and Bizagi webinar: Meet the speakers

CitizensBank
DigitalTransformation
BluePrism
Bizagi
Bizclik Editor
2 min
In Citizens Bank’s upcoming webinar, the company will discuss how digital transformation has enhanced critical banking processes
In Citizens Bank’s upcoming webinar, the company will discuss how digital transformation has enhanced critical banking processes...

In Citizens Bank’s upcoming webinar, the company will discuss how digital transformation has enhanced critical banking processes.

There’s still time to sign up to the event - ‘How Citizens Bank digitally transformed credit card fraud and claims processes’ - which will be held on 7 July at 3pm BST. Register here.

Having provided an overview of the webinar and the themes to be discussed, we’d now like to properly introduce the speakers: Tom Dixon, Senior VP at Citizens Bank; Marlando Rhule, Professional Services Director at Bizagi; and Darshan Jain, Senior Director at Blue Prism.

Now in his tenth year at Citizens Bank, Dixon heads up the company’s Consumer Banks Intelligent Automation initiatives. Prior to joining, he held previous roles in finance as a COO and a consultant. Dixon also held the rank of Sergeant in the US Army.

 

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Rhule has had a diverse career that include roles at Nike, FedEx, the US HSS, and more, however a common thread has been his skilled application of technology. 

Holding Masters degrees in both IT Systems Management and Project Management (both from Keller Graduate School of Management), Rhule joined Bizagi in 2019. As such, he seems to be a natural asset for the company’s mission of creating synergy between businesses and IT.  

 

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Finally, Jain joined Blue Prism in 2020. He held a variety of executive positions throughout a long and impressive career. In addition to working at Blue Prism, Jain is also an incumbent Instructor in Intelligent Automation at the University of Toronto. 

Jain’s value to Blue Prism is obvious: the company is positioning itself as a leader in intelligent automation, unlocking opportunities for operational efficiency for over 1,800 businesses across 150 countries. 

 

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Don’t miss your chance to gain industry-leading insights. Register for the webinar now.

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