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Core competency: A savvy map for transforming core banking solutions

For any bank, core banking systems (CBS) lie at the heart of operations: They play an instrumental role in processing transactions, updating balances, running batch jobs and interacting with interfaces. But with the advent of disruptive technologies, along with fickle customer preferences and overall regulatory changes, banks now tend to treat CBS as less important. They postpone Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:50-05:00January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Core competency: A savvy map for transforming core banking solutions

A core issue: Surgically replacing core banking platforms

The core banking system is the underlying system of record for credits and debits that maintains transactions, histories and balances. The core platform is both the map and the compass that link a bank’s operations, clients and correspondents together as they transact. When core banking systems were originally put in place, they were considered ideal for the Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:51-05:00December 19th, 2016|Comments Off on A core issue: Surgically replacing core banking platforms

Making the best of core conversions

Most bankers tend be risk-averse and so they are slow to change. Yet, there comes a time when the decision must be made to upgrade core technologies. There are two driving factors as to why a bank may need a new core platform: either the technology is not adequate to handle current (and future) demands, or there Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:08-05:00July 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Making the best of core conversions

Time to change out legacy systems

Historically, financial institutions have adopted technology with a best-of-breed approach, utilizing different platforms from different vendors. This is especially true in check processing, where multiple platforms are leveraged to support a single financial transaction or payment type. The end result is multiple platforms, multiple vendors, multiple support resources – and multiple headaches.To process a single check, a Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:08-05:00July 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Time to change out legacy systems

FinTech property rights and banks

It’s an odd paradox: the financial services industry spends millions on title searches and title insurance each year, but has not been quite as diligent in exploring who actually owns the intellectual property behind its mission-critical technology. Granted, bank exposures are somewhat mitigated through contractual indemnification and warranties. However, as the industry continues to use more non-traditional vendors Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:10-05:00May 31st, 2016|Comments Off on FinTech property rights and banks

Three strategies for protecting payment systems

Current payments systems are more sophisticated than their predecessors, with more functionality, higher transaction volumes and continuously operating, open environments. As banks and their partners have rapidly expanded these payments infrastructures, many have failed to incrementally grow their testing practices to keep up with the pace of change. Many are only testing a small portion of their Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:10-05:00May 25th, 2016|Comments Off on Three strategies for protecting payment systems

Leveraging customer data through the core

One of the central problems banks face is that, despite the wealth of information available to them, there is still much they do not know about their customers. For example, a customer might have a checking account and a car loan with your bank. This means you have a wealth of information on the customer’s daily spending Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:12-05:00April 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Leveraging customer data through the core

Strategic vendor management now a necessity

We are seeing a very fundamental shift in the focus and importance of vendor management. To a large extent, this is the result of the confluence of events that, taken together, point to the need to change the entire approach to vendor management at banks.First, we have become an industry that has outsourced. This is not a Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:12-05:00April 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Strategic vendor management now a necessity

The next generation of core systems, maybe

Core data processing at one time was a massive and diverse business that included dozens, if not hundreds of organizations.  Some of the most recognized names in financial technology once operated vast and large data centers scattered about the United States.Recently, I found a copy of the now-defunct Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corp. magazine from 1985 Read More

By |2020-05-27T18:00:13-05:00March 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on The next generation of core systems, maybe