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AURIGA AND DILACO SIGN A NEW TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES PARTNERSHIP FOR BANKING CUSTOMERS ACROSS BENELUX

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Dilaco to distribute Auriga’s cutting edge cybersecurity solution & provide specialist support services

 

Auriga, a global provider of technology solutions for the omnichannel banking and payments industries, today announced a new strategic partnership with Dilaco, IT specialist Consulting and Outsourcing provider in Belgium.

 

Through this partnership, Dilaco will enlarge its consulting and service offerings with Auriga’s cutting edge cybersecurity solution Lookwise Device Manager (LDM) for securing all digital self-service banking assets, web channels and remote workstations that are used by bank employees.

 

Dilaco will utilise LDM to further enhance their cybersecurity services for the financial sector by providing best in class tools and technology to monitor and manage device security, prevent threats and respond to incidents even more rapidly and effectively.

 

Auriga technology complements the specialist IT support services that Dilaco provides financial institutions in Benelux. Its offering consists mainly of help desk services, proactive monitoring services on self-service devices, hardware maintenance coordination and cash in transit services coordination. Dilaco’s objective is to boost efficiency, increase productivity, continuous access to cash and continuity of services for banks in Belgium.

 

Vincenzo Fiore, CEO, Auriga comments: “We’re proud to partner with Dilaco and provide the Lookwise Device Manager to help secure critical banking services and infrastructure in the Benelux region. Our joint clients will benefit from full protection, comprehensive security monitoring and control of their networked devices that are so essential to how they serve their customers, especially in these unprecedented times.”

 

Jeff de Kleijn, CEO, Dilaco says: “We are delighted to be able to bring this powerful cybersecurity solution to financial institutions across the region. This technology, alongside our specialist services and support, will enable our customers to guarantee optimal availability and accessibility of banking services while preventing or minimizing the impact of cyber-attacks and ensuring effective control of the network.”

 

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Times International and SaaScada partner to deliver innovative trade and commerce financial solutions

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Global trade is forecast to increase between 30% and 70% by 2030, with 80% relying on trade finance. With traditional merchant banks struggling to meet the challenges of digitisation needed to deliver faster trade flows, Times International will focus on bridging the current supply chain funding gaps, offering market leading digital finance and FOREX services to SMEs in addition to insurance and logistics.

Times International will initially launch as a wholesale funded lender in the first quarter of 2023 and apply in parallel for approval to become a fully regulated Bank.

SaaScada’s flexible and scalable technology has been selected to deliver the core banking solution and the team will work closely with Times International to build a cohesive eco-system of financial technology suppliers.

This will deliver greater transparency and an elevated customer experience for all users across the full trade cycle which will deliver international trade finance to SMEs in the UK, continental Europe, and APAC.

Times International chose SaaScada’s core banking technology due to both the excellence of its platform and alignment of sustainability goals.  With an increased expectation for ESG accreditation driving behaviours, the need to simplify the supply chain through directly contracted trade has created a growing need for finance options for SMEs.

SaaScada’s data architecture is designed to enable fast and efficient reporting of financial data as well as consumption of external data, making it possible for Times International to interrogate data sourced from traditional market sources such as Bill of Lading & Customs Data in conjunction with their customer data. SaaScada’s data approach combined with open APIs, will enable one-click SME access to reporting across the Times International portal and minimise rekeying of data for faster and efficient customer verification, processing and approvals.

Importantly, the easy access to real-time data will facilitate both self-assessed and 3rd party assessment of ESG performance to ensure that transactions meet the criteria of green deposits.

Steve Round – ‘SaaScada are very excited to be part of this venture which will power finance to facilitate shorter supply chains and support SMEs to deliver more sustainable global commerce. We are very much looking forward to working closely with Times International to develop their offering and deliver real change in international trade.

Steve Rose – ‘Our partnership with SaaScada will enable us to offer finance solutions not traditionally available to SMEs in this space.  SaaScada’s unique data architecture and extremely flexible product configuration will enable us to support our customer base and respond quickly to their changing needs, which is especially important in the current global economic climate.  Culturally, their shared sense of purpose for sustainability and collaborative approach has made us a natural fit. 

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3S Money partners with Crown Agents Bank to boost international trade

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3S Money, the UK Fintech scaleup, has partnered with Crown Agents Bank to offer 33 new currencies to its corporate clients for the first time, to support their international growth.

The partnership will enable 3S Money’s clients to make payments in a total of 65 currencies, now including Brazilian Real, Ghanian Cedi, and West African Franc, and have access to 45 new local payment rails. This will help 3S Money’s client base scale faster into new markets, save time and increase their revenue. The partnership will also allow 3S Money’s clients to efficiently enter the African market for the first time.

Founded in 2018, 3S Money has chosen to work with Crown Agents Bank to offer these new currencies and payment rails because of Crown Agents’ secure global infrastructure and coverage. With nearly 200 years of experience, Crown Agents Bank is a UK-regulated provider of wholesale foreign exchange (FX) and cross-border payment services, connected across hard-to-reach markets.

Hard-to-reach (emerging) markets are home to 85% of the global population, and nearly 90% of people under 30. However, in 2022, payments to and from these markets are still challenging, expansive and unreliable. A McKinsey survey suggests that, with banks and non-bank players innovating to reduce friction in domestic and cross-border payments, Africa’s e-payments market is expected to reach about $40 billion by 2025, compared with about $200 billion in Latin America.

Aligned by their mission to promote global financial inclusivity, both 3S Money and Crown Agents Bank are dedicated to connecting emerging markets to the rest of the world, through FX and payments innovation.

Ivan Zhiznevskiy, CEO at 3S Money comments, “3S Money is a cross-border payments ecosystem for international businesses. Our purpose is to provide businesses with the guidance and financial services required to scale new markets and expand their footprint.”

“We believe that by eliminating passport discrimination in the financial services sector, the growth opportunities for global businesses will be limitless. Crown Agents Bank are the perfect partner to help us offer sustainable, affordable, and accessible FX and currency services in emerging markets that have a wealth of opportunity.”

Gary Willis, Relationship Banker at Crown Agents Bank said, “this partnership makes perfect sense in our mission to connect hard-to-reach markets to the global economy”.

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