The spotlight on these groundbreaking banking transformations is illuminated by the Top 10 Banking Technology Trends and Adoption in 2023.
Get the latest industry insights on Open Finance and FinTech trends, and about Brankas.
The spotlight on these groundbreaking banking transformations is illuminated by the Top 10 Banking Technology Trends and Adoption in 2023.
Embedded finance is not merely a trend; it is a seismic shift in the business landscape. It is about convenience, personalization, and, most importantly, keeping customers engaged and loyal. Financial transactions are no longer bound by traditional banking, and embedded finance opens new horizons.
This new white paper is a timely resource that sheds light on the evolving and dynamic financial landscape of financial services and addresses the pivotal themes shaping the transformation in the MENA region.
The significance of customer retention cannot be overstated. The pursuit of new customers is undoubtedly vital, but the retention of existing ones is equally, if not more, important. Loyal customers often prove to be the cornerstone of a thriving business, driving revenue, and providing stability.
Open banking presents transformative possibilities for Indonesia’s MSMEs. The successful integration of MSMEs into the open banking framework has a profound impact that extends well beyond their individual growth.
Your credit score is crucial for financial opportunities in the Philippines. Understanding and monitoring it is key to success. It affects loans, credit cards, and interest rates. This guide empowers you to make informed decisions.
GCash revolutionized the financial industry in 2012 with its groundbreaking mobile app, simplifying complex transactions into effortless taps on a smartphone screen. With 5 million merchant partners spanning various industries, you can learn more in this article about how to become a GCash merchant and integrate GCash as a payment method for your business.
Brankas and PesoPay today announced that the payment gateway by AsiaPay is now live with Maya, enhancing the number of payment options available for existing and new PesoPay merchants.
Global leaders in open banking and open finance join forces to provide centralised technology infrastructure and Banking as a Service (BaaS) solutions to fast-track open finance.
Open banking constitutes a transformative shift where customers can seamlessly explore novel financial offerings from authorized third-party providers. This innovation is facilitated by financial institutions crafting Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that align with the central bank standards of a country.
QR codes (Quick Response codes) are no longer strange to Filipinos. Social distancing and contactless payments during the pandemic paved the way for consumers to pay for goods and services using their mobile devices. Consumers scan the code with their cell phones, and payments are sent in real-time. If you have been shopping recently, you may have noticed some QR codes that have a blue, red, and yellow logo in the middle of the usual black dots and white spaces. This is QRPh.
Indonesia is embarking on an ambitious project to build a new capital city in Kalimantan, Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN). Jakarta, the current capital, will no longer hold that title by 2024. This bold decision promises a fresh start for the nation, with hopes of a brighter and more sustainable future.
Delves into the “disbursement” concept, its role in releasing funds for specific business purposes and streamlining operations. It also highlights the Brankas Disburse API to enhance task efficiencies like payroll and merchant payments.
The synergy between Musoni’s core banking system and Brankas' integration network marks a transformative leap in financial innovation.
Hosted jointly by Brankas and Asbanda, this event brought together regional development banks from across Indonesia to explore the theme of “Maximizing Growth Through Ecosystems.”
Brankas and Appsynth have announced an exclusive strategic partnership in Thailand to drive technology innovation in the financial services industry.
E-commerce transactions have shown remarkable growth in recent years worldwide. Apart from brick-and-mortar stores, shopping has advanced into an industry that uses multi-channel strategies, such as online stores, mobile apps, and e-commerce platforms. Asia is leading the way in B2C (business-to-consumer) sales. Statista reports almost 60% of worldwide e-commerce transactions came from Asia. By 2024,it will comprise 61% of global revenue.
Event Recap: The inaugural Open Finance Revolution by the Fintech Philippines Association (FPH) took place on July 5, 2023. Here’s a quick recap of what transpired.
Leading digital challenger bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. is teaming up with Brankas Digital Technologies Inc. to further amplify its digital payment streams.
The emergence of financial services technology, more commonly known as “fintech,” has made it more convenient to pay for services and products. With just a button tap, a QR code scan, and other similar tools, fintech allows people to complete financial transactions quickly and securely.
Going digital can help banks adapt to modern times. Read here to learn how open-source API can help meet consumer demands and stay competitive.
Keeping up with rapidly evolving fintech, like open-core services, is crucial to business growth. Read on to learn more.
Discover how the Asia-Pacific (APAC) fintech industry defied the odds and remained resilient amidst the global economic uncertainties. Learn about the exciting developments in the APAC fintech landscape.
Are APIs important in banking? Yes! Read our blog on the various benefits, factors, and reasons why APIs are very important in banking.
What is open finance? We answer this and more in our complete guide to open finance and key benefits in Asia-Pacific. Read the full guide.
Open finance leader Brankas announced a new integration that will allow MPT DriveHub app users in the Philippines to reload using their active Philippine bank accounts.
It can be challenging for banks and financial establishments to attract new customers, especially using the traditional account opening process. Many people simply do not have the time or patience to drive to the nearest bank, wait in line to talk to a representative, and fill out a bunch of forms to open a bank account.
Convenience is crucial in today’s fast-paced world. Here, technology has made financial transactions more seamless than they were a few decades ago and nowhere is it more evident than in digital banking. Formerly time-consuming, you can now manage bank accounts in the palm of your hand with little to no delay.
Open finance leader Brankas has announced that it has acquired both the Payment Service Provider (PJP) Category 3 License from Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Operator of Payment Systems (OPS) Registration from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The certifications confirm that Brankas meets all local regulatory and security standards for its Open Finance payment solutions.
In some parts of the world, financial institutions and their customers are transitioning from open banking to open finance. Businesses use this innovation to improve their company’s offerings, while consumers leverage the technology to make sound financial decisions.
Many organizations and individuals face inadequate financial services. This inadequacy can have severe implications as it can hinder financial literacy for individuals and business growth for companies. On the other hand, financial inclusion can result in a more productive economy. But what is financial inclusion?
Here are several benefits of banking-as-a-service for enterprise businesses and MSMEs—grow your business by improving customer experience.
Open finance leader Brankas has announced a new feature enabling instant bank account opening as an “embedded finance” experience on third-party applications.
With so many financial developments today, it’s not easy to keep up with such innovations. Then again, staying on top of digital transformation can help secure your spot in your industry. In addition, the right approach can improve your business’s financial stability. Here, open banking and open finance are driving the financial technology industry.
Singapore’s Brankas will enhance open finance infrastructure with Arab Financial Services (AFS) in the Middle East and Africa. Read about the partnership today.
Hylobiz, a B2B supply chain network fintech, partners with Accurate and Brankas to boost business growth in Indonesia. Read about the partnership today.
Nowadays, many people use an app for online financial transactions, like paying bills or sending money to friends and loved ones. But what if you can use the same app not just for simple transactions but also for more complex ones, like investing in the stock market, adjusting your insurance, or even managing your pension?
Like most sectors, the finance industry is seeing increased demand for digitalization to improve the customer experience. A 2021 study found that banking customers now prefer personalized and digitally-driven services. They value text alerts, opportunities to transact more efficiently, and the ability to track multiple accounts using a single dashboard.
Why is fintech becoming a staple in emerging economies like the Philippines? Read about how financial technologies are performing in countries like the Philippines.
Brankas had an awesome 2022! Read about our key accomplishments, compliance certifications, and how Brankas cemented itself as a global open finance leader.
Brankas and Element Inc. partner to enable enhanced security against fraud in open finance technology. Read about the partnership in this article.
According to McKinsey & Company, Asia-Pacific (APAC), customers will likely demand more financial services, given the growing population joining the consuming class. Breakthroughs in digitalized financial services, including open banking and open finance, are making them increasingly popular worldwide, such that emerging countries in Southeast Asia are finding benefits from them.
PERA HUB by PETNET, a top financial service provider in the Philippines, partnered with Brankas in 2021 to launch a Digital Remittance Platform. Read about it.
Brankas and Kaya Founders launched the 8-week Open PHinance Challenge for PH startups, fostering financial inclusion. Read about what happened.
Brankas unveils the ‘Brankas Open’ software license for Open Finance Suite and Open Core products in Southeast Asia. Read about these products.
Oct 27, 2022 — Brankas, a leading Open Finance technology provider, has today announced that it has gone live with Visa to unveil a new Open Finance solution to increase financial inclusion across Southeast Asia, citing TrustDecision (Tongdun) and IziData as two of the pilot customers already using the joint solutions.
Brankas and CRIF, global leaders in open finance and credit bureau solutions, are partnering to launch APAC’s first open finance credit score product.
In 2021, the BSP issued the Open Finance Framework providing the guidelines for enabling Open Finance in the Philippines and setting the standard across Southeast Asia. The regulatory framework is aligned with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s (BSP’s) Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap 2020-2023, which aims to strengthen customer preference for digital payments and promote more innovative and responsive digital financial services.
Technology is advancing faster than ever before that is why banks needs to step up their game on the technology side. Here are the latest trends and what to expect.
According to the World Bank’s 2021 Global Findex Database, 1.4 billion adults globally do not have access to formal financial services (unbanked). The main reasons are lack of money, the distance to the nearest financial institution, and insufficient documentation. These challenges are precisely what open banking is trying to address.
Read how Klinikgo is digitizing health services in Indonesia by partnering with Brankas, a global leader in open finance technology and API solutions.
Introducing Brankas Open Core: Streamlining operations and enabling custom financial products. Know more about Brankas Open Core by visiting our website.
The payments industry has found a dynamic and fast-paced market in Asia in recent years. According to consultancy firm McKinsey, payments revenue growth in the region is forecast to increase 7 percent between 2021 and 2025, driven by rapid developments in digital infrastructure, the surge in B2B activity, and the increasing appetite for digital wallets and real-time payments. Now is the best time to explore how an IPG can support Asia’s increasingly complex demands for payments.
Southeast Asia has emerged as a hub for startups, thriving with opportunities for innovation. Embracing open finance is a crucial way for banks and financial institutions to stay ahead of the curve and serve currently unmet customer needs, opening up avenues to serve the underbanked.
Traditionally, consumer lending has been a long and tedious process. To apply for a credit card, you would have to provide your proof of income, bank statement history, and other documents to verify that you are able to repay your credit, often requiring trips to your bank branch. The underwriting process may also take weeks or months before the approval of a loan. They merit a high amount of effort on the part of both the borrower and the lender.
Brankas is pleased to announce that we have passed the certification audit and now hold the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) certificate.
In this article, we look at three common misconceptions about open finance security and the real situation behind them (and the truth behind them).
Brankas and Paynamics partner to build open banking avenues for e-commerce companies, primarily in the Philippines, giving users a wider variety of payment options.
Growth of cryptocurrency adoption among emerging economies accelerated at the beginning of the pandemic. Read how Brankas can support cryptocurrency companies.
Brankas had a great 2021 and received the Inclusive Fintech 50 Award! Read about our key accomplishments in 2021 and how open finance reached new heights in SEA.
[5th Jan 2022] - Brankas, Southeast Asia’s leading Open Finance technology company, announced the close of its US$20m Series B investment round led by Insignia Ventures Partners with participation from existing investors Beenext and Integra Partners.
Brankas announced that we were awarded the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Financial Sector Technology and Innovation (FSTI) Proof-of-Concept (POC) grant!
Decoding technology investment opportunities in the Philippines—A joint webinar between Brankas and DTI’s Board of Investments. Watch the full webinar on our website.
For a limited time only, receive USD 10,000 worth of credits or an equivalent of 40,000 statement retrievals when you go live any time before 31st January 2022.
Brankas recently announced the appointment of data privacy law expert Arvin Razon and APAC business expansion specialist Simo Figuigui to its Leadership Team.
Brankas is proud to be selected as part of Inclusive Fintech 50’s 2021, an annual competition to identify 50 top technology startups committed to drive financial inclusion.
What Open Banking means for MSME merchants in Indonesia? Looking at a recent report by the Asian Development Bank on Financial Inclusion, we aim to answer that.
Open finance enables banks to expand access to underserved customers by lowering the cost of customer acquisition and onboarding. Read more on our blog.
User interviews are an effective way to get product feedback. Here are 5 effective steps to prepare for your next user interview, brought to you by the Brankas team.
What is Open Finance? How does it matter to end-users? Convenience is a key value added to users. It also unlocks a new phenomenon known as embedded finance.
We recently published a whitepaper on embedded finance in Southeast Asia, Key concepts and definitions of open finance are discussed in this paper. Download it today.
COVID-19 changed the way that almost everyone operates a business. Here’s our take on how to launch a product during a pandemic. Read our insights today.
Want to test our open finance APIs? Here’s a guide on getting started with Brankas: Dashboard Sign Up and Staging Site. Check it out today by visiting our website.
Here’s a quick overview on how to complete a transaction on Brankas Direct—our payment product that allows users to make payments without leaving your website or app.
In this blog post we will see how Jaeger tracing can be easily added to a gRPC application in Go inside a distributed microservices architecture. Read it today.
Woohoo! Brankas officialy reached over 10 million monthly API calls across 80 partners. This is a massive achievement for the open finance community!
Brankas enabled easy, fast, and secure loan repayments for Robocash Philippines. This allows users to pay their loan amortization within the Robocash app.
From being a Marine to a high-caliber Systems Engineer, Chad Kunde has come a long way from his humble beginnings on his family’s farm in Iowa. Growing up with 3 sisters, you can only imagine the chaos!
Brankas Direct is a fund transfer service that allows businesses to accept fund transfers from customers instantly and digitally through their web and mobile app.
Originally from Bangladesh, Anik came to Singapore for his undergrad studies at the National University of Singapore. A Biomedical Engineering graduate, passionate about academic research, and has vast experience in areas like 3D printing, cancer cell study; even co-authored papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals! With a career path set in scientific research, how did this young achiever end up at Brankas, his takeaways from working for a fintech startup, and some life lessons for his peers.
The world of User Experience, or “UX” as most people know it, is a growing field that many are taking more notice of, with many UX misconceptions. Read them today.
Through Brankas’ API integration, customers of 2C2P’s merchants will be directly connected to major Indonesian banks including Bank Central Asia (BCA) and Bank Mandiri.
ALIA offers personalised financial advice based on banking Application Programming Interface (API) provided by Brankas to help users manage their money better.
The Brankas community is ecstatic to have Hanny lead our Human Resources team! We had a chance to catch her bubbly and confident personality for this feature. In this month’s HuBs spotlight, we give her a warm Brankas virtual hug and get to know her, her quirks, her insights, and her plans for Brankas a little bit more.
Proxtera is a new global trading network for the connected age: empowering wholesale marketplaces to discover new buyers and sellers around the world, transact securely, and access a range of financial and logistics services to support a successful trade. With support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s Business Sans Borders (BSB) initiative, Proxtera is creating a new online economy for global trade.
Brankas has helped banks across Southeast Asia launch new digital solutions for their customers, with a focus on Open Banking technologies. Read the report today.
In this Humans of Brankas Spotlight, we feature Kich who joined our Sales team. Read about her experience, background and what she brings to the Brankas team!
For millions of employees globally, working from home is the new normal. Our biannual Performance Review is one of our tried-and-tested techniques for ensuring that our colleagues are aligned with our vision to make modern financial services available to everyone.
In this Humans of Brankas Spotlight, we feature Ria who joined our Development team Read about her experience and what she brings to the Brankas team!
Recently, we had a webinar on “The State of Open Banking in the Philippines” with Fund Managers Association of the Philippines (FMAP). Watch the full webinar today.
Marco Palinar is proof of how sometimes, life sends you on a path, different from what you set out for yourself. The Brankas spotlight turns on for our resident UI/UX guy, all-around-design-master, Pay Product Manager, rockstar, and sneakerhead- Marco. He gets candid about his beginnings, his career evolution, and his Brankas baby - Pay.
In recent years, there has been a push for tighter Open Banking regulations in Indonesia, and the government has unveiled the Indonesia Payment System Vision 2025 that opens up countless opportunities to weave Open Banking practices into the business model of many companies.There is a need to provide services that are accessible, low cost, and reliable, allowing any business to easily integrate technologically-reliant services into their platforms.
HuB Spotlight: Avani Ajmera Shares How Passion Meets Vocation in Her Role as Finance Director
Open Banking refers to when banks allow third parties to access their customer data. Here’s an overview of Southeast Asia’s Open Banking landscape as of 2020.
Michelle Christine: Next Generation People Operations Associate - She talks about her beginnings, her love for people and culture, and where she’s taking the future of Brankas recruitment.
What are key ways to effectively manage a remote workforce? In this article we talk about “The Three Cs” — Communicate, Collaborate, and Celebrate.
Brankas Statement provides a verified, accurate, secure, and instant statement retrieval. Lenders can instantly access customers' financial transaction data, identity data, and real-time account balances. Brankas Statement integrates seamlessly with a lender’s mobile application or website, eliminating the need for paperwork, branch visits, or manual data entry.
Last Monday, June 8th, we held our virtual GoManila meetup for developers interested to learn more about Golang. Here’s a recap of what happened.
Randy Cahyana: Coding Sparks Joy - Randy shares his adventures starting out, the joy of coding, lessons learned, and what’s next at Brankas.
Open banking initiatives are sprouting globally, as more banks recognize the commercial and product innovation opportunity. Banks are thinking differently.
Brankas Direct enables your customers to make instant online payments without leaving your website or app. Read more about Brankas Direct today.
Mike joined Brankas this year and is leading the team full steam ahead. He grew up in Indonesia and Australia and believes his diverse background contributes greatly to how he breaks down and solves problems. Mike has always been passionate about finding solutions that help people. That’s his philosophy and CPO mission.
Due to COVID-19, bank branches are closed. How can banks attract new customers? In this article, we aim to answer that question while focusing on open finance.