NF Innova | NFG and Mambu Team Up to Deliver New Digital Banking Solution

New Frontier Group (NFG), the company behind software development and digital transformation firm, NF Innova, has announced a new partnership with SaaS banking specialist Mambu. The partnership will enable NFG to extend its digital banking offering, creating a fully online and automated digital banking solution that will make it easier for FIs to not only digitize and automate customer-facing processes, but also get new products and services to market faster.

“Customer expectations have changed and institutions need to be flexible enough to respond quickly in an evolving market,” NFG Managing Director Gregor Bierent said. “Our partnership with Mambu is a natural fit that creates an integrated solution where the approach to agility, integration, modularity is aligned.”

NFG’s platform provides personalized, real-time service and easy onboarding across all digital channels. Leveraging Mambu’s banking engine, the solution delivers PFM, customer segmentation, smart bots and other applications via a cloud-native API-enabled architecture. Institutions can readily integrate complementary solutions to the platform to suit the specific needs of their markets, as well.

“We can now deliver an end-to-end solution from online onboarding to loans administration, KYC and availability across opti-channels, ranging from mobile to watches which are all managed through a single interface,” Bierent added. “Through the intuitive and configurable combined solution, institutions can offer their customers a rich and seamless experience.”

“We are pleased to welcome NFG to our growing partner ecosystem,” Mambu CTO and CPO Ben Goldin said. “Their opti-channel solution will help our mutual clients to create intuitive and seamless experiences for digitally driven financial institutions.”

NF Innova was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Serbia. The company demonstrated its iBanking Opti-Channel Bot at FinovateEurope 2018. Part of the New Frontier Group, NF Innova is dedicated to building state-of-the-art customer engagement solutions. The company also announced this week that Albania’s Raiffeisen Bank will be deploying its digital self-service kiosks to provide 24/7 availability, reduced transaction times, and improved ease of access for the bank’s customers.

Mambu made its Finovate debut at FinovateAsia 2013 in Hong Kong. Based in Berlin, Germany, and founded in 2011, Mambu leverages its cloud-based SaaS technology to provide financial institutions with a state-of-the-art, end-to-end core banking system. Mambu’s offering provides FIs with a range of solutions including loan and deposit product creation and servicing as well as client relationship management and reporting. With more than $13 million in funding, Mambu includes Acton Capital Partners and CommerzVentures among its investors. Eugene Danilkis is co-founder and CEO.

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Mambu Marketplace offers a choice of global and localized solutions which can be integrated with the SaaS engine. Its offerings are based on an API-driven architecture.

Ben Goldin, Mambu’s head of product and technology, said the launch sets the stage for Mambu’s pre-integration strategy and “that no single vendor can provide market leading components for every module of a digital banking architecture.”

Goldin added that for its partners, the marketplace “provides an opportunity to present their offerings to institutions and influencers with the Mambu engine powering a composable architecture.”

Some of these partners named on the marketplace site include fellow Finovate alums Onfido, nCino, Avoka and Experian.

The marketplace was launched as part of Mambu’s “revamped digital identity” which includes a new look website.

Founded in 2011, the German company’s technology powers over 6,000 loan and deposit products which serve over four million end customers. Mambu has more than 250 live operations in over 46 countries, ranging from fintech firms to banks. With more than $13 million in funding, the company demonstrated its technology at FinovateAsia 2013.

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“New entrants are using digital technology to meet changing customer expectations as well as reach the large underbanked sector,” MD for Mambu Americas, Edgardo Torres-Caballero explained. “To succeed, competitors must emulate the operating models of these disruptors and develop the flexibility and speed to market necessary to meet market demands.”

“BPaaS is the optimal model to meet this objective,” Torres-Caballero said.

Noting that the collaboration will give clients “the best of both companies,” Softtek Mexico CEO Carlos Funes said, “Powered by the global leading SaaS banking engine Mambu, which provides advanced capabilities and the agility demanded by the financial sector, we have combined this with Softtek’s experience and knowledge of this industry in Mexico in order to provide a complete offering which will help accelerate the transition of our customers to the digital economy without disrupting their existing business.” The company’s VP of Financial Sector, Jose Luis Sanchez added that there were “more than 3,000” FIs in Mexico that could “potentially benefit” from this partnership.

“With a 100% digital platform that is flexible, scalable, and agile, it will enable these institutions to provide innovative cloud-first banking services and credit to its customers in the consumer and corporate market,” Sanchez said.

Mambu demonstrated its cloud-based banking engine at FinovateAsia 2013. The company ended 2017 announcing a partnership with Argentina-based fintech Wenance, which will use Mambu’s technology to fuel its expansion into Latin America. In October, ABM Amro’s New10 choose Mambu’s SaaS engine to power its line of SME lending products in the Netherlands, and in September, German challenger bank N26 reported that it too would deploy Mambu’s platform to support current accounts, overdraft, and loan products.

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Kreditech Leverages Mambu’s Banking Technology for Expansion to Indian Market

Kreditech has selected Mambu’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) banking engine for its push into India’s lending market, reports Antony Peyton of Banking Technology (Finovate’s sister publication.)

The firm currently operates in Europe and Latin America and said it will expand into the sub-continent in early 2018, together with its partner PayU, a payments provider and a Mambu client in Latin America.

The engine will let Kreditech launch a short-term lending product tailored to local consumer and regulatory needs.

Alexander Graubner-Müller, CEO of Kreditech, said by using “alternative data and self-learning algorithms, we are able to evaluate consumers whose credit history is difficult for banks to gauge” – and it offers them “access to loans and thereby help them to gain economic independence”.

He added that Mambu’s cloud-native solution “easily integrates into our architecture, allowing us to quickly scale and adapt to market and consumer demands”.

The loan product is expected to go live in the first quarter of 2018, all data will be hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) India.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Kreditech covers more than five markets, including Russia, Mexico, Spain and Poland. Up until now, the company says it has processed more than five million loan applications through its subsidiaries. Kreditech demonstrated its the effectiveness of its Kreditech algorithm that assesses client creditworthiness in less than a minute at FinovateSpring 2014.

A FinovateAsia alum, Mambu demonstrated its native cloud Saas banking application at our Singapore conference in 2013. Based in Berlin and founded in 2011, Mambu has forged partnerships with a number of FIs and fintechs in recent months including a deal with ABN Amro’s new fintech firm, New10 in October, and a deployment with German challenger bank, N26 announced in September.