Luxoft and Fenergo Team Up

Digital transformation strategist Luxoft and client lifecycle management specialist Fenergo are joining forces. The agreement, announced earlier this week, makes Luxoft the latest to join Fenergo’s 300-member, worldwide partnership ecosystem.

Luxoft will act as a consulting partner to provide expertise, practical experience, and advice to Fenergo’s clients when its comes to initiatives such as data migration, IT architecture, and change readiness. Other such partners on Fenergo’s platform include Accenture, Capgemini, and Genpact. Fenergo CEO Marc Murphy described Luxoft as an “ideal partner” that will help the company “scale… business at a greater pace.”

Luxoft not only gains a way to fulfill its clients’ needs for digital transformation, the company also stands to gain new clients of its own by becoming a member of Fenergo’s ecosystem. “Our partnership with Fenergo aligns with our strength and success in financial services, and presents new opportunities to grow our business, expand our partner ecosystem, and deliver exceptional value to our clients,” said Dmitry Loschinin, executive vice president of DXC Technology, and president and CEO of Luxoft.

Luxoft was acquired by DXC Technologies (NYSE: DXC) which holds a market capitalization of $8.5 billion. At FinovateFall 2014, Luxoft debuted Horizon, a data visualization framework for banking executives.

Founded in 2009, Ireland-based Fenergo debuted its Deal Manager at FinovateEurope 2012. We featured Fenergo’s onboarding technology in our post Yes, Banks Can Compete with Apple’s New Credit Card earlier this year.

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Fenergo Supports Bahrain’s Blockchain-Based KYC

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The utility platform will support sectors including retail and corporate banking and asset management, as well as insurance and telecommunications in the future. Fenergo says it deployed the first phase of the eKYC implementation project in four weeks.

Financial institutions that subscribe to Benefit can instantly complete KYC and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance procedures when onboarding new individual and corporate customers through the Fenergo’s eKYC hub and rules engine utilising blockchain.

The centralisation of customer data removes the need for duplicate requests for information, while the elimination of manual processes reduces costs and improves operational efficiencies.

The Fenergo API-first solution enables financial institutions to verify customer identity via biometric identity and verification (ID&V) technology, which links to Bahrain national identity card data before instantly connecting to the eKYC hub.

This will prompt Fenergo’s rules engine to determine the required KYC and AML data and documentation for customer due diligence (CDD) as subscribed by Central Bank of Bahrain. Once the customer is quickly and successfully onboarded, Fenergo will write data attestations to the blockchain for reuse by other financial institutions within the Bahrain ecosystem.

Fenergo CEO Marc Murphy said, “Regulatory mandated KYC utilities represent a massive opportunity to enable significant efficiency, improve customer experience and help drive regulatory certainty. In a digital economy, where open banking and customer choice are at the forefront, making the KYC process digital is a huge enabler for any digital transformation initiative.”

Fenergo is developing the cloud-based utility as part of an initiative mandated by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) to enable financial institutions to seamlessly perform CDD checks for enhanced customer experiences and regulatory certainty. The initiative is part of a wider government scheme, Economic Vision 2030, to improve the kingdom’s economy.

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