nCino Lands New Customers from Stockholm to Sydney

Swedish SME lender DBT Företagslån is the latest fintech to team up with cloud banking leader nCino. The Stockholm-based company  will leverage nCino’s Bank Operating System to automate and digitize its own workflows, as well as enhance its customer journey.

DBT Företagslån CEO Alexis Kopylov underscored the importance of the latter in a statement announcing the partnership. “For DBT, all digital investments are made with the single focus on strengthening the customer journey. The nCino platform is an important enabler for this ambition.” Kopylov credited nCino’s experience in both banking and in working with innovative fintechs, which he said would help his firm “challenge the status quo.”

“nCino was the only system that we evaluated that did not feel like a cumbersome tool, but a solution that will strengthen the customer experience and enable further scalability of our operations,” Kopylov said.

The partnership announcement highlighted a handful of features of the Bank Operating System, including the Customer Portal and the nCino Community. The portal enables customers to interact with staff members via the channel of their choice. The nCino community provides an online ecosystem where users, developers, and analysts can access exclusive content, as well as discuss and share best practices.

Sweden is not the only country where nCino’s technology is being deployed this week. Australian commercial property lender Thinktank announced today that it has implemented nCino’s Bank Operating System to automate and digitize its own internal processes.

Thinktank CEO Jonathan Street, praised nCino’s background and experience in the banking sector, and the fact that the company “shared (Thinktank’s) financial services DNA.” This is important, Street explained, insofar as commercial property lending has unique features that differentiate it from most lending systems. The technology’s seamless integration with Salesforce was another strong point for Thinktank, he added, enabling the firm to be more efficient and have better control over its data.

Headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, and founded in 2012, nCino demonstrated its Bank Operating System at FinovateEurope 2017. With average clients experiencing reductions of 92% in servicing costs and increased account opening completion rates of 127%, nCino works with more than 200 FIs around the world, including Navy Federal Credit Union, the largest member-based credit union in the U.S.

nCino has raised $133.2 million in funding, and includes Salesforce Ventures and Insight Venture Partners among its investors.

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Finovate Global: Vymo Launches in Vietnam; ZagTrader Helps FIs Go Crypto

As Finovate goes increasingly global, so does our coverage of financial technology. Finovate Global: Fintech News from Around the World is our weekly look at fintech innovation in developing economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Middle East and Northern Africa

  • ZagTrader and BeQuant team Up to help institutions go crypto.
  • Temenos partners with Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi bank.
  • Emirates NBD to work with Intellect Design Arena for a planned digital transformation of its transaction banking platform.

Central and South Asia

  • BankBazaar announces partnership with Ujjivan Small Finance Bank for Personal Loans.
  • Victoria Commercial Bank Kenya goes live with corporate banking technology powered by i-exceed’s Appzillon.
  • Aurora interviews Bernhard Klemen, international partner with venture capital fund Sarmayacar on opportunities for venture financing for Pakistani fintech startups.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • German challenger bank N26 announces plans to expand to Brazil.
  • BBVA Colombia looks at its role in helping promote fintech innovation in Peru. In Spanish.
  • FXCompared profiles Argentina-based PayPal rival, MercadoLibre.

Asia-Pacific

  • Leading Vietnam-based consumer finance firm, FE Credit, chooses Vymo’s AI-powered personal sales assistant.
  • Bambu and CredoLab earn spots on Fintech News Singapore’s 29 Hottest Fintechs in Singapore 2019 roster.
  • Accenture and nCino partner to better serve FIs in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions.

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Tymebank goes live with core banking tech from Mambu.
  • Nigerian digital banking solution provider TeamApt raises $5.5 million in funding.
  • South Africa’s Standard Bank to launch private cloud-based distributed ledger platform for payments and settlement.

Central and Eastern Europe

  • Russia’s Tinkoff Bank joins the country’s Faster Payments System.
  • Ukraine finishes its pilot project, begun in December, in support of its national digital currency, the e-hryvnia.
  • UK-based Rimilia and Association of Credit for Central and Eastern Europe to promote adoption of AI-based technologies to automate AR in the CEE region.

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  • Insuritas teams up with Iowa’s Peoples Bank ($332 million in assets) to launch bank-owned digital insurance agency.
  • NCR selects former FIS executive Douglas Brown as its new General Manager for Digital Banking in its Banking Business unit.
  • Payoneer launches expansion of its Capital Advance working capital offering for online merchants.
  • Fenergo introduces James Follette as new Global Head of Commercial and Retail Banking.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

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This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

nCino Partners with Secure Trust Bank

Secure Trust Bank (STB), a U.K.-based commercial and retail challenger bank with $2.5 billion (£1.9 billion) in assets, will leverage the nCino Bank Operating System to digitize operations and improve the customer experience in its real estate finance (REF) business.

STB’s real estate finance business has developed a $763 million (£581 million) loan book in the four years since it was launched. In addition to looking for a platform that would support this growth and increase operational efficiency, Secure Trust Bank sought a fintech partner with a track record of successfully working with financial institutions.

“It was important to us that our operating platform provider was able to demonstrate both a depth and breadth of banking knowledge and offer solutions for real industry issues, not just technological ones,” REF Head of Operations, Stephen Marrow, said. He credited nCino for living up to its “built by bankers, for bankers” mantra.

“With nCino’s Bank Operating System, STB will be able to reduce manual processes in favor of increased automation, and provide new levels of productivity, transparency, and faster loan turnaround times,” nCino Managing Director – International, Pullen Daniel said. “Combined, these efficiencies will lead to stronger customer relationships and a better experience for customers and bank employees alike. We are proud to be on this growth journey together with STB.”

Built on the Salesforce platform, nCino’s Bank Operating System features customer relationship management (CRM), loan origination, deposit account opening, workflow, enterprise content management, business process management (BPM), digital engagement, and instant reporting in a single cloud-based environment. In addition to improving the quality and access of data across the customer experience, nCino’s platform provides an out-of-the-box functionality that will make it easier and quicker for Secure Trust Bank to tailor the platform to its specific business needs.

Wilmington, North Carolina-based nCino demonstrated its Bank Operating System at FinovateEurope 2017. The company has had a busy 2018 – partnering with Santander earlier this month, teaming up with Tech Qualled in May to help veterans land jobs in fintech, and working with Banesco USA in April to enhance the company’s commercial lending process.

TD Bank announced that it would deploy nCino’s Bank Operating System in March, the same month the company reported the Yorkshire Building Society would also adopt nCino’s technology. The company began the year picking up an investment from Salesforce Ventures that took its total funding beyond $81 million. Pierre Naudé is CEO.

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  • Premier America Credit Union ($2.5 billion in assets) to deploy core processing technology from Jack Henry & Associates.
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nCino Partners with Tech Qualled to Help Veterans Get into Fintech

While many Americans are firing up the grill to prepare for Memorial Day weekend, nCino is celebrating the holiday with a new partnership. The company is teaming up with U.S. military veteran training organization, Tech Qualled, to help qualified veterans land jobs at the Wilmington, North Carolina-based fintech.

“At nCino, we are committed to hiring people who embody our culture and core values, and who bring a unique set of knowledge, skills, and experience to the table,” nCino EVP Josh Glover said. A former Marine and combat veteran himself, Glover added, “We are extremely proud to work with Tech Qualled to ensure we continue to hire the right people, and are honored to expand opportunities and access for those who give so much to our country.”

With 80% of its graduates meeting employer expectations in their first year after being hired, Tech Qualled credits its industry-relevant curriculum for helping veterans succeed. This includes focus on topics ranging from data center solutions and basic networking to cloud computing and software applications. Co-founder and president Justin Ossola noted that the company’s selection process was also instrumental in guiding veterans to opportunities that were ideal fits. “We have selective and specific criteria for making sure we pick candidates with the right blend of soft skills and personality traits,” Ossola said. Since its founding in 2015, the company has helped more than 120 veterans secure jobs in the technology industry.

Founded in 2012, nCino demonstrated its Bank Operating System at FinovateEurope 2017. With more than 275 employees and more than 130 clients, nCino provides a solution that combines CRM, loan originations workflow, ECM, business intelligence and reporting in a single, secure, cloud-based environment. nCino’s client institutions have experienced a 19% increase in loan value, a 34% shortening in loan closing time, and a 54% reduction in policy exceptions thanks to nCino’s platform.

In a busy 2018, nCino has added a Retail Sales and Service solution to its Bank Operating System, and won deployments of its technology with Banesco USA, TD Bank, and Yorkshire Building Society. In March, nCino worked with Enforce to help FIs transition to cloud-based solutions, and in April the company partnered with fellow Finovate alum VASCO to integrate its eSignLive-developed e-signature technology into its platform for banks.

nCino has raised more than $133 million in funding and includes Salesforce Ventures and Insight Venture Partners among its investors. Pierre Naudé is CEO.