Alior Bank’s Romanian branch has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom Group’s Telekom Romania Mobile Communications to develop a new digital financial service. And providing the online exchange for this service is none other than Alior Bank’s long-time partner, Efigence. “We have been working together on the Polish market in the field of technology for almost 10 years with very good results,” Marek Lesiak, Efigence President and CTO said. “We are delighted that Alior Bank appreciates our cooperation and decided to work with us on the international market as well.”
The online exchange platform from Efigence will be paired with the Telekom Banking daily online banking service, providing a new solution for customers in the Romanian market. In addition to providing the platform, Efigence designed the interface, and managed technology implementation and integration.
Left to right: Hubert Czerski (Head of Product Management), Paweł Haltof (Innovation Director), and Łukasz Wełniak (Head of Front-End) demonstrating the Efi4 Digital Banking Platform at FinovateEurope 2017.
“Through the online exchange platform, Telekom Banking’s customers benefit from real-time exchange rates for 10 foreign currencies,” said Head of eFX Commerce for Alior Bank, Tomasz Dośpiał. He added that customers using the exchange benefit from being able to initiate trades with only 5% of the total amount, and then provide the balance within two working days in order to complete the transaction.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Warsaw Poland, Efigence demonstrated its Efi4 Digital Banking Platform at FinovateEurope 2017. The platform supports online and mobile internet banking, features a payment and transactions automation module, as well as currency trading tools, PFM, and social and financial data aggregation tools for credit scoring. Modules include financial forecasting, through which customers receive contextual, relevant recommendations such as setting up a savings goal, or offers like an increase in credit limit or a personal loan based on their income and spending patterns.
In August, the company was hired by Emirates NBD to help the Middle Eastern banking group build a new interface and UX for its banking platform. In addition to its long-time partnership with Alior Bank, Efigence has also partnered with mBank (FinovateEurope 2013) and Idea Bank (FinovateEurope 2014), demonstrating banking platform innovations such as social media integration and transaction systems for SMEs.