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Sandstone Technology Inks Digital Banking Deal with SBS Bank

Guess who’s getting a brand new digital banking platform?

Sydney, Australia-based Sandstone Technology is teaming up with SBS Bank to provide customers of the 148-year member bank with an “anywhere, anytime banking experience.” Fellow Finovate alum and Sandstone partner, Liferay, is also participating in the project, which will ultimately feature an online sales channel to “support the origination and fulfilment of Member applications for accounts and investments.” SBS Bank CEO Shaun Drylie highlighted Sandstone’s implementation, calling it “key” to moving the bank toward its goal of providing “a banking eco-system where we can seamlessly plug-in to a range of smart third party and/or self-powered digital services for our Members to consume.”

Pictured: Sandstone Technology’s Mathew Cagney (General Manager, Sales) and Sam Plowman (CEO) demonstrating BankFast Mobile App 2.0 at FinovateEurope 2016.

Founded in 1996, Sandstone Technology demonstrated the BankFast Mobile App 2.0 at FinovateEurope 2016. The company has 35 customers in Australia, Asia, Europe and New Zealand, and more than 400 deployments worldwide. Sandstone was featured in AustralianBroker earlier this year in an article about how ING used Sandstone solutions to increase efficiencies in the origination process. Last December, the company helped ME Bank launch its new internet banking service, built using Sandstone’s BankFast platform. We highlighted Sandstone as part of our look at fintech in Australia last year.

With assets of more than $2.5 billion, SBS Bank is a New Zealand-based bank founded in 1869. The first building society to earn bank registration while maintaining its mutual ownership structure, SBS Bank has 16 branches in New Zealand’s North and South Islands, and provides mobile mortgage managers in Auckland and Christchurch.