NatWest Markets partners with Google Cloud to bolster its data capabilities and customer experiences

NatWest signage at Newquay branch.

NatWest Markets has migrated to Google Cloud in order to achieve limitless scalability, power predictive risk modelling with analytics capabilities, and streamline regulatory compliance.

Founded in 2016 as the investment arm of Natwest Group, NatWest Markets helps its corporate and institutional customers manage their financial risks and achieve financial goals while navigating changing markets and regulation. Today, beyond providing products and solutions centred across...

Spanish neobank Plazo partners with cloud banking platform Mambu

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Spanish neobank Plazo has closed a strategic partnership with Mambu, a cloud banking technology platform.

This alliance allows Plazo to accelerate the development of cutting-edge lending solutions, with access to more than 30,000 new product combinations and fuel its expansion to further consolidate as the go-to financial wellness app covering people’s daily purchase, saving and lending needs.

Customers will be able to access the new lending products through Plazo...

Rakuten Europe Bank partners with Temenos to take banking to the cloud

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Rakuten Europe Bank – part of the Rakuten software group, a unique ecosystem of 70+ businesses and over 1.6 billion members worldwide – has signed with Temenos to deliver banking services including Rakuten Pay on the Temenos Banking Cloud.

Powered by Temenos open platform, it is hoped Rakuten Europe Bank will accelerate its growth across Europe. The move to Temenos open platform for composable banking will allow Rakuten Europe Bank to continue to enhance the member experience,...

Bank of England warns that banks are overly reliant on cloud

Bank of England, London

The Bank of England is calling for increased powers to oversee the banking and finance sector’s switch to cloud computing.

Its concerns stem from cloud adoption making systems more secretive and concentrating sensitive data in the hands of a select few tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft.

The central bank has said it will need “additional policy measures” to make sure it can assess the industry’s IT infrastructure, even when it’s run by third...