Bangalore, India and London, United Kingdom – July 21, 2021 – Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY) and Santander UK, today announced the roll out of Santander UK’s international cash management platform as part of the bank’s ongoing digital transformation programme.
Santander Global Connect, is a brand-new cash management platform designed to support the international growth plans for Santander’s corporate and commercial customers. The first release of the platform, which is currently in pilot, provides customers with access to view liquidity held globally. Subsequent releases will enable self-service digital capabilities to manage, control, and mitigate cash and business risk, all from a single portal. Client feedback will form a critical part of future enhancements, to ensure the global cash management platform meets and exceeds client requirements.
Highlights of the first release:
∙ Santander Global Connect will be powered by the Finacle Cash Management Suite that includes the Finacle Digital Engagement Hub, Finacle Online Banking, Finacle Payments and Finacle Liquidity Management solutions.
∙ Key capabilities of the new platform will include:
o A centralised multi-bank information portal with a consolidated view of cash positions
o Account and transaction level reporting for both domestic and international activities
o Country level visibility of foreign currency accounts held, and banks used by customers
John Carroll, Head of International and Transactional Banking, Santander UK, said, “This new platform will allow us to support UK businesses of all sizes to seamlessly manage their international transaction and cash management banking needs. It will also help us to develop and grow relationships with existing customers and support the international growth needs of new customers. There has never been a more important and exciting time for businesses to consider international expansion. By collaborating with Finacle, we’re able to offer our customers a crucial tool to support both them and our own international banking strategy now and in the future.”
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer & Global Head, Infosys Finacle, said, “With the increased volatility and complexity of the global business environment, corporate treasurers need to monitor and manage their liquidity positions and working capital in real-time. We are excited to extend our partnership with Santander UK to enable this for their corporate and commercial banking customers. The new platform will power innovative global cash and liquidity management services, along with much-needed flexibility, openness, and self-serve capabilities.”
About Santander UK
Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2020, the bank had around 21,900 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
Finacle is the industry-leading digital banking solution suite from EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly owned product subsidiary of Infosys. Finacle helps traditional and emerging financial institutions drive truly digital transformation to achieve frictionless customer experiences, larger ecosystem play, insights-driven interactions and ubiquitous automation. Today, banks in over 100 countries rely on Finacle to service more than a billion consumers and 1.3 billion accounts.
Finacle solutions address the core banking, omnichannel banking, payments, treasury, origination, liquidity management, Islamic banking, wealth management, analytics, artificial intelligence, and blockchain requirements of financial institutions to drive business excellence. An assessment of the top 1250 banks in the world reveals that institutions powered by the Finacle Core Banking Solution, on average, enjoy 7.2% points lower costs-to-income ratio than others.
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