Amsterdam, May 15th, 2019 – Sopra Banking Software, global leader in digital banking and financing software, announced today that Rabobank International Direct Bank (Rabobank IDB) is using its “Digital Experience Platform” (DxP) in order to comply with PSD2* regulations.
Part of leading Dutch group Rabobank, Rabobank IDB is a savings bank with payment capabilities operating in Belgium and Germany. PSD2 is the new Payment Services Directive that becomes effective in September 2019 and aims to guarantee greater payment security on the European market.
Rabobank IDB chose Sopra Banking Software’s Digital Experience Platform (DxP) because a standard version was readily available with preconfigured digital services. What’s more, the solution offers flexibility and agility in order to accommodate Open Banking in the future, with optimum overall cost of ownership.
Sopra Banking Software’s DxP platform helps Financial Entities and Banks to comply with the PSD2 regulation. As a first step, it provides test environments called “sandboxes” so that fintechs can start to experiment on access point APIs and test data implemented by banks. It also includes tools to manage third-party providers (TPPs) and payment service users (PSUs). DxP also offers integrated monitoring and analytics to leverage the new data flows generated by the PSD2 ecosystem.
Rabobank IDB launched its sandbox in Belgium in February, well ahead of the regulatory deadline.
Hendrik Hofkens, Delivery manager of Rabobank IDB, says:“Sopra Banking Software’s Digital Experience Platform (DxP) greatly helped us deliver our compliancy requirements to the market. The solution and the company’s involvement throughout the whole process ensured an easy and smooth launch of our PSD2 compliant solution.”
Duco de Lange, Managing Director of Sopra Banking Software in the Netherlands, commented:“We, at Sopra Banking Software, have been working with Rabobank IDB for more than 15 years so we are very familiar with the firm’s needs and approach. For PSD2 compliance, the goal was to meet a tight regulatory deadline with a robust and flexible solution, and the scale to remain compliant with multiple players. We are proud of the continued confidence Rabobank IDB has in our company and our solutions, and to have participated in one of the first project of PSD2 compliance in Europe with them.”
PSD2 obliges banks to provide third parties (including payment service initiators and account information providers (aggregators) with access to their customers’ data, with their consent. Furthermore, PSD2 guarantees greater payment security on the European market and means banks can offer banking services compatible with new technologies based on APIs*.
An API (Application Program Interface) comes with a code documentation. The documentation explains how the code works and how to contribute to the project. The documentation is very important in order to properly integrate an API from another platform.
About Rabobank IDB
International Direct Banking (IDB), Rabobank’s “first FinTech” provides 15 years of digital maturity, experience in local/global deployment models, cross-functional expertise between the business and ITOPs, and stable back-end/flexible front-end thinking. The goal of IDB is to attract sticky funding to support Rabobank’s worldwide F&A portfolio and the activities of Rabobank. IDB is positioned as an A-brand savings specialist and delivers an extraordinary costumer experience to attract sticky savings money at acceptable costs.
About Sopra Banking Software
With 4 300 experts, a pro forma turnover 2018 of € 373,7 million and one of the deepest, broadest portfolios of software and services, Sopra Banking Software is a trusted, long-term partner of over 800 banks in more than 70 countries. Sopra Banking Software has an unequalled ability to address the requirements for banks and financial institutions of any size and scope, allowing them to innovate and expand their services. Sopra Banking Software is a subsidiary of the Sopra Steria Group, European leader in digital transformation, with nearly 44 000 employees. In 2018, Sopra Steria generated revenue of € 4,1 billion.
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