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Finastra joins Finance Innovation hub – driving Fintech collaboration in France

Leading French Fintech ecosystem offers opportunities to collaborate and grow participation in

Paris, France and London, UK, May 2 2018Finastra today announced that it has joined Finance Innovation – a community focused on supporting innovation across all areas of financial services in France. The innovation hub brings banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions together with Fintech firms, industry bodies and academics to collaborate and drive innovation across the industry.

Hugh Cumming, CTO, Platforms at Finastra, said, “Joining the Finance Innovation hub brings Finastra a range of opportunities to further increase collaboration with Fintech firms, banks and other financial institutions across France and to continue to grow local participation in our open innovation platform, Our membership of Finance Innovation gives us the opportunity to work closely with Fintechs in the region, supporting the development of innovative new apps on our platform and making these more easily available to banks and financial institutions not just in France, but potentially globally too.”

As part of its membership of Finance Innovation, Finastra expects to participate in a series of industry events and collaboration opportunities throughout 2018, working together with customers, Fintech partners and other industry players. Events include working groups to discuss industry developments in areas such as asset management and banking, speed dating meetings one-on-one with Fintech firms, and larger Fintech community events. Finastra will also contribute to the Finance Innovation Think Tank – collaborating with thought-leaders in the production of industry white papers and articles.

Established in 2007 by Christine Lagarde (then Minister for Finance), Finance Innovation encourages and facilitates the development of innovative projects and research in banking, insurance, asset management, real-estate and the digital economy. Some 550 projects – run by start-ups, SMEs, large companies and academics – have already received the Finance Innovation seal of approval, with more than 1,000 companies involved to date and an additional 100 new projects added each year.

Local Insight

Younes Guemouri, ‎Managing Director, Southern Europe & DACH at Finastra, said, “We’re excited to be part of the Finance Innovation community here in France. It brings us the opportunity to work closely with local banks and Fintechs as the industry moves towards platform and open architecture. We are well placed to support this evolution with our platform for innovation.”

For further media information please contact:

Caroline Duff
Global Head of PR, Finastra
T: +44 (0)20 3320 5892

About Finastra

Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today—spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location—from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers are empowered to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers. 48 of the world’s top 50 banks use Finastra technology.
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