Press Release

Finastra launches online channel for innovation and collaboration: Finastra Universe - Your World. OPEN

This Channel is designed to unlock the potential of finance and invites the industry to learn, inspire, celebrate and network

London, UK – October 19, 2021 – Finastra’s online destination for innovation and collaboration launched today: Finastra Universe - Your World. OPEN. The channel invites the industry to learn, inspire and be inspired, to celebrate and network and is designed to support the journey towards unlocking the potential of finance for everyone, everywhere.

Margaret Franco, CMO at Finastra said, “Last year, for the first time ever, Finastra’s annual series of regional flagship events, Finastra Universe, went digital. Following amazing success with thousands of attendees and over 120 panel sessions, we are taking the concept to the next level. Enter Finastra Universe - Your world. OPEN. The channel will be complemented with a series of in-person regional forums as physical events become possible again, but we’re so excited to bring an on-demand aspect to a channel that will refresh throughout the year with new insights from industry leaders. We see this as a destination to explore the industry’s most pressing topics, from digital transformation and cloud to embedded finance and Banking as a Service.”

The kick-off keynote, from Jim Marous, Co-Publisher of The Financial Brand and Owner & Host of the Banking Transformed Podcast, explores the future of banking transformation and is available now.

Jim joins Finastra for a discussion on how cloud technology, platformification and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) are shaping the future of banking.

Visitors to the Finastra Universe channel can also discover the benefits of cloud-based, data-ready solutions and an open, collaborative ecosystem across specific sectors including treasury, lending, retail and digital banking and payments. Sessions online now include:

  • Lending: Unlocking the power of people and businesses - Lending is a catalyst to empower, transform and connect customers with digital transformation. Finastra discusses industry disruptors, regulatory impacts and making financial equality a reality.
  • Payments: The evolution of the payments innovation landscape – Prepare your institution to unlock the possibilities of being a payments platform of customer connectivity, delivering the latest in fintech, API innovations and fully leveraged cloud capability.
  • Treasury & capital markets: Treasury and Web 3.0, are you ready? – A look at the future of bank treasury and how financial institutions can embrace the opportunity to reinvent themselves as sponsors of innovation, entrepreneurship and purpose.
  • Retail and digital banking: Beyond digitization with limitless capability – What does it take to become a next generation financial institution? Learn how embracing an end-to-end customer journey, backed by cloud capabilities and integrated ecosystems, could improve strategies.
  • North American transformation: Open to connected experiences – Banks and credit unions across the US are poised to future proof their consumer strategies. Finastra talks ‘client first’ approaches to a modern digital transformation.

Tap into the fast-paced collaboration happening across the financial ecosystem at Finastra Universe - Your World. OPEN:

For further information please contact:

Caroline Duff
Global Head of PR
T: +44 (0)7917 613586

About Finastra

Finastra is building an open platform that accelerates collaboration and innovation in financial services, creating better experiences for people, businesses and communities. Supported by the broadest and deepest portfolio of financial services software, Finastra delivers this vitally important technology to financial institutions of all sizes across the globe, including 90 of the world’s top 100 banks. Our open architecture approach brings together a number of partners and innovators. Together we are leading the way in which applications are written, deployed and consumed in financial services to evolve with the changing needs of customers. Learn more at

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