Press Release

Loughborough Building Society selects Finastra to support its ongoing growth in the UK

Finastra’s SaaS solution, Essence, and Retail Analytics module will enable the Society to digitalize its offering and implement value-added services

London, UK – May 3, 2023 – Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, today announced that Loughborough Building Society has selected Essence, deployed on Microsoft Azure cloud, to increase its operational efficiency and future-proof its offering. With Finastra’s SaaS solution and Retail Analytics module, the Society can innovate and scale at speed, seamlessly integrate third-party applications and reach new customers through digital channels. Loughborough Building Society also selected Fairmort, a provider of software solutions for financial services, to manage its data migration and regulatory reporting.

“We’ve been helping our members buy homes and save for the future for more than 150 years, and we are proud of our success across the UK,” said Gary Brebner, CEO at Loughborough Building Society. “As industry and customer demands continue to evolve, we recognized the need to increase the speed at which we can adapt our services whilst ensuring the Society’s future growth. We selected Finastra due to the robustness, openness and security of its SaaS offering, as well as the flexibility this gives us to offer new services in future. With Finastra, we can continue to make decisions by putting our member’s interests first, and help more consumers get the most out of their money to achieve their life goals.”

Essence is a cloud-first, next-generation digital banking solution that combines sophisticated functionality and advanced technology to increase enterprise agility, reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. Powered by open architecture, Essence's rich, broad and deep retail and commercial banking functionality enables institutions to rapidly deploy market leading products and services. Finastra’s Retail Analytics is a module that delivers a 360° view of performance metrics and turns raw data into actionable insights.

“Loughborough Building Society’s mission is closely aligned with some of Finastra’s core values: putting the customer at the heart of what we do and unlocking the power of finance for everyone,” said Siobhan Byron, EVP Universal Banking at Finastra. “Our solution is designed to help our customers adapt and implement new technologies quickly, whilst providing their customers with seamless onboarding, hyper-personalized and omnichannel banking experiences. With the addition of Retail Analytics, the Society can access data-driven insights to continue enhancing its services. We are excited to support Loughborough Building Society as it embarks on a journey of innovation and growth, both today and tomorrow.”

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About Loughborough

Building Society Founded in 1867, Loughborough Building Society remains true to the ideals of the group of local businessmen who got together to provide the people of Loughborough and District with opportunities to save and borrow money. For over 150 years the Society has been helping people buy their homes and save for their future and is proud to have remained an independent, mutual provider of mortgages and savings.

About Finastra

Finastra is a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and launched the leading open platform for innovation,, in 2017. It serves institutions of all sizes, providing award-winning software solutions and services across Lending, Payments, Treasury & Capital Markets and Universal Banking (Retail, Digital and Commercial Banking) for banks to support direct banking relationships and grow through indirect channels, such as embedded finance and Banking as a Service. Its pioneering approach and commitment to open finance and collaboration is why it is trusted by ~8,600 institutions, including 90 of the world’s top 100 banks. For more information, visit

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