London, 12 April 2022 — Pismo, one of the world’s fastest-growing banking software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firms, announces its new office in Singapore and the forging of a strategic partnership with OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd (OneConnect), the leading technology-as-a-service (TaaS) provider and an associate of Ping An Group, in order to expand its operations in Southeast Asia region and the Middle East.
The global core banking software market is expected to reach a US$34.48 billion valuation in 2028, with a compound annual growth rate of 18% between 2021 and 2028, according to Fortune Business Insights – and Asia plays an important role in this growth. The partnership between Pismo and OneConnect will allow both companies to tap into this rapidly growing core banking software market in the region, thus extending the reach to a greater range of financial institutions.
“Southeast Asia region and the Middle East are key markets for Pismo, as one of the highest growing economies in the world. Our vision is to help banks and fintechs in their journey into BaaS and cloud for core processing,” says Vishal Dalal, CEO (North America, Europe and Asia) at Pismo. “Our presence in Singapore and our partnership with a highly-accomplished institution like OneConnect underlines our deep commitment to this region.”
This partnership sees OneConnect’s current suite of cutting-edge technological solutions being complemented with Pismo’s highly scalable, nimble, and multi-tenant SaaS platform in order to better serve a broader range of financial institutions in the Southeast Asia region and the United Arab Emirates.
“We are excited by the potential that this partnership brings to both OneConnect and Pismo. As a financial technology solutions provider, we are constantly looking out for new technologies and ways for us to bring better value to financial institutions. With this partnership with Pismo, we are glad to be able to extend our range of services to include SaaS, which we envision to be more accessible and implementable for mid-to-small banks. This is also where we believe we can bring together the best of the East – best-in-class AI innovations and technology – and the West – a flair in product engineering,” said Ms. Tan Bin Ru, CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology.
OneConnect chose Pismo as the firm’s latest strategic partner due to Pismo’s deep experience developing and implementing banking SaaS solutions for financial institutions including digital banks, such as Banco Itau, Latin America’s largest bank, BTG Pactual, the largest investment bank in Latin America, and the renowned digital bank N26. Together with Pismo, which currently hosts over 40 million accounts, OneConnect will soon be able to offer proven SaaS-based core banking solutions suitable for small and mid-sized banks. It will also potentially allow for integration within OneConnect’s existing TaaS proprietary products, such as its anti-fraud engines and mobile banking applications, which previously targeted top incumbent and large banks looking to digitalise within the region.
The office in Singapore follows the opening of Pismo’s US and Europe offices in 2021 and is part of the company’s globalization strategy. In time, the office will also become the hub for all Pismo’s product support in South-East Asia.
Pismo is a technology company providing an all-in-one processing platform for banking, payments, and financial markets infrastructure. Large banks, marketplaces, and fintechs already use our cloud-native microservices platform. Pismo clients are launching next-generation solutions while migrating their legacy systems onto the most advanced platform in the market. Pismo cloud-based platform empowers teams to build fast and companies to launch rapidly, scaling as they grow to have a broader audience while keeping high security and availability standards.
About OneConnect Financial Technology
OneConnect Financial Technology Co. Ltd. (“The Company”) is a leading technology-as-a-service platform for financial institutions. The globally-recognised Company is a high-tech enterprise that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2019 (NYSE: OCFT). The Company integrates extensive financial services industry expertise with market-leading technology to provide technology applications and technology-enabled business services to financial institutions. These solutions enable our customers’ digital transformations, which seek to increase revenue, manage risks, improve efficiency, enhance service quality and reduce costs.
OneConnect is an associate of Ping An Group. By leveraging on Ping An Group’s extensive experience of over 30 years in financial services, OneConnect has established long-term relationships with financial institutions to serve and accurately address their digital transformation needs. Above its expertise and experience as a leading digital banking solutions provider, OneConnect also actively promotes digital transformation for financial institutions and provides trade, credit, supply chain, data security, risk management and other related scientific and technological services for government, regulatory and enterprise users. The company currently serves more than 20 countries and regions.
OneConnect has world-leading technology capabilities for financial services in AI, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Financial Cloud. As of 31 December 2021, the Company had submitted 5,652 global patent applications, including 1,525 overseas patent applications. The Company has also won 61 professional awards, including four consecutive IDC Awards, the prestigious Wu Wen Jun AI Science and Technology Award, BAI Global Insurance Certification Award, the first prize in the OMG Micro-expression Competition, the first prize in Machine Learning in DROP Leaderboard and the CMMI5 international certification.
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