Aite Report into Wholesale Banking APIs Gives iGTB Top Rating on all Six Measures
In the first comprehensive survey of transaction banking vendors, highlighting the importance of APIs, independent research firm Aite awards iGTB all four quadrants for every API use case
Intellect Global Transaction Banking (iGTB), the transaction banking and technology specialist from Intellect Design Arena Limited, is delighted to have been recognised by respected industry analyst Aite Group, pitted head-to-head against 10 other providers surveyed worldwide, as attaining the highest category, “Ready for wholesale banking API open competition” on all six of its measures: API development, APIs developed for wholesale banking services, API sandbox, API connectivity, API management and API analytics.
Enrico Camerinelli, Senior Analyst, Aite Group says, “Wholesale banks need to assess their role in the application program interface (API) ecosystem and champion the development of new products and services, or they will be disintermediated from their customers, and risk being relegated as back-end hidden utilities.” He adds, “Aite Group recommends that banks assess an API vendor based on the vendor’s ability to run the key API development and service drivers of the application layer.”
Manish Maakan, CEO, iGTB comments, “With over 175 product installations in over 70 transaction banks serving clients in 85 countries, iGTB has been offering the world’s first global, complete transaction banking platform for many years. Given our 4-year investment in ground-up-APIs, and cloud-native technology across all of transaction banking, front to back, I am delighted, though not surprised, to be recognised at the highest level as number one for APIs.”
Camerinelli continues: “Intellect has built a stack based on atomic services (i.e., micro services) that abstract the underlying back-end systems away from the consuming applications and their interfaces.”
Maakan adds, “This is part of our mission to bring contextual banking to banks’ clients – from SME to MNC – with our ground-breaking Contextual Banking Experience product (CBX), and is behind many recent wins. With Contextual Banking Experience, your digital offering seems to actually understand – even anticipate – what the business is trying to achieve, and so up-sell and cross-sell directly, as we outline in our recent whitepaper ‘Contextual Banking: Cash Management’s Answer to Amazon and Siri’.”