Clayfin and BRAC Bank win Most Impactful Digital Platform award from IBS Intelligence


Clayfin Technologies, a leading customer experience focused digital solutions provider for financial institutions, and BRAC Bank, have been awarded the ‘Best Digital Channel/Platform Implementation Award – Most Impactful Platform’ at IBSi Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2021.

The award has been given in recognition of the collaborative implementation of BRAC Bank’s new digital platform called ‘Astha’. Mobile Banking App ‘Astha’ comprises of a wide spectrum of digital services and engagement tools in retail banking. This is a prime example of digital infrastructure overhaul targeting superior customer experience, higher adoption rates and market impact. In less than a year of going live, Astha has made a significant impact adding 30% on digital customer growth, 100% in digital transaction volumes and 36% conversion from manual transactions to digital channel.

Recognizing the impactful solution implementation, Robin Amlôt, Managing Editor of IBS Intelligence, said, “I am thrilled to announce Clayfin Technologies along with BRAC Bank Limited as winners of the Most Impactful Project Award part of the Best Digital Channel/Platform Implementation category at the 3rd edition of the IBS Intelligence Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2021. The solution was highly impactful and resulted in an astounding 100% growth in digital transactions. Congratulations to the duo.”

On the occasion, Md. Sabbir Hossain, DMD and COO of BRAC Bank, said, “We are immensely honoured to have received this international award. The new Astha digital platform is part of our strategic digital system overhaul for delightful and convenient banking experience for the customers. Over a short period of time, the implementation of the app with the tagline ‘Bank Smart’ has helped us achieve a significant impact on our customer base. The award will help us launch more digital initiatives to take customer experience to newer heights.”

Rajesh BLN, CEO of Clayfin added, “We are proud and thankful to receive this award with BRAC Bank. Astha platform for BRAC Bank is functionally rich, intuitive, easy to use, safe and secure. For BRAC Bank, this is just the beginning of a journey. Through its digital initiatives, BRAC Bank will stay ahead of times, and will keep impacting the lives of more and more customers.”


IBS Recognizes Temenos as the #1 Best-Selling Banking Software in Nine Categories, More Than Any Other Technology provider


Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, has been recognized as the market’s leading software provider with wins in nine categories, up from six categories last year and more than any other company. According to the IBS Intelligence Sales League Table 2021, Temenos is #1 in the digital banking, core banking, retail payments and risk management categories. Temenos also ranked #1 in the new category of Neo Banks and Challenger Banks and also achieved first place in the Islamic Banking category.

Temenos was also named a regional leader in Americas, APAC, and MEA and Europe. With The Temenos Banking Cloud, Explainable AI technology, and Temenos’ deep banking expertise, financial institutions can innovate in minutes and launch new products in days to achieve the industry’s fastest time to value.

Temenos has been ranked the best-selling core banking system for 16 years, and best-selling vendor for digital banking for the fifth consecutive year. For over 27 years, Temenos has helped financial institutions make banking better with technology that sets the bar for the rest of the industry.

In this year’s Sales League Table, Temenos led in nine categories, more than any other technology provider:

  • #1 Digital Banking and Channels with Temenos Infinity, signing 106 New Name Deals
  • #1 best-selling Core Banking System with Temenos Transact, securing 48 New Named Deals
  • #1 best-selling vendor for Neo Banks and Challenger Banks with nearly 2X the deals of the next vendor
  • #1 best-selling Payments System – Retail, bringing on 47 New Name Deals
  • #1 Risk Management System with 84 New Name Deals – 5X the next placed vendor
  • Joint #1 best-selling Islamic Banking – Universal Banking (Core) with 5 New Name Deals
  • #1 Regional Leader in the Americas, including signings with BCIItaú, and BlueShore Financial
  • #1 Regional Leader in MEA, with new clients including Ahli BankSTCPay, and Al Ain Finance
  • #1 Regional Leader in APAC, signing Next Commercial Bank and Virgin Money Australia
  • #2 Regional Leader in Europe, signing new clients such as AlpianFlowBank, and ClearBank

Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos, said: “It’s a great honor to be recognized as the best-selling banking software provider in more categories than anyone else and in the most fiercely contested categories. We’re proud that we’re making banking better for 1.2 billion people every day, with clients such as PayPal launching its Buy Now Pay Later offering giving payment flexibility to consumers, Varo that is serving 180 million underbanked Americans, and Komerční Banka, part of Societe Generale, which selected Temenos to reinforce its leadership in digital banking. Thanks to our relentless investment in innovation, and our proven ability to deliver, we have occupied the top #1 or #2 positions for core banking systems for 22 consecutive years and we are also leading the way in the digital banking and payments categories. This year’s Sales League Table reconfirms Temenos as a global powerhouse, and I would like to thank our community of customers, partners and employees for collaborating with Temenos to revolutionize the industry.”

Robin Amlôt, Managing Editor at IBS Intelligence, said: “The banking industry is facing a challenging environment with stiff competition from FinTechs and Challenger Banks introducing disrupting technologies. Many banks were already transitioning from legacy systems to innovative solutions and COVID-19 further accelerated the speed of digitization. The IBSI Sales League Table is the leading global barometer of supplier performance and during this tough year Temenos maintained its #1 position in highly competitive categories, and increased its leadership across verticals, ranking #1 in more categories than any other vendor.”