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30 Jan 2019

Temenos and Credorax deploy core banking platform in the cloud

Credorax and Temenos partner to offer best-in-class financial services to online merchants on the cloud

Geneva, Switzerland - January 29, 2019 - Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, and Credorax, a leading global smart acquiring banking firm, today announced that it has selected Temenos T24 Transact deployed on the cloud. Temenos' digital banking platform in the cloud will enable Credorax to expand into new market segments, and accelerate time-to-market for its offerings, for enterprises and small businesses, beyond merchant acquiring, into cross-border payments and banking services.

Credorax has created a fully API-centric, technology ecosystem with the Temenos open banking platform running on Microsoft Azure.  Temenos was the first banking software provider to launch a cloud offering running on Microsoft Azure and since 2011, T24 Transact has been available as a managed service on the Temenos Cloud.  

After fundamentally changing the landscape of traditional merchant acquiring by leveraging its technology assets and expertise to address the unique needs of online merchants, Credorax established itself as a significant fintech disruptor. Now, Credorax is a fully-fledged European commercial licensed bank via the Malta Financial Services Authority, and offers a suite of advanced services, including fraud detection and local processing. Credorax's partnership with Temenos signifies further growth of Credorax offerings and efficiency and an embrace of cloud innovation that is increasing vital to the banking industry.

Steen Jensen, Managing Director - Europe, Temenos said: "Temenos shares Credorax's focus on innovation and best-in-class digital customer experience, and provides a proven, open, technology platform that is future-ready and scalable to meet exponential growth. With T24 Transact, Credorax can capitalize on real-time, highly flexible technology today, as well as have a foundation for future growth. Our focus on innovation is relentless. We were the first to launch a core banking in the cloud and continue to invest heavily in our cloud capabilities."

"Adding Temenos was a no-brainer for us, as we want to provide the scalability necessary to dominate the financial services industry and couple that with versatile and innovative cloud services," said Moshe Selfin, COO of Credorax. "Temenos enables us to be leaders in cloud banking technology and enhances our offering. That's not only a win for both of our businesses, but for our customers as well."

Two decades after the introduction of e-commerce, cross-border merchants continue to encounter significant challenges in the European banking services market, as European banks remain focused chiefly on traditional retail models. In response to a monopolized banking ecosystem, and to offer more choices to businesses and consumers, the European Union enacted PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) earlier this year. The regulation levels the playing field for innovative financial services companies to compete against established banks. As a trailblazer in financial technology, Credorax's move into cloud-based banking creates a benchmark for other technology-driven companies in this space to take advantage of PSD2.

Moshe Selfin, COO at Credorax, said: "At Credorax, disruption and innovation is in our DNA. Our goal is to accelerate global e-commerce by transcending the challenges faced by traditional acquirers and banks, and provide cross-border e-commerce merchants with faster processes, advanced flexible payment and banking solutions, and customized commercial models. Through partnerships with innovators and market leaders like Temenos, we are elevating our banking service offerings while leveraging our fintech roots."

About Temenos: Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN), headquartered in Geneva, is the world's leader in banking software, partnering with banks and other financial institutions to transform their businesses and stay ahead of a changing marketplace. Over 3,000 firms across the globe, including 41 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process both the daily transactions and client interactions of more than 500 million banking customers. Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic front office and core banking, payments, fund management and wealth management software products enabling banks to deliver consistent, frictionless customer journeys and gain operational excellence. Temenos customers are proven to be more profitable than their peers: over a seven-year period, they enjoyed on average a 31% higher return on assets, a 36% higher return on equity and an 8.6 percentage point lower cost/income ratio than banks running legacy applications. For more information, please visit  www.temenos.com.

About Credorax: Founded in 2008, Credorax is one of the first technology companies in the world to have evolved into a licensed commercial bank that specializes in merchant acquiring, as well as the first bank developed specifically for the e-commerce sector. It holds merchant acquiring banking licenses in 32 countries across Europe.
For more information please visit www.credorax.com or follow on Twitter @credorax.


Media contacts:

Jessica Wolfe & Damien Fletcher
Global Public Relations
Tel: +1 610 232 2793 & & +44 20 7423 3928
press@temenos.com

Alistair Kellie & Andrew Adie
Newgate Communications on behalf of Temenos
Tel: +44 20 7680 6550
allnewgatetemenos@newgatecomms.com

Chani Garb
Head of Public Relations, Credorax
Tel: +201-755-3808
garb@credorax.com