Lithuania’s Šiaulių Bankas Selects Temenos SaaS to Modernize Core Banking in the Cloud

  • Core Banking , SaaS
  • 27.02.2024 08:50 am

Temenos, today announced that Šiaulių Bankas, the largest independently-owned bank in Lithuania with over €4 billion in assets, has selected Temenos to modernize its core banking platform. Šiaulių Bankas will migrate its retail and corporate banking including trade finance to Temenos Banking Cloud, supporting the bank’s growing business needs with increased flexibility and resilience.

The move to Temenos core banking software-as-a-service (SaaS) is part of a strategic transformation at Šiaulių Bankas following the merger of its retail business with Invalda INVL. Šiaulių Bankas, which is under the joint supervision of the Bank of Lithuania and the European Central Bank, is a leader in SME and mid-cap enterprise financing in Lithuania. Powered by Temenos SaaS, the bank aims to double the number of business customers and private clients to reach 1 million customers by 2029.

Temenos SaaS enables Šiaulių Bankas to take advantage of a modern, cloud-native architecture and composable banking services to increase business agility and benefit from faster time to market, while also ensuring the highest standards of compliance and risk management on a trusted, secure and continuously updated service.

The core banking solution includes Temenos banking capabilities for Product and Pricing, Data and Analytics, Servicing of Accounts, Deposits and SME Loans, as well as Anti Money Laundering (AML). On Temenos Banking Cloud Šiaulių Bankas benefits from continuous updates, state-of-the-art security controls, resilience and high-performance Service Level Agreements.

Temenos core banking clients using its modern banking platform benefit from 24% higher growth and innovation share of their IT spend according to the Temenos Value Benchmark, an industry leading benchmark of 146 banks globally across all segments. Šiaulių Bankas participated in Temenos’ benchmark as part of its evaluation to better understand how to optimize its technology investments to drive business value.

Vytautas Sinius, Chief Executive Officer at Šiaulių Bankas, commented: “Our ambitious growth strategy requires a next-generation technology platform. We partnered with Temenos, a trusted SaaS provider for hundreds of banks, to benefit from its extensive experience and a broad set of composable banking capabilities. The new platform will enable us to move forward faster and to respond to evolving client needs quicker, delivering exceptional customer services and experiences.”

Mark Yamin-Ali, Managing Director - Europe, Temenos, said: “We are now seeing regulated traditional banks in Europe going to SaaS, not only fintechs and neo banks and delighted to welcome Šiaulių Bankas as our first client in Lithuania. Šiaulių Bankas is a significant systemic bank directly supervised by ECB and a strategic win for Temenos that demonstrate the trust in our SaaS offering. On Temenos Banking Cloud, Šiaulių Bankas can get to market faster with new solutions while also driving down costs compared to running legacy systems.”

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