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Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Chad Kunde Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Chad Kunde

From being a Marine to a high-caliber Systems Engineer, Chad Kunde has come a long way from his humble beginnings on his family’s farm in Iowa. Growing up with 3 sisters, you can only imagine the chaos!

09/06/2021

Introducing Brankas Direct Introducing Brankas Direct

Accepting online payments from customers through your platforms might be one of the most important things to consider. Fortunately, there are plenty of online payment providers - ranging from card payment, eWallets, to virtual accounts. But how do you know which is right for your business needs? In this article, we are introducing Brankas Direct. A seamless, faster, cheaper, and secured payment solution for your business. Fully powered by Open Banking technology.

21/05/2021

Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Anik Islam Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Anik Islam

Originally from Bangladesh, Anik came to Singapore for his undergrad studies at the National University of Singapore. A Biomedical Engineering graduate, passionate about academic research, and has vast experience in areas like 3D printing, cancer cell study; even co-authored papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals!  With a career path set in scientific research, how did this young achiever end up at Brankas, his takeaways from working for a fintech startup, and some life lessons for his peers.

30/04/2021

Exploring UX Misconceptions Exploring UX Misconceptions

This article aims to explore some misconceptions that are commonly encountered in the field of Design and User Experience, as well as philosophies the Brankas team uses to achieve our ultimate north star.

28/04/2021

Brankas and 2C2P bring Open Banking in Indonesia Brankas and 2C2P bring Open Banking in Indonesia

Asia’s leading full-suite payments platform has partnered with [Brankas](http://brank.as) to enable API-enabled direct bank transfer payments for Southeast Asian businesses of all sizes. Launching first in Indonesia and soon, the Philippines, 2C2P and Brankas plan to introduce their modern Open Banking solution across the region.

27/04/2021

Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Hanny Meiriza Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Hanny Meiriza

The Brankas community is ecstatic to have Hanny lead our Human Resources team! We had a chance to catch her bubbly and confident personality for this feature. In this month’s HuBs spotlight, we give her a warm Brankas virtual hug and get to know her, her quirks, her insights, and her plans for Brankas a little bit more.

05/04/2021

Proxtera’s Global Open API Portal Goes Live! Proxtera’s Global Open API Portal Goes Live!

**Proxtera is a new global trading network for the connected age: empowering wholesale marketplaces to discover new buyers and sellers around the world, transact securely, and access a range of financial and logistics services to support a successful trade. With support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s Business Sans Borders (BSB) initiative, Proxtera is creating a new online economy for global trade.**

18/03/2021

Open Banking Readiness Report, 2020 Open Banking Readiness Report, 2020

Open Banking has been chief among FinTech buzzwords since at least 2015. And, more recently, with COVID-19 shutting down branches and forcing retail and corporate customers to shift operations online, banks have been hard-pressed to meet customers’ demand for Open Banking APIs. As such, banks and other financial institutions have announced efforts to build new Open Banking APIs and systems for the “touch-less” world created by COVID. 

17/02/2021

Managing Performance in a Remote Workplace Managing Performance in a Remote Workplace

For millions of employees globally, working from home is the new normal. Our biannual Performance Review is one of our tried-and-tested techniques for ensuring that our colleagues are aligned with our vision to make modern financial services available to everyone.

05/11/2020

Women Who Code: Ria Cataquian Women Who Code: Ria Cataquian

This month, we recognize the complex world of Tech and Coding, and one Brankas lady who powers through this chaos gracefully. Ria Cataquian grew up wanting to become a medical professional or take up Conservatory of Music. It wasn’t too long until she realized she needed to put that dream to the side, and think of a more sensible path.

15/10/2020

The State of Open Banking in the Philippines - A Joint Webinar by Brankas and FMAP The State of Open Banking in the Philippines - A Joint Webinar by Brankas and FMAP

Last September 17, Brankas and the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines (FMAP) hosted a first-of-its-kind event to educate financial services professionals on the opportunity of Open Banking. Titled “The State of Open Banking in the Philippines and Lessons from the Global Market”, the event was well-attended by over 200 members of FMAP.

29/09/2020

Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Marco Palinar Humans of Brankas Spotlight: Marco Palinar

Marco Palinar is proof of how sometimes, life sends you on a path, different from what you set out for yourself. The Brankas spotlight turns on for our resident UI/UX guy, all-around-design-master, Pay Product Manager, rockstar, and sneakerhead- Marco. He gets candid about his beginnings, his career evolution, and his Brankas baby - Pay.

14/09/2020

Open Banking in Indonesia: Unlocking New Fintech Opportunities Open Banking in Indonesia: Unlocking New Fintech Opportunities

In recent years, there has been a push for tighter Open Banking regulations in Indonesia, and the government has unveiled the Indonesia Payment System Vision 2025 that opens up countless opportunities to weave Open Banking practices into the business model of many companies.There is a need to provide services that are accessible, low cost, and reliable, allowing any business to easily integrate technologically-reliant services into their platforms.

14/09/2020

South-east Asia’s Open Banking Landscape South-east Asia’s Open Banking Landscape

Open Banking might be a hard pill to swallow, but it can bring about many benefits that are not met with today's financial system, including improving customers' financial health by allowing them to view their financials in one place, to gain insights on their spending habits, to make payments efficiently from one place, etc. To realize this vision, participation from regulators, banks, and startups is a requirement rather than a nice-to-have.

15/07/2020

Managing an Effective Global Workforce Managing an Effective Global Workforce

We have been operating as a remote-first company from our founding in 2016 and we have learned some remote-work best practices over the years. Outlined below are what worked for us and what we are still working on when it comes to remote-working.

07/07/2020