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
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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.
This month, we feature Krizelle Lazatin, our go-getter Human of Brankas (HuB) who is responsible for leading and pushing our Sales and Business Development efforts to new heights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HuB Spotlight: Avani Ajmera Shares How Passion Meets Vocation in Her Role as Finance Director
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.
Michelle Christine: Next Generation People Operations Associate - She talks about her beginnings, her love for people and culture, and where she's taking the future of Brankas recruitment.
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.
Brankas Statement provides a verified, accurate, secure, and instant statement retrieval. Lenders can instantly access customers' financial transaction data, identity data, and real-time account balances. Brankas Statement integrates seamlessly with a lender's mobile application or website, eliminating the need for paperwork, branch visits, or manual data entry.
On June 8th, we held our virtual GoManila meetup for developers interested to learn more about Golang.
Randy Cahyana: Coding Sparks Joy - Randy shares his adventures starting out, the joy of coding, lessons learned, and what’s next at Brankas.
Open banking initiatives are sprouting globally, as more banks recognize the commercial and product innovation opportunity. Banks are thinking differently.
Working from home over the last two months created a new reality where most transactions have to be done remotely via an app or website. Enter Brankas Direct - Direct was built to simplify bank-to-bank payments.
Mike joined [Brankas](https://brank.as) this year and is leading the team full steam ahead. He grew up in Indonesia and Australia and believes his diverse background contributes greatly to how he breaks down and solves problems. Mike has always been passionate about finding solutions that help people. That’s his philosophy and CPO mission.
Banks in Southeast Asia rely on retail branches to serve existing customers and bring in new ones. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, banks have scaled down their branch networks to protect their employees, comply with local restrictions, and simplify logistics like cash collection. At the same time, retail and corporate customers are counting on digital banking services more than ever. How are banks addressing the sudden change in demand?