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Community FIs Need to go Beyond Banking Core Integration to “CICaaS”
February 9, 2023

Community FIs Need to go Beyond Banking Core Integration to “CICaaS”

in Banking Core Integration , Fintech

Banks and credit unions require more than just integration between their banking core and other systems. Many community financial institutions (FIs) are looking for a connectivity solution that makes integration easy and repeatable, freeing them from the constraints of their core vendor. Once this solution is in place, community FIs often wish to build upon […]

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Is Your Financial Institution Paying Twice to Access the Data It Already Owns?
January 25, 2023

Is Your Financial Institution Paying Twice to Access the Data It Already Owns?

in Banking Core Integration , Digital Transformation , Fintech , IT Management

Although financial institutions (FIs) already know they must modernize infrastructure to survive and compete, many resist launching transformation initiatives. Fear of the new and unknown is a primary reason that FI decision-makers find themselves stuck in “traditional” methods. Financial technology and open source can be scary concepts until you thoroughly understand them. An API-led, open […]

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Why Every Bank and Credit Union Needs a Fintech Hub
December 15, 2022

Why Every Bank and Credit Union Needs a Fintech Hub

in Banking Core Integration , Fintech

When I joined PortX in August 2017, it was a scrappy startup with a reputation as one of the premier MuleSoft integration consulting partners (winner of two Partner-of-the-Year awards). At the time, PortX had begun its transformation from a pure-play integration consulting firm to a payment and integration software company focused on serving community banks, […]

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Open Banking: Answers to 3 Frequent Questions From Financial Institutions
December 1, 2022

Open Banking: Answers to 3 Frequent Questions From Financial Institutions

in API Management , Banking Core Integration , Fintech

Open banking enablement should be a big part of any conversation in financial services, whether you’re listening to the latest banking podcast, attending a conference, or talking with your vendor about a renewal. However, in the absence of regulated open banking standards in the US, the term’s meaning can vary significantly depending on the speaker […]

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FedNow Early Adopters Are Enabling Instant Payments Innovation With the Federal Reserve
September 29, 2022

FedNow Early Adopters Are Enabling Instant Payments Innovation With the Federal Reserve

in Banking Core Integration , Fintech , Payment Management

We recently participated in the FedNow early adopter workshop. The goal of the two-day event was to accelerate connected financial institutions’ ability to support FedNow services. As one of the 120+ organizations participating in the Federal Reserve’s Pilot Program, we attended the event alongside our FedNow pilot partner, Choice Bank, to learn more about how […]

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Rapid Developer Enablement: Choice Bank & PortX Onsite Hackathon
September 15, 2022

Rapid Developer Enablement: Choice Bank & PortX Onsite Hackathon

in Banking Core Integration , Digital Transformation , Fintech , IT Management

In this post, Charles Colt, VP of Customer Engagement, provides a glimpse of how we work side-by-side with our customers as partners. This real-life portrayal comes from the recent joint hackathon we conducted with our client, partner, and investor, Choice Bank. The event was part of Choice’s PortX enablement roadmap to equip its team with […]

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Embedded Finance a Primary Theme at LendIt’s Fintech Nexus Conference
June 7, 2022

Embedded Finance a Primary Theme at LendIt’s Fintech Nexus Conference

in Events , Fintech

Fintech Nexus USA 2022 (previously LendIt Fintech) is one of the most fintech-focused events we have attended this year. We were excited to join our investor, Carey Ransom, and his team at BankTech Ventures, along with several portfolio members and accelerator participants, including Fintel, NyDig, and DocFox. The event allowed us to engage with many […]

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The “Fintech Hub” – Solving the Broken Link Between Fintech and Financial Institutions
May 5, 2022

The “Fintech Hub” – Solving the Broken Link Between Fintech and Financial Institutions

in Banking Core Integration , Cloud , Fintech , Payment Management

In this post, PortX CTO, Kent Brown, explains how cloud architecture, virtual private networks (VPNs), virtual private clouds (VPCs), and AWS PrivateLink combine to form the “Fintech Hub” for financial services – an affordable, scalable, and secure connection between financial institutions and fintechs. Trouble in the “Era of fintech” A new wave of real-time payment […]

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Evolving the CIO Role in the ‘Era of Fintech’ – from Information to Integration to Innovation
April 19, 2022

Evolving the CIO Role in the ‘Era of Fintech’ – from Information to Integration to Innovation

in Banking Core Integration , Digital Transformation , Fintech , IT Management

For far too long, IT teams at community financial institutions have centered around integrating with the banking core. In the meantime, financial services have quickly evolved beyond simple point-to-point application integrations. Unprecedented customer demand and new consumer behavior have introduced a proliferation of new technologies and are redefining the role of the bank CIO. In […]

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