Sagent | September 18, 2023
Sagent, a prominent fintech software company specializing in modernizing mortgage servicing for banks and lenders, has announced an extension of its partnership with The Central Trust Bank (Central Bank). Backed by Warburg Pincus, Sagent's mission is to facilitate the transformation of mortgage servicing operations through scalable fintech solutions. This six-year extension signifies their commitment to empowering the Central Bank with cutting-edge technology, ensuring efficient operations, enhancing the customer experience, and addressing the ever-evolving demands of the mortgage industry.
Central Bank's decision to extend its partnership with Sagent underscores the value of Sagent's cloud-based LoanServ system. This system is the cornerstone of Central Bank's mortgage servicing operations, offering agile and highly configurable technology that automates intricate, high-volume tasks and workflows. By leveraging Sagent's fintech solutions, Central Bank aims to deliver an exceptional customer experience while remaining adaptable to the dynamic landscape of customer needs and regulatory requirements. This extension solidifies the role of technology in driving Central Bank's growth and competitiveness within the mortgage servicing sector.
Steve Komaromi, COO of Loan Servicing at Central Bank, commented,
Central Bank remains committed to its strong community roots while embracing growth opportunities through partnerships with industry leaders like Sagent to power ultra-personalized, full-service banking that helps us engage, care for, and retain our customers through every step of the homeownership journey.
[Source –Business Wire]
Central Bank's mortgage servicing technology from Sagent improved operational efficiency, kept them at the forefront of fintech innovation and met customers' expectations for a mobile-friendly banking experience. Steve also expressed Central Bank's enthusiasm for this extended partnership, highlighting the opportunity to expand their servicing customer base and accelerate innovation to serve their customers better.
Central Bank, rooted in community-first principles since its inception in 1902, has left an indelible mark across over 140 locations in the Midwest. With a century of service-driven banking, it has consistently earned accolades such as 'Best Customer Service Bank' by Newsweek and recognition in Forbes' prestigious list of 'America's Best Banks.' Sagent has over $2 trillion in outstanding mortgage balances on its platforms and is the only enterprise, default, and consumer mortgage servicing platform synchronized with real-time data in the industry.
Sagent is the driving force behind America's foremost bank and nonbank lenders, revolutionizing the homeownership experience for millions of borrowers. The company's mission is to empower enterprises and banks that help engage, nurture, retain, and modernize relationships with borrowers. Its flexible, scalable, and highly configurable solutions enable users to engage borrowers and cultivate loyalty effectively. In addition, Sagent's solutions help reduce servicing costs, ensuring compliance and amplifying the value of servicing rights throughout the entire spectrum of market cycles.
Treasury Prime | September 20, 2023
Treasury Prime, a leading provider of state-of-the-art embedded banking software solutions, has formally introduced a strategic collaboration with Astra, a tech company renowned for its expertise in pioneering instant payment solutions. This partnership signifies a significant step forward in modern financial technology.
Mark Vermeersch, Chief Platform Officer at Treasury Prime, expressed that Astra's transfer technology offers remarkable speed, efficiency, and accessibility. When combined with an embedded finance marketplace, it has the potential to revolutionize transaction processes for businesses and end-users, thereby shaping a more interconnected and dynamic financial sphere.
By harnessing Astra's cutting-edge technology, Treasury Prime's customer base gains access to instant account funding and swift disbursement options via the push-to-card feature. This enhancement marks a significant stride in streamlining payment processes, promising increased efficiency and effectiveness for financial institutions and corporate entities.
Gil Akos, Co-Founder and CEO of Astra expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Treasury Prime. He emphasized the significance of instant payment technology in revolutionizing financial transactions by providing expedited access to funds while ensuring elevated efficiency, security, and convenience levels. He anticipates that this collaboration will empower businesses to harness the potential of instant transactions, fueling growth, improving customer experiences, and promoting financial inclusion.
These recent partnerships with Sardine and Checkout.com signify Treasury Prime's commitment to forging strategic alliances, further solidifying its position as a leader in the industry. Additionally, the introduction of OneKey Banking, a pioneering multi-bank solution, and the successful closure of a $40 million Series C funding round earlier this year have underscored the company's dedication to innovation and growth within the financial technology sector.
About Treasury Prime
Treasury Prime offers comprehensive, sophisticated services, including money transfer, risk management, and access to a chartered bank's infrastructure. It collaborates with forward-thinking financial institutions to foster responsible innovation and expand access to banking products and services across diverse population segments. The company's excellence has been recognized through awards such as the Best Banking-as-a-Service Platform in the Tearsheet Embedded Awards for 2021 and 2022 and its inclusion in CB Insights' prestigious 2021 Fintech 250 list.
Astra is a prominent purveyor of cutting-edge bank-to-bank transfer technology tailored for financial institutions, fintech companies, and enterprises. Gil Akos and Sam Morgan co-founded the company in 2016. The company's distinctively designed, vertically integrated API offers a streamlined means for developers to seamlessly incorporate financial automation into their pre-existing products.
Bankjoy | September 13, 2023
Bankjoy, a prominent provider of digital banking services, has officially announced its collaboration with Panacea Financial, a specialized digital financial services firm tailored to medical professionals' banking requirements. With this collaboration, Panacea Financial will enhance the capabilities of its growing clientele, which includes dentists, physicians, and veterinarians, by integrating Bankjoy's advanced digital banking solutions.
Tyler Stafford, CFA, CEO and Co-Founder of Panacea Financial, expressed that physicians, whether during their education, training, or active practice, contend with unique financial challenges. The core mission of Panacea Financial is to alleviate the financial stress experienced by doctors, dentists, and veterinarians while managing their finances, and their partnership with Bankjoy is a pivotal component in achieving this goal.
Bankjoy's digital platform will enable Panacea's clients to easily manage their personal and practice finances anytime, anywhere. This partnership offers tailored financial support throughout their careers, from education to professional practice. Bankjoy's integration with Panacea's core system via Fiserv Communicator's open, user-friendly interface and ability to integrate with various banking platforms make it an excellent fit for neobanks like Panacea.
Michael Duncan, CEO of Bankjoy, highlighted the robust growth in the neobank sector, with transactions expected to hit $4.74 trillion in 2023 and a projected customer base of nearly 377 million by 2027. Panacea Financial is focused on a critical market sector, serving the unique financial needs of healthcare professionals. Bankjoy is proud to partner with them, offering digital banking technology to empower clients to manage their finances and focus on their vital patient care responsibilities.
Panacea operates on a national scale as a digital neobank, offering specialized banking services tailored to the distinct requirements of healthcare practitioners. It functions as a subsidiary of Primis, a publicly traded financial institution chartered by the state and affiliated with the FDIC, ranking among the largest banks in Virginia.
Bankjoy, headquartered in Detroit, is a FinTech firm that specializes in providing state-of-the-art banking technology, encompassing mobile banking, online banking, and a banking API, catering to financial institutions of varying sizes, from central banks to credit unions. The company prioritizes crafting aesthetically pleasing products with advanced functionalities, intuitive navigation, a contemporary aesthetic, and world-class user experiences, all meticulously designed through extensive user feedback and interaction.
About Panacea Financial
Panacea Financial, a subsidiary of Primis Financial Corp., operates as a comprehensive financial services firm serving clients in every U.S. state, including Washington, D.C. Panacea specializes in delivering an extensive range of banking solutions designed to cater exclusively to the unique financial needs of medical professionals, an initiative conceived and developed by individuals with medical expertise themselves.
Central Payments | September 11, 2023
Central Payments has announced the introduction of an inventive disbursement platform known as PayCP. The portal, which Central Payments has developed in less than 30 days, aims to empower partners to initiate and oversee payouts and access historical and analytical information while delivering a fully-branded and user-friendly experience for customers to select their preferred method of fund reception.
The initial stage of PayCP introduces a range of payment options, including virtual Discover Prepaid Cards, physical Discover Prepaid Cards, real-time push-to-debit card transfers via Mastercard Send, and ACH bank transfers. Central Payments has an extensive plan in place throughout the rest of this year and into 2024, encompassing the enhancement of payment choices and the diversification of payout scenarios.
PayCP will act as a white-label, turnkey solution that enables businesses to offer their customers various options for receiving payments, according to Nikkee Rhody, Executive Vice President and Chief of Strategy at Central Payments.
She further pointed out that with the launch of PayCP, the platform can readily support various use cases, such as assisting companies in swiftly and digitally disbursing rebates, loyalty, incentive, or reward funds to their customers. This enables partners to transition from traditional paper check mailings and opt for secure, cost-effective digital methods.
PayCP will set itself apart with its cost-efficient and swift payout capabilities, presenting two noteworthy benefits - simplifying the prompt transfer of funds to a company's customer base and optimizing the payment procedure.
About Central Payments
Central Payments is a US-based financial services firm established by banking professionals to enhance financial experiences globally. The company specializes in creating, delivering, and maintaining payment solutions through its renowned proprietary OpenCP API Marketplace. This marketplace provides partners with a consolidated gateway to the full spectrum of payment services.