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Citizens Bank Announces Fintech Partnership With Bottomline Technologies

June 19, 2017, 07:00 AM
Filed Under: Fintech

Citizens Bank announced that it will partner with Bottomline Technologies to deploy a market-leading online and mobile banking platform for its Commercial and Business Banking clients.

The new digital banking platform will provide clients with an integrated suite of cash management and payment services that can be tailored by market or industry segment.  Businesses can also personalize dashboards to make day-to-day tasks faster and easier, saving them time and money and providing the insights they need to make good financial decisions.  The new platform is designed to manage complex fraud risks and keep business payments secure.

“Clients want to be able to complete their cash management activities with automation, speed, security and flexibility, leveraging the latest technology to make their jobs easier,” said Michael Cummins, head of Treasury Solutions at Citizens Bank. “This is the latest in a series of significant investments we are making in our product offerings to advance Citizens’ objective of becoming a best-in-class treasury management services provider.”

Citizens decided to partner with Bottomline on the new platform following extensive research into industry trends, vendor landscape and market conditions. The new integrated online and mobile application features more intuitive navigation; simplified transactions; integrated payment workflows; a robust set of alerts; user personalization with self-service capabilities; a consistent experience across channels and devices; and secure mobile delivery with the latest fraud and security controls. The Digital Banking platform leverages open Platform-as-a-Service technology that will enable Citizens to provide business and commercial customers with a unified digital banking experience and help the bank to more easily bring new features to the market.

“This new technology platform brings together a unique combination of financial services offerings which, until now, were largely restricted to single-point solutions that can be overly complex and expensive. We can deliver the seamlessly integrated experience now required for banks to engage customers in new and more advanced ways,” said Norm DeLuca, managing director and general manager of Digital Banking Solutions at Bottomline Technologies.

Bottomline’s award-winning platform has been recognized by Aite Group in four categories, including both Best User Experience and Most Open Architecture, in their 2016 Cash Management Vendor Benchmarking study. 

Current Citizens clients are scheduled to begin migrating to the new platform in the second half of 2018.

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