digitalization

Exist joined 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Exist Joined 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Exist Joined 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza 650 486 Exist Software Labs

In this year’s event, Exist Software Labs, Inc. joined one of the biggest conferences for the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance industry – the 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay. Hundreds of decision-makers, chief executives and managers attended the event to learn, acquire, and engage with speakers and solutions providers that will help them in their digital transformation journey.

As digital banking became one of the major topics, Banking Executives and Decision makers dropped by at Exist Booth to check our main Banking Solutions: Onboarding Solution, Mobile Internet Banking and Loans Management Solution and other services that are relevant for their digitalization needs. 

For mobile banking, all the participants who dropped by our booth got to experience Exist’s mobile internet banking and accounts onboarding/enrollment as they tried our digital banking prototype.

Through this event initiative, our hope as one of the fastest growing digital banking solutions provider in the country is to empower Financial Institutions in the Philippines in serving and reaching more clients through various digital platforms.

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Exist fosters a future-ready digital banking technology that equips its banking and fintech partners with the agility to adapt to ever-changing market demands.

Microservices

Microservices in Digital Banking – What are the Impacts?

Microservices in Digital Banking – What are the Impacts? 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Technology innovations shaped the world that we live in. It is now a necessity. This is also applicable in the Banking and Financial industry. With the new game-changers in this vertical, the competition became stiffer. Now that the competition rises, dynamic innovations and adapting digitization are now becoming the standard in the banking and financial industry.

Time to Market is very crucial as well as ensuring the stability and security of the application. To keep up with the demands of the market at the same time balancing the importance of these three factors, applications should now be built using Microservices.


MICROSERVICES

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Microservices are a modern approach to software whereby application code is delivered in small, manageable pieces, independent of others (Spring). Having said that, using microservices architecture, could help developers implement each component individually. They can execute innovations into one certain application without the involvement of other applications. It is not a large-based code that when something wrong happens, will affect the whole project.


WHY
MICROSERVICES?

WHY MICROSERVICES?

Since Microservices operate as a variety of applications that have a specific functionality under one system, microservices are easier to maintain, scale, a faster turnaround time in deployment and have a better resilience to technical faults.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF MICROSERVICES?

  • SCALABILITY 

Microservices Architecture develops single software systems which are running independently enabling the banking businesses to evolve as they scale without difficulty. When there are new offerings and features in their mobile banking application, they can still operate even if some parts are under development. By doing so, users can still use the mobile app and do other transactions.

  • AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Projects are developed incrementally. New features can be broken down as small projects which can be done in parallel by different teams. Using DevOps, microservices are being optimized and can be deployed smoothly. This approach allows banks to introduce new innovations to the public faster. Moreover, banks can now update their mobile banking applications while operating transactions simultaneously. 

  • FLEXIBILITY OF USING DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY STACKS

When it comes to integrating different technologies to use for multiple features in a digital bank, software developers can easily push frameworks, databases & etc,. In addition, new technologies can be employed in the application when there are major changes. Banks with specific requirements can be tailor-fit based on their needs.

At Exist, we want you to go where the possibilities are boundless. Since being superior in digital experiences are essential in staying relevant, we are empowering banks and financial institutions in digitalization to rapidly grow and make their business future-ready.

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to extending our assistance to several banks with their Digital Onboarding requirements. We have been in the business for 20 years, and the mission is to enable corporations to go on digital and have a competitive advantage in this fast-changing world.

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Two (2) Ways to Know that your Mobile Banking is Safe

Two (2) Ways to Know that your Mobile Banking is Safe

Two (2) Ways to Know that your Mobile Banking is Safe 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Today, mobile banking is part of our daily lives today but, is it safe and secure to handle our online transactions? Users like the convenience of mobile banking as it gives them benefits that they can also have in physical branches. To name a few, they can use their smartphones to check their account balance, transfer money, pay their bills, shop online, etc. 

However,  Several Philippine Banks were hacked last year. It created fear not only for the users but for the financial institutions as well. It became the focus of the media for quite some time. Luckily,  the perpetrators were arrested. Financial Institutions’ online security was strengthened and users became more vigilant. There are two ways to know if Mobile Banking is safe.

1. END-USER’S SECURITY FEATURE

These features are essential to the end-users when it comes to mobile banking. It will give them multiple options to secure their accounts while enjoying the convenience of online banking.

  • ONE TIME PASSWORDS (OTP)

One Time Password (OTP) is a secure code sent real-time to your mobile number when performing a transaction. For every transaction, it generates a different security code. 

  • BIOMETRICS AUTHENTICATION

Biometric authentication is a security method that depends on the unique biological characteristics of the user to verify the identity of the person. Biometric login gives extra security to the user because it’s impossible to hack, steal, copy or share. In comparison with OTPs, Biometrics are not number-based. 

  • CHANGING PASSWORDS REGULARLY

Protecting user’s bank accounts begins with changing passwords. As cybercrimes increase, password formats changed over the years like adding symbols & numbers (eg. Alphanumeric with special characters). Although some mobile apps require changing passwords frequently, we should change when:

  1. There’s a suspected unauthorized access
  2. The virus entered your device/s
  3. Logged in to other device/s

More than these three end-users’ security features, mobile banking users should also be aware of scammers who are using fake emails to hack their accounts. Users needs to be aware and cautious to avoid incidents like these from happening.  Moreover, we can say that mobile banking’s safety features assure us that our data, money, and  identity are secure

2. INTERNAL SECURITY FEATURES

These internal security features are part of the system when building a digital bank. Implementation of these security features is essential to provide high protection for the users against hackers, scammers, and identity fraudsters.

  • SECURE SOCKETS LAYER (SSL)

Secure Socket Layer or SSL is a security system implemented to a website or mobile application that integrates protection, privacy, and coherence. SSL encrypts the data transmitted across the web of a platform. In banking, SSL initiates an authentication process between two systems to make sure that both systems are legitimate.

SSL was created to protect user privacy by doing encryption that the user operates inside a platform. It ensures that the data inputted in the web or app will not be exposed and safe. Meaning, it is only visible and available to a platform the user operates.

  • ROBUST AUDITING MECHANISM

Aside from business process audits, a robust auditing mechanism is placed both in the system level transactions and system user activities to ensure data integrity and faster resolution of concerns. Multiple software frameworks and technical architecture are in place to ensure data traceability and immutability of audit logs.  Modern implementation also allows banks and financial institutions to take advantage of these  logs for real time monitoring and implement processes such as real time fraud detection. 

  • OWASP COMPLIANCE

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) compliance makes sure that web applications are not vulnerable to security breaches like phishing, malwares & hacking. Moreover, OWASP updated Top 10 security risks last year. The top 10 list provides guidance and education to developers, designers, architects and business leaders concerning web security risks to avoid.

There are more security systems integrated in a digital bank to protect our data, identity, and money. SSL, Robust Auditing Mechanism & OWASP are only three of the other security requirements. Banks & financial institutions that plan to upgrade their system and are transitioning to digitalization must be aware and knowledgeable on the requirements needed.

At Exist, we believe that superior digital experiences are essential in staying relevant. Our software expertise establishes and empowers banks to rapidly grow their business.

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to extending our assistance to several banks with their Digital Onboarding requirements. We have been in the business for 20 years, and the mission to enable corporations to go on digital and have a competitive advantage in this fast-changing world is at our core. Go where the possibilities are boundless!

Two (2) Ways to Know that your Mobile Banking is Safe

Will Mobile Banking Ever Rule the World?

Will Mobile Banking Ever Rule the World? 650 486 Exist Software Labs

In today’s current trends, digital platforms are the most preferred and most used due to the convenience and faster process it offers with just a click of a button. As far as digital platforms are concerned, banks and financial institutions are also shifting their focus in capitalizing on adopting new technologies like mobile banking to modernize their systems into digitalization. In our era, having a mobile phone is essential since this is the primary gadget that people are using in contacting their friends.

But the story does not end there. When the pandemic started, businesses embraced the changes and opened their minds to digital transformation. From brick-and-mortar to e-commerce, restaurants to food deliveries, and physical banks to mobile banking. Why? Because it allows the users to perform their needs and get what they want in just a few clicks. 

Primarily, customer behavior is one of the significant factors why the majority of the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) industries are positioning themselves where their customers are present – the internet. Hence, financial institutions are creating digital roadmap and strategies to better understand the behavior of their customers as they create their digital platforms.

AVAILABILITY FOR EVERYONE (MOBILE BANKING)

Thinking about the advantages that mobile banking can offer to people, it’s about enrolling in a bank account online. In the 2019 Financial Inclusion survey, 51.2 Million Filipino adults are still unbanked. That is 71% of the total adult population! Having said that, with the long queues in the physical branches of the banks, it is very difficult to cater fifty million people to enroll them in a bank account. The good news is, fintech companies and digital-only banks are providing account onboarding in their mobile banking app for the people who want to open a bank account.

Moreover, Filipinos are now using digital wallets as part of their day-to-day transactions. This can also be observed by the banks that want to capitalize on digital banking. The point is, if financial institutions can be present where their customers are, there is no reason to be afraid.

DIGITAL ROADMAP

To strengthen their online banking, the banks’ goal is to create a highly personalized customer experience with their users. For that to happen, there should be a digital roadmap that can be presented in order to visualize the progress of their desired outcome in their banks. Digital transformation is not an overnight process, it comes with adopting new technologies that will emerge systems and integration with other institutions and third-party applications to have inter-connectivity.

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to extending our assistance to several banks with their Digital Onboarding requirements. We have been in the business for 20 years, and the mission to enable corporations to go on digital and have a competitive advantage in this fast-changing world is at our core. Go where the possibilities are boundless!