Category: Payment Management


Webinar Recap: Stockman Bank’s Journey from Brittle Architecture to a Platform for Innovation
November 20, 2020

Webinar Recap: Stockman Bank’s Journey from Brittle Architecture to a Platform for Innovation

in API Management , Banking Core Integration , Digital Transformation

In this webinar, Charles Colt, VP of Customer Solutions at ModusBox, and Kevin Guenthner, CIO at Stockman Bank of Montana, share the real-life digital transformation journey that Kevin and his team went on to free the organization from a “spider web” of brittle point-to-point architecture. Kevin’s journey started with a question: “Why should the core […]

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Are Envoy-Based Kubernetes Ingress Controllers the New API Gateway?
November 17, 2020

Are Envoy-Based Kubernetes Ingress Controllers the New API Gateway?

in Cloud , IT Management , Tips and Tricks

I’ve been in software development for three decades now. Ouch! That’s hard to admit because it means I’m a lot older than I was when I started coding. On the other hand, participating in the evolutionary change that has taken place in our industry has been one of the great joys of my life. Today, […]

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Event Recap: Mojaloop Open Source Convening – Program Increment 12
November 3, 2020

Event Recap: Mojaloop Open Source Convening – Program Increment 12

in Financial Inclusion , Fintech , Mojaloop , Open Source

The Mojaloop Foundation held its quarterly community meeting last month from October 19th-23rd. The virtually-hosted event included several must-watch sessions covering various aspects of Financial Inclusion and Mojaloop technology. This convening marked the beginning of Program Increment 12 (PI-12) of Mojaloop – the open source platform for interoperability in a real-time payment network.  For those […]

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How to Integrate Amazon Vendor Central Direct Fulfillment With SAP in Less Than a Day
October 15, 2020

How to Integrate Amazon Vendor Central Direct Fulfillment With SAP in Less Than a Day

in API Management , B2B/EDI , Camel , DataSonnet , Digital Transformation , ESB

Onboarding a new trading partner is often a time consuming and arduous task. This is especially true with legacy technology like Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and even more so when using Value Added Network (VAN) to connect with your trading partner. These are older, complex frameworks that are often fraught with challenges that include: Integrating […]

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The Women in FinTech Hackathon – Closing the Gender Gap for Innovation and Financial Inclusion
October 8, 2020

The Women in FinTech Hackathon – Closing the Gender Gap for Innovation and Financial Inclusion

in Events , Financial Inclusion , Fintech , Mojaloop , Open Source

Although the tech world is advancing at an alarming rate, discouragingly, 23% of women worldwide are still financially excluded. This statistic is overwhelming as we draw closer to 2021 and requires urgent attention. According to the Uganda FINSCOPE 2018 survey, women are 1.8 times more likely to access informal financial services via their village savings […]

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A Case Study in Interoperable Payments in Myanmar’s Microfinance Industry Part 3: 5 Takeaways for Banks and Regulators
September 23, 2020

A Case Study in Interoperable Payments in Myanmar’s Microfinance Industry Part 3: 5 Takeaways for Banks and Regulators

in Banking Core Integration , Financial Inclusion , Microfinance , Mojaloop , Open Source , Payment Management

A six-month-long interoperability project in Myanmar’s microfinance industry has shown there is much to be learned for banks and regulators. Here, we focus on five lessons that central banks, commercial banks, and mobile money operators can discover from this project for building a national payment infrastructure. Traditionally, central banks have built payment systems that suit […]

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A Case Study in Interoperable Payments in Myanmar’s Microfinance Industry Part 2: Standardizing Digital Loan Repayments
September 9, 2020

A Case Study in Interoperable Payments in Myanmar’s Microfinance Industry Part 2: Standardizing Digital Loan Repayments

in Banking Core Integration , Financial Inclusion , Microfinance , Mojaloop , Open Source , Payment Management

In the second part of this series on the challenges of building open, interoperable payments in Myanmar’s microfinance industry, we elaborate on the project’s first use case. Learn why we are developing a standardized loan repayment system in collaboration with the country’s financial institutions. Wherever you are in the world, you are likely to be […]

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A Case Study in Interoperable Payments in Myanmar’s Microfinance Industry Part 1: The Challenges
August 27, 2020

A Case Study in Interoperable Payments in Myanmar’s Microfinance Industry Part 1: The Challenges

in Financial Inclusion , Microfinance , Mojaloop , Open Source , Payment Management

Over the last six months, our team has collaborated with UNCDF Myanmar to demonstrate the benefits of interoperable, real-time payments for about five million microfinance customers in Myanmar. But it hasn’t been easy. In this blog, we’d like to share some of the barriers we faced, discoveries along the way, and our approach to “getting […]

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3 Lessons Learned During COVID-19 About the Future of Cash
August 18, 2020

3 Lessons Learned During COVID-19 About the Future of Cash

in Banking Core Integration , Financial Inclusion , Fintech , Payment Management

Will cash be a thing of the past in the post-COVID-19 world? In just a few months, COVID-19 has managed to fundamentally disrupt the philosophies, processes, and systems of societies across the globe. One thing is for sure; our future will look very different. Business travel will never be the same, and companies are opting […]

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