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Finastra's European instant payment solution available on Microsoft Azure

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Move will help to accelerate the adoption of instant payments in Europe

London, UK, June 12, 2018EBAday in Munich today, Finastra announced the commercial availability of its European instant payments solution on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s enterprise-ready, trusted cloud platform. The solution enables financial institutions and third-party providers to process SEPA SCT Inst payments in the cloud, via EBA CLEARING’s pan-European instant payments service, RT1.

Vinay Prabhakar, Head of Market Strategy, Payments at Finastra, said, "We are bringing financial institutions and third-party providers – and, by extension, their consumer and corporate clients – our European instant payments solution in an easily consumable and cost-effective cloud-based package. Finastra’s mission is to create an open platform for collaboration and innovation in financial services, and support for instant payments is a core component of our approach.”

Powered by Fusion Global PayPlus, Finastra’s payment hub technology, the solution is hosted and managed on Microsoft’s proven and trusted cloud platform. Finastra customers are able to enjoy the competitive advantage delivered by the world’s leading instant payments platform, combined with the rapid time-to-market, security, and scalability of cloud provisioning.

Janet Lewis, Vice President of Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft Corp. said, “The demands of instant payments – sub-second response times, 24x7x365 availability, and secure transmission – are ideally suited to the capabilities of Microsoft Azure. We are pleased that European payment service providers will now be able to access Finastra’s instant payments solution in a manner that reduces cost of ownership and simplifies solution updates – all while ensuring the specific security, privacy and compliance needs of instant payments are met.”

To learn more about Finastra’s European instant payment solution, join Finastra experts at EBAday in Munich on booth #23.

For further media information please contact:
Caroline Duff
Global Head of PR, Finastra
T: +44 (0)20 3320 5892
E: caroline.duff@finastra.com
www.finastra.com

About Finastra
Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today-spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location-from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers are empowered to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers. 48 of the world’s top 50 banks use Finastra technology.

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