For a very long time, most organizations in banking and insurance were convinced to have quite a good view on which client segments they were serving or wanted to target and developed products and services they considered these segments needed or longed for. Focus was on creating good products and delivering good services in the most efficient way at the lowest cost and with the largest distribution possible. Overall clients satisfied themselves with products and services “close enough to their needs” as long as security , trust and quality was ensured.
Last year was an important one for our financial services community. In 2018, having built up expertise in finance for over fifteen years, AE decided to enter the financial market with a focused service offer. Our ambition to become a trustworthy end-to-end digital partner translated into a brand-new, sector-driven website and a bi-monthly newsletter. So let’s look back on the amazing things we’ve accomplished in 2018, and cast a glance at what 2019 has in store for us!
The battle for the best Front End framework continues in full force. Now that AngularJs has officially entered its End of Life period, we are once again faced with the question: which framework should we pick for our next Web app1?
Vue.js is all the rage these days. Although it exists for quite a few years, it's still the new kid on the block. Naturally, we've been following up on it closely at AE. Will this small but lovable framework make its way to the top, and stand proud next to the giants Angular and React? Let's find out!
Itsme® is a mobile app that makes identifying yourself online significantly easier. Launched by Belgian Mobile ID (a consortium of Belgium’s three largest telecom operators and four major banks), the app enables users to identify themselves online using their mobile phone just as securely as they would using their eID. An important shift in the banking world, according to IT architect Sven Rosiers whom we interviewed about the application and the impact it will have on financial organisations.
Before the end of 2019, financial players must be compliant with the Payment Services Directive II. Commonly referred to as PSD2, the European directive concerns the development of new products and payment services, as well as their inclusion in a legal framework. Johan Luyts, Integration Expert at AE, discusses the changes this new payment directive brings about and elaborates on strategies banks can use to turn those challenges into opportunities.