Identification in the mobile world: a closer look on itsme®

By Leen van Wambeke on 17 September 2018

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.

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The impact of PSD2 on the financial sector

By Leen van Wambeke on 17 September 2018

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.

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Ready for the future: Lift up the online banking platform

By Leen van Wambeke on 18 July 2018

In a digital world, technology never sleeps. Operating systems and processes from the past are no longer fit to support today's digital transformation. Conscious about this, our client, the Belgian branch of a large European bank, reached out to AE to help with a full technical re-write of its online banking platform. The project  was part of their broader international transformation programme and required aninitial version to run in production within 10 months time. Needless to say … a challenging deadline.

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GDPR inside-out after 25 May: What was it all about and what's next?

By Rudi Oltenfreiter on 05 July 2018

A few weeks ago, the much-discussed General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR for short) went into effect. It’s a directive with far-reaching consequences for companies that process personal information of EU citizens or are located within the EU. You’ve probably noticed it yourself by the sheer amount of emails asking for approval to keep using your contact information.

AE helps its customers become and stay GDPR compliant and treat this regulation both as leverage and as an opportunity instead as just another legal compliance project. In this post we’ll cut through the fog around GDPR and provide answers to some commonly asked questions. We’ll also tackle the impact of the GDPR on companies and their business processes.

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Is Value thinking the fire starter & Matchmaker between insurer and insurtech?

By Vincent Guelinckx on 03 July 2018

A few weeks ago we attended the Connected Insurance Summit in London. In the heart of London City, we encountered a modest gathering of 200 guests varying from insurance companies over services providers to insurTech vendors.

Our intentions were ambitious. On one hand we were excited to be inspired by the vibes and implementations of the insurTech companies present. On the other hand, we were looking forward to gain insights on the vision and initiatives of the leading European insurance companies towards their digital transformation

 The missions we captured were slightly disjunct and often lacked consistency and co-thinking.

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