Engine by Starling forms partnership with GFT to help banks rapidly modernise

LONDON: 6 December 2023

The partnership will leverage GFT’s deep engineering skills, global reach and strategic focus on modern banking platforms.

Starling Bank is working with GFT, the global digital transformation pioneer, as an implementation partner for its Software-as-a-Service business, Engine by Starling.

Engine by Starling provides banks with access to the cloud native, modular and API-based banking platform initially built by Starling’s own in-house tech team to run the digital bank. Engine is now available to banks around the globe and has recently announced its first two clients: Salt Bank in Romania and AMP Bank in Australia.

GFT has been selected as one of Engine’s partners for providing design, integration and implementation services for banks that adopt the Engine platform.

Sam Everington, CEO of Engine by Starling, said: “We've partnered with GFT for their deep technical skills, platform focus and entrepreneurial approach. As Starling disrupted the UK banking sector, Engine's mission is to empower our clients to do the same in their markets. GFT's global footprint makes them an ideal partner as we scale.”

Marika Lulay, CEO of GFT, said: “There is huge demand in the market for a proven, scalable system that can help existing banks to re-platform or new banks to launch as quickly as possible. By combining Engine by Starling's cutting-edge technology with GFT's expertise in systems integration, we will enable organisations across the globe to rapidly launch a state-of-the-art digital bank.”

About Engine by Starling

Engine by Starling is a SaaS technology provider with the goal of bringing its modern banking platform to banks around the world. The Engine platform, built to power Starling Bank in the UK, is modular, API-based, cloud-native and a proven technology at scale.

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About GFT

GFT is a specialist modern platforms and data engineering company for global financial services organisations. We believe that data precision underpins the journey to modern platforms and controlled AI. Our 10,000+ nearshore specialists in modern platforms, AI, Data, and Cloud, are engaged in 15+ markets globally, having successfully delivered core modernisation and data-driven transformation, empowering market leaders for over 35 years.

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