Zafin in the News


Zafin in the News

To be a digital company, you must be a data company

March 16, 2017
Zafin’s President of Digital Platforms, Chris de Bruin, highlights the importance of data in banking

Source: Global Banking & Finance Review

The benefits of complete digital adoption and increased data flow

March 16, 2017
Zafin’s President of Digital Platforms, Chris de Bruin, discusses digital adoption in banking


Banking Innovator Chris De Bruin to Lead Zafin’s Digital Ecosystem Strategy

December 5, 2016
Former Standard Chartered Global Head of Retail Products and Digital joins Zafin as President, Digital Platform

Source: FinancialIT,, Technology News, Yahoo! Finance

Zafin President and COO Wins Silver at Stevie Awards for Women in Business

December 1, 2016
Nancy Langer, President and COO, has won a Silver award at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Source: Cantech letter

Zafin Joins Canadian FinTech Delegation to the UK

November 30, 2016
Zafin is pleased to be one of 12 prominent Canadian fintech companies travelling to the UK to pursue growth opportunities.

Source: The Government of the UK

Zafin Secures USD $ 10 Million in Growth Financing

November 7, 2016
Zafin is pleased to announce the completion of a private financing arrangement with Vancouver-based Vistara Capital Partners and Beedie Capital Partners, committing a total of USD $10 million in additional growth capital to Zafin.

Source: Finextra

Nancy Langer joins Zafin as President and Chief Operating Officer

October 18, 2016
Nancy has joined Zafin’s executive leadership team as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Zafin, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS)

Source: BankNews

How Tech Helped CIBC Make Corporate Fees Transparent

May 20, 2016
Penny Crosman of the American Banker sits down with CIBC to learn more about how Zafin’s miRevenue helped transform the bank’s corporate banking practices.

Source: American Banker

Zafin Congratulates CIBC on Winning 2016 Celent Model Bank Award for Excellence in Cash Management and Trade Finance

April 14, 2016
CIBC was recognized by global financial services research firm Celent for its industry-leading streamlined pricing implementation using Zafin.

Source: CB Insight, Businesswire

Novelty For Banks — Competing On Interest Rates, No Toaster Giveaways

January 13, 2015

In his latest post for Forbes, FinTech expert Tom Groenfeldt speaks to Zafin’s own Basker Rangachari about the challenges facing bigger banks, especially as rising interest rates change the terms of banking competition.

Source: Forbes

Banking software provider Zafin to launch Centre of Excellence in Toronto

November 30, 2015

To further its ability to support the banking community in North America, Zafin announced this week that it is opening a Centre of Excellence in Toronto.

Source: Business Review Canada, Finextra

Deloitte announces Technology Fast 50 winners

November 27, 2015

Deloitte has announced the winning Canadian companies on its Technology Fast 50 list.

Source: Betakit

Zafin announces 100-person strong Centre of Excellence in Toronto

November 25, 2015

Zafin announces a new Centre of Excellence in Toronto, Canada to support delivery of implementation projects to its North American clients.

Source: Area Development

Zafin named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50

November 12, 2015

Zafin has been ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 ranking of Canadian technology companies for the second year in a row.

Source: The Globe and Mail, BCTIA

Nomis working with Zafin for deposit pricing to tier 1 and 2 retail banks

October 28, 2015

Software-as-a-Service (Saas) provider Nomis Solutions and Zafin, a relationship banking technology firm, have teamed up to offer a deposit pricing system to retail banks.

Source: IBS Intelligence


EY leads latest round of new members for BIAN

March 24, 2015

The Banking Industry Architecture Network has announced six new members of its global network, which now numbers 58 banks, service providers, software vendors and academic partners.

Source: banking technology



This is too much

March 16, 2015

Treasurers know they are going to pay fees for bank services, but knowing how those fees are calculated and to what degree they are negotiable can ease the pain (slightly). Zafin’s Dinesh Krishnan, Managing Director of Global Product Development, talks to Tom Alford about fee transparency in corporate banking.

Source: Treasury Today


Q&A interview: Zafin encourages startups to take more risk

February 10, 2015

bobsguide talks to Al Karim Somji about the challenges he faced founding Zafin, the lessons he has learned and the advice he would give to anyone considering a startup business in the fintech industry today.

Source: bobsguide



Digital Banking — An Expert Guide On How To Get There

December 28, 2014

Chris Skinner has been blogging, about banking and technology, speaking at conferences, running the Financial Services Club, in London and other cities, consulting with bankers and getting to know just about everybody innovating in banking in the US, Europe and a number of more remote spots in the world.

He has pulled it all together provocatively in his book Digital Bank — strategies to launch or become a digital bank. Warning — becoming a digital bank won’t be easy.

Source: Forbes



Fast 50 companies shine light on tech trends

November 26, 2014

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 has a few things to teach CIOs this year. The annual award, which highlights the most innovative and high-growth firms in Canada’s tech industry, showed a marked shift in the types of technology used by companies making the list.

Source: IT World Canada



50 of Today’s Most Innovative and Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in Canada

November 14, 2014

This week Deloitte announced the winners of its Technology Fast 50 program. Companies were selected for innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and revenue growth over a five-year period.

Source: Techvibes



B.C. home to eight of Deloitte’s Fast 50 technology companies

November 13, 2014

B.C. is home to eight of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 winners, with Vancouver’s Hootsuite taking second place with a revenue growth rate of 56,514 per cent over five years.

Source: Vancouver Sun



Eight Vancouver technology companies made Deloitte’s latest revenue growth ranking

November 13, 2014

In the tech sector, five years of revenue growth—never mind existence—is an achievement. Now imagine that revenue is over 500 times higher than it was five years ago. You’ve got yourself a private-sector prodigy. B.C., it turns out, has a handful of them.

Source: BC Business


How to keep a corporate customer

October 30, 2014

If corporate banking customers are unhappy with the customer service their bank offers them, the chances of them leaving are higher today than ever before, was the stern warning by panellists at the recent summit organised by billing and pricing software supplier, Zafin.

Source: IBS Intelligence


Banking Vs. Google, Apple and Amazon

September 17, 2014

When it comes to banking, loyalty is down, regulation is up, threats loom from tech firms, innovation is important, and so, sort of, is digital.

Source: Forbes


Case Study: NBAD evolves loyalty programme with miRevenue from Zafin

September 8, 2014

One of the UAE’s largest banks, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), is focusing on its loyalty programme, NBAD Stars, which now boasts an offering unique among the GCC banks: redeeming loyalty points for a prepaid card.

Source: IBS Intelligence


How Banks Are Using Big Data to Set Deposit Rates

September 4, 2014

Worried that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates next year, many banks are reconsidering their strategies for attracting and keeping deposits — and turning to analytics software to help.

Source: American Banker


BCTIA announces 2014 technology impact award finalists

April 25, 2014

Zafin has been named a finalist in the Emerging Company of the Year category for the BC Technology Industry Association’s (BCTIA) annual technology impact awards.

Source: Business in Vancouver



What U.S. Banks Can Learn from Credit Union Australia’s Core Upgrade

April 23, 2014

Bank of the West in San Francisco is creating what it calls “relationship pricing.” By gathering intelligence on all the services a customer uses across the organization, the bank can offer different tiers of prices. It’s using miRevenue software from Zafin to structure the fees.

Source: Bank Technology News


The Path to Customer Centricity Through the Cloud

March 26, 2014

Banks can position themselves better for a customer-centric model by by leveraging the cloud to simplify their IT environments.

Source: Bank Systems and Technology



Extending the Life of Your Core Banking Platform

March 7, 2014

Sizing up the available options for replacing core systems.

Source: Bank Systems and Technology



Leveraging Data and Analytics to Circumvent Legacy Systems Challenges

February 14, 2014

With new data and analytics solutions banks may be able to improve their product development and speed-to-market, and put off the question of a core replacement indefinitely.

Source: Bank Systems and Technology



Bank of the West Makes Customer Relationships More Rewarding

November 14, 2013

Just over a year ago, Bank of the West went on a hunt for customer relationship pricing software. It wanted to reward customers according to the number and value of accounts they held at the bank.

Source: Forbes



Top 10 FinTech Companies to Watch

November 6, 2013

Technology: Relationship-based pricing software.
Why It’s One to Watch: This newish iteration of an age-old concept is irresistible to banks, and they’re likely to implement it in droves.

Source: American Banker



Keeping the Customer Profitable

October 7, 2013

Separating customer billing from core systems can have dramatic effects on the bottom line. When Stockholm-based SEB reviewed its correspondent banking services in 2008, it found a lot of fees had gone missing somewhere in the multiple manual billing processes.

Source: Banking Technology



Bank of the West’s CIO is on a Quest for Real-time Analytics

September 30, 2013

In one project, the San Francisco bank is creating what it calls “relationship pricing.” By gathering intelligence on all the services a customer uses across the organization, the bank can offer different tiers of prices. The bank uses miRevenue software from Zafin in Palo Alto, Calif. to calculate the relationship-based prices.

Source: American Banker



Zafin takes inspiration from Telco Sector

June 25, 2013

In fact, he says that it was Zafin which created a new market segment called Relationship Pricing. Simply put, this is the ability of a bank to price a product or service to a customer based on the existing relationship that customer has with the bank.

Source: Digital News Asia



IBS Intelligence: Pricing and Billing Focus

February 6, 2013

More accurate and flexible pricing and billing is a goal for many banks but this is often difficult to achieve. What are the drivers, options and experiences? A strategic approach that looks at these areas within overall product lifecycle management seems to be the best route.

Source: IBS Intelligence



Can Zafin help make the World’s Largest Banks more Customer-centric?

August 21, 2012

Its technology can modernize the billing and revenue management initiatives of various financial institutions, with little ‘rip and replace’ needed. But can Zafin unseat some major entrenched players?

Source: 451 Research



Dynamic Pricing may be the key to Customer Retention

June 28, 2012

Bank of the West says it has set itself apart from larger California-based competitors by providing better service and strengthening customer relationships. Now it wants to take things a step further.

Source: American Banker



On the Radar: Zafin

May 22, 2012

Zafin specializes in providing product catalog, pricing, and billing software solutions for banks and financial services providers. Understanding the root causes of product or customer profitability or unprofitability can spur significant returns for businesses, as well as drive customer-centric strategies.

Source: Ovum Research



Case Study: ZKB – The Price is Right

April 4, 2012

Pricing and billing are the two staples of any business. Zürcher Kantonalbank centralised both processes and is enjoying the benefits.

Source: IBS Intelligence