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Housing Finance Bank Taps Oracle & JMR To Accelerate Core Banking Led Digital Transformation, Deliver Stellar Customer Experience

Left to right: Amitava Sanyal – VP Head Middle East and Africa JMR Jason Maingi- Banking Sales Director FSGBU, Mr Micheal Mugabi – Managing Director Housing Finance Bank and Peace K, Ayebazibwe, Executive Director and Chief Business Officer at Housing Finance Bank.
Housing Finance Bank, a full-service commercial bank in Uganda will deploy Oracle Banking suite, leveraging next-generation banking technology to enhance digital core capabilities and deliver convenient service to customers. Drawing on JMR’s expertise in Oracle banking suite and industry leading Oracle FLEXCUBE technology, the bank plans to accelerate digital initiatives, deliver faster time to market for new customer solutions, and achieve an overall improvement in service delivery.

“Speed of service is critical to us,” said Michael K Mugabi, Housing Finance Bank’s Managing Director. “The Oracle Banking suite with its microservices, API-ready platform, and short implementation time, fit perfectly into our technology roadmap and growth strategy. This new platform integrated with multiple existing systems will offer a full stack of banking capabilities that will help Housing Finance Bank enhance the Customer experience, drive Performance improvement, and grow the Bank’s overall Business.”

Housing Finance Bank will be implementing Oracle Banking Payments, Oracle FLEXCUBE, and Oracle Banking APIs from the Oracle Banking suite along with an Enterprise Service Bus Middleware. JMR Infotech will be the prime integrator working with the Bank to implement the new platform including migration of apps, offerings and customers from the current system.

With this transformation, Housing Finance Bank will be able to scale quickly and offer personalized services, and also process transactions more judiciously.

Oracle Banking is a suite of financial services applications that enables banks to offer a complete set of digital banking services to customers. The suite includes the digital core and applications for retail and corporate banking, real-time payments, and digital experience. Built on a microservices architecture with 3000-plus open banking REST APIs, the suite makes it easy for innovators like Housing Finance Bank to “plug in” additional Oracle and third-party services when they need them. It also provides a scalable, cloud-native environment for growth.

“As a Bank with its eyes firmly planted on the future of customer service and innovation, Housing Finance Bank’s planned implementation of our flexible Oracle FLEXCUBE technology will put them in a position to pull ahead in a competitive Ugandan market,” said Mr. Upender Singh, Sales Director, Banking-Sub Saharan Africa, Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit.

“We are excited to embark on this strategic partnership with Housing Finance Bank to help accelerate the Bank’s core transformation. Our deep expertise in implementing Oracle Banking suite and Africa Banking project experience, we are strongly positioned to help the Bank achieve the full potential of its planned transformation” said Jayafar Moidu, Founder & CEO of JMR Infotech.

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