Banca Monte Paschi Belgio launches its first mobile banking app, with Emakina

Banca Monte Paschi Belgio launches its first mobile banking app, with Emakina

The Belgian branch of the oldest bank in the world, now also on mobile

The Belgian branch of the oldest bank in the world, Banca Monte Paschi Belgio, launches its first mobile app. Digital agency Emakina joined forces with the bank’s team to manage this business-critical project from A to Z, including security, performance, technology consulting and implementation. The clients of the ‘Italian Bank in the Heart of Europe’ can now freely master their complete banking operations via tablet and smartphone, with as a bonus many extras, besides all classical banking functionalities.

Dino Albanese, Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of Banca Monte Paschi Belgio:

“Our intensive teamwork with Emakina truly pays off for our clients.
Their mobile experts really master
the rules and best practices you need to produce a complex and trustworthy banking application. Our individual and private banking customers already feel at home in their new mobile environment, praising the tool as clear, complete and practical!

A full scope of mobile services

Besides easy consultation of accounts and securities, you securely check the history of movements and manage payments, beneficiaries, multiple debit and credit cards, as well as pre-paid cards. Interaction is fluent in 4 languages, with fast access to notifications, data of branches and contacts, and direct contact with trusted consultants.

The more advanced functionalities include visualizing the growth of your investments, scheduling payments and transfers, and payments via QR Code. You can also connect via fingerprint scan in iOS.

A close collaboration, from A to Z

Unlike most mobile developments of this complexity, Emakina managed all project steps with its own experts, in team with their colleagues of the bank.

Together they defined the concept, the webservices to include and the best-suited technological choices. The collaboration included the user experience design, wireframes, architecture and native implementation for both iOS and Android, plus the integration with the bank’s existing applications. Last but not least, all security questions were handled, with external banking security and transaction backend providers.

Emakina’s designers respected the corporate guidelines, but enriched the design and experience for mobile. Logically, the bank’s visual identity is more traditional, in line with its heritage. Yet the app looks and feels dynamic and fresh, thanks to new fonts, delicate design touches, and a balance of greys and whites with lively colors.

The Paschi Mobile application is available for Android and iOS (Android SDK 17 support (4.2.) and above, iOS 10 or above, iPhone 5 and above, iPod Touch 6th generation and above)

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Emakina.BE is the Belgian branch of Emakina, a digital agency with global reach. With 700 experts, Emakina is the largest entity of Emakina Group, an agency network uniting 950 talents in 12 countries.

In Brussels, 180 marketing and technology experts work in concert with their clients to grow their business and brand value. Together, they gain the necessary user insights to develop highly effective strategies and creations. These include cutting-edge applications, websites, e-commerce projects, impactful content and campaigns.  

As the ambassadors for users, Emakina places the user’s expectations and requirements at the heart of any digital experience. This approach offers the agency’s customers and their brands a privileged relationship with their new leaders: the consumers of the digital age.

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