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Polish lenders show the way in e-banking

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Peter Gentle 21.10.2014 10:14
Polish banks are among the most innovative companies of their kind in the region, finds a new report by Forrester Research.

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The report on internet and mobile banking in Europe found that Polish lenders mBank and Bank Millennium, selected as representative of the market, were given some of the highest ranks.

mBank was rated as having the best online transaction system in Europe, with 82 out of 100 possible points. Bank Millennium was sixth in the same category, with 61 points.

When mobile banking apps were taken into account, mBank was third (73 points) and Bank Millennium was fifth (63 points).

The ranking is not the only sign of appreciation that Polish lenders get in the field of banking innovation. Last week, mBank received three awards in a competition held by global finance organisation Efma, for several of its banking solutions.

Last week Getin Noble Bank also presented the first ever payment card with a fingerprint reader, a project that it prepared together with MasterCard.

“We plan to offer this solution to our customers in the first half of next year,” the bank's board member Maciej Szczechura has said.

BZ WBK is meanwhile one of the three banks in the world that are preparing mobile HCE payments, or cloud payments, in cooperation with Visa.

“The Polish market has been very competitive for a long time and banks have invested into know-how and technologies, which made them some of the most innovative in Europe,” Małgorzata O'Shaghnessy of Visa Europe told daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

“Besides, I think there was a strong need among managers for a proof that Poles can quickly cut short the distance to other nations, which we managed to do very well.” (kw)

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