Acquisition of Business - Core Banking Platform Provider
The Business has been in operation for more than a decade, and services more than fifteen (15) prudentially regulated entities across the EU, Asia and North America, with regards to their core banking platform requirements. The Company is expected to deliver a modest, but positive, EBIT contribution for FY2018 (Dec)
The Business' core banking services have recently been certified, and the Company intends to augment the offerings by the Business by adding its card processing modules as they also become progressively certified, including Visa, Mastercard, JCB and others. This will expand the Business' product range and revenue opportunities. The Business' revenue model is at present based upon a software licensing model, with annual maintenance fees, based upon licensed software installed on local servers operated by the banking client. The Company expects that the Business' revenue model can be readily adapted to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, which can in future be hosted as part of the Company's secure and certified cloud infrastructure. SaaS services can command higher fees, as they are ready to use, without the need for case by case certifications and client side infrastructure deployments.
In addition to the future SaaS licensing opportunities around core banking and card processing SaaS, the Business is a strategic acquisition for the Company as it provides proven and certified systems as follows;
- Core Banking Platform
- E-banking (Client Portal)
- Mobile Banking Application
- Loans & Mortgages Module
- Portfolio Management
- IBAN Validation API
- Integration between ATM and POS switches, and the Core Banking System.
- Wire Payments - SWIFT, SEPA and Earthport Integration
The Company's EMA services will be integrated to the above certified services as soon as readily possible, allowing our business customers and merchants access to the rich features of the core banking platform. The Business shall operate as an independent business unit, sharing legal, treasury, and HR functions with the parent and sister companies. The Client portal will allow retail customers to view their ISX IBAN accounts.
The Company expects to reach definitive agreement within 10-14 days, and complete due diligence within that period. Subject to due diligence, the Company will acquire the business within a further 7 days for EUR300,000 cash at completion, and EUR100,000 in ISX ordinary shares in six months, with an earn out commission paid in cash for sales completed within the next three (3) months, based on receipted cash.
John Karantzis, CEO of iSignthis said "The addition of a proven core banking platform will allow ISXPay to accelerate its eMoney Account (EMA) portfolio rapidly, and to provide enhanced services to its business and prospective retail customers. The already certified integration to SWIFT and SEPA will save significant time for the Company, and will allow ISXPay to integrate quickly into our Central Banking facilities. The certified Tier 1 card scheme software developed by iSignthis inhouse will also be available as a licensed or SaaS service from the Business, complementing the core banking offering and strengthening the value proposition to small banks and PSPs."
Further details to follow once the definitive agreement has been executed and due diligence has been completed.
About iSignthis Ltd
Australian Securities and Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed iSignthis Ltd (ASX:ISX) (FRA:TA8) is the global RegTech leader in remote identity verification, payment authentication with deposit taking, transactional banking and payment processing capability. iSignthis provides an end-to-end on-boarding service for merchants, with a unified payment and identity service via our Paydentity(TM) and ISXPay(R) solutions.
By converging payments and identity, iSignthis delivers regulatory compliance to an enhanced customer due diligence standard, offering global reach to any of the world's 4.2Bn 'bank verified' card or account holders, that can be remotely on-boarded to meet the Customer Due Diligence requirements of AML regulated merchants in as little as 3 to 5 minutes. Paydentity(TM) has now onboarded and verified more than 1.5m persons to an AML KYC standard.
iSignthis Paydentity(TM) service is the trusted back office solution for regulated entities, allowing merchants to stay ahead of the regulatory curve, and focus on growing their core business. iSignthis' subsidiary, iSignthis eMoney Ltd, trades as ISXPay(R), and is an EEA authorised eMoney Monetary Financial Institution, offering card acquiring in the EEA, and Australia.
ISXPay(R) is a principal member of Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, Diners, Discover, (China) Union Pay International and JCB International, an American Express aggregator, and provides merchants with access to payments via alternative methods including SEPA, Poli Payments, Sofort, Trustly, WeChat, AliPay and others.
UAB Baltic Banking Service, a wholly owned subsidiary of iSignthis Ltd, provides API based access to SEPA Core, SEPA Instant and SEPA business scheme, for neobanks, banks, credit unions and emoney institutions, and provides a bridge to the Central Bank of Lithuania's CENTROLink service.
Probanx Information Systems Ltd (Probanx(R)), a wholly owned subsidiary of iSignthis Ltd, is an international banking software company which has been serving the banking industry since the year 2000 by developing comprehensive banking software solutions to financial institutions around the globe. Probanx offers web-based banking solutions using the latest technology and international standard business rules. Our customers are located on five continents and supported from our technical centres in Europe and Australia.
iSignthis' Probanx delivers core banking software, including a fully comprehensive and versatile banking solution for retail, corporate and private banks, emoney and payment institutions, offering capabilities that up until now were affordable only by large commercial banks.
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