Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opens new Backbase US HQ in Atlanta

Dutch PM Mark Rutte officially opens new US headquarters for Backbase, a fast-growing fintech company forecast to add 300 new employees over the next few years.

07 OCTOBER 2015, ATLANTA, GA
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The new Backbase US HQ in Atlanta, GA, is today officially opened by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. By using a mobile app built with the Backbase Digital Banking Platform (DBP), the Prime Minister made a donation to a local charity and announced the new office officially open.

Backbase is a fast-growing fintech software company founded in 2003 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by CEO Jouk Pleiter. Over the past few years, Backbase digital banking software has been used to deliver exceptional digital customer experiences for the world’s leading banks and insurance companies, from ABN AMRO Bank in The Netherlands, to CheBanca! in Italy, Credit Suisse in Switzerland, Metro bank in the UK, PZU in Poland, Sberbank in Russia, Westpac in Australia, and Keybank in the US.

Since 2005, Backbase has been active in the US, and recently moved its American HQ to Atlanta, GA. This city was chosen because of its quality of life, its significant talent pool (many from the state’s tech universities), the availability of fintech professionals, the ease of travel out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and the six-hour time difference with Amsterdam.

Backbase’s goal is to bring 10+ years of experience in creating state-of-the-art digital banking platforms to the American market, targeting Tier 1 and 2 banks and the larger credit unions. Backbase is growing its Atlanta office to 150 employees, mostly focused on sales, professional services, support and cloud operations. At the same time, Backbase Amsterdam is rapidly growing (40% yoy) and holds most of the company’s R&D staff, as well as European and international sales, support and professional services staff.

Backbase currently employs 300+ people globally, and is working with 60+ financial institutions across the globe to help them accelerate their fintech innovation, and elevate their online and mobile banking experience. Industry analyst Forrester listed Backbase as the leader in its latest edition of the ‘Forrester Wave for omni-channel digital banking’, and IT analyst Gartner lists Backbase as the most visionary vendor in its ‘Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms’.

Backbase has offices in Atlanta, New York, Amsterdam, London, and Singapore, and is privately funded.

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About Backbase

Backbase is a fast growing fintech software provider that empowers financial institutions to accelerate their digital transformation and effectively compete in a digital-first world.

We are the creators of the Backbase Omni-Channel Banking Platform, a state-of-the-art digital banking software solution that unifies data and functionality from traditional core systems and new fintech players into a seamless digital customer experience. We give financials the speed and flexibility to create and manage seamless customer experiences across any device, and deliver measurable business results. We believe that superior digital experiences are essential to stay relevant, and our software enables financials to rapidly grow their digital business.

More than 80 large financials around the world have standardized on the Backbase platform to streamline their digital self-service and online sales operations across all digital touchpoints. Our customer base includes Al Rajhi Bank, ABN AMRO, Barclays, CheBanca!, Credit Suisse, Fidelity, Hapoalim, HDFC, Hiscox, ING, KeyBank, Legal & General, NBAD, OTP, PZU, PostFinance, Societe Generale de Banque au Liban and Westpac.

Industry analysts Gartner, Forrester and Ovum recognize Backbase as an industry leader in terms of omni-channel banking platform capabilities, and award the company high marks for its deep focus on customer experience management and unparalleled speed of implementation. Forrester named us a leader in the Forrester Wave for Omni-Channel Banking.

Backbase was founded in 2003, is privately funded, with headquarters in Amsterdam (HQ Global) and Atlanta (HQ Americas) and regional operations in London, Mumbai and Singapore.

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