The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), has added four new members, two of them banks, to its portfolio.
KfW Bankengruppe, third largest bank in Germany by assets and PNC Financial Services Group, tenth largest bank in the USA by assets, join BIAN’s community along with Asseco Group and Nucleus Software.
With the inclusion of these four new companies, the BIAN network consists of 38 members: 17 banks, 20 technology providers and service integrators and one academic partner.
These four additions to BIAN’s community come a few weeks after the launch of the new Service Landscape, version 2.0.
Not-for-profit association, BIAN work towards defining a standard banking IT framework, creating a community and sharing their knowledge of service orientated architecture.
Hans Tesselaar, executive director of BIAN, said of the new editions: "The inclusion of our first U.S. bank, combined with further expansion into Asia and Eastern Europe, will be critical in supporting BIAN work in these markets. What’s more, the unique expertise of KfW Bankengruppe will enable us to set up new working groups to develop specific development bank Service Domain definitions, adding a further dimension to next year’s BIAN Service Landscape 3.0."