News

Major Swiss Bank Selects Icon’s IPF Platform for…

Icon Solutions has announced that its payments platform solution – IPF – has been selected by a major Swiss bank as the core of its payments transformation programme that includes instant schemes,…

Katy Press

23 May 2022

Case Studies

Transforming payments with IPF

Our client, a major Swiss bank operating in a number of countries across the globe, selected Icon Solutions to assist them on their payments transformation journey and chose Icon’s payments platform, IPF,…

Kate Nelson

10 May 2022

Case Studies

Payments Architecture service in support of ISO 20022…

Our client needed to transform their current payments architecture to ensure scalability and resilience, moving to an event-driven architecture approach. Faced with this significant strategic challenge, the bank needed a trusted third…

Kate Nelson

6 April 2022

Case Studies

Payments data monetisation: unlocking the business value from…

Icon Solutions was engaged by the wholesale banking division, co-sponsored by the Global CIO and the Chief Architect for Payments, Liquidity and Cash Management. In commissioning Icon, the Wholesale division’s business and…

Kate Nelson

22 February 2022

Blogs

Payments data transformation: what does it mean for corporate treasurers

Market forces are driving banking innovations which promise significant downstream benefits for corporates. Banks are facing intense competition, with 8% of corporates already reporting that they are using non-bank specialists for credit…

Louise Shorthouse

29 September 2021

Blogs

Understanding the realities of payment data monetisation

The number of banks identifying payments data monetisation as a key strategic priority has doubled in the past two years. The growth of real-time payments (RTP), ISO 20022 migration and open banking…

Toine van Beusekom

13 July 2021

News

Icon Solutions Wins ‘PayTech for Good’ at PayTech…

Icon recognised for outstanding contribution to charitable causes 12 July 2021 – Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of world-class payment solutions and technology consultancy services for banks and other financial services organisations,…

Katy Press

12 July 2021

Blogs

The key to instant payments adoption in European

At a recent payments forum hosted by the Bank of Finland, ECB board member Fabio Panetta signalled commercial banks must make instant payments ‘cheap and easy to use’. While on the operational…

Michel Vaja

7 July 2021

Blogs

Recognising the hidden female pioneers in technology

How many people have heard of Kathleen Booth or Margaret Hamilton? Chances are not many. But why not? These two women achieved two significant firsts. Kathleen invented the first assembly language and Margaret,…

Tamsin Crossland

23 June 2021

Blogs

Accelerating software engineering through Domain Specific Languages

In the fourth part of our series exploring the motivations, architecture and principles driving the development of IPF, Tom Beadman, Principal Engineer at Icon Solutions, discusses the benefits of using Domain-Specific Languages…

Tom Beadman

5 May 2021

Blogs

Is monetising data the key to competing?

As competition in payments has increased, data has long been touted as the cure-all for incumbent banks. If banks could charge a transaction fee for every time they are told that ‘data…

Simon Wilson

28 April 2021

Blogs

5 ways banks can compete in payments

Remaining competitive in payments is the key to future relevance and profitability for incumbent banks. But with incumbents now competing on multiple fronts against various players, how can they stay ahead of…

Simon Wilson

21 April 2021

News

Icon Solutions Expands Services Strategy

13 April 2021 – Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of world-class payment solutions and technology consultancy services for banks and other financial services organisations, has today announced the appointment of Simon Barrows…

Icon Solutions

13 April 2021

Blogs

Who are banks competing against in payments now?

For several decades, incumbent banks have held a comfortable leadership position in payments. But the rapid growth of digital payments has signalled opportunity for new market entrants to attack this status quo….

Simon Wilson

23 March 2021

Blogs

The European Payments Initiative – Back to the Future

In July 2020, a group of sixteen major European banks from five Euro countries announced the launch of the European Payments Initiative (EPI) with the aim of creating a unified payment solution…

Michel Vaja

10 March 2021

Whitepapers

Competing in Payments

For decades, incumbent banks have held a leadership position in the payments business and enjoyed high fees, healthy margins and limited competition. But as the payments ecosystem expands, these incumbents find themselves competing…

Simon Wilson

18 February 2021

Blogs

The clash of the frameworks

Setting the scene In the third part of our series exploring the motivations, architecture and principles driving the development of IPF, Pat Altaie, Senior Consultant, discusses the benefits of using interoperable programming…

Patrick Altaie

14 January 2021

News

Icon Solutions Strengthens and Expands Board of Directors

11th January 2021 –  Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of world-class payment solutions and consultancy services, has today announced the appointment of Alastair Brown to its Board of Directors. Alastair is the…

Katy Press

8 January 2021

Blogs

2021 Predictions: Realising the Value of Payments Transformation

It has been said that prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. The unprecedented events of 2020 demonstrated quite how difficult it can be. The monumental uplifts in digital…

Simon Wilson

6 January 2021

Blogs

CQRS and Event Sourcing: good options for instant payments?

In the second part of our series exploring the motivations, architecture and principles driving the development of IPF, Sirin Sevinc, Senior Solution Architect, explains the roles CQRS and Event Sourcing play in…

Sirin Sevinc

17 December 2020

News

Icon Solutions featured in Financial IT winter magazine

24th November 2020 – Icon Solutions, the leading provider of technology solutions and real-time payments expertise, has been featured in Financial IT’s winter magazine ‘Innovations in FinTech‘ (page 28). Financial IT interviewed…

Katy Press

24 November 2020

Blogs

Banking on the Future: Payments Transformation

Standardisation, regulation and technological innovation means payments are well on the way to becoming instant, invisible and free. This is good news for everybody. Well, not quite everybody. Banks are now faced…

Simon Wilson

24 November 2020

Blogs

5 common software product challenges

Over the past 20+ years, I have been deeply involved in designing, building and delivering systems in a few different sectors across a multitude of technologies and methodologies, varying team sizes and…

Simon Callan

16 November 2020

News

Icon Solutions secures strategic investment from J.P. Morgan

29th October 2020 –  Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of world-class payment solutions and consultancy services, today announced a strategic investment from J.P. Morgan. Icon Solutions is a leading global provider of…

Katy Press

29 October 2020

Blogs

An Open Letter from our Founders

Icon Solutions was founded on the principles of fighting complexity, celebrating honesty and putting our customers first. 10 years on, these principles have helped establish our reputation as a provider of world…

Ben, Darren and Tom, Our Founders

28 October 2020

Blogs

Wading through the noise around payments transformation

As part of Icon Solutions’ thought leadership in the world of payments, our latest webinar, ‘Busting the Myths of Payments Transformation’, delved into the noise and misnomers in the payments transformation space and…

Lauren Jones

6 October 2020

News

Major Australian Bank Selects Icon Solutions

03 September 2020 – Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of payment solutions and consultancy services, has been selected by a Tier One Australian Bank to review and industrialise its payments transformation strategy….

Katy Press

3 September 2020

Blogs

Strange new world: What next for banks in these uncertain times?

What’s next for banks in this strange new world we find ourselves in? Forget the forecasts and predictions, we are in uncharted territory and the honest answer is that no one truly…

Simon Wilson

21 July 2020

Blogs

Busting the myths on payments transformation

‘Payments transformation’ has emerged as perhaps the single biggest opportunity for banks. But getting payments transformation right is no easy task. With only 9% of banks nearing completion in their transformation efforts,…

Toine van Beusekom

12 June 2020

Whitepapers

Busting the Myths of Payments Transformation

Payments transformation has emerged as perhaps both the single biggest opportunity, and challenge, for banks. Given the proven link between successful payments transformation and payments profitability the potential rewards are huge. But…

Simon Wilson

9 June 2020

Blogs

Are banks ready for real-time payments?

In the U.S. and across the globe, financial institutions are wrestling with evolving consumer expectations, razor-thin margins and increased competition. Yet, significant opportunities are there for those who have built a foundation…

Gene Neyer

2 April 2020

Case Studies

The future of payments: Transformation with BNP Paribas

Discover how Icon Solutions enabled BNP Paribas to meet their first challenge on the transformation journey through the fast track deployment of IPF for instant payments, and how the impact of our consultancy work has set…

Kate Nelson

29 November 2019

Case Studies

Delivering a roadmap for payments transformation

Find out how Icon helped a leading UK financial institution with a savings and mortgage customer base of over 15 million facing challenges around the performance and resiliency of their payments systems.

Kate Nelson

28 November 2019

News

Icon at InstaPay webinar on payments transformation

Icon Solutions is delighted to be speaking alongside HSBC and Nordea in an exclusive InstaPay webinar, ‘The Payments Transformation Race – who’s winning?’, where we will be sharing insights from our recent…

Kate Nelson

20 November 2019

News

Only 9% of banks effectively monetising payments data

London, 19th November 2019 – Icon Solutions, the leading provider of technology solutions and payments expertise, today revealed that only 9% of the world’s top tier banks are effectively monetising payments data….

Kate Nelson

19 November 2019

Blogs

What does it take to win the payments transformation race?

The new report “The Payments Transformation Race: Criteria for Success” from Aite and Icon Solutions identified that banks that have a clear and robust payments transformation plan are more profitable than their…

Saara Day

7 October 2019

News

Icon Solutions talks payments transformation in new podcast

In a recent podcast hosted by InstaPay at this year’s Sibos, Icon’s Aniruddha Maheshwari, Payments Consultant sits down with InstaPay Editor, Lauren Jones. In this podcast they discuss some of the payments…

Kate Nelson

3 October 2019

News

The Payments Transformation Race – In The News

A week has passed since the release of our commissioned research report ‘The Payments Transformation Race: Criteria for Success’ written by Aite Group, and it has sparked interesting debate within the industry….

Kate Nelson

23 September 2019

News

65% of banks struggle with payment profitability according to research

Report reveals that slow payment transformation risks shrinking margins further London, 17th September 2019 – Icon Solutions, the leading provider of technology solutions and payments expertise, today launches a new report “The Payments…

Kate Nelson

17 September 2019

News

Meet Icon Solutions at Sibos 2019

London, 31st July 2019 – Icon Solutions, the leading provider of technology solutions and payments expertise, is delighted to announce it will be exhibiting at this year’s Sibos event, “Thriving in a hyper-connected world”,…

Katy Press

1 August 2019

News

Payments Transformation Scorecard launched

Icon Solutions, a leading Fintech provider of payment and technology solutions, has commissioned Aite, an independent research and advisory firm, to explore the payments transformation progress of global banks. The research provides…

Katy Press

21 June 2019

News

Icon Solutions commissions research on payments transformation progress

Icon Solutions, a leading Fintech provider of payment and technology solutions, has commissioned Aite, an independent research and advisory firm, to explore the payments transformation progress of global banks. ‘Payment transformation’ is…

Katy Press

12 June 2019

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