On Tuesday, May 15th WSBI-ESBG signed a support partnership agreement with B-Hive, a European collaborative innovation FinTech platform based in Belgium that brings together major banks, insurers and market infrastructure players.
With an extensive international network B-Hive fosters knowledge and experience exchange in the field of innovation and technology. Its various work programs (called Hive) engage in collaborative projects to develop tangible outcomes or standards and establish bank-FinTech collaborations, research, public collaboration events and training as well as information sharing.
WSBI-ESBG is a global network of savings and retail banks with 110 members in 80 countries worldwide. With innovation and digitalisation being one of its core topics, WSBI-ESBG will contribute to this partnership with its expertise and activities in best practice sharing and industry insights on retail banking and business transformation in Europe and globally as well as its know-how in policy and regulatory matters.
The partnership between WSBI-ESBG and B-Hive will leverage the strengths of the two networks to create synergies, fuel discussions and insights with added-value additional information gained through the various complementary viewpoints of the partners.
“B-HIVE and WSBI-ESBG have a wide range of common topics in the innovation field, so we want to boost synergies and bring together our two networks to dig deeper into what financial technology (FinTech), digitalisation and business transformation concretely means for financial services nowadays“ says Chris De Noose, WSBI-ESBG Managing Director.
Fabian Vandenreydt, Executive Chairman of B-Hive, says “This is the beginning of a great collaboration. As B-Hive aims to build a global innovation and collaboration platform, we are pleased with the signing of our partnership alongside WSBI ESBG, and we greatly look forward to working together on extending not only our knowledge sharing, but also our network through mutual collaboration.”