Gartner Research

A Banker's Guide to European Core Banking Solutions

Published: 30 April 2013

ID: G00249068

Analyst(s): Don Free , Ethan Wang


Although brand-name, core banking vendors appear on many European banks' shortlists, there are many lesser-known, alternative vendors. For CIOs, we provide a broader view of the European retail core banking market, where architecture flexibility and product viability become key selection criteria.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Driving Factors for the European Core Banking Market
  • European Core Banking Vendors
  • Vendor Functionality: Taking a Modular-Based Approach
  • Vendor Technology: Moving Toward an SOA Architecture
  • Focus on Viability: Functionality Is Only Part of the Story
  • Gartner Methodology for Financial Ratings
  • The EU Market Brings Opportunities and Challenges
  • Conclusion
    • SOA and Vendor/Product Viability Are Key Selection Criteria
  • Appendix: Countries in Europe, Region by Region

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