Central 1 launches platform allowing credit unions to build branded websites


Central 1, a digital banking and payments provider for credit unions and financial institutions, has announced the launch of new platform Forge.

“We promised our clients something exceptional and in nine short months we have delivered a platform that will enable our clients to create personalized, customized banking experiences for their consumers,” said Mark Blucher, the president and CEO of Central 1. “Forge is a clear demonstration of our commitment to deliver leading, responsive products in a time of innovation and disruption.”

The platform will allow Central 1 credit unions and financial institutions to build a branded website in minutes, including drag-and-drop widgets and flexible setting. Forge was created in partnership with Backbase, which provides digital omni-channel banking solutions, and a select group of early-leading Central 1 clients.

“It’s very rewarding to see our partnership with Central 1 bring innovative, ground-breaking technologies to their clients. Central 1 has the digital DNA we love to see from our partners and we’re very motivated by the commitments they continue to deliver on. They have all the power to be successful, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen the Backbase platform to accelerate their digital transformation,” said Jouk Pleiter, CEO and co-founder of Backbase.

Forge will be the platform of Central 1’s digital services going forward. Full implementation of Forge is slated to take place over three years, with the objective to have all clients fully transitioned by 2021.

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