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Hatim Chebti, CEO Franx: “Blanco is as customer obsessed as we are.”

Hatim is the CEO of ABN Amro subsidiary Franx: the startup that offers SMEs a digital platform for currency transactions and international payments. The onboarding and KYC process is a notorious drop out’ moment for potential clients …
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Paul Kramer, co-owner of Index Capital: “Blanco is now fully integrated in our daily practice”

Paul Kramer is co-owner of Index Capital Asset Management, a pioneer in the field of Index investing in the Netherlands. This Breda asset manager is one of Blanco’s first hour clients. The reason: We share the same vision: in asset …
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Pieter Aartsen, director Knox: “No Knox without Blanco”

Pieter Aartsen is, as we speak, busy setting up Knox: the very first independent custody institution for and by wealth- and asset managers themselves. Knox is going to use Blanco as a technology platform. In fact, without Blanco there …
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Partnership with Franx results in improvement of our KYC Suite

First and foremost, Blanco develops a banking platform for asset managers. But other financial institutions, such as large banks or other fintech companies, are also starting to show interest in our KYC suite. And for a reason: KYC (the …
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Blanco receives European recognition for its activities in the Benelux

Blanco has been active in the Benelux for some time now. The innovative KYC and banking platform that Blanco offers here, has not gone unnoticed. On 12 December we won the third prize at the Fintech Junction Award for the best European …
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Blanco and AIRS join forces.

It may finally be announced: Blanco and AIRS — the current market leader in the Netherlands in the field of portfolio management and back-office support for wealth- and asset managers, join forces by continuing together, whereby Blanco …
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Improved design of the risk tolerance test

Many of our professional customers and their clients found our risk tolerance test difficult to interpret. Therefore, with the help of a UX/UI specialist, we conducted extensive research in May of this year, which led to an enormous …
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Robin ten Hoope: Blanco’s new linking pin between our customers and our technicians.

We’d like to introduce you to Robin ten Hoope (47) — our new man who, among other things, will ensure better coordination between the wishes of our clients and the focus of our developers. Robin also brings a wealth of experience in the …
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Blanco featured on Dutch television

The Dutch TV show Nederland maakt het’ (Trans: Created in The Netherlands’) recently visited Blanco. The reason: the establishment of Knox — the first fully independent depository institution, founded by and for asset managers. Blanco …
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An improved dashboard for the prospect portal

On November 28th we will introduce a new dashboard for the Prospect Portal. The new design guides your clients better where and how to start. Below a large screenshot of the Prospect Portal, to give you an impression of what soon will …
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Blanco has been nominated for the Sprout Challenger50 of 2019

Sprout Challenger50 of 2019: the list of fifty most challenging, innovative and fast-growing companies in the Netherlands. These entrepreneurs develop new markets and turn existing business models upside down.
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The story behind Knox, the first custodian by and for wealth and asset managers.

Have we got news for you: a group of independent wealth- and asset managers have set up their own custodian institution in The Netherlands, and it’s called: Knox. Knox helps them to gain access to the necessary and obligatory services …
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Collaboration with Evidos facilitates itsme verification.

At Blanco, we love to create win-win situations: a collaboration which ultimately benefits everyone. Recently, we’ve partnered with Evidos: a company enabling online document signing. (Nice to know: Evidos is an abbreviation of …
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How does Blanco connect its platform with all those banks? With Check6.

Our banking platform has built-in connections with about 60 banks. All transactions take place via these connections. In this way, the portfolios on our platform are always in line with reality and this way we can deliver daily reports. …
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Blanco launches first “all-in-one” banking platform for asset management

Fintech startup Blanco launches the first all-in-one banking platform for asset managers in Europe. The platform has been developed to completely relieve both small and large asset managers: the entire asset management cycle is …
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The story behind the first all-in-one banking platform for asset management

Finally, our time has come: the complete asset management platform as we imagined it at the start of Blanco in 2015, is now live! All modules that automate the complete asset management cycle are up & running. Read our press release …
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What has been improved in the new version of our KYC Suite?

Our complete banking platform, as we envisioned it at the start of Blanco in 2015, is finally live! Read our press release here. Note that at Blanco, we’re working according to the agile development method. That means our platform is …
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Blanco awarded with Amsterdam Fintech Forum Award 2019

AMSTERDAM, June 7, 2019 – Blanco won the Kriek Amsterdam Fintech Forum Awards 2019 prize. The jury appreciated Blanco’s international and platform approach. 
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Blanco on the radio at “BNR Zakendoen”

Bernadette Wijnings got interviewed by Thomas Van Zijl at BNR Zakendoen”. Listen to the interview to get more insights on the Blanco’s expansion to Germany and France.
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Dutch fintech startup Blanco raises € 2 million for roll-out in Germany and France

Amsterdam, April 12, 2019 – Blanco, the startup that develops an all-in-one technology platform for asset managers, raised € 2 million in a second financing round to roll out their Digital Asset Management Platform in general and to …
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CFO Bernadette Wijnings interviewed by Holland Fintech

October 2018, Bernadette explained why Blanco is the invisible engine of the asset manager”. 
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Bernadette Wijnings interviewed by Marie Claire: How I do the job!

Ginny Ramkisoen from Marie Claire visits inspiring female entrepreneurs every month and has an open conversation with them. The theme of the interview is How I do the job”. 
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Blanco opens office in Brussels

AMSTERDAM, September 20, 2018 – Fintech Blanco recently appointed BeLux CEO Koen Vanderhoydonk. Subsequently, Blanco has now opened an office in Brussels. From there a dedicated team will serve Belgian and Luxembourg wealth and asset …
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Blanco awarded with NRC Fintech Impact Award 2018

AMSTERDAM, May 24, 2018 – Blanco won the NRC Fintech Impact Awards 2018 jury prize. The jury felt that Blanco’s technology creates a new standard in the financial sector. Moreover, Blanco’s impact on the industry goes beyond technology, …
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Blanco starts activities in Belgium and Luxembourg

AMSTERDAM, May 4, 2018 – To further accelerate growth in Belgium and Luxembourg, fintech startup Blanco has appointed Koen Vanderhoydonk as CEO Belux.
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B2B fintech start-up Blanco raises € 2 million for further expansion in the Benelux

Amsterdam, April 20 2018 – Blanco, a B2B fintech start-up, raised € 2 million from investors Volta Ventures and KBC Start it Fund. Blanco wants to continue to grow in the Benelux and opts emphatically for these investors because of …
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Willem Meijer strengthens Blanco’s advisory board

AMSTERDAM, December 11, 2017 – Blanco supports asset managers such as investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with scalable solutions based on the latest technology on the one hand and on the other hand shares …
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Customer intimacy with innovative Blanco iPad app for Wealth Managers

Amsterdam, December 8, 2017 – Never before did asset managers have the possibility to register customers with an iPad. With the unique Blanco app, wealth & asset managers are no longer tied to their computer for the registration of …
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Serial bank-entrepeneur Kalo Bagijn reinforces Blanco’s advisory board

AMSTERDAM, September 28, 2017 – Blanco supports asset managers, investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with scalable solutions based on state-of-the-art technology on the one hand and shares legal, risk, audit and …
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Rob Verheul reinforces Blanco

AMSTERDAM, September 5, 2017 – Blanco supports asset managers such as investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with knowledge on one hand and scalable innovative solutions for asset accumulation based on …
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Former Blackrock executive Leen Meijaard joins Blanco’s advisory board

AMSTERDAM, August 18, 2017 – Blanco supports asset managers, investment firms, investment institutions and (private) banks with scalable innovative solutions for wealth & asset management, based on state-of-the-art technology. In …
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Reinforcement team with Michel Vlak accelerates SOC 2 reporting for Blanco

Amsterdam, July 19, 2017 – Asset & wealth management, investment firms and funds are increasingly dealing with tougher regulations and the critical involvement of regulators, also regarding their internal IT procedures. Asset …
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CFO Bernadette Wijnings receives ‘Women in FinTech awards 2017’

Amsterdam, June 30, 2017 – Last Wednesday June 28, the presentation of the FinTech Luxembourg Awards 2017’ took place in Luxembourg city: after a strict selection from 168 international candidates, the best 14 international FinTech …
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Blanco automates ‘Know Your Customer’ questionnaire based on scientific model

Amsterdam, May 17, 2017 – The new Blanco product – a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) tool – was built as a prototype with input from Blanco customers and scientist Prof. Dr. Marcel van Assen – which will now join the Blanco team – and will be …
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Innovative character places Blanco in Red Herring Top 100 awards finals

Amsterdam, May 1, 2017 – An Innovative product, management strength, and 20 other criteria have led to a final position in the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award; an international, prestigious award for private technology ventures. This …
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Blanco first to introduce ‘60-minute client-onboarding’ software for asset manager clients

Amsterdam, March 23, 2017 – Blanco – a Fintech and services company – is the first to launch a digital client intake (client-onboarding) module for asset managers in The Netherlands. This module will save asset managers a considerable …
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