IBM has designed the world’s first financial services-ready public cloud for financial institutions to unlock the speed and innovation of the public cloud, while helping to address their regulatory compliance, security and resiliency requirements. With trust and confidence in a secured public cloud, banks and their partners can focus on delivering new operating and business models, in addition to services that delight their customers.

Built on the IBM Cloud®, the financial services-ready public cloud will offer clients all the benefits that are available today — an open, secure and enterprise-grade environment — to support financial workloads no matter what stage in the journey to cloud clients are in.

Get started today by moving your mission-critical workloads to the IBM Cloud, and stay tuned for exciting news as IBM works toward making the first financial services-ready public cloud available to clients.

Why IBM Cloud?

Isolated workloads with dedicated bare-metal servers — IBM Cloud offers versatile configurations to meet exact workload needs.

Banks must remain compliant with ever-changing global, industry and regional regulatory requirements. IBM® Promontory® provides powerhouse regtech capabilities for financial services clients.

IBM is the only cloud provider using the highest-level encryption certification (FIPS 140-2 Level 4) and keep your own key (KYOK) with a dedicated hardware security module (HSM). Meaning you, and only you, have access to your data.

Royal Bank of Scotland and IBM

A bank-issued mortgage is often an essential ingredient in the dream of owning a home. But as regulations, products and processes evolve, issuing and obtaining a mortgage can be complicated. Banks are tasked with accessing and applying accurate policy information to each customer’s unique needs in real time throughout the home buying process.

Together with IBM, the Royal Bank of Scotland (now NatWest Group) is solving that problem with an AI-powered, cloud-based plan for digital mortgage support.



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Financial services sector cloud architecture overview

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