IBM Cloud for Financial Services®
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Cloud developed for the Industry

IBM Cloud for Financial Services is designed to help clients mitigate risk and accelerate cloud adoption for even their most sensitive workloads. Security and controls are built into the platform to enable financial institutions to automate their security and compliance posture, and make it easier for clients to simplify their risk management and demonstrate regulatory compliance postures.

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Address your compliance needs

Benefit from services with automated, pre-configured controls

Speed innovation

Access an ecosystem of ISVs, fintechs and SaaS providers

Safeguard your data 

Get data control with industry-leading security capabilities 

Operate with agility anywhere

Build and deploy anywhere through hybrid cloud deployment options


An industry first to manage controls

Address your compliance requirements with an industry-informed common controls platform built in collaboration with financial industry leaders from major financial institutions from across the globe.

Speed innovation with Partners

Work faster with access to hundreds of ecosystem partner applications and services.

Purpose-built from the start

Get data control with industry-leading security capabilities.¹

Build and deploy globally

Run mission-critical workloads where you need them with security, allowing you to grow without expanding operations, all while monitoring workloads more efficiently. ²

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IBM Cloud designed for financial services

Modernize your financial services security and compliance architecture with IBM Cloud.

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Industry expertise to guide your transformation IBM Financial Services Cloud Community (FSCC)

IBM’s FSCC is a first-of-its-kind, online community open to professionals from across the financial services sector. Members use the platform to discuss the experiences, challenges and insights that come with cloud adoption and digitization.

Promontory Financial Group

Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Consulting ™ business unit, addresses client challenges through capabilities grounded in one of the highest levels of regulatory compliance and domain expertise. Promontory delivers innovative solutions to address business strategy, risk management and compliance challenges in a sustainable and efficient manner.

IBM Garage™

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IBM Consulting

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IBM uses hybrid cloud to assist two European banking groups become digital

Highly regulated workloads cannot be tackled by a standard cloud. IBM offers a secure cloud—IBM Cloud for Financial Services—to meet the demands of the financial industry.

IBM and SAP to help financial institutions accelerate cloud adoption

Learn how IBM and SAP are collaborating to help financial institutions address stringent compliance, security and resiliency requirements, while supporting transformation and innovation.

Rethinking the core banking app modernization journey

Read how a flexible core system built on the IBM Cloud for Financial Services can mean the difference between success and failure for many financial institutions.

Gartner®, Innovation Insight: What Bank CIOs Must Know When Considering Bank-Specific Cloud Solutions

This Gartner Research Report gives bank CIOs a way to evaluate different industry-specific clouds’ value propositions from one another as well as versus general cloud offerings

Seven key considerations for public cloud adoption in financial services

Research firm Celent analyzes drivers and obstacles for public cloud for financial services companies. This report is a starting point for maximizing the success of public cloud migration efforts.

IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services

The framework provides a common set of automated, preconfigured controls across the entire ecosystem, including IBM Cloud® services, third-party applications and financial institution workloads.

IBM newsroom and coverage

BPER Banca Group collaborates with IBM to modernize core banking systems and accelerate digital transformation plan RSI modernizes core banking systems and reduces energy consumption with a hybrid cloud approach from IBM and Red Hat IBM and Bank of America advance IBM Cloud for Financial Services, BNP Paribas joins as anchor client in Europe CaixaBank boosts digital capabilities with IBM Cloud for Financial Services; onboards to new IBM Cloud Multizone Region in Spain

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Next steps

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Talk to an IBM Garage expert Start building today Code pattern: Deploy cloud-native applications on IBM Cloud for Financial Services

Create a toolchain that scans for potential security risks as you deploy to OpenShift on a virtual private cloud.

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IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center

Use the IBM Cloud security and Compliance center to monitor and enforce controls from a single dashboard, to protect data and manage vulnerabilities across cloud environments. 

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IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services

Take control of your cloud data encryption keys and cloud hardware security modules with the service in the industry that’s built on FIPS 140-2 Level 4-certified hardware.

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1 Based on IBM Cloud® Hyper Protect Crypto Services, the only public cloud service in the industry built on FIPS 140- 2 Level 4-certified hardware.  At this security level, the physical security mechanisms can provide an envelope of protection around the cryptographic module with the intent of detecting and responding to unauthorized attempts at physical access.

2 Based on IBM Cloud™ Key Protect with bring your own HSM and IBM Cloud® Hyper Protect Crypto Services, the only public cloud service in the industry built on FIPS 140- 2 Level 4-certified hardware. At this security level, the physical security mechanisms can provide an envelope of protection around the cryptographic module with the intent of detecting and responding to unauthorized attempts at physical access.