Founded in 1737, Van Lanschot is the oldest independent private bank of the Netherlands. It is part of Van Lanschot Kempen, a specialized wealth management firm that serves private and institutional clients. In addition, the bank offers advanced asset management and merchant banking services to the business-to-business segment. While the demand for dedicated service of the highest quality has always remained the same, the underlying wealth management market has evolved into a global 24⁄7 market.
At the same time, clients have a growing need for sophisticated advice and easy-to-use (self-) service, while still valuing their personal touchpoints.
To facilitate its business needs, Van Lanschot developed an omnichannel strategy, combined with Microsoft Azure cloud as a strategic enabler for its digital transformation. In addition, the bank has developed a two-speed architecture which ensures that back-office systems can develop at a sustainable pace, while business teams can accelerate speed as demanded by rapidly changing requirements. It also ensures a scalable front-end while keeping the back-end stable and secure.
To adapt to those needs, Xpirit (part of Xebia Group) helped Van Lanschot to migrate their internal & public facing web & mobile apps to a platform on Azure. By levering modern techniques such as DevOps, Infrastructure as Code and many Azure PaaS offerings, the bank has obtained the ability to deliver best in class competing products.