Why choose Forge?
Here are just a few of the reasons
Quick & Simple Set-Up
Forge makes implementation easy. You can customize your digital branch or simply pick and build pages from our reference sites and apply your brand.
Next-Level Customer Experience
Give your customer the seamless digital experience they deserve on every channel using our next-gen Experience Manager.
Built-in International tech
Canadian fintech isn’t the only tech we’ve integrated to make your implementation easier. We’ve built in the key international tech you need too.
24/7/365 Cyber Security
Protect your digital branch with full built-in, round-the-clock cyber security from our dedicated in-house team and industry-leading partners.
Fully Managed Infrastructure
No need to coordinate or pay for someone to manage your platform’s infrastructure and upgrades. We do it all for you.
Your Core Systems Integrated
Eliminate the major cost and hassle of integrating your core banking system with Forge. We’ve already done it, so you don’t have to.
Established Fintech Partnerships
Get the fintech features and developments your customers demand all within one, powerful Forge partnership.
Open Feature Development
You won’t go it alone. Our Forge Community lets fintechs, partners and clients develop a constant stream of fresh innovations for the community.
Forge doesn’t do surprises. Our costs are all-in and upfront. This means no nasty shocks from hidden fees down the road.
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Designed and built by digital marketing experts from The Agency at Central 1, our reference sites showcase what’s possible straight out-of-the-box with the Forge Omnichannel digital banking platform – using the latest digital best practices.
We’re regulated just like you. When rules change, the Forge Omnichannel Digital Banking Platform changes with them. Updating itself instantly from the Central 1 system, it always stays compliant with OSFI, FINTRAC and FICOM. So, you never have to wonder, worry or lift a finger to comply with Canada’s regulatory environment.
From Interac to Bill Payments, the Canadian payments ecosystem is large and complicated. Central 1 has made sure Forge is customized for it, including all the proven features Canadian customers know and love.
That way Forge ensures you’re ready to hit the market and process payments instantly – without the costly stress of integrating Canada’s fintech into your digital branch first.
Forge uses ISO 8583 to work with most core banking systems in Canada. Just a couple of examples include Temenos and Fiserv’s DNA and Wealthview solutions.
We know this type of coding, compliance and testing involves significant effort and cost for you. That’s why we did it for you, making sure Forge runs seamlessly with your core banking systems.
For more information on core banking system integration, speak with your relationship manager.
Forge leverages today’s ISO technology (in fact, we’re the only ISO-certified Canadian digital banking provider), while actively developing our next-gen API architecture. This ensures Forge is prepared for the future of Open Banking, as well as:
- Increasing system speed
- Enhancing data quality
- Streamlining integration with fintech innovators
- Simplifying connection with third-party data sources, like your CRM solution.
Forge isn’t only for developers. Using our intuitive, drag-and-drop content management system, anyone can design responsive website and mobile customer experiences – no coding needed. On top of which, a dedicated Central 1 team will be with you from start to finish, supporting your implementation in whatever way works for you.
Simplify your implementation and increase your speed to market with an out-of-the-box approach. You’ll get to take advantage of everything we’ve built and have a dedicated implementation lead by your side every step of the way.
Or enjoy the flexibility to extend the platform and develop yourself with an entire community of experts, via our Open Marketplace. In either case, we have experts within Central 1 ready to support you.
As you onboard, you’ll also have access to Spark Learning, our Forge education portal. It takes you through everything you need to know for a smooth Forge implementation.