Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opens new Backbase US HQ in Atlanta

Great news: our US HQ in Atlanta is now officially open, courtesy of Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of The Netherlands, who visited our office today to perform the official opening act. By using a mobile app built with the Backbase Digital Banking Platform (DBP), the Prime Minister made a donation to a local charity and announced the new office open.

Over the past few years, our digital banking software has been used to deliver exceptional digital customer experiences for the world’s leading banks and insurance companies, from ABN AMRO Bank in The Netherlands, to CheBanca! in Italy, Credit Suisse in Switzerland, Metro bank in the UK, PZU in Poland, Sberbank in Russia, Westpac in Australia, and KeyBank in the US.

Since 2005, Backbase has been active in the US, and we recently moved our American HQ to Atlanta, GA. This city was chosen because of its quality of life, its significant talent pool (many from the state’s tech universities), the availability of fintech professionals, the ease of travel out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and the six-hour time difference with our global HQ in Amsterdam.

Our goal is to bring 10+ years of experience in creating state-of-the-art digital banking platforms to the American market, targeting Tier 1 and 2 banks and the larger credit unions. We are growing our Atlanta office to 150 employees, mostly focused on sales, professional services, support and cloud operations. At the same time, Backbase Amsterdam is rapidly growing (40% yoy) and holds most of the company’s R&D staff, as well as European and international sales, support and professional services staff.

We currently employ 300+ people globally, and we are working with 60+ financial institutions across the globe to help them accelerate their fintech innovation, and elevate their online and mobile banking experience. Industry analyst Forrester listed Backbase as the leader in its latest edition of the ‘Forrester Wave for omni-channel digital banking’, and IT analyst Gartner lists Backbase as the most visionary vendor in its ‘Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms’.