IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl has signed a contract with Unicaja Banco to expedite the Spanish financial institution’s technological transformation.

Under the terms of the long-term contract, Kyndryl will be responsible for the renewal and comprehensive management of Unicaja Banco’s technology platform.

Through the engagement with the IT infrastructure services provider, the Spanish bank aims to enhance efficiencies through excellence in operations and expedite services for its customers.

Kyndryl will also help the lender to transform technologically by generating new processes, procedures as well as tools that enable increased automation and standardisation of its IT services.

Besides, the company will modernise Unicaja Banco’s operations and its data processing centre infrastructure.

Kyndryl Spain and Portugal president David Soto said: “Unicaja Banco is a key player in the Spanish financial landscape.

“We are very proud that they trust the talent and experience of Kyndryl’s professionals for the modernisation of their technology that will allow them to obtain efficiencies in their operations and better services for their customers.”

Furthermore, the agreement with the IT infrastructure services provider will allow the bank to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.

Kyndryl will build a private cloud and manage its interface with public cloud providers.

The new architecture will deliver greater agility to respond to emerging market challenges and enable the bank to offer its clients the latest innovations in digital banking.

Unicaja Banco CEO Isidro Rubiales said: “In working with Kyndryl, Unicaja Banco guarantees to be at the forefront of the technological infrastructure that supports the bank and a secure and permanently updated evolution.

“This alliance will undoubtedly contribute to achieving operational excellence and process improvement.”