How does it work?

Getting started with LYNKS

LYNKS is a securely hosted multi-bank/accounts platform typically requiring no additional on-premise software or hardware installation by users:

LYNKS user access

Users can access the platform

  • through secure web browser connections or
  • by linking existing IT and operational systems (accounting/billing, ERP/ Treasury Management) with the LYNKS APIs available on Finologee’s secure API portal.
LYNKS log in

All users log in via a highly secure yet easy-to-use process using either specific LYNKS credentials and second-factor authentication

  • through FinologeeSIGN (a mobile App for Android and IOS),
  • their existing Luxtrust certificate or
  • their corporate user authentication framework that is connect to LYNKS (oAuth2 protocol).
What can I do with it ?

LYNKS is a secure hosted payments and bank account management platform typically requiring no additional on-premise software or hardware installation by users.

LYNKS what is it

Once connected, users can create

  • counterparties, i.e. the beneficiaries of outgoing payments or payers from whom they get payments, and also
  • outgoing payments, i.e. credit transfers to other bank accounts, on the LYNKS platform.

Payments and counterparties can also be uploaded using batch files – standard Excel templates are provided directly on the platform. These transactions and counterparties are then approved by authorised signatories who can either connect to the LYNKS interfaces, typically upon receiving email or SMS notifications, or e-sign payments directly in the FinologeeSIGN mobile App. The LYNKS platform caters for complex approval processes, with signatory rights depending on accounts, amount, specific signatory group membership and other factors.

Once fully authorised,

  • counterparties can receive payments, i.e. LYNKS users can start creating transactions with these counterparties as beneficiaries,
  • transactions can be transferred to the bank holding the account chosen to make the payment from.

Alternatively, outgoing transactions can also be submitted through the LYNKS APIs without the need for human interaction or authorisation (unless such an authorisation process is part of the setup). This capacity allows for end-to-end process automation designs, interconnecting the LYNKS clients’ systems with the clients’ bank accounts.

Users are able to monitor the progress of a transaction and its current status at any time, from creation to execution by the bank, with the intermediary processing and authorisation steps, and retrieve comprehensive audit reports detailing every single action and step. The platform also provides detailed and aggregated views of all transactions on all accounts, with the ability to download statements and visualise balances based on the data stemming directly from the banks’ systems.

Connect to any bank around the world

The number of accounts and banks that can be connected to LYNKS is virtually unlimited: LYNKS clients may choose to process all their bank accounts using LYNKS as their single centralised bank accounts management platform.


Transactions are transformed into SWIFT messages by the LYNKS platform and routed to the respective account-holding bank via Finologee’s own SWIFT connector/BIC over the SWIFT network. The banks operating the users’ connected accounts need to pre-authorise this type of message receiving capacity based on their internal standard process (Power-of-Attorney to establish the SWIFT RMA with Finologee).

LYNKS also provides versatile connectivity through other essential banking communication channels like SFTP and EBICS, ensuring tailored options to meet diverse needs.

Single sign-on to multiple companies or tenants

Segregate data from different companies and clients, particularly in scenarios where a single institution manages multiple structures.


LYNKS offers the flexibility to keep data separate for different companies or clients, which is particularly handy if you manage multiple structures through one access. By seamlessly switching between tenants, you can ensure the autonomy and independence of each entity’s data. This feature is invaluable for service providers and companies that process payment transactions on behalf of multiple companies, such as holding companies or customer representatives.

Integration with any ERP, TMS or end-point

Get an efficient overview of all the payments entered with your company’s ERP system. Once an invoice is registered, LYNKS receives it for authorisation and payment processing.

Payment authorisation flows

One of the most powerful features of the LYNKS platform is the advanced workflow and transaction approval/signature component with a versatile notification and monitoring framework.

This is an example of a typical payment approval process including several roles and responsibilities in an organisation:

Payment authorisation flow

Example of a typical corporate payment authorisation process

With LYNKS, existing processes for authorisation, approval and signatory rights can be fully digitised. All signatures/approvals are fully logged and can be audited. The LYNKS platform also provides secure signature-only interfaces that are compatible with mobile phones, making it easier to quickly obtain manager approval to execute transactions.

This feature accordingly removes the complexity of signatory rights management for each individual bank and account, as well as the need to use individual connection credentials and tokens for each bank with which a company maintains an account.

‘Hybrid’ setups can also be easily deployed: payments are initiated through an API call by LYNKS clients’ systems and then approved/signed through the LYNKS web interfaces based on the predefined signatory rights and conditions using the platform’s notification system.

The LYNKS platform provides a high level of flexibility for authentication and electronic signing of transactions (and approving counterparties): clients can choose to rely on

  • Finologee’s own authentication/e-signature framework, which includes a state-of-the-art Authenticator App that is compatible with iPhone and Android smartphones, can be easily and quickly installed with users and signatories and provides a very high level of security. The underlying certificates and their validation service are handled by INCERT, a public agency of the Luxembourg Government; or
  • Luxtrust certificates, which also provide the comfort of ‘qualified e-signatures’ as Luxtrust is a licenced ‘Qualified Trust Service Provider’, or
  • own corporate authentication frameworks (e.g. Office365 or on-premise two or multi-factor setups) that are linked to the LYNKS platform using the OAuth2 authorisation framework.
User roles

The LYNKS platform encompasses a versatile role-based access control (RBAC) setup allowing a granular definition of access rights and roles for LYNKS features and processes.

An example of a typical setup of roles and access rights in the context of corporate finance that can serve as a starting point for the LYNKS platform configurations and that can subsequently be adapted to the specific roles and rights of each LYNKS client:

Example of a typical role-based access rights setup with LYNKS

This feature serves serves 3 purposes:

  • Preventing some users from accessing data they should not have access to, e.g. let users who use the tool to enter data and create transactions but do not make decisions or have generic access to balances and cash balances can focus on their task.
  • Optimising the interface, data and feature display according to the role, e.g. providing a dashboard with relevant data and charts for a CFO who needs a general overview and wants to monitor daily activity, priorities and errors.
  • ‘De-cluttering’ the interfaces for some users, e.g. managers who only use the tool to approve transactions or new counterparties, so that they do not have to deal with the variety of other functions and data on the platform.
PEPPOL Access Point

Following the law of 16 May 2019 related to e-invoicing, economic operators are now obliged to create and send their invoices to public administrations in electronic form. With the Finologee Access Point on the Peppol network, these e-invoicing processes can be carried out effortlessly.

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