Finovate Alumni News

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  • Neener Analytics Completes Proof-of-Concept with Jamaican Payday Lender.
  • Personetics Brings Cognitive Banking to Romania’s Banca Transilvania.
  • Hyperwallet’s Partnership with Lyric Brings Advance Royalty Payments to Artists
  • SumUp Facilitates Cashless Donations for the Church of England.

Around the web

  • AutoGravity announces new partnership with Infiniti.
  • New alliance with Mainsys helps bolster Temenos presence in Belgium.
  • Currencycloud unveils Global Collections to enable customers to receive cross border payments with less cost and less friction.
  • Flywire and Flutterwave partner on cross-border payments & receivables in Nigeria.
  • Cardlytics announces Q4 and full year 2017 financial results.
  • Somerset Trust Company selects Digital Onboarding for fully automated new account activation.
  • Finicity announces integration agreement with Ellie Mae to provide its digital asset verification solution through Ellie Mae’s Encompass platform.
  • XM.com expands use of Paydentity from iSignthis for China eKYC.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Gusto Goes Freemium.
  • Onfido to Power ID Verification for SnappCar.

Around the web

  • Tradeshift partners with Canon Business Process Services to enable clients to digitize their supply chain.
  • Ayondo to list on Singapore Exchange.
  • TD Finance announces partnership with auto shopping and financing innovator, AutoGravity.
  • Jumio brings KYC, AML, onboarding support to crypto platform, Monaco.
  • Money.pl looks at the number of Polish companies that demoed at FinovateEurope 2018 this month.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Best of Show winner Clinc launches Spotlight, the first self-service training program for conversational AI.
  • Cloud Lending Solutions recognized as a Top 10 Best Performing Salesforce Solution Provider for 2017 by Insight Success Magazine.
  • Ohpen Angelique Schouten named Chief Commercial Officer; Lydia van de Voort appointed to U.K. CEO post.
  • Auto financing offers from Santander Consumer USA now available on the AutoGravity app.
  • Pushfor wins public vote at inaugural Dublin Innovation Jam.
  • Members Heritage Credit Union launches member-owned insurance agency in partnership with Insuritas.
  • Lendio introduces new franchise in Gainesville-Ocala Florida region.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

AutoGravity Announces Partnership with U.S. Bank

U.S Bank has just unveiled a new tool that will make it easier for auto shoppers to find the car they want and secure pre-approval – all before arriving at the dealership.

That solution comes courtesy of a new partnership with auto finance innovator AutoGravity. The Irvine, California-based fintech has helped the fifth largest bank in the U.S. build a platform at USBank.com that gives consumers looking for auto financing a straightforward process and a loan decision within minutes.

Speaking for U.S. Bank, EVP for Consumer Dealer Services John Hyatt highlighted the way AutoGravity improved the task of finding and buying a new car for both sides of the auto financing process. “We want our customers – both car buyers and dealerships – to have the best, most seamless experience possible,” Hyatt said. “This technology helps us get the buyer in the driver’s seat sooner and brings pre-approved customers to the dealership.”

The solution enables auto shoppers to choose between working with a dealership approved by U.S. Bank or with a U.S. Bank branch. Via the online tool, consumers can choose their car and dealership, apply for pre-approval, and close the loan at the dealership (or at the bank branch, depending on the option chosen) and drive home in a brand new car.

The tool is currently online only, but U.S. Bank anticipates adding the tool to the bank’s mobile app, as well as opening up the application process to used car buyers and co-applicants “in the coming months.”

“Together, AutoGravity and U.S. Bank have taken the first step on a journey to revolutionize the digital car-buying experience,” AutoGravity founder and CEO Andy Hinrichs said. “(We are) empowering U.S. Bank’s customers to finance their next car in minutes, anytime and anywhere they want.”

AutoGravity’s announcement comes less than one month after the company reported surpassing the $2 billion in financing requested milestone. Founded in 2015, and having earned a Best of Show award in its Finovate debut at FinovateFall 2016, AutoGravity is coming off a very strong 2017 that featured new partnerships with Global Lending Services and Hyundai Capital America. The company has raised $80 million in funding.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Equifax Adds Entersekt’s Transakt Technology to Better Secure Online and Mobile Services.
  • AutoGravity Announces Partnership with U.S. Bank.

Around the web

  • Diebold Nixdorf appoints Gerrard Schmid as new CEO.
  • Worldpay launches DataEdge for Financial Institutions.
  • DCU selects Digital Onboarding to simplify the new account activation process.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Wealthfront Launches Homeownership Planning Tool.
  • Kabbage to Serve Larger Businesses by Expanding Line of Credit to $250k.
  • BlueVine Boosts Invoice Factoring Credit Line to $5 Million.
  • TESOBE’s Open Bank Project Powering Santander’s First Hackathon. Come see TESOBE’s Open Bank Project at FinovateEurope in March.

Around the web

  • Playtech integrates Featurespace’s real-time gameplay fraud detection into IMS.
  • ATB Financial joins SecureKey Concierge Authentication Service.
  • Blackhawk Network partners with Casey’s General Stores to enable ‘cash customers’ with Amazon Cash.
  • TIBCO and Singapore Polytechnic collaborate to address skills shortage for SMEs.
  • Finabank selects Temenos for end-to-end technology.
  • Finastra acquires FX e-trading platform, Olfa Soft SA.
  • 4finance Group to deploy AML and KYC compliance solutions from FICO.
  • Best of Show winner Finn.ai hires former Twitter executive Stephen Morse as new head of global strategic accounts.
  • Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC) joins AutoGravity platform.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

AutoGravity Tops $2 Billion in Financing Requested Milestone

Mobile auto shopping and financing startup AutoGravity announced a new milestone this week: the Irvine, California-based company surpassed $2 billion in financing requested via its platform.

“With more than $2 billion in finance amount requested in 2017, AutoGravity is at the forefront of digitizing the car-buying and financing experience,” Andy Hinrichs, AutoGravity CEO, said (pictured). “AutoGravity technology makes it possible for car buyers to access any showroom right from their smartphone, take control with personalized payments on any car in minutes – close the deal – and drive off the lot with confidence.”

AutoGravity’s milestone comes less than six months after the company announced topping more than $1 billion in financing requested via its platform. To date, more than 1.3 million Americans have used the AutoGravity platform to shop, buy, and finance a vehicle.

Available as an iOS app, an Android app, or online, AutoGravity enables car buyers and leasees to browse through thousands of cars for sale at participating dealerships. Users then receive as many as four targeted offers based on their preferences. Personalized financing offers from the same lenders used by the dealer ensure that auto buyers get a monthly payment that works for them. Once the financing is done – a process that often takes only minutes – the buyer can have the car delivered to them, or pick the vehicle up from the dealership.

Founded in 2015, AutoGravity demonstrated its platform at FinovateFall 2016, earning a Best of Show award. Recently profiled in both Auto Finance Excellence and Forbes, AutoGravity hired a new Chief Technology Officer, Sheng Wang, back in December, and won a spot on the KPMG H2 Ventures Fintech 100 for 2017 in November – the same month the company topped one million users of its app.

AutoGravity forged a number of major partnerships in 2017, including agreements with Global Lending Services and Hyundai Capital America. The company has raised $80 million in funding and includes VW Credit, Daimler Financial Services, and DA Investments Co. among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • AutoGravity Tops $2 Billion in Financing Requested Milestone.
  • Geezeo Powers PFM Platform for F&M Bank of Virginia.
  • Signicat Raises $2 Million to Build Out its Identity Assurance as a Service Technology.

Around the web

  • Forbes: Atlanta Startup Pindrop Makes Its Push To Power Security For The Voice Economy.
  • Chevy Chase Trust selects FIS for Unified Wealth Management Technology Platform and Services.
  • eMoney Advisor and Capital One announce new API data sharing agreement.
  • Check Point Technologies announces Infinity Total Protection, a new security model to prevent ‘Gen V’ threats and attacks
  • Investment News: Betterment beefs up 401(k) advisory board with ex-Vanguard expert.
  • BMO Financial Group chooses Up Real -Time Payments solution from ACI Worldwide.
  • Global payment providers IDT and Mercury FX to use Ripple’s XRP.
  • The Paypers interviews Roberto Valerio, CEO of Risk Ident, on getting the best from fraud prevention solutions.
  • First Data expands agreement with SBI Card.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Japanese Telecom NTT to Distribute Trusona Technology in Japan.
  • RealtyMogul Introduces new President, Aaron Halfacre.
  • Tradeshift Launches Innovation Center to Bring the Blockchain to Business Commerce.
  • Payfone Teams Up with U.K. Mobile Network Operator.
  • Expensify Reports More than 1 Million New Users and Double the Partnerships in 2017.

Around the web

  • Auto Finance Excellence talks with AutoGravity CTO Sheng Wang, who discusses the company’s new security features.
  • Sam Maule talks with Kabbage founder Rob Frohwein.
  • F&M Bank selects Geezeo to enhance digital banking.
  • Kantox partners with BELLIN to help support SMEs expanding globally.
  • Mitek and IdentityMind announce integration to enhance their digital ID verification capacities.
  • Zopa re-opens its platform for new customers.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Blooom: Fighting Fraud in the World of the 401(k).

Around the web

  • Forbes looks at how AutoGravity is “building the Expedia of car buying and financing.”
  • Lendio earns spot on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.
  • SynapseFi announces support for interchange processing for debit and credit card transactions.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.