Envestnet | Yodlee Unveils Single API Solution to Support PSD2, Open Banking Compliance

Are you looking for a single API solution to make it easier to comply with the U.K.’s PSD2 and Open Banking API specifications for account information services? If so, Envestnet | Yodlee has got your back.

“We are proud to be a leading data aggregator to support the Open Banking movement, a truly revolutionary development that represents the wave of the future for global financial services markets around the world,” VP of International Markets at Envestnet | Yodlee Mark Herlihy said. “We have always been an advocate for innovative financial services that adhere to the highest standards of data security,” he added. “Now we are able to further this mission by enabling developers to easily integrate bank data at scale in compliance with the Open Banking API protocol.”

The new solution is a result of close collaboration between the company, PSD2 stakeholders, and the Open Banking Implementation Entity. Envestnet | Yodlee has developed and built a robust consent architecture that enables developers to rely on a single API that “encapsulates the consent for account access requirements” necessary to fulfill PSD2.

Developers using the API will be able to avoid having to work with multiple APIs, differing data formats, as well as user credentials. Financial institutions, fintechs, and individual consumers stand to benefit from greater access to financial innovation, while protecting consumer data and securing data acquisition by third party financial service providers and fintechs.

Envestnet | Yodlee’s new API comes just a few months after the company announced a strategic partnership with open banking platform provider and fellow Finovate alum Token. Steve Kirsch, founder and CEO of Token, said at the time: “When it comes to PSD2, developers are not going to support hundreds of unique bank APIs; they will only write to one common API, maybe two.” He explained that banks that decide to go on their own with proprietary APIs in this environment stand to lose big when it comes to “deliver(ing) the variety and freedom that customers expect in the digital age.”

Founded in 1999, Envestnet | Yodlee demonstrated its Financial Health Check solution at FinovateFall 2017, winning Best of Show. The company finalized its $195-million acquisition of wealth tech solutions company, FolioDynamix, earlier this month. Last fall, Envestnet | Yodlee integrated its risk insight solutions with Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter validate service. Envestnet | Yodlee launched its expanded data analytics portfolio for wealth managers in May and a suite of risk reporting tools in March. The company also participated in our developer’s conference in 2016, presenting Fast Track API Integration with Envestnet | Yodlee at FinDEVr Silicon Valley.

With a market capitalization of $2.4 billion, Envestnet | Yodlee trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker, ENV. Judson Bergman is chairman and CEO.

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Envestnet Finalizes Acquisition of FolioDynamix for $195 Million

Wealth management intelligence solutions company Envestnet has finalized its acquisition of Actua Corp’s FolioDynamix, a wealth tech solutions company, this week.

The deal, which was first announced in September of last year, was closed for $195 million. The acquisition is expected to add complementary trading tools and brokerage business support to Envestnet’s existing suite of offerings.

Jud Bergman, Envestnet Chairman and CEO said, “This is the next important step in developing a financial wellness network that enables advisors and enterprises to improve their productivity and deliver better outcomes for their clients.”

The deal brings FolioDynamix clients access to Envestnet’s trading tools and commission and brokerage support, as well as integrated wealth management solutions. Joseph Mrak, Chairman and CEO of FolioDynamix said, “We are excited to see where this collaboration takes us and the wealth management industry as a whole.”

Founded in 1999 Envestnet |Yodlee recently won Best of Show for its demo of Financial Health Check at FinovateFall 2017. The new offering leverages consumer data to measure and score their financial health and offers personalized recommendations and tools to help them improve their well-being. In November, the Chicago-based company teamed up with Token to support PSD2 compliant payments in line with open banking regulations.

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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.

Token Forges Strategic Partnership with Envestnet | Yodlee

Token and Envestnet | Yodlee are combining their respective talents in PSD2-compliant payments and financial data aggregation to give banks in the EU a new, open-banking friendly, payments and data option. The partnership will leverage Token’s open banking operating system, TokenOS, which supports PSD2 compliant payments, including bill pay, e-commerce, B2B payments and money transfers, with Envestnet | Yodlee’s Financial Data Platform and Aggregation API. Via the API, banks will get access to the bank, card, investment, loan, reward and other financial account data required to support a variety of PFM, wealth, and debt management apps and services.

Making the case for the alliance, Token CEO and founder Steve Kirsch said, “When it comes to PSD2, developers are not going to support hundreds of unique bank APIs; they will only write to one common API, maybe two. This means that banks that create their own proprietary APIs risk not being able to deliver the variety of freedom that customers expect in the digital age.” Kirsch characterized the kind of open banking platform that banks should support as “easy, secure, interoperable, low cost and developer friendly.”

Envestnet | Yodlee SVP for EMEA and Australia Jason O’Shaughnessy underscored Kirsh’s observations on the importance of open banking. “Both Token and Envestnet | Yodlee believe that open data access is critical to enabling innovative tools that can help consumers improve their financial lives.”

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Token demonstrated its fully PSD2 compliant open banking solution at FinovateEurope 2017. The company also participated in our developer’s conference, presenting The Future of Payments Now at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015. Token was named to CB Insights’ Fintech 250 list in June, and began the year teaming up with information technology consulting and outsourcing company, VirtusaPolaris. Token has raised more than $18 million in funding, and includes EQT Ventures, Octopus Ventures, and OP Financial Group among its investors.

Acquired by Envestnet two years ago, Yodlee is a multiple-time Finovate Best of Show winner headquartered in Redwood City, California. The company took home top honors more recently for its demo of Financial Health Check financial wellness technology at FinovateFall 2017. A partnership with Home Credit India to digitize loan processing and an integration with Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter Validation Service are among the company’s top headlines since the conference.

Envestnet’s technology and services are used by 16 of the 20 largest U.S. banks, 39 of the 50 largest wealth management and brokerage firms, and more than 500 of the largest Registered Investment Advisors. With a market capitalization of $2 billion, Envestnet trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ENV.” The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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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.

FinovateFall 2017 Best of Show Winners Announced

Join us in a hearty congratulations for the seven companies that earned not just the admiration of our FinovateFall 2017 attendees, but their votes for Best of Show, as well.

With more than 70 companies demonstrating their technologies live on stage over the course of two days, some diversity in theme and topic is to be expected. What is especially interesting about our Best of Show winners this time around is that, while numbering only seven, these innovators still reflect a wide variety of approaches toward solving some of the most vexing challenges in our financial lives. These are the technologies that we increasingly turn to for help when it comes to saving and investing for the future, working better and more efficiently with our banks and credit unions, and safeguarding our property, our financial transactions, and even our identities against fraudsters, hackers, and other malevolent actors.

So hats off to the Best of Show winners of FinovateFall 2017. From Finovate veterans that have been honored by our attendees with Best of Show trophies in the past to newcomers who made huge, positive impressions in their Finovate debuts this week, these are the companies that help define our industry and show us the direction of fintech innovation to come.

Envestnet | Yodlee for its Financial Health Check that leverages account and transaction-level data to measure and score overall financial health across multiple dimensions including spending, savings, borrowing, and planning.

 

Finn.ai for its Virtual Banking Assistant, powered by artificial intelligence and available via channels ranging from Facebook Messenger to Amazon Alexa, which makes everyday banking simple and easy for customers.

 

Jiffee for its tap & pay mobile technology that turns any device into a payment terminal, enabling consumers to pay anywhere and everywhere without relying on plastic credit and debit cards.

 

Sensibill for its +Pulse solution that helps spot revenue opportunities from on- and off-card purchase data, providing a targeted prospect list for personalized, in-app campaigns.

 

SpyCloud for its monitoring and alert service that helps organizations better understand their employee and customer digital footprints by giving them visibility into their exposed credentials actively being traded in the underground.

 

Sustainably for its social good platform for consumers and businesses that turns the spare change from shopping into micro-donations to philanthropic causes.

 

Voleo for its social trading app that makes it easy for people to invest together, saving time and money, while simultaneously leveraging the collective wisdom of networked investors to pursue market-beating returns.

We want to thank all of the companies that demonstrated their technologies live on stage this year for FinovateFall 2017. From AI, the blockchain, and chatbot technology to mortgagetech, payments, and voice-enabled banking, the breadth of solutions and services shown over the past two days of our conference bodes well for the future of fintech. And be sure to join us Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m. as we host our first-ever roundtable discussion featuring representatives from each of our Best of Show winning companies.


Notes on methodology:
1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”
4. The seven companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named “Best of Show.”
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners through 2014. Best of Show winners from our 2015 and 2016 conferences are below:
FinovateEurope 2015
FinovateSpring 2015
FinovateFall 2015
FinovateEurope 2016
FinovateSpring 2016
FinovateFall 2016
FinovateAsia 2016
FinovateEurope 2017
FinovateSpring 2017

Envestnet | Yodlee Unveils New Financial Wellness Solution

 

After developing a two-time, Best of Show-winning PFM technology, Envestnet | Yodlee has introduced the next evolution in its emphasis on financial wellness. Launched last week at the Digital Banking Summit, the Personal Financial Wellness Solution is a new suite of apps and APIs that apply machine learning and AI to Envestnet | Yodlee’s vast trove of transaction data and analytics. The initial solutions from the suite, OK to Spend and Save for a Goal, give consumers actionable insights into their spending and saving behaviors, and provide a straightforward way to see, understand, and improve financial well-being.

In an interview previewing the announcement, Envestnet | Yodlee VP of Product Applications Katy Gibson pointed out how the new solution was an important development away from the conventional approaches to savings solutions. She credited a deeper understanding of how the average person relates to their individual financial status as key to this pivot. “The previous PFM model was well-suited for a certain type of consumer who was financially-engaged and financially-literate,” Gibson explained. “We needed to figure out how to better serve the 70-80% who care (about their finances), but feel anxiety, and are not very financially literate.”

Pictured: Envestnet | Yodlee VP of Product Applications Katy Gibson demonstrating the company’s financial guidance solution at FinovateFall 2016.

OK to Spend leverages data analytics to review and examine spending habits. The solution runs machine learning algorithms to create a holistic financial forecast that helps the user become and remain financially organized. Available as both an app as well as via RESTful API, OK to Spend anticipates future and recurring income and expenses and provides regular notifications and updates. Gibson praised the “single number simplicity” of the solution. “People are drowning in data,” she said. “The last thing I want to do is scroll through my transaction data to see what’s coming.” Instead, OK to Spend provides weekly and monthly communications, along with a calendar of upcoming income and spending. With Save for a Goal, consumers can manage and track savings goals across a variety of accounts and timeframes.  The interface relies on visual aids like progress bars and graphs, as well as alerts, to keep consumers engaged with their savings success.

Gibson emphasized the importance of customer engagement in a statement accompanying the product announcement. She sees the kind of “personalized user experiences” provided by solutions from Envestnet | Yodlee as an extension of the “relationship-based banking (that) has been the key to success and customer loyalty for financial institutions for years.” She added “helping consumers meet their financial goals is the best way to build lasting customer relationships.”

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Yodlee’s comprehensive transactional data network helps financial services providers deliver a wide range of financial planning and wealth management solutions via mobile and API. A multiple-time Best of Show winner, Yodlee was acquired by Envestnet for $660 million in August 2015, and made its most recent Finovate appearance as Envestnet | Yodlee this February at FinovateEurope 2017.

A month later, Envestnet | Yodlee unveiled its Risk Insight Suite, a set of risk reporting tools to help lenders improve upon the data gathered from traditional credit sources by factoring in consumer financial information. The company partnered with mobile banking startup, Varo Money earlier this year, and last December announced integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials. Envestnet | Yodlee is also a veteran of our developers conferences, most recently presenting at FinDEVr Silicon Valley last fall. At the event, Director of Platform, Product Management Deviprasad Kocherry and Sr. Product Manager, Mobile Platform, Deven Maru, discussed “Fast Track API Integration with Envestnet | Yodlee.” In May, Jeff Cain Director of the Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator, participated in our webinar “How to Make It in the Fintech Industry: 3 Startup Success Stories.”

Envestnet is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and was founded in 1999. The company serves more than 55,000 advisors and 2,500 companies including 16 of the biggest banks in the U.S. and 38 of the biggest wealth management firms and brokerages. Publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol, ENV, the company announced first quarter 2017 results last month.  Jud Bergman is chairman and CEO.

 

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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.