Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Avoka Partners with Alpine Bank to Provide Custom Account Opening Experiences.
  • Fidor’s New Partnership Takes Aim at Financial Inclusion.

Around the web

  • Telia Finance to deploy core banking solution from Temenos.
  • Fidor signs memorandum of understanding with International Finance Corporation (IFC) to expand services to reach the underbanked in Africa and Latin America.
  • Town Square Bank of Ashland, Kentucky chooses Jack Henry’s SilverLake System to support its commercial and retail growth.
  • Cherokee Strip Credit Union hires Insuritas to launch member-owned, digital insurance agency.
  • Finicity to support push for self-sovereign identity as founding steward and data aggregator for the Sovrin Foundation.
  • CardFlight introduces countertop payment terminal for small businesses.
  • AirTM partners with IdentityMind Global to help Venezuelans access stable money that holds its value.

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.

Finicity Announces Full Integration with BeSmartee

Digital mortgage marketplace provider BeSmartee has partnered with Finicity to make the digital loan origination process easier for lenders and borrowers alike. The agreement will integrate Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) solution into BeSmartee’s point-of-sale mortgage origination platform.

“Finicity is improving the lending process through superior data access, quality, and insights,” Finicity CEO Steve Smith said. “We’re proud to be working alongside BeSmartee to accelerate the digital loan process, improving efficiency for lenders and transparency for borrowers. Finicity’s technology leverages consumer-permissioned data to improve accuracy, increase decisioning speed, and reduce fraud. This helps digitize and modernize the lending process for lenders and remove friction for prospective buyers.

Finicity’s Verification of Assets solution enables lenders to identify underwriting issues that could weigh on credit decisioning. The report includes data on multiple FIs and accounts, as well as information on account types, balances, and detailed transactions. VoA reports are delivered under the company’s Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) framework to ensure consumer privacy and compliance with FCRA regulations.

Praising the company’s “great technology” and “great people,” BeSmartee co-founder Arvin Sahakian said the partnership was a major part of the company’s plan for growth. “Integrating with Finicity is a key step in helping us continue to provide exceptional services to our clients in the form of speed, accuracy and reliability within our best-of-breed mortgage origination point of sale platform.” Based in Huntington Beach, California and founded in 2008, BeSmartee uses big data and AI to provide a completely digital origination process. The company’s products include BeSmartee Mortgage (consumer loan POS), BeSmartee TPO (wholesale lending), and BeSmartee Solar (solar lending platform). BeSmartee demoed its technology at FinovateSpring 2017.

Finicity’s partnership with BeSmartee comes amid a flurry of news for the real-time data aggregation and insights specialist. Last week the company announced a partnership with Ellie Mae that will integrate its digital asset verification solution with Ellie Mae’s Encompass platform. Earlier this month, Finicity teamed up with MortgageHippo to streamline the company’s verification process in mortgage lending, and worked out a deal with Advanced Data to resell its verification reports as part of the company’s mortgage lending fraud prevention toolkit.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finicity demonstrated its Credit Decisioning reports, Verification of Income (VoI) and Verification of Assets (VoA), at FinovateFall 2017. The company has raised more than $50 million in funding and includes fellow Finovate alum, Experian, among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Finicity Announces Full Integration with BeSmartee.
  • $500 Million Secondary Investment Boosts Credit Karma’s Valuation to $4 Billion.

Around the web

  • Jack Henry’s banking division announces that seven banks will implement its Core Director core processing platform.
  • FlexTrade to integrate Kensho into its FlexTRADER EMS real-time event feed.
  • Finastra hires new Chief Product and Technology Officer, Eli Rosner.
  • iSignthis subsidiary, iSignthis eMoney, forges payment aggregation agreement with American Express Australia.
  • Best of Show winner Trusona joins ForgeRock’s identity management platform.
  • Gartner recognizes BRIDGEi2i with an Honorable Mention in the Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide.
  • Kabbage shows loan growth via the mobile channel, with 17% of all SMB loans and 15% of total dollars accessed via its platform coming through mobile.
  • Find Biometrics interviews Deepak Dutt, president and CEO of Zighra.
  • Payfone on track to authenticate 19 billion transactions for Fortune 100 clients in 2018.
  • Fort Dodge Family Credit Union to implement Larky Engagement 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.

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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  • FinovateEurope Best of Show Winners Announced.
  • Welcome to Day Three of FinovateEurope.

Around the web

  • Ripple partners with Japanese banking consortium to launch mobile payments app, MoneyTap.
  • S&P Global to acquire Kensho in cash and stock deal valued at $550 million.
  • Banque du Caire to deploy core banking technology from Temenos.
  • TransferTo and Sentbe team up to provide real-time money transfers from South Korea to more than 60 countries.
  • Coinbase unveils new index fund to provide investors with exposure to all digital assets on its GDAX exchange.
  • Entersekt launches Connekt, a digital commerce enablement solution that makes it easy to add new payment services to banking apps.
  • Finicity partners with MortgageHippo to streamline and accelerate the verification process in mortgage lending.
  • Baker Hill announces strategic alliance with Built Technologies, a Tennessee-based construction lending software provider.

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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  • Excuse Me, Europe, Your Finovate is Showing.

Around the web

  • Avaloq wins its first Thai customer in Kasikornbank. See Avaloq at FinovateEurope in London this week.
  • Finicity adds verification reports to Advanced Data’s fraud prevention and enhanced verification tools for mortgage lending courtesy of new partnership.
  • Simility announces new VP of Business Development, Eric Newman.
  • FactoryNet profiles the new service processes app from Zuhlke Engineering. (in German).
  • McCullough Robertson Lawyers deploy Riverbed Technology’s SteelCentral Aternity solution to enhance productivity and boost innovation.
  • Kyiv Post highlights Softjourn among world’s top outsourcers.
  • Currencycloud introduces Richard Arudel as North America GM.

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.

Finicity’s Mvelopes Introduces Budget Makeover Program

 

What’s old is new again – Mvelopes, the PFM platform from Finicity that uses a digitized version of the time-tested envelope budgeting method to help people improve their saving habits, is launching Budget Makeover. The 10-week crash course in personal finance leverages the same strategies behavior modification strategies used by health and fitness coaches to provide financial education, resources, and a financial plan. Even the length of the program is based on studies from the University of College London that indicate that 66 days is the amount of time needed to permanently develop new habits.

“The coaching aspect of the Mvelopes Budget Makever is unlike anything else offered in the personal finance space,” EVP of Consumer Services for Mvelopes Christopher Tracy said. “It’s a high-touch and highly personalized program that benefits our users with measurable, long-term financial impact.”

During the program, Budget Makeover clients will get an initial financial assessment, seven financial training sessions, daily check-in texts, bi-weekly budget reviews, and a weekly challenge from an Mvelopes-certified financial trainer. Clients will also have access to the Mvelopes app – available in iOS and Android – which provides real-time insights into their personalized budget.

“In the 17-plus years we’ve spent perfecting our budgeting products, we’ve seen that accountability is the single, most important factor in actually developing new behaviors that lead to long-lasting change,” Mvelopes director of financial training Wes Shelnutt said.

To find out more about how to become a part of the Mvelopes Budget Makever, visit www.2018Budget.com.

Created by Finicity in 1999, Mvelopes offers a trio of plans – Basic, Plus, and Complete. Each provides varying levels of service, ranging from auto transaction importing and account balancing monitoring with the Basic plan, to debt assessment and a dedicated personal coach with the Plus and Complete plans. The plans range in cost from $4 a month for Basic, to $19 a month for Plus, to $79 a month for Complete.

Finicity demonstrated its Credit Decisioning platform at FinovateSpring 2017. The solution simplifies access to its Verification of Income (VoI) and Verification of Assets (VoA) reports, making it easier for lenders to quickly verify information on borrowers. The company has also participated in our developer’s conference, discussing The Frictionless Aggregation Experience at FinDEVr New York 2017.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finicity has raised more than $50 million in funding, and includes fellow Finovate alum Experian among its investors. Steve Smith is CEO.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Net Neutrality: Pay Up for Fast Fintech or Let the Invisible Hand be Your Guide?
  • Financeit Recapitalization Gives Goldman Sachs Majority Stake
  • Symbiont Smart Contracts to Simplify Index Data Sharing for Vanguard

Around the web

  • Pindrop and Lloyds Banking Group win Gold Award for ‘best risk and fraud management programme’ at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards.
  • Socure named one of the Top AI Companies in the world by CB Insights.
  • GreenKey joins Symphony Software Foundation.
  • Argentine digital consumer lender Wenance chooses Mambu’s SaaS engine.
  • Finicity integrates its asset verification tool into Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange Digital platform.
  • HousingWire features Roostify and its focus on the consumer experience.

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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  • Ledger Partners with Intel to Boost Blockchain App Security.
  • BioCatch to Power Behavioral Biometrics for Samsung SDS America.
  • Clinc Teams with Enacomm to Bring AI Chatbots to Small Banks and Credit Unions.
  • Finn.ai Powers Facebook Messenger’s First, Fully-Featured, AI-Powered, Virtual Banking Assistant.

Around the web

  • PayPal launches PayPal for Marketplaces
  • Forbes: Banks Wanted To Sink Kantox— Now They’re Vying For Its Technology
  • Zumigo’s  Zumigo Assure now prevents payment fraud even when card numbers are compromised.
  • SecureKey collaborates with Intel to enable consumers to access its blockchain-based digital identity technology via traditional web browsers.
  • Finicity launches online platform that allows lenders to order, manage and monitor digital verification reports.
  • DAVO’s Sales Tax App, now available in the Square App Marketplace.
  • D3 Banking partners with P2P payments network, Zelle.
  • Behavioral biometric technology from BioCatch to be integrated into Samsung’s Nexsign platform.
  • Top Image Systems introduces its eFLOW AP solution for SAP.
  • Zafin offers its miRevenue platform as a cloud-based SaaS solution.
  • Scalable Capital provides BlackRock employees with streamlined access to its investment management services.

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.

Finicity Teams with DataVerify

Data aggregation and insights company Finicity announced it has integrated with risk mitigation firm DataVerify to offer mortgage lenders real-time borrower asset verification.

This capability will combine Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) solution– part of the Utah-based company’s set of asset and income verification tools launched earlier this year– with DataVerify’s DRIVE platform that automates underwriting for lenders. DataVerify works by comparing borrower data across multiple databases to assess risk and fraud levels, identifying the legitimacy of borrowers to help lenders avoid loan quality issues.

“With real-time asset verification from Finicity, lenders that use our DRIVE platform will be able to get quick insight into a borrower’s financial information and thus make more efficient and smarter lending decisions” said Brad Bogel, ‎senior vice president at DataVerify. He continued, “The data can be accessed and verified in a matter of clicks, shortening the loan approval process for a greater overall consumer experience.”

Finicity was founded in 1999 and has since developed more than 16,000 bank integrations. The company most recently demoed its credit decisioning solution at FinovateFall 2017. Earlier this summer, Finicity signed a data exchange deal with JP Morgan Chase to allow bank partners to leverage third party financial apps without disclosing their login credentials.