Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Fiserv and InComm Partner for Cash Billpay.
  • Unison Raises $40 Million to Promote the American Dream.
  • Munnypot Picks Up Investment from Livingbridge.
  • Five Degrees and BillPro Launch New European Cross Border Banking Service.
  • The ROI of a Finovate Demo.

Around the web

  • Infosys Finacle partners with Santander UK to launch interbank cash management system.
  • Luxoft to use open source blockchain platform Corda from R3.
  • Texas Tech FCU to deploy hardware, software, and services from NCR as it overhauls its customer experience.
  • Fiserv makes its Prologue Credit Loss Manager and risk modeling tools available via the cloud.
  • PYMNTS.com features Best of Show-winning cybersecurity specialist, SpyCloud.
  • American Banker: U.K.’s Revolut teams with Russia’s Qiwi ahead of U.S. launch.
  • Bill.com surpasses $50 billion in business payments processed annually.
  • The Tech Tribune names nCino and Passport among the 10 best tech startups in North Carolina.

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 Global: Fintech News from Around the World

As Finovate goes increasingly global, so does our coverage of financial technology. Finovate Global: Fintech News from Around the World is our weekly look at fintech innovation in developing economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

LATAM

  • Integrated touch sensors at sign-in kiosk and video wall enhance experience for customers of Chile’s half bank, half cafe Santander WorkCafes.
  • Brazilian online lender Banco Agibank sets price for its upcoming IPO; targets valuation of $2.7 billion.
  • Forbes looks at the increase in the number of Brazilians opening crypto trading accounts.

CEE

  • Blockchain company Billon picks up €1 million in funding from Polish National Center for Research and Development.
  • Polish cryptocurrency exchange BitBay to move to Malta.
  • Lithuania’s central bank hosts hackathon to mint world’s first digital collector coin.

Asia

  • White paper from APAC research firm Solidiance predicts Vietnam’s fintech market will grow by nearly $8 billion by 2020.
  • Myanmar Ministries of Agriculture and Planning and Finance partner with Singapore-based fintech to develop official livestock registry that would be used to help farmer use livestock as collateral for loans.
  • Korean fintech Qarasoft launches AI-based financial forecasting app, Kosho.

MENA

  • Oman’s Bank Sohar to deploy core banking platform from Infosys Finacle.
  • Jordanian P2P lending platform liwwa surpasses $11 million in loans issued milestone.
  • Entrepreneur.con features ten startups to emerge from Cairo, Egypt’s Flat6labs accelerator including fintechs like 7aweshly and Tombeely.
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market and Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission announce cooperation agreement to support innovation in financial services.

Africa

  • First Bank and WorldRemit team up to bring digital money transfers to Nigeria.
  • African Development Bank partners with The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, and Facebook to initiate Coding for Employment Program.
  • Money transfer platform OROBO introduces remittance and bill pay service to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Sierra-Leone courtesy of partnership with OpenWay.
  • Disrupt Africa looks at what investors are seeking in Africa’s fintech sector.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Signicat and Mitek Team Up to Improve Digital Onboarding.
  • Meniga Scoops Up $3.6 Million in New Funding Courtesy of UniCredit Investment.
  • OutSystems’ $360 Million Funding Round Boosts Valuation Above $1 Billion.
  • Credit Karma Hires Colleen McCreary as First Chief People Officer.

Around the web

  • Oman’s Bank Sohar to deploy core banking platform from Infosys Finacle.
  • IdentityMind Global announces update of its trusted digital identities platform.
  • Revolut CEO Nikolay Storonsky tells Reuters his company will seek a banking license in the U.S.
  • i-Sight to deploy ACI Worldwide’s Case Management solution to fight bank fraud.
  • D3 Banking Technology unveils new account opening service.
  • collectAI improves Hanseatic Bank’s receivables management with a 24 percent higher collection rate.
  • SMArtX adds 18 new strategies.
  • Kony unveils new digital banking solution – Kony DBX
  • Edwards Federal Credit Union signs with Bankjoy to enhance home and mobile banking functionality.
  • Two of the top 5 US banks (and three of the Top 10) are now using Socure’s ID+ 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

On Finovate.com

  • Envestnet | Yodlee, Quovo, and Morningstar Unite on Secure Open Data Access Framework.

Around the web

  • nCino extends its Bank Operating System with its new Retail Sales and Service Solution.
  • Fenergo to bring client lifestyle management services to business and technology consultancy, Delta Capita.
  • ProfitStars division of Jack Henry & Associates goes live with its ImageCenter Express image capture solution.
  • Flywire adds international invoicing to its global payment and receivables platform.
  • Infosys Finacle partners with seven major Indian banks to form blockchain-based trade network, India Trade Connect.

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 Global: Fintech News from Around the World

As Finovate goes increasingly global, so does our coverage of financial technology. Finovate Global: Fintech News from Around the World is our weekly look at fintech innovation in developing economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Asia

  • Singapore unveils new fintech fast track initiative to speed the patent-application-to-grant process for fintechs.
  • Myanmar’s Myawaddy Bank chooses technology from Infosys Finacle to drive its digital transformation.
  • Sri Lanka’s central bank announces plans to establish a fintech regulatory sandbox.

MENA

  • ADGM proposes regulatory framework for digital assets.
  • Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) inks MoU to foster innovation in financial services; plans collaboration with Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Labs.
  • Saudi SAMA to develop fintech ecosystem in partnership with Deloitte.

Africa

  • Open Banking Nigeria enters strategic partnership with Open Vector to develop API standards.
  • Beta launch of its Bonga social network platform shows East African telecom giant Safaricom moving beyond its M-Pesa mobile money solution.
  • How We Made It In Africa: African Business Insight spotlights funding trends among African fintech and agribusiness.

LATAM

  • Brazil’s Central Bank issues fintech rules including authorization for P2P lending.
  • Ethereum World News looks at the growing availability of Bitcoin ATMs in Argentina.
  • Bankless Times checks in on the progress of – and provides a prognosis for – Peru’s first mobile money wallet, BIM.
  • BBVA’s Propel Venture Partners invests in Brazilian neo-bank, Neon.

CEE

  • Erste Bank Hungary readies for immediate payments and open banking era with ACI Worldwide.
  • The Bank of Russia looks to blockchain technology for as an alternative to its financial message transferal service, SPFS (“Russia’s SWIFT”).
  • EVO Payments to provide payment acceptance services for merchant customers of leading Czech bank, MONETA.

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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Roostify Partners with BOK Financial to Improve the Mortgage Lending Process.
  • WealthSpark Replaces the Personal Capital 401(k).

Around the web

  • NopSec named most innovative tech company of the year by 2018 American Business Awards.
  • Bill.com appoints Yael Zheng as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Myawaddy Bank in Myanmar selects Infosys Finacle to power its digital transformation.

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

On Finovate.com

  • Ephesoft Unveils Mortgage Document Capture Solution.
  • Coinbase Acquires Earn.com; Adds Balaji Srinivasan as First CTO.

Around the web

  • ThreatMetrix introduces its first product integration with LexisNexis since the company was acquired in February.
  • Finastra makes its mortgage lending solutions available via the cloud courtesy of partnership with Microsoft.
  • Ambassador Michael Froman joins Mastercard as vice chairman and president of strategic growth.
  • Moneyhub opens its API to U.K. challenger banks Monzo and Starling.
  • Coinbase acquires Cipher Browser to support its decentralized mobile browser offering.
  • Fortytwo Data appoints Luca Primerano as chief AI officer.
  • Coindesk: Mastercard Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Fake Identities.
  • Infosys to acquire Creative and Consumer Insight Agency, WONGDOODY.

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.

20 Finovate Alums Earn Spots on One World Identity’s Top 100 Influencers List

When you think about it, what’s cooler than being named to a Who’s Who list in the world of digital identities?

One World Identity, an independent identity research and strategy company that specializes in cybersecurity, digital commerce, and risk management, published its roster of the Top 100 Influencers in Identity this week. This year, 20 Finovate alums made the cut. The individual influencers – as well as the companies they work for- are listed below.

As with last year’s roster, this year’s list was compiled by taking nominations submitted via Twitter, LinkedIn, and at oneworldidentity.com. The staff and advisory council for One World Identity whittled down the initial list of more than 1,000 nominees to a final 100.

One World Identity began as a project from a group of Google employees back in 2015. The company was officially launched the following year as a way to help spur innovation and collaboration in the field of digital identities. Travis Jarae is founder and CEO.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • iSignthis and Worldline Finalize Partnership.
  • WealthForge Tops $500 Million in Investments Processed.
  • Innovation and Collaboration: The Rise of Fintech in the MENA Region.
  • Dwolla to Power Identity Verification for Yahoo!’s Tanda Savings App.

Around the web

  • TransferWise updates its remittance comparison tool.
  • Featurespace hires Ritz Steytler as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Infosys selected as tech partner by A S Watson Group.
  • Ephesoft moves headquarters to Irvine, California.
  • Compass Plus to help VietinBank issue Diners Club cards in Vietnam.
  • Coinbase appoints Tina Bhatnagar as VP of Operations and Technology.
  • Kony launches Kony Base Camp, an online community to empower developers to gain skills to accelerate app development and delivery.

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.

Tradeshift Partners with Infosys to Help Clients Digitize Supply Chain Management

Software giant Infosys BPO teamed up with Tradeshift last month. The India-based company’s Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary will leverage Tradeshift’s cloud-based platform to enable clients to digitize their supply chain processes.

John Sibley, Vice President of Global Alliances and Channels at Tradeshift, said that he looks forward to “combining Infosys’ deep domain and process expertise” with Tradeshift’s B2B commerce platform. He added that the partnership “will provide greater transparency and agility, along with a compelling value proposition to suppliers and buyers alike, on various touch points in the source to pay lifecycle.”

Anantha Radhakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director of Infosys BPO said that the partnership “will help augment our experience and expertise in transformative Business Process Management and enable us to further deliver tremendous business outcome benefits to our clients.”

According to the press release, the partnership will enable customers to take advantage of early payment discounts, remove manual paper-based processes, and build custom applications. This will not only reduce costs but also increase efficiency. Infosys plans to pilot these capabilities for clients in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and China.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Tradeshift’s business commerce platform connects buyers and sellers. The company links up more than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries and is currently on track to process over half a trillion U.S. dollars in transaction value. At FinovateEurope 2012, the company’s co-founder and CEO Christian Lanng debuted Tradeshift Instant Payments, a solution that enables businesses to receive payments in real time for invoices. The company has raised a total of $182 million and was recently featured in CB Insights’ Fintech 250 list.

Infosys recently made headlines when it unveiled Finacle Trade Connect, a blockchain-based trade finance solution. Last month, the company appointed Salil Parekh as CEO and Managing Director. Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a subsidiary of Infosys, showcased EdgeVerve Blockchain Framework for Financial Services at FinovateEurope 2017.