Intelligent Environments Rebrands as ieDigital

Reflecting what the company calls its “core digital capabilities” and desire for international expansion, London, U.K.-based automation technology innovator Intelligent Environments has rebranded as ieDigital.

“As a leading fintech business with global ambitions, it’s important that our brand travels as well as our expertise,” said Jeremy Young, who joined the company as CEO at the beginning of the year. “We feel the new brand brings our visual identity right up to date, is more versatile and altogether more digital. The name is also much better aligned with our core business, and easier for customers and colleagues across all territories to pronounce, which is incredibly important.”

From its origins as one of the leading home automation specialists in the U.K., the company has since grown to become a financial services technology provider to a growing number of major financial institutions. These clients include Bank of Ireland U.K., The Generali Group, Home Retail Group, HSBC, Ikano, and Lloyds Banking Group.

As Intelligent Environments, the company demonstrated its Interact Collect solution at FinovateEurope earlier this year. A component of its Interact digital engagement platform, Collect gives organizations an approach to consumer debt collection that is low stress, non-confrontational, and digital-first. An intuitive interface and omni-channel access combines with a self-service-oriented user experience to raise repayment rates, lower costs, and improve customer relationships. The technology enabled the company to take home Best Collections Technology honors at the 2017 CCS Awards back in November.

In addition to Collect, the Interact platform offers Interact Acquire, a customer acquisition solution with comprehensive data capture and cross-device support to keep costs low and boost completion rates; and Interact Connect, a customer loyalty and engagement solution.

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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Intelligent Environments

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateEurope on the 6 through 9 of March 2018 in London. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Intelligent Environments is on a mission to help financial service organisations transform their digital customer experience. It has rewired the consumer debt collection process for the digital world.

Why it’s great
The company will show you a low stress, non-confrontational debt collection environment that is proven to increase recovery performance and reduce call centre costs.

Presenters

Simon Cadbury, Director of Strategy, Marketing & Innovation
Cadbury has swum the length of Royal Victoria Docks (in front of FinovateEurope’s new venue, the ExCeL Centre). If he and Tom win Best of Show, he has promised they will take another dip.
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Tom Stinton, Head of Product
While Stinton is really hoping for your SEAL of approval, he is no longer sure he still wants to win Best of FIN-ovate (because that means he would have to come through on Cadbury’s promise of swimming the length of the Ryoal Victoria Docks).
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Intelligent Environments Appoints New CEO

Mobile financial solutions company Intelligent Environments has appointed a new CEO this week. Effective immediately, Jeremy Young will take the seat of David Webber, the company’s previous CEO.

Young comes to Intelligent Environments with 20 years of experience in financial services and software. He most recently served as VP of EMEA at Fiserv. Prior to that, Young was head of retail banking and insurance at Oracle.

Young said that joining Intelligent Environments is a “tremendously exciting prospect.” He added, “With the company at the forefront of digital innovation in the financial services sector, leading its future growth and development is an immense opportunity.”

Founded in 1985, Intelligent Environments aims to help financial services organizations improve the customer experience. Among the company’s clients are Lloyds, HSBC, Sainsbury’s Bank, Argos, House of Fraser, and Toyota Financial Services.

Intelligent Environments demoed AppSensorFS at FinovateEurope 2015. AppSensorFS deploys sensors to detect potential security threats and makes decisions in real time to deploy the appropriate defense responses. The U.K.-based company was recently recognized as one of the world’s “most significant providers” in Forrester Wave’s Q3 2017 report on Digital Banking Engagement Platforms.

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Intelligent Environments to Enable Online Banking with Emojis Instead of Passwords

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Do we dare call it “emoji-metric authentication”?

Courtesy of Intelligent Environments, online banking customers in the U.K. will soon be able to access their online banking accounts using emojis instead of passwords. The emoji-password technology is now a part of the Intelligent Environments online banking app, currently available on Android. Intelligent Environments says that it is in conversations with banks looking at making the technology and the app available to customers “within the next 12 months.”

Online banking customers will use a combination of four emoji characters (chosen from 44 different options) instead of PINs or alphanumerical passwords. Intelligent Environments says that its emoji-based passcode technology is more secure than traditional passwords, having “480 times more permutations … over traditional four-digit passcode.” The emoji passcode also has the benefit of being relatively easier to remember for many people compared to recalling traditional passwords.

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“Our research shows 64% of millennials regularly communicate using only emojis,” said Intelligent Environments Chairman David Webber. “So we decided to reinvent the passcode for a new generation by developing the world’s first emoji security technology.”

See a video of the technology at work here.

Intelligent Environments demonstrated its AppSensorFS technology at FinovateEurope 2015. AppSensorFS helps FIs using Intelligent Environments’ multichannel banking platform, Interact, to identify and neutralize security threats in real-time.