Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • AutoGravity Earns Multi-Million Euro Investment from Daimler.
  • Roostify to Power Self-Serve Mortgage Platform for Chase Bank.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Payoneer Launches Cross-Border, Mass Payment APIs

Around the web

  • Northern California’s Kaiperm Diablo FCU to deploy core banking technology from NYMBUS.
  • Shopkeep integrates its POS technology with First Data’s Clover platform in extension of current partnership.
  • Arxan launches Arxan Application Protection for JavaScript to protect JavaScript-based applications.
  • CuBroadcast interviews CUneXus CEO Dave Buerger.

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.

Forecasting Fintech for 2017

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It takes more than just one crystal ball to discern which trends will drive fintech innovation in 2017. To this end, here’s a roundup of predictions and prognostications on what the new year will bring in everything from artificial intelligence and the blockchain to payments and banking for the underbanked.

  • Banking ‘Disappears’ and Other Fintech Predictions for ’17 – American Banker
    • Hot Take: “Whether it’s through IoT devices, fintech platforms, virtual assistants or chatbots, people will likely spend more time connecting to their money through such channels and less time directly interacting with their banks.”
  • 3 Key Fintech Predictions for 2017 – Banking.com
    • Hot Take: “As much as 80 percent of the (African) continent is unbanked and up to 90 percent of retail payments are made using cash. This opens the door for fintech players to target consumers and workers who do not have access to traditional banking. Because of this banking gap, it is likely that some countries will entirely skip one generation of payment types (e.g. cards and start building a more innovative, mobile-drive(n) payments infrastructure.”
  • 11 Fintech Trends You Need to Follow – The Finanser
    • Hot Take: “According to EY, China has now taken the lead as the #1 fintech market in the world. Organizations should be looking east for business model innovations that can drive new revenues and sources of profit. New business models, such as Ant Financial and WeBank services, will start influencing fintech in the U.S. and Europe, as they are driven by mobile money services.”
  • Top 10 Fintech Predictions for 2017 – Daily Fintech
    • Hot Take: “Bitcoin moves from its Darknet phase (illegal) to the early adopter Clearnet phase. This is when legitimate people charge in Bitcoin for legal transactions. This will start with cross border digital products. Because this brings new bitcoins into ‘circulation’ with owners who also then want to pay in bitcoin, this starts a sustainable move to mainstream use which supports the price.”
  • Five fintech trends for 2017 – bobsguide
    • Hot Take: “Innovation in artificial intelligence is set to increase in 2017. AI will provide business users with access to powerful insights before they are available to them. This will be done through the use of cognitive interfaces in complex systems, advanced analytics, and machine learning technology.”
  • Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2017 – Crowdfund Insider
    • Hot Take: “The rebirth of trust is upon us with the advent of distributed ledger. Many issues such as fraud, verification of true ownership, clearance of multi-party transactions and chain-of-events are easily solvable. Insiders have been calling the distributed database, ‘The New Internet.'”
  • Fintech Predictions for 2017 – TechCrunch
    • Hot Take: “2016 brought rocky times for some FinTech lenders, especially in the first half of the year, but through the tumult came maturity. The complexity and challenges of running capital intensive businesses in a highly regulated industry was never more real than 2016, but the top platform weathered the storm, and most are long-term stronger for it. 2017 will continue to be the year where the top players pull away from the pack. At the beginning of 2016, there were an estimated 400+ fintech lenders in the U.S. – in 2017, I expected the supermajority of the lending to come from just 10 or so platforms.”

Fintech 2017 – The Roundtables

  • Fintech: What’s Next? – Breaking Banks
    • Brett King, Moven (F16); Chris Skinner, The Finanser; Jim Marous, The Financial Brand; Dave Birch, Consult Hyperion; Ghela Boscovich, FemTech Leaders; and Penny Crosman, American Banker
  • Fintech Predictions for 2017 – Fintech Insider
    • David M. Brear, 11FS; Chris Skinner; Jason Bates, 11FS; Simon Taylor, 11FS; David Birch; Ben Brabyn, Level3
  • Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2017 – The Financial Brand
    • Last, but not least, this 90+ page report features insights from a panel of more than 100 global financial service leaders from around the world. Includes Don Bergal, Avoka (F16, FD16); Mike Carter, D3 Banking (F15); Scarlett Sieber, Shamir Karkal, Teppo Paavola, Maria Jose Jorda Garcia, BBVA (F13, FD16); Jon Ogden, MX (F16, FD16); Frank Schwab, Sberbank (F16); Sophie Guibaud, Fidor (F11, FD16); Matthew Wilcox and Deva Annamalai, Fiserv (F16); Bob Legters, FIS (F16); John Waupsh; Kasasa (as BancVue F09); Jelmer de Jong, Backbase (F16).

“F” refers to the company’s most recent Finovate conference appearance. “FD” refers to the company’s most recent presentation at our developer’s conference, FinDEVr. Find out more about our upcoming events FinovateEurope in February and FinDEVR New York in March.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

Around the web

  • Wells Fargo forges data-exchange partnership with Intuit.
  • Bottomline Technologies integrates intelligent transaction processing technology from NCR.
  • Live Mint profiles Mumbai-based, investment advisory platform, MarketsMojo.

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

  • Ripple Releases XRP Metrics in New Report.
  • SocietyOne Appoints Former Westpac Exec as Chief Investment Officer.
  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence

Around the web

  • Fenergo announces new rules-based solution to better enable FIs to meet margin requirement obligations.
  • NCR unveils redesigned tablet point-of-sale app.
  • New development and support center for Monitise supported by $664,000 in business financing from Welsh government.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Marcin Truszel, Founder & CEO of Kontomatik.
  • Overbond Ltd is launching a service that will allow companies to issue bonds digitally.
  • Kony powers KMC Connect Lite mobile app for KMC Controls.
  • Irish Tech News interviews BancVue’s John Waupsh on his book, Bankruption.

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

  • “D3 Banking’s Platform Goes Live at First Tennessee Bank”
  • “Finovate Debuts: Overbond Leverages Technology to Reimagine Bond Issuance”

Around the web

  • Zopa applies for U.K. banking license.
  • AGS Transact enters strategic alliance with ACI Worldwide, bringing its Universal Payments platform to the Indian market.
  • Wipro extends partnership with ASG Technologies to enhance compliance for financial services companies around the world.
  • iSignthis expands its reach into bitcoin industry as partner Coinify ApS announces new partnership with Blockchain.
  • NCR to deploy its Pulse Banking app for operation management at Germany’s Sparkasse Jena.
  • ShopKeep ranks 116 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.
  • Standard Chartered launches personalized investment tool for affluent clients.
  • Ping Identity becomes a Workday Certified Solution Partner.
  • TechCrunch reports: CrowdFlower forms a three-person scientific advisory board.
  • Bitcoin wallet company Blockchain is beta testing a new in-wallet purchase-option in partnership with payments-startup Coinify.
  • Kony enhances its Mobility Platform with launch of “Nitro” omnichannel technology.
  • Interactions launches voice biometrics for seamless caller authentication within its Intelligent Virtual Assistant.

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.

NCR Inks $50 Million Deal with State Bank of India

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With FinovateAsia just over a week away (and tickets still available!), you’ll forgive us for having fintech-in-Asia on our minds. But the news that NCR has signed a deal with the largest financial institution in India to deploy more than 7,000 ATMs throughout the country over the next seven years is a great reminder of India’s role in the growth of Asian fintech.

The $50 million agreement will help State Bank of India (SBI) expand its ATM network of more than 57,000 machines in more than 4,500 locations throughout the country. In their announcement, NCR emphasized that the SelfServ 22e ATMs were “conceptualized and ‘Made in India’ specifically for the Indian market” with high transaction-volume capacity and space-saving design geared toward use in underbanked communities in rural areas. To this end, the machines minimize power use and paper waste through low-energy LED lighting and fixed receipt lengths, as well.

The ATMs also feature NCR’s proprietary anti-skimming technology. “The ATM is increasingly becoming a global target for crime,” says Navroze Dastur, managing director of NCR India. He noted that the ability to defend against card data breaches and provide real-time notifications “will help SBI protect its brand reputation and strengthen consumer loyalty.”

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With 2016 revenues of $41 billion and assets of $300 billion (2015), State Bank of India is a government-owned FI, founded in 1955, and based in Mumbai, Maharajahtra. SBI has more than 18,000 branches in India, and is one of the country’s largest employers with more than 290,000 workers on staff.

Founded in 1884 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, NCR demonstrated its Transaction Data Manager at FinovateSpring 2016. Last month, the company introduced its cloud-based developer portal, and unveiled its new business banking app. Also in October, NCR partnered with MX to launch a new data-driven money-management platform for FIs, NCR Money Management.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Debuts: ProActive Budget
  • NCR Inks $50 Million Deal with State Bank of India

Around the web

  • Singapore-based FinGo Ventures chooses account-aggregation technology from eWise for new mobile payments and banking app.
  • Misys inks five-year licensing deal with Deutsche Bank.
  • iSignthis to provide IronFX with Paydentity services including digital KYC, payment gateway, and card tokenization.
  • Andy Rachleff returns as CEO of Wealthfront.

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

  • Financeit Recruits CFO from Capital One Canada
  • Wave Mechanics: FT Partners Report Highlights Trends Driving Rise of Insurtech

Around the web

  • Fiserv inks deal with FCTI to provide transaction processing for 8,000 ATMs in 7-Eleven convenience stores in U.S. Video of Fiserv’s recent live demo from FinovateFall is now available.
  • NCR launches cloud-based developer portal.
  • ACI Worldwide and Vocalink partner to provide real-time payments solution.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Tom Burgess, Linkable Networks founder and CEO.
  • Visions FCU signs with MX for money-management app.
  • Zopa releases its first-ever rating of a batch of securitized Zopa loans.
  • Sezzle Wins $10,000 from Securian in Minnesota Cup Startup Competition.
  • Aurionpro joins Temenos MarketPlace.
  • OnDeck launches marketing campaign featuring Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran.
  • RightCapital launches Leads, a tool to help financial advisers turn leads into clients.

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.

NCR Unveils Business Banking Mobile App

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If you are a community bank or credit union, then there’s a lot to like in the launch of Business Banking Mobile from NCR. The app brings the SaaS banking services platform to the mobile channel, giving small-and-medium FIs the ability to offer their business customers a range of services via iOS and Android devices. The solution features the user experience of Digital Insight’s Mobile Banking Apps, ensuring a familiar, retail feel, and includes TouchID and EyePrint ID biometric authentication options.

Speaking for Harborstone Credit Union (Tacoma, Washington), where the technology is in beta testing, VP of Marketing and Digital Experience Ken Bloomfield called the app “in direct alignment” with Harborstone’s commitment to providing an omnichannel experience for its business customers. SVP of Marketing Jim Huff, whose El Paso, Texas-based FirstLight FCU is piloting the new mobile app, highlighted the features that will be available to its businesses, including fund transfer, wire-transfer approval, and account notifications. He says the combination of NCR and Digital Insight helped “ensure that the product continues to evolve as financial technology evolves.”

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Left to right: Shuki Licht, senior enterprise architect at NCR, and Kimberly Preto, director of business development and alliances at Digital Insight, demonstrated Transaction Data Manager at FinovateSpring 2016.

Headquartered in Georgia, NCR demoed its Transaction Data Manager at FinovateSpring 2016. A specialist in consumer-transaction technology, NCR facilitates more than 550 million transactions a day in verticals ranging from financial services and small business to travel and telecom. Earlier this month, the company announced its partnership with six-time Finovate Best of Show winner MX with the launch of a new data-driven money-management platform, NCR Money Management. MX CEO Ryan Caldwell suggested that the collaboration, which began in the spring of 2016, was the start of an enduring partnership between the two companies. “We look forward to innovating together for many years to come,” Caldwell said.

NCR also announced a handful of development initiatives over the summer, launching a joint research effort into ATM and retail banking technology with Wells Fargo and opening a new innovation lab at its new global headquarters in Atlanta. Bill Nuti is president, CEO, and chairman.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • NCR Unveils Business Banking Mobile App.
  • Inside Expensify’s New Concierge Bot.

Around the web

  • eFinancialCareers profiles Finovate newcomer, Overbond.
  • P2Binvestor wins finance and banking PowerBook award from Denver Business Journal.
  • Taulia tops one million mark for buyer-supplier relationships in its network.
  • Intellaegis announces new chairman, Mark Floyd.
  • Human Resource Executive magazine names PayActiv among its Top HR Products of 2016.

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.