Finovate Alumni News

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  • Finovate Debuts: Juvo’s Identity Scoring Builds Credit for the Underserved.

Around the web

  • Techfoliance features Dyme, Personetics, and Finn.ai.
  • Cryptocoins news examines LendingRobot’s new automated hedge fund.
  • The CardLinx Association unveils Microsoft-developed, open source, card-linking software available to public.
  • Capital One forges strategic partnership with Bill.com and Gusto to develop financial management tools for SMEs.

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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Trustly

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FE2017-V2-wdateA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateEurope on the 7 and 8 of February 2017 in London. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Trustly makes paying directly from your online bank account fast, simple, and secure. Trustly’s newest product, Direct Debit, solves credit card woes for recurring payments.

Why it’s great
Credit cards expire, get lost, or get stolen–your bank account doesn’t! Trustly Direct Debit is a new solution for reducing churn related to recurring payments.

Presenters

Märta Viberg, Head of Product and Consumer Risk
As head of product and consumer risk at Trustly, Viberg leads the development of new products and prioritizes new features. Prior to Trustly, she worked in risk at Klarna.
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Josef Darmark, Chief Product Officer
As chief product officer, Josef leads the development of Trustly’s bank payment services. Prior to Trustly, he worked at Betsson, Betsafe and H&M.
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Finovate Alumni News

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  • NuData Security Brings Behavioral Biometrics to Arvato Financial Services”

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Around the web

  • Token signs memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fidor Bank for digital payments.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews Nick Thomas, cofounder of Finicity, in the wake of his company’s latest funding round.
  • Aerospike announces 100% year-over-year bookings growth.
  • Touch Bank to deploy FraudNet, online fraud prevention technology from Experian.
  • More than 100,000 customers of Avanza Bank have used Trustly’s real-time deposit service since the two companies forged a partnership last year.
  • Dashlane joins two-factor authentication awareness campaign, #TurnOn2FA.
  • Cortera Decisions‘ credit scorecard capability is now available through Boost, its self-service tool that gives businesses insights on their customers and prospects.
  • TickSmith’s TickVault Big Data management platform is compatible with Thomson Reuters Tick History.
  • NIIT Technologies partners with a top-ranked retirement plan provider to manage their legacy systems.
  • Arxan Technologies wins six industry IoT security awards.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • “The Best of FinovateAsia 2016 in Photos
  • “Sezzle Raises Seed Funding Ahead of Shopify Debut”

Around the web

  • PayNearMe to power cash payments at Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
  • IBM to launch 4 new data centers in the U.K.
  • NYMBUS partners with QTS Realty Trust to enable financial institutions to move legacy core systems to NYMBUS’s private cloud.
  • Compass Plus enabled processing center Quipu to reach 100% service availability in 2015.
  • PYMNTS.com takes a look at the challenges facing Prosper and its incoming CEO David Kimball.
  • Trustly hires new Head of People Operations, Ulrica Falkenberg.
  • HVAC manufacturer Mestek to offer Student Loan Genius benefit via Prudential.
  • Lighter Capital ranked #4 in Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of fastest-growing private companies in Washington state.

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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  • FinDEVr Silicon Valley: When You’re a Dev, You’re a Dev All the Way
  • DriveWealth Brings Robo-advisory to Latin America in New Partnership with Alkanza. See DriveWealth make its FinDEVr debut next week at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016.

Around the web

  • Personetics launches Chatbot Bootcamp.
  • Klarna unveils online retailer financing.
  • ACI Worldwide to provide back-end tech for TransferWise’s integration into the Faster Payments Scheme.

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.

Trustly Taps Oscar Berglund as New CEO

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Swedish payments company Trustly announced that the man who served as both the company’s CFO and Deputy CEO, Oscar Berglund, has been appointed CEO. Carl Wilsson, Trustly-co-founder and CEO, will take a new role as VP of Business Development, where he will specialize on strategic product development and implementation.

Saying that this was the “right time” to pass the torch to someone he’d worked with for more than six years, Wilsson said the company was now on a path that would “support a continued high-growth journey.” Andreas Bernstrom, chairman of the company’s board, praised Wilsson’s decision to shift to “a more focused, growth-oriented role” and called his replacement, Oscar Berglund, “a key contributor to the company’s development.”

Oscar Berglund arrived at Trustly in January 2013 from Alpcot Capital Management, where he spent five oscarberglundyears as a portfolio manager. Before that, Berglund was a financial analyst and later an associate at Goldman Sachs in the firm’s investment banking division. A veteran of the Swedish Army, where he earned the rank of 2nd lieutenant, Berglund holds an MS in economics and business administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.

“We are in the very beginning of our journey, and I look forward to continue working with the rest of the team in servicing our customers with Trustly’s unique payment solutions,” Berglund said. “I am delighted that Trustly will continue to benefit fully from Carl’s expertise and experience as we together with the rest of our colleagues drive the company forward.”

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Trustly demonstrated its technology at FinovateEurope 2013. The company’s news comes just a month after it announced a partnership with Nordnet Bank, giving the Nasdaq-listed bank access to Trustly’s European instant payments platform which will give customers greater control over their savings and investments. At the beginning of September, Trustly launched its Direct Debit solution, and in August, the company was recognized by CoinTelegraph as one of the “10 hottest Nordic fintech startups.”

Finovate Alumni News

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  • AnchorID Brings Custom Authentication to Credit Unions
  • FinovateFall 2016 Best of Show Winners Announced
  • Trustly Taps Oscar Berglund as New CEO
  • FinovateFall 2016: Live from the Twitterverse

Around the web

  • Kantox launches dynamic hedging to help monitor currency risk in real-time.
  • FIS brings its Cardless Cash solution to CO-Op Financial Services.

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Finovate Alumni News

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  • PayNearMe Powering Cash Payments for Comcast
  • Lendio by the Numbers: $250 Million in Loans to 10,000+ Small Businesses
  • Azimo Launches Money Transfers on Facebook Messenger
  • Dwolla Launches New Dashboard for White-Label Partners

Around the web

  • Trustly announces new partnership with Nordnet Bank to speed new customer onboarding.
  • Sberbank adds brokerage services to its online system.
  • Wealthfront upgrades its Android app, adding PIN and fingerprint lock and support for IRA contributions.
  • TipRanks launches new feature to allow users to Import their Online Brokerage Portfolio to TipRanks.
  • The International Swaps and Derivatives Association and Markit launch ISDA Amend 2.0.

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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  • MaxMyInterest Celebrates Third Anniversary with Support for TD Bank
  • Twilio to Help Amazon Web Services Deliver SMS Messages

Around the web

  • Trustly processed 14 million transactions in 2015 worth €1.7 billion.
  • efinancialcareers profiles Jonathan Larkin, Quantopian‘s new CIO.
  • Forbes looks at how Intuit QuickBooks is hiring app developers to help it improve the user experience.
  • Tinkoff Bank joins Russian payment-processing companies to form blockchain consortium.
  • Swiss Finance Startups features Qumram as its startup of the month.

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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  • Best of Show Winner Quid to Open London Office.
  • Reverse Takeover IPO Places ayondo on the Singapore Exchange.
  • Sezzle Scoops Up $500,000 Investment from Brussels-based E-Merge.
  • MX Adds Cash Flow Feature to MoneyDesktop Platform.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Markit Agrees to Acquire Prism Valuation.

Around the web

  • Australia’s Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to deploy cloud development platform from IBM.
  • itBit and Euroclear announce plans to use blockchain technology to provide a settlement service for the London gold market.
  • Trulioo expands to South America as part of Canada’s Fintech Mission to Brazil.
  • IBS Intelligence features Yoyo Wallet as startup of the month.
  • Payworks extends Stripe POS integration effort.
  • Trustly opens London office and hires General Manager from Worldpay.

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.