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Alumni News-- June 9, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFive Weeks to SixThirty: Accelerator Program Sets July 11th Deadline.
  • VerifyValid announced partnership with Lake Michigan Credit Union.
  • ACI Worldwide's Point to Point Encryption solution adopted by Ecentric Payment Systems in South Africa.
  • Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation column takes a look at fraud detection innovator, Rippleshot.
  • NYmag features fintech from FinovateSpring 2014.
  • E27 looks at PlayMoolah's Indiegogo campaign.
  • Cortera to bring its business credit risk management to Equipment Street's marketplace.
  • Weight Watchers selects Kony to power mobile point of sale capabilities.
  • CoinDesk interviews Fidor Bank COO Michael Maier on the Munich-based bank's decision to use Ripple Labs to move money.
  • Financial Guard, FutureAdvisor, Betterment, Jemstep, SigFig, and Wealthfront make Kiplinger's Best Online Advisory list.
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.
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  • Expensify's new mobile release now lets you use the Wingman feature on your phone.
  • InComm launches mobile platform for mobile wallet providers and merchants.
  • Heckyl opens for business in London.
  • Cortera launches new receivables management tool, Cortera Open Receivables.
  • Pymnts.com interviews Chris Larsen on how Ripple Labs simplifies B2B payments.
  • Wallaby Financial teams up with CreditCards.com to launch WalletUp.
  • FutureAdvisor raises more than $15 million; seeks to grow team.
  • Fiserv to participate in University of Connecticut Business School's Financial Accelerator Program.
  • Credit Sesame earns spot on the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Most Promising Companies list for North America.
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-F-Logo.jpgCortera now offering free Cortera Business Directory accounts.
  • Lendio announces record year-over-year revenue growth of 97% for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Zopa launches Safeguard offer that protects lenders from faulty borrowers through a fund held by a non-profit.
  • PayMyStudentLoans.com reviews ReadyForZero can help students save money in college.
  • PA Consulting Group will deliver identity verification solutions using miiCard.
  • MoneyDesktop launches new version of PFM & updates MoneyMobile app.
  • South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank is the fifth Bangladeshi bank to deploy Temenos T24 banking software.
  • Leaf announces Leaf Membership Network. Join Leaf in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • Financial Advisor introduces Finect. Come see Finect demo their technology at FinovateSpring.
  • appPicker reviews Kashoo Accounting for iPad.
  • Small Business Association of Michigan selects Billhighway Give as its mobile fundraising solution.
  • Intuit releases Android tablet banking app. Come to FinovateSpring to watch Intuit unveil its new technology.
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-- April 25, 2013

  • Bank Independent picks Jack Henry Banking's SilverLake technology for enterprise-wide automation.
  • TSYS Merchant Solutions launches Pay in Your Currency multi-currency solution.
  • CommunityLend earns spot on Branham300's Top 25 Up and Coming companies roster.
  • ID Analytics introduces new version of Credit Optics Credit Score for more insight into consumer behavior.
  • Kofax ranked a "Leader" by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave report.
  • AGBeat features Kabbage. Check them out at FinovateSpring.
  • Kony Solutions announces record year in FY2013, growing 90% YOY. Hires Abhay Parasnis as President and COO.
  • Mobile World Live takes a look at Zooz's recent funding round. Meet Zooz in San Francisco as they demo their technology as part of FinovateSpring.
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-- March 20, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFenergo releases enhanced compliance and customer onboarding support solution for FIs.
  • FIS announces seven-year agreement with FirstBank Puerto Rico for outsourcing services.
  • Fortnoff Financial reviews TradeKing.
  • The Valley Girl Show interviews Locaid CEO, Rip Gerber.
  • Creative Huddle takes a look at TransferWise as a disruptive force in banking.
  • BillGuard launches early, limited MVP testing version of iPhone app.
  • Expensify bolsters SalesForce integration by supporting FinancialForce.
  • American Banker reports Backbase launches Portal 5.4,  enhancing digital marketing to include better targeting & more.
  • Cortera launches Cortera Lookalikes to seek out new customers  that look and act like a company's existing customer base.
  • rPlan launches "rplan University", an online course to provide crucial education on investing.
  • ID Analytics launches ID Network Attributes, targeted consumer behavior insights that provide visibility into identity or transaction risk.
  • Lend Academy reports LendingClub loans being snatched up quickly (within hours).
  • PaySimple partners with CheckAlt to provide suite of payments and receivables tools to SMBs.
  • Validata to provide test case content for Temenos T24 German Banking Suite.
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-- February 27, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgappPicker reviews Pageonce - Money & Bills app.
  • BrightScope announces top finance, insurance companies with the best 401(k) plans.
  • Device Fidelity announces Incipio partnership, new line of NFC enabled cases for iPhone.
  • NerdWallet interviews Bolstr co-founders, Larry Baker and Charlie Tribbett.
  • The Monitise-powered mobile wallet from Blackberry, BBM Money, launches pilot in Indonesia.
  • Cortera Pulse wins Gold Stevie Award for new version of business intelligence solution.
  • Lighter Capital appoints Molly Greg as VP.
  • SaveUp's CEO & Co-founder Priya Haji awarded a Social Innovation Leadership Award by the World CSR Congress.
  • US News Money looks at LearnVest, FutureAdvisor, and Personal Capital.
  • Forbes speaks with Actiance CEO to learn how Socialite helps companies overcome challenges using social media.
  • Prepaid Resources adds FraudGuard security services to their BenefitsDirect Direct Deposit management solution.
  • MasterCard wins Mobile Money Innovation award at the GSMA World Congress in Barcelona, along with partners Etisalat and Oberthur Technologies.
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-F-Logo.jpgLend Acadamey reports: SocietyOne May Be the Most Innovative P2P Lender on the Planet.
  • American Banker reports: Experian providing prepaid card service provider Cardplatforms with its global authentication services.
  • ValidSoft's Secure Mobile Architecture for Real-time Transactions selected to be an integral element in Spindle's payment acceptance service.
  • Cortera's Pulse is winner of the 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Business Information Solution.
  • SumUp partners with blue solution software to integrate API into Top Reparatur.  See them demo at FinovateEurope next week.
  • Acculynk's PayLeap reaches strategic agreement with Spindle to integrate platforms.
  • IgniteSales reports 100% revenue growth for 2012.
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.
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  • Al Rajhi Bank launches online banking platform built with Backbase Portal. Come see Backbase at FinovateEurope Feb. 12 & 13.
  • Brian Madden touts Metaforic's app immune system.
  • TechCrunch reports: SigFig Crosses $50 Billion In Assets Managed Through The Platform.
  • Bloomberg reports: Fiserv Buys Open Solutions to Grow Financial Services. Come to FinovateEurope to see Fiserv's live demo.
  • Zapsibcombank launches loyalty program with technology from Compass Plus.
  • Locaid adds Cricket Wireless devices to platform.
  • Promo Codes 2013 features the top six promotions at TradeKing.
  • Visa in India deploys TSYS technologies to assist in account holder authentication.
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.
  • Cortera to open new office in Boston.
  • American Banker reports Mitek Plans Driver's License Authentication, Mobile Pay Software.
  • The Next Web reports Braintree and LightSpeed team up to launch new payment plan for merchants.
  • Finovate takes an in-depth look at Manilla's account management platform.
  • Emida partners with Global Business Services and The Mint Corporation.
  • The Currency Cloud raises $1.9 Million.
  • The WSJ takes LearnVest for a test drive.
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.
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  • InComm celebrates 21 years in the payments industry.
  • Backbase introduces My Backbase, a platform supporting integrators, partners, professionals, prospects and customers.
  • ID Analytics and iovation partner to fight online fraud.
  • Yodlee strengthens management team with three key executives.
  • The Financial Brand features SaveUp's saving gamification model.
  • Monitise announces partnership with eMerit Solutions.
  • Fenergo enhances FATCA Compliance Solution with auto-classification.
  • Cortera appoints Gary Brooks as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Entrepreneur Magazine features the success of a business recieving financing through Lighter Capital.
  • Geezeo signs Riverside Community CU.
  • TechCrunch reports: Braintree eases signup process for developers
  • Money Marketing takes an in-depth look at FinovateFall demos.
  • MyBankTracker reports MoneyDesktop launches Sleek Mobile Apps.
  • New Dutch bank uses Figlo Platform to offer online financial overview.
  • Citi using Statement Rewards from Truaxis to bring card linked offers to cardholders.
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.
  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCortera launches B2B Purchase Insights solution to enable sales, marketing & finance execs to research & understand customers.
  • American Banker reports: Guardian Analytics Offers Behavior-Based Fraud Prevention. Come to FinovateFall to check out its new technology.
  • miiCard joins Open Identity Exchange to help develop online trust standards.
  • Spa & wellness eGift cards by Spa Week available through CashStar's B2B Partner Network.
  • Verallia North America chooses Taulia to provide dynamic discounting to supplier network.
  • Commercial Business Systems & RC Olmstead partner with MoneyDesktop. Come see MoneyDesktop's live demo at FinovateFall.
  • SoMoLend launches small business competition.
  • Mashable features LearnVest. Check out their live demo at FinovateFall.
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.
Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete. 

Out of 268 alumni, 80 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in September 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 33 (41%) had more visitors in September than August. Year-over-year, 42 (52%) had traffic increases.

Private Companies

  • Seeking Alpha and Cortera had the highest traffic in September with 2.1 and 2.0 million unique visitors, respectively. Cortera also had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visits with over 1.5 more visits in 2011 than in 2010.
  • Kabbage had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 280x.
  • Weemba saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 7.5 times the number of unique visitors in September compared to August.
  • SmartCredit.com had the highest increase in number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 126,000.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was August 2011
2) Sears Credit Score is powered by CreditKarma.com
3) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue

Public companies

  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 7 times the number of visitors this year than last year.
  • Intuit had a notable increase in number of unique, year-over-year visitors, increasing by 300,000 visits.
  • Check Point had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 41% more visitors in September than in August.
PublicWebTrafficSeptember2.jpgSource: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 26, 2011

1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = not measurable
4. t= tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.
Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete

Out of 268 alumni, 75 had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in August 2011 and are included in the tables below. Of those, 41 (55%) had more visitors in August than July. Year-over-year, 45 (60%) had traffic increases.

Private Companies

  • Seeking Alpha -- the most-trafficked in August with 2.5 million unique visitors -- also had the highest increase in number of unique month-over-month visits with 300,000 more visits in August than in July.
  • Budgettracker.com saw the highest monthly growth percentage with more than 6.5 times the number of unique visitors in August compared to July.
  • Betterment had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, up 88x.
  • Cortera had the highest number of unique year-over-year visitors, growing by 1.5 million. 
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Source: Compete.com retrieved week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011
2) Truaxis was formerly BillShrink
4) Kasasa is powered by BancVue
5) Checkingfinder.com is powered by BancVue

Public Companies

  • Fiserv had the highest month-over-month percent growth, with 50% more visitors.
  • CheckFree had the highest percentage growth year-over-year, with over 5 times the number of visitors.
  • S1 also had a high percentage growth year-over-year, doubling its visitors.
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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of October 3, 2011
1) The previous month recorded was July 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 268 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = Not measurable
4. t= Tie
5. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.
Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of Finovate alums using data from Web-analytics company Compete

Out of 255 alumni, 59 (23%) had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in July 2011 (see tables below). Of those, 19 (32%) had more visitors than in the previous month and 25 (42%) were flat. Year-over-year, 26 (44%) had an increase, 10 (17%) were flat, and 23 (39%) were down. 

Private Companies
Notable successes:
  • Seeking Alpha had the most traffic in July with more than 2 million unique visitors.
  • eToro saw the highest monthly growth percentage with 3 times the number of unique visitors in July compared to June.
  • Bundle had the highest increase in number of unique month-over-month visits, with 450,000 more visitors in July than in June.
  • eRollover had the highest percent year-over-year traffic increase, with 260,000 more visitors from last July. 
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Source: Compete.com retrieved week of August 15, 2011
1. The previous month recorded was May 2011
2. Sears Credit Score is powered by CreditKarma.com
3. Kasasa is powered by BancVue

Public Companies
Notable successes:
  • PayPal had the highest number of U.S. visitors in July, with more than 30 million visitors.
  • Jack Henry & Associates saw the highest monthly growth with twice as many visitors in July than June.
  • Wipro Technologies had the highest year-over-year growth, with 3 times as many visitors this year compared to last year.
  • FIS Global and Online Resources also doubled their traffic compared to last year. 

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Source: Compete.com retrieved the week of August 15, 2011
1. The previous month recorded was May 2011.
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Notes:
1. We reviewed 255 Finovate alumni. Only those with at least 10,000 unique visitors in July are listed. 
3. NM = Not measurable
4. Compete estimates online visitors based on the activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic and may undercount at-work usage.

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Last week, AlwaysOn released its 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies List that represents the top emerging companies Worldwide. Twelve Finovate Alumni were selected:
  • BillFloat
  • Bling Nation
  • Boku
  • Cardlytics
  • ClairMail
  • Expensify
  • IDAnalytics
  • Lending Club
  • SecondMarket
  • Wikinvest
  • Wonga
  • Yodlee
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In other Alumni News:

Aptys Solutions
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Aptys Solutions announced that the ACH functionality in its PayLogics payment platform provides same-day settlement. Link 

Balance Financial
  • Balance Financial launched Balance Certified Pro, a new software that is geared toward professionals. Link
  • Balance Financial released an iPhone App. Link
BillGuard
TechCrunch reported that BillGuard's "Anti-virus for Bills" is now completely free for users. Link

BrightScope
CNNMoney's article, Simplify Your Retirement Savings, pointed to BrightScope to provide a clear understanding of retirement savings. Link

ChargeSmart
ChargeSmart announced that its Bill Payments customers can now pay many of their utility bills with an American Express card. Link

Continuity Control
Continuity Control raised $1.1 million in financing from convertible promissory notes and warrants. Link

Cortera
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The Miami Herald reported that Cortera's Risk Data and Reporting is now an SAP-endorsed business solution. Link

Cortal Consors
Institutional Investor ranked Oliver Le Grand, CEO of Cortal Consors, number 13 of 50 in its Tech 50 ranking of financial tech leaders and innovators. Link

Credit Karma
Credit Karma's new feature, Credit Alerts is available for free to the first 200 people to click the link. Link

Credit Sesame
The Hands On Home Buyer blog recommended Credit Sesame for its interactive property taxes tool. Link

Currensee
The Business Insider reported that Currensee plans to launch its Trade Leaders program in China. Link

Dwolla
  • The E-News publication, Business Record, commented on Dwolla's positive impact on Iowa's startup culture. Link
  • Financial Plus Credit Union adopted Dwolla's FiSync integration. Link
Dynamics
Dynamics revealed its angel investors in Series A and Series B funding rounds. Link

Guardian Analytics
  • American Banker reported that Guardian Analytics is planning to launch an outsourced fraud prevention service that will help financial institutions meet new FFIEC guidelines. Link
  • Guardian Analytics introduced its FraudDESK service to provide fraud analytics support to financial institutions. Link
  • Guardian Analytics is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday that will explore FFIEC guidance. Link
iPay Technologies
iPay Technologies helped Generations Community Federal Credit Union increase bill pay adoption and its number of transactions. Link

Lending Club
  • San Francisco ABC News Channel 7 explained the benefits of P2P loans from Lending Club. Link
  • Finextra news blog discussed Lending Club's success. Link
  • American Banker reported that, in June, Lending Club saw an increase of 7% in loans originated that totaled a record $20 million. Link

Lodo Software
The Silicon Prairie News reported that Lodo Software is seeking to raise $5 million in a round of Series D funding. Link

mFoundry
Columbia Credit Union announced that it deployed mFoundry's mBanking, a mobile banking platform. Link

Mitek
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MSN Money reported that Mitek Systems began a NASDAQ market listing on July 14th, and is trading under the symbol MITK. Link

Monitise 
  • CNBC reported that Monitise's ReliaCard will be offered to U.S. Bank's Visa cardholders in some states. Link
  • Monitise, US Bank, and FIS announced that they are planning to offer a mobile app for Visa's ReliaCard users. Link
Prosper
  • San Francisco's ABC News Channel 7 explained the benefits of P2P loans from Prosper. Link
  • Finextra news blog discussed Prosper's success with its P2P lending service. Link

Q2ebanking
Q2ebanking's director of security solutions, Ward Howell, published an article detailing a Credit Union's perspective of the FFIEC guidelines in The Credit Union Times. Link

Receivables Exchange
Institutional Investor ranked Justin Brownhill and Nicolas Perkin, Co-Founders of The Receivables Exchange, as number 42 of 50 in its Tech 50 ranking of financial tech leaders and innovators. Link

Standard Chartered
Institutional Investor ranked Jan Verplancke, CIO of Standard Chartered, as number 37 of 50 in its Tech 50 ranking of financial tech leaders and innovators. Link

TILE Financial
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Daily Finance interviewed Amy Butte, CEO of TILE Financial. Link

TradeKing
TradeKing announced the public availability of its API. Link

Tyfone 
CoVantage Credit Union chose to implement Tyfone's mobile wallet solution. Link

Zopa 
  • Zopa founder Giles Andrews was interviewed on BBC's The Bottom Line. Link
  • Finextra news blog discussed Zopa's success as a P2P lending service. Link

Each month we survey the Web-traffic performance of our alums, using data from Web-analytics company Compete to review the sites they operate. 

Out of 255 alumni, 62 (24%) had more than 10,000 unique U.S. visitors in May 2011 (see tables below). Of the 62 reviewed, 25 (40%) had fewer visitors than in the previous month and 28 (45%) saw a decline year-over-year.

Private Companies
The 44 private companies are as follows:

Notable successes:

  • Cortera saw the highest number of unique U.S. visitors in May, with almost 2 million hits.
  • HelloWallet experienced the greatest month-over-month growth, with more than four times as many visitors.
  • Betterment saw its traffic increase an impressive 38 times from May of last year.

Private Finovate Alumni With More Than 10,000 Unique Visitors in May 2011

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Source: Compete.com retrieved June 29, 2011

Public Companies
The 18 public companies are as follows:

Notable successes:

  • PayPal experienced the highest number of U.S. visitors in May, with over 32 million visitors.
  • TransUnion Interactive saw the highest month-over-month growth with more than two times the number of visitors in May than in April.
  • Sybase 365 experienced the highest year-over-year growth, with its traffic up almost 80% from last year.

Public Finovate Alumni With More Than 10,000 Unique Visitors in May 2011 

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Source: Compete.com retrieved June 29, 2011

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Notes:

1. We reviewed 255 unique sites. Data was unavailable or irrelevant for 201 sites because: 

  • They had been acquired.
  • They were no longer available online.
  • They were not covered by Compete for various reasons (including some that were not U.S. domestic companies).
  • The number of unique visits was too small to be considered accurate.
  • They were subdomains of larger websites.

2. Numbers have been rounded to three significant digits.

3. The charts include companies that did not have measurable traffic in May 2011, indicated by "N/A."

4. Compete draws its information from the online activity of a panel of more than 2 million U.S. Internet users. It is only an estimate of traffic, and may undercount at-work usage.

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Backbase

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Backbase will provide TCS Bank in Russia with a website integration solution through Bank 2.0 Portal. Link


Bill.com

Bill.com rolled out Sage Peachtree Sync, software for controlling bill payment and management. Link


BrightScope

BrightScope released its second annual list of the Atlanta-based companies with the best 401k plans. Link


CashEdge

CashEdge expanded Popmoney service by adding Popmoney for Prepaid. It also announced a partnership with TxVia. Link 

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Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point was listed on Acadian Asset Management's Top 15 Buys list.  Link


Cortera

Cortera announced a new version of its PULSE app, a customer monitoring service. The new version will add Growth Clues alert.  Link


DebtGoal

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DebtGoal hired Igor Vaks, former Experian CIO, as new COO. Link


eToro

eToro emerged as the preferred platform for building forex wealth through web trading.  Link


Expensify

Expensify advertised on giant billboard in the Bay Area. Link


Fiserv

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Fiserv announced improvements to its Relationship Rewards. Link


ID Analytics

CoreLogic partnered with ID Analytics to integrate ID Network with LoanSafe Fraud Manager. Link


ID Analytics will host Advance 2011, its 9th Consumer Risk Management Conference, this September.  Link


IP Commerce

IP Commerce recently raised another round of funding. Link

Lending Club

Lending Club issued a record high of $17.5M loans in April. It is the 4th record month in the past 5. Link


Lending Club won Webby Award for the Banking/ Bill Paying category. Link


Mint 

Mint won Webby Awards for the Financial Services category. Link


MoneyAisle

MoneyAisle launched live auctions for unsecured personal loans to help consumers across a wide range of credit scores. Link


PayNearMe

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PayNearMe raised $16M in funding from new and current investors. Link




Plastyc

Plastyc won a patent for improved online payment methods. Link

Prosper

Prosper increased loan volume by more than 50% compared to 3 months ago, issuing over $5M in new loans in April. Link


Yodlee

Yodlee is looking into developing mobile apps with new "FinApp Store" strategy. Link

Here are our news updates for the week of July 11, 2010. To get our updates real-time, follow us here.

Acculynk's pin debit software powers the PULSE home debit pin pad technology. The PULSE technology will allow financial institutions to issue bank-branded home pin pads to  consumers for online purchases. http://bit.ly/finovate7151  

Blippy can now import purchase receipts direct from your Gmail inbox. Don't worry, you'll still get to approve them before they post to the world. http://bit.ly/finovate7162  

California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) selects BrightScope to analyze teachers portfolios. BrightScope's "On Target Index" will be used to benchmark portfolios in this optional retirement plan for Calif. teachers. http://yhoo.it/finovate7142  

Cortera releases study showing businesses are experiencing better cash-flow. Businesses are being paid nearly one week faster, the fastest in two years. http://bit.ly/finovate7131

eRollover raises $1 million from Imlay. This investment was announced previously, but the amount was undisclosed. http://bit.ly/finovate7132

Kapitall's platform can be used for a portfolio contest! See details here: http://bit.ly/finovate7143  

Kasasa has full-page ad on the back of this month's issue of ICBA's Independent Banker 

Mshift and CashEdge team with Patelco Credit Union (San Francisco) for Popmoney person-to-person electronic funds transfers -- Patelco users can send funds via text or MMS message from a mobile device. http://bit.ly/finovate141 

OnPoint Community Credit Union finds that Tyfone mobile adoption has grown much faster than expected. Monthly enrollment of mobile banking grows an average 20% per month. http://bit.ly/finovate7111  

Powered by Jwaala, Michigan First Credit Union now includes Twitter direct messages as a "mobile alert" option. Members can receive account alerts via Twitter DM, email and text: 31% of members are active users of the mobile alerts system. http://bit.ly/finovate7144  

TradeKing hires CIO. Dan Raju was formerly the senior technology executive at Associated Press. http://bit.ly/finovate7133 

Visa invests more in Monitise, now owns 14.4%. Monitise's shares increased 12% as consumers responded to the news on July 13. http://bit.ly/finovate7161

FinovateSpring 2010 LogoJust a quick reminder that the early-bird ticket prices for FinovateSpring 2010 (May 11, San Francisco) will expire at the end of March (less than 2 days from now). If you register by March 31, you'll save $100 on your ticket and lock in your spot to see debuts and demos of dozens of new financial and banking technological innovations. 

We've handpicked an amazing list of companies to demo their latest including:

Tickets are selling well with hundreds of registered attendees from great organizations like: 

  • AARP
  • BNP Paribas
  • CBS
  • Experian
  • Google
  • Intuit
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Tower Group
  • USAA
  • Visa
  • Aite
  • Capital One
  • Celent
  • Filene
  • H&R Block
  • Jack Henry
  • Motley Fool
  • Target
  • PayPal
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • Alliant Credit Union
  • Canaan Partners
  • Discover
  • Forrester Research
  • ING DIRECT
  • Highland Capital
  • Javelin Research
  • NY Times
  • TransUnion
  • Venrock
  • Wired Magazine

FinovateSpring is one of our twice-yearly showcases of the best new ideas in banking and financial technology. The show is built around a unique blend of fast-paced demos of actual technology (no slides!) and high-quality networking with an audience of senior FI executives, fintech entrepreneurs, VCs, press, industry analysts and bloggers. It's an awesome environment to find your next competitive edge.

Don't miss out on the early-bird price on your ticket to this great show. Register now!

P.S. Online Banking Report subscribers are entitled to an extra discount to our Finovate conferences. Email me to get it.


ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

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We're very pleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming FinovateSpring 2010 conference. Taking place on Tuesday May 11 in San Francisco, the conference will showcase dozens of handpicked companies debuting and demoing their latest and greatest fintech innovations. The quality of the new ideas that will be demoed on stage is very high this year and we're incredibly excited to showcase them to you.

The demoing companies selected (that we can reveal so far) are:

These companies will be showcased to an audience of senior financial/banking/credit union executives, influential press, industry analysts, venture capitalists, bloggers, tech companies and entrepreneurs.

A sampling of the great organizations already registered to attend includes: AARP, Aite, Alliant Credit Union, BNP Paribas, Capital One, Celent, Discover, Experian, Fidelity, Filene, Forrester Research, Google, Highland Capital, Intuit, Javelin Strategy, Jack Henry, Mechanics Bank, Motley Fool, NY Times, PayPal, Tower Group, USAA, US Bank, Venrock, Wells Fargo, and Wired Magazine.

We'd love to have you join us at the spring event and watch the future of finance/banking unfold onstage. If you register today you'll save $100 via the early-bird ticket discount. Please note that the early-bird prices expire at the end of this month and space is limited so lock in your spot now!


ericphoto.jpgEric Mattson is CEO of Online Financial Innovations, the parent company of NetBanker, Online Banking Report and the Finovate Conference Series. He can be reached at eric@netbanker.com.

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