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Alumni News-- August 4, 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.jpgOink adds payment solutions provider Merchant e-Solutions to its Channel Partner program.
  • American Banker takes a look at Credit Karma's plan to provide free, weekly credit reports to its 25+ million members.
  • Allied Payment Network announces 99.2% read success rate when processing payments via PicturePay.
  • Intuit to acquire tax filing software startup, KDK Software.
  • MorningStar's Christine Benz interviews MaxMyInterest founder, Gary Zimmerman. See MaxMyInterest at FinovateFall 2014 in New York.
  • EZBOB reports boost in client volume.
  • Wall Street & Technology talks gamification and compliance training with True Office.
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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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateEurope 2014.

Making their way to the stage now is EZBOB, a web-based, fully-automated lending platform for SMEs.

"EZBOB's lending platform was initially designed to provide an automated funding solution for online retailers, such as people operating online shops on eBay, Amazon, or those using PayPal.

"At Finovate EZBOB is launching their new proprietary platform (EZ10.1), which allows for any of the 5 million SMEs in the UK to apply online in minutes and find out how much funding is available to them.

"Now, all business applicants will enjoy EZBOB's USP, which is a short online application with an automated lending decision and instant funding of up to 50,000 pounds."

Presenting Nimrod Kaplan (COO) and Tomer Guriel (CEO & Co-Founder)

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Product Launch:
February 11, 2014
Metrics: £6 million raised, 15 employees
Product Distribution Strategy: Direct to Business (B2B)

HQ: London, UK
Founded: November 2011
Website: ezbob.com

Finovate Alumni News-- July 1, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgCorduro teams up with LendUp to provide loans to help pay for medical expenses.
  • Entrepreneur Handbook reports on EZBOB's 12-month loan for online retailers.
  • CrowdFundBeat features SeedInvest and its new feature, SeedInvest Groups.
  • TSYS announces completion of NetSpend acquisition.
  • Banking Technology takes a look at LICUOS and the company's win of Innotribe Startup Disrupt at Next Bank Madrid.
  • SafetyPay and GlobalCollect partner to advance secure Int'l payment solutions to over 300 million consumers.
  • Navallo.net interviews BillGuard CEO Yaron Samid.
  • SecondMarket expands into Bitcoin.
  • Virtual Piggy teams up with Live Gamer.
  • AG Beat describes why Kabbage and other alternative lenders will remain prevalent.
  • miiCard wins award for Technology Innovation in Financial Services at the 2013 ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards in Glasgow.
  • BlinkMobile Interactive announces partner agreement with Linktech Solutions.
  • Pymnts.com interviews CSI Enterprises CEO, Keith Stone, on recent updates to the company's globalVcard 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-F-Logo.jpgVirtual Piggy grows to over a quarter million users.
  • TrustedID launches new service to help protect AARP members from identity theft.
  • Lendio launches new small business resource center to give business owners access to products and services to help grow their businesses.
  • Geezeo advances social finances by launching Friend and Feed tools.
  • FreeAgent launches Invoice-o-matic, a free online invoicing tool for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • EZBOB announces new, 12-month business loan with decreasing rate over term.
  • Realty Mogul featured in Herald-Tribune column on bringing real estate investing "to the masses."
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-- June 10, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgThe Oakland Tribune's Inside Bay Area profiles OneID founder and CTO Steve Kirsch.
  • EZBOB adds variable lengths, longer periods, lower interest, and loyalty discounts on its loans.
  • Realty Mogul co-founder and CEO Jilliene Helman talks crowdfunding and real estate investing.
  • MicroStrategy business intelligence solution, MicroStrategy Express named a finalist at 2013 American Business Awards.
  • Newfination interviews Jilliene Helman, co-founder and CEO of Realty Mogul.
  • SF Gate blog looks at Personal Capital, Wealthfront, and FutureAdvisor.
  • Newfination interviews Kristoffer Lawson, Holvi CEO, on replacing your bank with Holvi.
  • Mortgagebot launches MortgageMarvel site to help consumers shop for mortgages.
  • CNET interviews Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche on recent funding and future growth.
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek takes a look at the business of Google Wallet.
  • Intellaegis's masterQueue technology helps catch wanted fugitive.
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-- June 3, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgGMC Software announces the availability of its Customer Service Correspondence automated platform for "point-of-need" communications.
  • Commonection reviews Check (formerly Pageonce).
  • InComm launches Cashtie, an API that links retail cash payments via existing POS to software applications.
  • TIO Networks Expands Bill Payment Services into Louisiana Through Partnership With City of Ruston.
  • Intelliresponse reflects on its experience at FinovateSpring 2103.
  • BlinkMobile signs distributors in Brazil and South Africa.
  • Linkable Networks Named Winner of 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Award.
  • Devin Miller talks about Balance Financial in this Newfination video interview.
  • Tyfone to Launch SideTap MicroSD Card Versions for Contactless Payments Market.
  • ThreatMetrix Launches Intelligence Network to Detect Malicious Web Activity.
  • Jemstep Launches Update Giving You More "Buy" Choices.
  • The Financial Brand lists 7 reasons to love GoBank.
  • Terapeak talks about how its Insights API helps EZBOB help UK merchants.
  • Temenos announces TripleA private banking and wealth management solution to work on other databases.
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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With 300 fintech innovators already taking advantage of Yodlee's 10-month old accelerator program, the company's sights are set on still more companies coming on board. In fact, Yodlee anticipates growth of more than 50% by the end of the year.

One of the key features of the program is free access to Yodlee's API, which brings with it the ability to draw from a wealth of financial data, from bank accounts to rewards campaigns. Program companies have taken this data and run with it, building everything from eWallets to new lending services.

Aside from its role in "paying it forward" (fintech edition), Yodlee has been a very successful outfit in its own right. The company has more than 40 million users and $100 million in capital, with 20% of its customers coming from outside the United States.

It's worth pointing out that Yodlee's accelerated startups include a handful of Finovate alumni such as EZBOB and FreeAgent (both companies fresh from appearances at FinovateEurope). Other alumni taking advantage of Yodlee's platform include Credit Karma, Xero, and LearnVest.

Success with the accelerator program, which was launched in May 2012, may be what has encouraged the company to launch its API incubator program to cater to a different subset of startups. So far, Yodlee has been able to incubate 10 companies, including Finovate alumn, Planwise.

Yodless was last on the Finovate stage in September 2012 as part of FinovateFall in New York. Watch a demo of Yodlee in action here, as they present their small business platform.

Finovate Alumni News-- March 26, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTransferWise featured in HuffPost Students United Kingdom.
  • EZBOB investor John Garfield profiled in The Telegraph.
  • Money.co.uk compares money transfers through Azimo.
  • Fiserv partners with Romania-based Eutron Invest to provide Cash and Logistics solution portfolio to the Romanian market.
  • Forbes looks at the "best of the best" debt crowdfunders including Lending Club, Prosper, Zopa, SoMoLend, Rebirth Financial.
  • SecureKey announced availability of its cloud-based briidge.net identity and authentication platform.
  • ID Analytics introduces fraud detection solutions for online retailers.
  • The Globe and Mail lists Expensify as 1 of 5 apps that take the bumps out of business travel.
  • Petter Made, co-founder and COO of SumUp, talks about the advantages of Dublin as a base for business.
  • Credit Union Times reports: Fiserv launches SpotPay.
  • Finextra reports G&D and PayPal team on pre-paid mobile top-ups in Brazil.
  • Practical eCommerce takes a look at Klarna Invoice for OSC programs.
  • CSI's globalVCard wins top entrepreneurial prize at 2013 Innovation Project.
  • Newfination interviews CurrencyFair's Brett Meyers.
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.

FinovateEurope 2013 in the Press

Here's a look at some of the press coverage we received from FinovateEurope last week:

AllFacebook
Money-Transfer Service Azimo Integrates with Facebook
By David Cohen

American Banker
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Cardlytics Brings Offers, Rewards to Bank Customers on Facebook
by Mary Wisniewski

True Office, Thomson Reuters Partner to Offer Gamified Compliance Apps
by Mary Wisniewski

Backbase blog
Backbase Unveils Amazon-like Digital Marketing Module at FinovateEurope 2013
by Prue Duggan

Bank Marketing Strategy
Moven From Mobile Banking to Mobile Money
by Jim Marous

Bankier.pl
mBank idzie za ciosem i pokazuje kolejne nowości
by Michał Kisiel 

Nowy mBank zapowiada mOkazje i przelewy wysyłane jak wiadomości

Banking Technology
Finovate Europe sees arrival of the Old Guard
by David Bannister

Temenos debuts LiveDesigner at Finovate Europe
by David Bannister

BankNXT
Finovate Europe 2013: Bank to the Future
by Auke Douwe

Berliner Morgenpost
SumUp will traditionelle Kassen abschaffen
by Jürgen Stüber

Computer World
Gamification trend could save banks from huge compliance fines
by Matthew Finnegan

Credit Union Times
Mobile Banking by Voice Next Up? Print Preview 
by Robert McGarvey

Datamonitor 
Finantix takes mobile banking to the next level

Ebests.com
Fresh from a $30m funding round, Kabbage looks beyond the US to launch its loans platform for UK SMEs
by Paul Sawers

SumUp demos its latest mobile-payments tech for Europe: Order a coffee simply by saying your name
by Paul Sawers

El Economista
BBVA participa en FinovateEurope entre ´startups´ europeas

El País blog
Móvil y banca en España
by Álvaro Martín Enríquez

Financial Times
Eye-opening options
by Peter Williams

Money app aimed at Facebook users
by Duncan Robinson

Triumph of technology
by Peter WIlliams

Finextra
Moven gears up for launch

Temenos unveils LiveDesigner tool for Web application development

The Currency Cloud API integrated into Salesforce and Sage 50

Forrester blog
Finovate Europe 2013: Bank to the Future
by Auke Douwe Veenstra

Finovate Europe 2013: Digital Financial Innovation
by Benjamin Ensor

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The Currency Cloud's unique cross-border-payments-a-service capability available for leading enterprise software 

GoMo News
UK startup debuts mobile money app for Facebook
by Dave Evans

ICT journal
Huit innovations financières primées à Finnovate
by Hélène Lelièvre

Temenos étend sa gamme de solutions pour l'expérience utilisateur
by Bastien Brodard

Intelligent HQ
#Finovate NOW a new generation of Social Bankers
by Hayden Richards

FinTech News: #Finovate, #Gamification trends
by Hayden Richards

International Business Times
Sharing Money On Facebook Just Got Easier: Should Banks And PayPal Be Worried?
by Christopher Zara

Mapa Research
Finovate Day One Round Up
by Paul Merry

Finovate Day Two
by Joshua Grant

Money Marketing
Ian McKenna: New tech will drive down costs
by Ian McKenna

PandoDaily
Moven gives sneak peek of new mobile banking app
by Hamish McKenzie

Payments Journal
Kabbage Extends Its Small Business Funding Model To the UK

Payments Source
Cardlytics Searches for Issuer Adoption on Facebook
by John Adams

PR Web
Meniga Awarded its Second "Best of Show" Trophy at Finovate

Programmable Web
Integrate Cross-border, International Payments Processing with Currency Cloud's XBPConnect API
by Eric Carter

Puls Biznesu blog
Taki będzie Nowy mBank
by EUGENIUSZ TWARÓG

RFP Connect
SAGE SA To Introduce BlackSwan Financial Platform at FinovateEurope 2013

Shiny, Shiny
Azimo lets you transfer money to your Facebook friends
By beccacaddy

Tamebay
Ezbob to expand to the US
By Chris Dawson

Kabbage announces UK launch at Finovate EU
by Chris Dawson

TechCrunch
Kabbage Brings Data-Focused Online Merchant Lending To The UK
by Leena Rao

Social Money Transfer Service Azimo Adds Facebook Integration To Squeeze Western Union
by Steve O'Hear

Telegraph
Now you can use Facebook for international currency transfers
By Justin Harper

The Next Web
Cardlytics' transaction-linked ads for bank statements to get Facebook integration, as EU launch nears
by Paul Sawers

Open Bank Project aims to bring financial transparency to organizations with an API and Web 2.0
by Paul Sawers

P2P FX platform CurrencyFair announces $500m of transactions so far,
and vies fo $1bn in 2013 alone
By Paul Sawers

SumUp demos its latest mobile-payments tech for Europe: Order a coffee simply by saying your name
by Paul Sawers

TICBeat
BBVA triunfa con Stockbuzz, una app que analiza el IBEX35 en Twitter
by Miriam Castellanos

Travolution
Azimo claims first with Facebook funds transfer service
By Travolution

VentureBeat
Kabbage brings its quick fix loans to UK merchants
by Christina Farr

Thanks to everyone who came and helped make this year's FinovateEurope the biggest yet.
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We will continue to add to this list throughout the next few weeks as new coverage is published. If we are missing press coverage or if you would like to add to the list, please contact julie@finovate.com with the link.

Finovate Alumni News -- February 19, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgRescuecom highlights TransferWise as low cost, currency conversion option.
  • Acculynk's Payzur brings person-to-person payments to consumers on PULSE debit/ATM network.
  • Compass Plus helps Russian-based FI SwitchMaster reach processing benchmark.
  • ekmPowershop announces partnership with EZBOB.
  • American Banker reports: Planwise to Participate in Yodlee's Incubator Program.
  • BillHighway hires new CFO.
  • Arroweye Solutions reports 40% growth due to 175% uptick in open loop card production, added 27 new clients in 2012.
  • Bill.com to provide Frantopia with accounting services.
  • Prosper unveils new protection for lenders.
  • The Next Web reports: Tradeshift adds support for accounting services Sage and Kashflow, helping businesses get paid.
  • Forbes considers how SoMoLend provides capital to small businesses.
  • VentureBeat reports SecondMarket is partnering with CircleUp to allow investors to invest in up-and-coming consumer product businesses.
  • Thomaston Savings Bank selects Q2ebanking's full suite of ebanking solutions.
  • HiddenLevers launches portfolio stress testing app to help advisors generate leads.
  • Fiserv awarded Best-in-Class rating in 2012 Anti-Money Laundering Technology Review.
  • Gifting app Wrapp selects Braintree to power payments.
  • Pageonce adds person-to-person payment functionality to mobile app.
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.
This post is a part of our live coverage of FinovateEurope 2013.

EZBOB is on its way to the stage now. The company provides real-time financing for e-commerce businesses in the U.K.:

"EZBOB uses a range of online data sources to analyze e-commerce businesses instantly.

In less than 10 minutes, the system will:
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  • Guide the seller through a simple, secure, quick, and seamless online application process
  • Assess the seller's eligibility using our proprietary internal credit scoring system
  • Verify seller's historical operating performance and assess seller's ability to service debt
  • Verify seller's identity to prevent fraud
  • Provide a customized financing proposal
  • Immediate transfer of funds'
EZBOB offers a customized financing proposal which is:

  • unsecured (personal or director guarantee)
  • short-term (3-6 months)
  • up to £45,000 per seller
  • cost of 2-7% per month
  • clear repayment schedule without early repayment penalties
  • no hidden fees and no covenants on seller's business"
Product Launched: September 2012

HQ Location: London, United Kingdom
Company Founded: November 2011
Website: ezbob.com
Twitter: @ez_bob

Presenting Sharone Perlstein (Director & Co-Founder) and Tomer Guriel (Director & Co-Founder)
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Finovate Alumni News-- January 23, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTemenos wins praise as "top advisor solution" from Aite Group.  Come see their demo at FinovateEurope in February!
  • Pageonce reaches $1 million mark in daily mobile bill payments processed.
  • A look at TradeKing after the merger.
  • ACI Worldwide's Money Transfer System helps FIs with Dodd-Frank compliance.
  • EZBOB forms partnership with ChannelGrabber.  Watch EZBOB in action at FinovateEurope!
  • Monitise and CGI Logica form mobile FS alliance to target European retail banks.
  • Tradeshift partners with Intuit to bring its social invoicing platform to more than 5m QuickBooks users.
  • American Banker reports: Fiserv extends relationship with BofA. Come to FinovateEurope in London to see its live demo.
  • CNBC talks with Alexa Von Tobel, LearnVest CEO.
  • Bill.com and Expensify announce product integration.
  • GrowthBusiness profiles Holvi. Comes see Holvi's new tech at FinovateEurope next month.
  • Fast Company reports you can now pay taxes in Iowa using Dwolla.
  • SimpleTuition reports 2012 success metrics for SmarterBucks program.
  • DemystData a finalist in AWS Global Startup Challenge. 
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.jpgNetbanker reports: SmartyPig Launches OneClick, Goal-Based Savings Account Browser Plugin.
  • Bridge Community Bank becomes first in the U.S. to adopt TASCET's Financial ICONN.
  • EZBOB offering interest-only small business loans to online merchants.
  • Fenergo's FATCA solution featured in Datamonitor.
  • ING BusinessMobile for iOS and Android leverages Comarch Mobile Banking.
  • Corduro wins partnership, investment from Shopforbags.com.
  • Standard Chartered Bank launches "Remote Causes" to promote charitable giving through Internet Banking.
  • Ribbit Capital initiates $100 million venture capital fund.
  • Dwolla brings government payments partnership to Iowa.
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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For our first ever two day FinovateEurope conference, we've selected 64 of the most innovative companies in fintech to demo their newest technology to an audience packed full of banking executives, press, analysts, bloggers, and more.

Each company provided a sneak peek of what they'll demo next month. Below is the first installment of these teasers. We'll have more next week.

Don't miss your chance to see the live demo from each company and be a part of our FinovateEurope conference at Old Billingsgate Market Hall in London on February 12 and 13. Get your ticket here.
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Mobile devices are rapidly taking place of credit cards and visits to the bank. How can you have confidence that the user on the other end of that high value transaction is who they say they are? TraitWareID

So why not learn more about a comprehensive authentication solution specifically configured for applications with mobile users that offers a versatile, single, integrated approach that does not require additional hardware?

Innovation type: Identity, payments, security

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Everyone knows the importance of social networks in the financial world. Millions publicly discuss their experiences with the different brands they interact with throughout the day. It also applies to the financial markets. Investors, large or small, share their views on the main market securities and how emerging news influences their trading. 

And of all the social networks, Twitter is probably the most widely used for this type of analysis. But, is there any chance to analyse the conversations about stocks and to obtain a sentiment? We will show you that is possible.

Innovation type: Online

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Biletu is the new way to organise events and share expenses between friends, family and colleagues.

Innovation type: Mobile, PFM, Rewards

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Cardlytics is a real-time marketing and analytics platform that enables over 350 banks globally to bring profitable, targeted rewards to their consumers. Cardlytics' latest innovation is an integrated Facebook app, containing a rewards summary page showing a customer their available offers. Launching in 2013, this will allow banks to have a meaningful and valuable customer conversation in social. 

Watch as we demo creating the Facebook-to-Customer relationship, preserving customer privacy through our patent-pending OPS & OMS systems. Once the link is made we will demonstrate the targeted rewards and savings earned for a customer through the Facebook interface.

Innovation type: Mobile, online, rewards

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Comarch will showcase two solutions, which work together guiding customers from the interpretation of their transactions to suggestions of products and services that can really help them improve their financial standing. Comarch solutions use multiple motivation techniques to help customers achieve financial fitness through sound personal finance management.

Innovation type: Investing & asset management, mobile, PFM

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Dashlane, winner of Best of Show at FinovateFall in NYC 2012, will demo their core technology: a consumer app (desktop and mobile) that enables users to instantly checkout, login and fill forms in a flash universally on every website and every device, without the need for any site-side integration with merchants whatsoever. 

In addition to being a secure personal data management tool and the "point of payment choice" for users, Dashlane offers financial services and ecommerce partners a privileged seat next to the user during all their online transactions.

Innovation type: Payments, security

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Big Data. Pretty much the two words that are on everyone's lips, but much harder to actually put into action... until now, that is. 

ERN will show you how our unique, big data technology platform brings together card payment and merchant data in real time. Using that data and insight, we'll show you how (at last) you can intelligently target loyalty programs and marketing campaigns effectively. Better still, there's even a smartphone app to deliver your customers eReceipts and mCoupons.

We look forward to showing you how you can close the loop on payment Big Data and create value from every single transaction.

Innovation type: Mobile, payments, rewards

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eyeOpen is launching the world's first digital mortgage advisor. The digital mortgage advisor provides consumers with best-in-class mortgage advice. It provides banks and insurance companies with a leading user interface in conversions, advice algorithms and a management information dashboard on consumer behavior.

eyeOpen tested the digital mortgage advisor in The Netherlands with leading banks such as Rabobank, ING and ABN AMRO. The company sells the consumer advice software in Europe from its Amsterdam office and in the USA from its San Francisco office. 

Innovation type: Back office, banking, marketing

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EZBOB offers real-time financing for e-commerce businesses in the UK. The company has developed a web-based lending platform which gathers data, in real-time, allowing for instant lending decisions. 

An e-commerce business is analysed based on data pulled through API connections to data sources such as Amazon, eBay and PayPal, as well as strategic partners such as Channel Grabber, EKM and others. 

EZBOB's proprietary algorithm allows the company to look beyond a traditional credit score. 

Innovation type: Banking, identity, lending, PFM, small business

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Learn how Financial Simplicity's portfolio business management infrastructure enables wealth firms to operate thousands of individually tailored investment portfolios efficiently and compliantly. 

It will reveal how portfolio management can blend new world social relevance with operational excellence. Specifically, Financial Simplicity will demonstrate:

    1. Whole of firm portfolio mandate and compliance monitoring in a single screen
    2. On-demand portfolio analysis within a socially relevant context
    3. Investor-tailored portfolio modelling at the click of a button
    4. Implement pre-compliant portfolio decision-making across a Centralised Investment Proposition in a matter of seconds
Innovation type: Investing & asset management

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Story of My Finances is an entirely new approach in digital financial customer service. It takes online banking and PFM to the next level of mass retail financial planning and advice. 

Stories are customer-driven financial life processes, such as How to spend less, Prepare for a rainy day, Buy a home or Retirement planning. Stories help end-customers to get financially fit and to have a peace of mind. Stories are the missing link between everyday people and financial products. 

We believe that we can improve people's financial life by licensing our white-label technology to financial institutions.

Innovation type: Online, PFM, sales

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You're seated comfortably watching TV, and suddenly you're notified that a bank deposit was made into your account. Good news! Simply click, and you can see the details.

The Home Shopping Network presents the set of cooking pans that you have had your eye on for ages. With the press of a button, the pans are on their way to your house!

Innovation type: Marketing, online, sales

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Kalixa believes that today, payments simply don't meet the real needs of consumers and businesses. For businesses payments are expensive, fragmented and leave them exposed. 

Ed Chandler, CEO of Kalixa, will showcase how next-generation technology that underpins a total payment journey can transform payments from a source of cost, complexity and confusion into a sustainable competitive advantage that stimulates innovation and fuels business growth.

Innovation type: Cards, payments

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We truly believe that the financial industry needs a radical rethink and that innovative financial services offering fair prices, transparency and creating no systemic risk are more important than ever.

Based on these conclusions, we developed an alternative to traditional FX products and services offered by banks and brokers. Kantox is a marketplace where companies can look for and find others companies - their counterparties - to exchange foreign currencies spot and forward without the intermediation of banks.

Innovation type: Payments

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Luminous' BankFiling loan origination solution enables financial institutions to increase lending to banking customers, while reducing risk.

Innovation type: Banking, lending, small business

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mBank & Efigence present the first European comprehensive Bank 3.0 revolution in a large bank with a full financial product portfolio. 

mBank, an online bank, has successfully leveraged the internet to organically become the third largest in Poland. Now, it's re-inventing itself by bridging startup-grade innovation on a mass scale. It will implement a wave of next-gen services: transactional banking, transactional/real-time marketing, PFM, social, gamification, video banking, mobility and more. 

It will show its innovative transactional site and the first European implementation of transactional marketing, highlighting a creative take on Facebook, social platforms and real-time consumer gratification.

Innovation type: Banking, online, rewards

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Movenbank will be the first consumer banking experience centered around mobile and enabling a consumer's everyday financial wellness. We combine mobile banking, mobile payments, and real time financial health and spending insight to help customers spend, save and live smarter. 

Consumers pay with their mobile phones and receive insight on their spending behaviors at the point of sale when it matters most. When was the last time your checking account did that?

Innovation type: Banking, payments, PFM

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Your customers want a mobile service that is as smart as their device. Are you delivering? When customers use your mobile service, they often require assistance beyond self-service to resolve their needs. Having them realize they now need to call your contact center and start from scratch with the IVR causes disappointment and frustration. 

NICE Mobile Reach complements mobile self-service to bridge it with assisted-service channels. It lets companies intelligently engage their mobile customers, seamlessly connect them to the right representative with full context transfer, and then powerfully collaborate with them during the interaction. That's smart customer service that creates value!

Innovation type: Communications, mobile, sales

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The Open Bank Project (OBP) is an open source-powered API for banks that enables account holders to access their transaction data using a wider range of applications and services. 

The OBP API supports transparency options (enabling account holders to share configurable views of their transaction data with trusted individuals and even the public), data blurring (to preserve sensitive information) and data enrichment (enabling users to add tags, comments and images to transactions). The OBP App Store enables banks and developers to showcase supported apps.

Innovation type: Back office, communications

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The new, highly volatile market order that's been prevailing for the last few years is raising the pressure on you to come up with asset allocations that are precisely fitted to your clients' profile. Clients increasingly challenge the proposed investment strategies' ability generate performance while preserving wealth. 

The BlackSwan Financial Platform lets you engage your clients in an interactive analysis of their risk. Explore investment options together with your clients and guide them through an informed process in selecting the most optimal asset allocation for their profile using clever quantitative finance algorithms.

Innovation type: Investing & asset management

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EdgeConnect is the industry's most dynamic user experience platform (UXP). EdgeConnect provides a single, consistent platform that enables superior user experiences to be delivered across multiple distribution channels, for any product, any user, in any language and optimised for each device.

A major new editor within edgeConnect, LiveDesigner, is a game-changer in application design. It allows designers to change the look and feel, layout and behaviour while an application is executing, so that they can make changes and see the effects on dynamic application pages prior to live deployment.

Innovation type: Mobile, online, sales

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The Currency Cloud transforms the way businesses make international payments.
 
We inject cost savings, transparency and productivity enhancements into the payment process to deliver a service businesses deserve. Our platform connects to a host of exchange rate providers and payment networks to optimise the conversion, sending and receiving of international payments. 

Businesses access our service directly online, through our API, or via the multitude of firms such as banks, brokers, remittance agents, IFAs, and accounting solutions providers that extend our capabilities through their own services.

We will be showcasing the power of integrated international payments within treasury solutions.

Innovation type: Back office, payments

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Could the banks have avoided over $1 billion in fines for anti money laundering violations with this True Office game?

By playing the True Office | Thomson Reuters Anti Money Laundering desktop and mobile app, financial services employees are exposed to the regulatory risks they confront, and learn how to comply with anti money laundering laws and company policies. 

The data generated from this app provides financial services institutions with compliance analytics that help identify and reduce instances of anti money laundering risk.

Innovation type: Mobile, security

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TSYS Spend Controls puts control over card usage into the hands of the business owner or program administrator. It provides businesses a means to implement upfront transaction controls to ensure cardholder compliance with purchasing guidelines. 

Administrators manage parameters using a simple Web-based user interface, establishing guidelines according to business, department or individual needs. Each transaction is reviewed at the point of sale based on the pre-established parameters.

Innovation type: Banking, cards, marketing

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Virtual Piggy is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment. 

We deliver online security platforms designed for the Under 18 age group in the global online market, and also enable online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and similar international children's privacy laws.

Innovation type: Payments, PFM

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VoiceTrust inTalk increases customer convenience, reduces call times, and provides enhanced security at financial institutions' call centers. It does this by verifying a customer's identity through passive listening to the conversation between the agent and the customer. 

Independent of the language spoken or the words uttered, inTalk is able to compare the speaker's voice against the account holder's voiceprint and indicate whether the speaker is the account holder or an imposter. The agent is alerted with a graphical indicator on their monitor.

Innovation type: Identity, sales, security

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Yseop will present several intelligent text-generating financial solutions. We will demo a prep-to-meeting report written in two seconds, an automatically generated two-page financial executive summary based on the latest market data and a personalized retirement planning application. 

Yseop is artificial intelligence that writes (and speaks) non-repetitive intelligent text, just like a human being, but at a speed of thousands of pages per second. Yseop analyzes a company's business data, dialogs intelligently with its customers to understand their goals and then generates written comments and recommendations following the best practices of the company's top experts.

Innovation type: Communications, sales, marketing

Finovate Alumni News-- January 11, 2013

  • Netbanker considers how Prosper, Zopa, and Lending Club have disrupted lending.
  • American Banker reports on NICE Systems' launch of voice authentication technology. Watch its live demo at FinovateEurope Feb. 12 and 13.
  • P2P Lending News: Zopa CEO talks to BBC Radio.
  • BostInno talks with ImpulseSave CEO on how it can help with all kinds of New Year's resolutions.
  • Equifax partners with DocuSign for easy e-sign and submission of Transcript of Tax Return form.
  • Fiserv enhances TradeFlow, its post-trade processing solution. Come to FinovateEurope in London to see the live demo of its new technology.
  • ZDNet looks at how miiCard is solving identity verification headaches.
  • Digital Journal reports on EZBOB's battle with Amazon in the small business financing space.  See them at FinovateEurope in February.
  • Leadfusion collaborates with McCulluy Design Lab to get a new look.
  • Happy birthday, TSYS!  Company celebrates 30th anniversary on Friday.
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-- January 10, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgIBM developerWorks features Rich Killmar from Keynote DeviceAnywhere.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils FATCA compliance toolkit.
  • Temenos is one of the most significant global banking platform vendors according to Forrester Research.
  • Check out Toshl Finance's cool infographic on how people around the world earn and spend their money.
  • Money Smart Life blog reviews Personal Capital.
  • TIBCO Software announces partnership with University of Chicago Medicine.
  • Credit Union Journal reports: Congressional FCU Chooses Geezeo.
  • PlayMoolah launches Moolah It, a new iOS App.
  • Central Bank of Myanmar grants license to Standard Chartered Bank.
  • EZBOB to partner with ChannelGrabber.
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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