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Finovate Alumni News--February 3, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMonitise acquires Pozitron in all share deal worth $100 million.
  • TSYS announces two new board members: William M. Isaac and Connie D. McDaniel.
  • Washington Post features HelloWallet's principal scientist.
  • Spend Matters interviews Taulia's Chief Product Officer.
  • Arctic Startup: Holvi lets startups compare their finances to Apple's first year.
  • FinanceIt's Casper Wong nominated for Inc Magazine's 30 Under 30.
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.

The FinTech 50 awards highlight 50 European-based companies to watch over the coming year. The companies are selected by a panel of 15 fintech professionals. This year, 19 of the selected companies are Finovate alums.

Here are the Finovate alums selected, listed in alphabetical order:


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AcceptEmail, for its electronic billing and payment system that allows customers to make payments straight from their email.

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BehavioSec, for its technology that uses behavioral biometrics to verify users, creating a secure environment without extra friction.

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Credit Agricole Apps, for its online app store where financial apps are co-created between clients and developers.

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eToro, for its social trading and investment network


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ETRONIKA, for its full suite of ebanking channels and BANKTRON management platform.

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Fidor Bank, for its innovative online banking community.

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Five Degrees, for its integrated banking platform that extends from back-end systems to client-facing technology.

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FreeAgent, for its SMB-focused online accounting system.

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Help my Cash, for its recommendation engine that informs consumers of their options when choosing and negotiating financial services.

Holvi, for its smart checking account for group activities.

Ixaris, for its innovative global applications based on open-loop prepaid card schemes.
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Klarna, for its e-commerce payment solutions.

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mBank, for its Bank 3.0 approach to online and mobile banking.

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Meniga, for its white-labeled PFM and next-generation online banking solutions.

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Nutmeg, for its online savings and investing service that helps users manage their money.

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The Currency Cloud, for its Cross Border Payments as a Service product that optimizes exchange rates and payment networks for both parties in a currency exchange.

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TransferWise, for its platform that allows expats, foreign exchange students and businesses to move money globally.

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Wonga, for its service that provides small, short term cash advances to UK consumers online.

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Zopa, for its P2P money lending service that allows borrowers and lenders to deal with each other directly.


Finovate Alumni News-- November 21, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgHPC Wire takes a look at the partnership between Toopher and Texas Advanced Computing Center.
  • Regulators green light IDology plans for New Jersey expansion.
  • Jackson Free Press uses data from Manilla to source column on student loan debt.
  • Michigan-based ECCU introduces a responsive designed website powered by Banno.
  • MyBankTracker reports: SimpleTuition's SmarterBank to Shut Down Due to Low Participation.
  • International Business times considers how Holvi and TransferWise are revolutionizing banking.
  • Tagit powering Maybank P2P m-payment Service in Singapore.
  • BancVue's Kasasa wins Five 2013 MarCom Awards.
  • Betterment CEO Joe Stein talks about the online RIA industry with RIA Biz.
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.jpgThe Economist mentions Holvi as a financial company facing regulation that prevents it from lending.
  • HelloWallet unveils research department.
  • Fast Company lists Braintree as 1 of 10 companies with "developer cred".
  • Google Wallet to end NFC functionality for storing gift and loyalty cards by the end 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-- 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-- May 21, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgBirdback teams up with Braintree for 3-day payments hackathon.
  • Indiana Members CU chooses Jack Henry & Associates' Symitar for in-house core processing.
  • Keynote DeviceAnywhere adds mobile scripting, UI enhancements.
  • VoiceTrust moves operational headquarters to Canada, opening offices in Toronto and Montreal.
  • Figlo expands partnership with Yellowtail Consulting to enable stronger focus on South Africa.
  • Wipit partners with Sprint/ Boost Mobile to bring mobile payment capability to cash-preferred consumers.
  • Virtual Piggy signs first UK partners, Toy Galaxy and Toadstool.
  • eToro granted UK financial regulation approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • Tyfone releases Connected Smart Card solution to allow FIs to enhance user ID info used to access sensitive data.
  • Tradeshift partners with Invoiceware International to deliver compliant e-invoice validation in Latin America.
  • BillGuard to integrate with Google Wallet for transaction monitoring.
  • SigFig Portfolio adds support for Windows Phone.
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 Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Wall Street Journal takes a look at "bitcoin startups" including OpenCoin. Come meet them at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • Currensee announces launch of Trade Leaders managed fund.
  • US Bankcard Services now providing AuthenticID service to its merchants.  See AuthenticID demo at FinovateSpring next week.
  • Check Point introduces 600 Series security appliances for SMBs.
  • Forbes lists SoMoLend as 1 of 10 top crowdfunding sites for fundraising.
  • Investor Junkie reviews Jemstep. Come see what's new at Jemstep at FinovateSpring next week.
  • MoneyDesktop honored with Bronze award in the Telly Awards, which recognize the finest video, film, & web commercials. See them demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Business Insider names BillGuard as 1 of the 20 hottest startups from Israel.
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.jpgTech Dirt looks at Narrative Science's role in algorithmically-generated journalism. Come See Narrative Science at FinovateSpring.
  • Bdaily talks with Monitise EVP, Lisa Stanton, about mobile banking.
  • Numerica Credit Union adopts BBC Easy's C&I Lending program.
  • CU Times reports Fiserv's Spot Pay offers CUs a co-branded mobile payment platform and dongle.
  • Forbes looks at the growth of edo, Cardlytics, and Cartera Commerce and how card-linked offers are better than daily deals.
  • TechCruch reports OpenCoin has acquired SimpleHoney. See OpenCoin demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • ProfitStars launches BillSimple from iPaySolutions.
  • TSYS to present at annual card forum and expo in April.
  • IntelliResponse adds 155th customer, the company's first credit union.
  • Convenience Store Decisions notes the growing role of mobile payment options such as PayPal and Flint Mobile.
  • FIS, Open Solutions veteran Gary Daniel to join Allied Payment Network. Join them in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • Banking Technology looks at eWise, Pageonce, Mint.com, Kiboo, Holvi, & Moven as PFM resurgence examples.
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.

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Next, Holvi demonstrated how users can take advantage of its partner ecosystem:

"Holvi connects retail customers and providers of banking and payments products in a seamless ecosystem. Holvi partners have created current accounts, among other uses, for election candidates to run their campaigns (Kokoomus, largest political party in Finland), entrepreneurship education (local chapter of Junior Achievement), and crowdfunding for cultural projects (Mesenaatti.me). 

Holvi online banking service is easy to tailor for specific verticals, by partners or the customers themselves. For providers of banking and payments products Holvi offers access to the long tail of retail customers."

Product Launch: September 2012

HQ: Helsinki, Finland
Founded: 2011
Website: holvi.com
Twitter: @Holvi

Presenting Kristoffer Lawson (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.

FinovateEurope 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 2

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Here's part 2 of the sneak peek of the companies that will demo at FinovateEurope on February 12 and 13 in London. 

Each company provided a short summary of the innovation they will debut on stage. We published 27 last week and we will complete the preview next week.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the hottest innovations in financial technology. Get your FinovateEurope ticket here.

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Backbase

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Digital Marketing professionals can use Backbase purely for digital marketing purposes: e.g. collecting user behavior and running campaigns in specific sections of existing websites and platforms, then assigning certain areas where Backbase collects data and shows campaigns.

With Backbase you can now start small. Just embed in your existing site and expand from there, creating a full cross-device user experience platform.

Innovation type: Marketing, mobile, online

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Heckyl FIND (Financial In News & Data) is real time news and data analytics platform for retail traders and brokerages.

FIND is integrated with trading terminals to provide high quality information, visuals, heat maps of sentiment and market data to help traders find trading opportunities in this fast moving market.

FIND helps you explore new ideas and keep pulse on current business events/issues.  Whether you are a short term trader, investor, or fund manager - whether you prefer equities, futures and options, forex or commodities - you will find a wealth of information that matters to you streaming at your fingertips.

Innovation type: Investing & asset management, online

Holvi

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Holvi is the long tail of retail banking. It changes the whole concept of the bank account from a passive utility to an active enabler of any activity. Out-of-the-box Holvi comes with built-in payment acceptance, tools for financial understanding and the ability to share it with a group. We bring in building blocks from our banking and payments partners that our customers can add to their Holvi accounts.

Holvi is used by small businesses, non-profit organisations, projects and individuals. Holvi is regulated by the FIN-FSA and is located in Finland. Holvi is launching Europe-wide in 2013.

Innovation type: Online, payments small business

Kalypton

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Point solutions for payments? Why limit yourself? Proven at scale in Africa, Tereon is a complete payments ecosystem and toolkit designed to support rapid innovation.

With Tereon, you can implement any number of innovative products and payment services, be they point solutions or new networks. You can support any business logic, and you can use existing core systems and settlement processes to provide secure, inter-operable, account-to-account, payments that meet stringent regulatory standards.

We will demonstrate a four-party deployment that supports payments from phone to phone, phone to card terminal, card to terminal and on-line in multiple currencies.

Innovation type: Banking

Metaforic

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Metaforic has a product that protects mobile applications from unauthorized changes and subversion of the existing code. In effect, by using our solution, the financial institution has control over what the application does if it is compromised. It can quit, display a message, send a silent security alert to bank servers or any other behavior the developer cares to define.

For financial institutions that have a lot of mobile developments underway, Metaforic technology can be integrated with existing developments at the end of the software development lifecycle. This technology is an automatic process not requiring significant developer time or security expertise.

Innovation type: Security

Pockets United

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Pockets United occupies a hot space: carriers see their business threatened by all-encompasing data flats, while traditional banks and credit card companies see payment shifting to mobile devices - whose users are owned by the carriers, ultimately leaving both seeking for differentiators.

BAM! 'Social' is the next big thing in mobile payments, yet it is not easy to implement for existing PSPs or banks. A category killer in this field must be social by design.

Think of us as Paypal, just with a lot more pal - and get excited about a cutting-edge user experience that is fun to use day after day! Because, after all, dividing expenses should lower the burden for all, not cause additional effort for some.

Innovation type: Mobile, payments, PFM

rplan

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Investing can be time-consuming. rplan has created a simple, easy-to-use tool to create your own personal investment portfolio from over 2,400 available investments to find the ones best suited to you.

rplan is for customers who want choice, but who don't want to become finance specialists just to manage their investments - because there are better things to do in life than researching mutual funds.

Innovation type: Investing & asset management, online, PFM

SumUp

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SumUp's vision is to change commerce on a global scale starting with a real and existing payments problem.

Today, millions of small businesses are missing out on customers because they cannot accept card payments due to high fees and long contract durations. SumUp offers the easiest way for small businesses to accept card payments. 

Using only a portable card reader and an app for iOS and Android, merchants can accept card payments on their mobile device, with a transparent fee of only 2.75% per transaction.

SumUp will demo a new cashless point-of-sale solution that will radically simplify the way people pay in every day life.

Innovation type: Cards, mobile, payments, rewards

Finovate Alumni News-- December 21, 2012

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  • MyBankTracker reviews how BillGuard protects from unwanted charges.
  • San Francisco Business Times reports: Giftly lets givers put 'heart' into gift cards.
  • Capital Access Network relocates Headquarters to NYC, adds Scott Blum as CMO.
  • Fiserv partners with TOPS Software to improve payment processing for property managers.
  • The Washington Post looks at SoMoLend's community-focused lending.
  • Forbes names Lending Club one of the top five fintech companies of 2012.
  • Chicago donut chain "Glazed and Infused" now using ShopKeep POS software.
  • Wired.co.uk names Holvi startup of the week.
  • Credit Sesame unveils free credit monitoring service.
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.
  • Interactive Investor purchases DCisions, closes InvestorBee service.
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  • Finextra reports Rabobank Australia and NZ selects ThreatMetrix to secure online channels.
  • InComm & SkyMall Ventures partner to launch electronic gift card program.
  • Opus Research report recognises ValidSoft as leader in voice biometrics.
  • AloStar Bank of Commerce chooses Andera's oFlows for online account opening.
  • TIO adds mobile bill pay app to its suite of services for El Paso Electric.
  • Radian Mortgage Insurance now available through Mortgagebot's loan origination system.
  • E-invoicing Platform features AcceptEmail.
  • Xconomy examines how Giftly will disrupt traditional gift card market.
  • Luup signs partnership with Arab Link, provider of money transfer and exchange services in Abu Dhabi.
  • Crunched lists On Deck in top 25 startups to work for.
  • TechCrunch reports Holvi Plans To Disrupt Traditional Bank Accounts With Simple But Powerful Services.
  • Citi Innovation Lab and SapientNitro honored at National Infocomm Awards in Singapore for next-generation banking experience.
  • ActivePath merges with PowerInbox.
  • Experian expands debt-collection product suite with TrueTrace.
  • DeviceFidelity launches moneto prepaid MasterCard.
  • BlinkMobile announces five more councils to adopt BlinkForms.
  • Klarna earns 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year award from European Tech Tour Association.
  • Money Smart Life reviews Betterment and Kapitall.
  • American Banker reports Betterment deepens finance advice features.
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.jpgFinextra reports Connect.Me and miiCard team on verified social reputation card.
  • American Banker interviews Yaron Samid, BillGuard CEO, on How BillGuard Plans to Create A National Dispute Database for Banks.
  • Kony becomes the mobile platform of choice for Banco Itau Unibanco, 1 of the World's top 10 banks.
  • Tech in Asia considers how tech demonstrated at FinovateAsia relates to banks.
  • Former PayPal President Scott Thompson joins PaySimple Board of Directors.
  • Deloitte names SecureKey as one of Canada's Companies-to-Watch in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards.
  • peerTransfer expands international payment services into Australian Markets.
  • Bank Innovation reports: Online Financial Services Provider Holvi Partnering with Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti.
  • Vator News features Kevin Cimring, CEO of Jemstep.
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.jpgArctic Startup reports: Holvi's Banking Service Used To Provide Open Budgets For Political Campaigners.
  • VentureBeat features BankersLab's new CollectionLab simulation game.
  • Team Capital Bank partners with SecondMarket.
  • InComm acquires On-Line Strategies, a software & services company.
  • AT&T signs a multi-year, sole provider agreement for Fiserv's CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment service.
  • Australian IT reports MyCyberTwin plans to expand into mass uptake market after setting out to prove itself in the enterprise sector.
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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Earlier this week, we received an email from Finland-based group-account platform Holvi that listed recent developments:

    • New homepage
    • Have processed payments of more than 300,000 euros
    • The majority of requests for beta accounts (70%) come from outside of Finland (though Holvi currently takes only Finland-based users)
    • Most requests for accounts are from people wanting to use it to organize finances for activities and events
    • People wanting to use Holvi for business comprise the second highest number of requests for accounts. For example:

- Lille-lle is running her small T-shirt print business on Holvi
- Devaamo is a developer event that conducts its banking with Holvi
- Hermanni Turkki is running their band and selling their first album on Holvi

To learn more about Holvi, watch its FinovateEurope 2012 demo.
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  • National Journal examines how Simple (formerly BankSimple) is disrupting traditional banking.
  • USA Today considers whether the Zecco/TradeKing deal could bring changes to online investing.
  • Spectrum explains how ZipZap enables customers to pay online transactions using cash.
  • Holvi reveals beta account activity.
  • Planwise lands $200K in seed funding.
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: Prosper markets to small businesses.
  • InComm patents "Value Insert" solution for more effective RFID card products and services.
  • Business Insider rumors that Ashton Kutcher, an Iowa native, participated in Dwolla's recent round of funding.
  • BOKU announces another partnership: teams with Vindicia for mobile carrier billing.
  • TechCrunch lists Holvi as 1 of 5 startups to watch from Seedcamp's demo day.
  • Confident Technologies joins McAfee security innovation alliance.
  • miiCard shares its incentive for predictions from the FinovateEurope audience of the top 2012 trends.
  • SigFig wins windows 8 First Apps contest.
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.jpgInspirePay embeds Dwolla's payment network.
  • Fast Co Design applauds ReadyForZero's product and UI.
  • Phil D'Angio appointed as Senior VP of Global Sales for ValidSoft.
  • MAPFRE Puerto Rico selects Identity Theft 911 to provide ID theft protection & resolution services to policyholders.
  • Vision Research Lab highlights Holvi's demo from FinovateEurope.
  • DepositAccounts.com looks at reward checking accounts from Kasasa.
  • Kabbage's partnership with UPS provides more funding by using shipping data in underwriting.
  • BillFloat is loaning more than $1 million per 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.

FinovateEurope 2012 in the Press

Here's a look at press coverage from FinovateEurope on Tuesday:

ABA Banking Journal
Innovative payment startups, 2012 Edition

ArcticStartup
ETRONIKA Creates Kinect-Based Security For Online Banking
by Greg Anderson

Backbase Blog
FinovateEurope 2012: a brief review 
by Jelmer de Jong

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Bank Innovation
7 New Services Launched at FinovateEurope 2012
by Mary Wisniewski

Banking Technology 
Finovate Europe packs in the punters

Blick Log 
Finanzinnovationen von der Finovate
by MNOCKERL 

bobsguide
Finovate Europe points way to the future
by Neil Ainger

Celent
Another take on Finovate
by Gareth Lodge

FinovateEurope 2012: More Payments and Mobile, Less PFM
by Zilvinas Bareisis

Innovative Payments Startups, 2012 Edition
by Zilvinas Bareisis

Commercial Integrator
Etronika Unveils Improved Microsoft Kinect-Based Online Banking
by Rachel Cericola

Finance 2.0
Finovate 2012: Der erste Eindruck
by Boris Janek

Financial Services Club Blog
The best of innovation in finance: #Finovate Europe 2012
by Chris Skinner

Finextra
Live at Finovate
by Pat Carroll

Finovate
AcceptEmail's Service Creates an Electronic Bill that Can Be Paid by Mobile

Actiance's Socialite Engage Helps Advisors Manage Social Media

Aimia and Cardlytics Help Merchants Track Offers and Revenue

Backbase Improves Bank 2.0 Portal Manager

Business Centric Services Group Launches CreditHQ

Brokertainment's StockBattle Lets Users Engage in Social Betting on Stocks

CurrencyFair Launches QuickTrade Feature

Dynamics Shows Off Smart Credit Card

eToro Introduces Guru Finder, Launches iPad App

ETRONIKA Revolutionizes How Users Interact with their Online Bank

Fenergo's Deal Manager Helps with Client On-Boarding and Account Opening

Figlo Makes Financial Planning Accessible on Any Device

FinovateEurope 2012 Live Twitter Transcript

Finsphere's Solutions Keep Online Banking Secure

Fiserv Introduces Mobiliti M-Cash

Handpoint Launches Secure Payment Solution for Tablets and Smartphones

Holvi Unveils Group Account Technology

IND Group's Banking-Front Office Gamifies Personal Finance

InvestorBee From DCisions Helps Users Make Sound Investment Decisions

Ixaris Demonstrates Customizable Card Program in a Box

Kabbage's ScoreKard Gives Online Merchants a Dashboard of Health

Liqpay's Zip.liqpay.com Allows for Easy Online Payments

Luup's Wallet System Facilitates the Internal Authorization Process

Meniga Upgrades PFM to Align with How People Think About their Money

miiCard Launches Open Beta of a Digital Passport for Online Identification

Mootwin Enables Users to Better Manage Mobile Apps

Nutmeg Offers a Tailored Investing and Saving Experience

PayPal Demonstrates Instant Account Creation

Ping Identity Shows How Financial Institutions Can Use Social Networking Logins

Sandstone Launches Mobile Banking App

Serverside's Technology Creates Viral Marketing Through Facebook

Service2Media Enables Secure Mobile Payments

Striata Launches Paperless Adoption Technology

Tradeshift's Instant Payments Gives Businesses a Faster Way to Receive Cash from Invoices

VALid from ValidSoft Uses Voice Authentication

Wipro Brings Customer Acquisition to the Tablet

ForresterLogo.jpgForrester Blogs
Finovate Europe 2012: Innovation In Digital Financial Services
by Benjamin Ensor

FSTech
Finovate Europe: best of show winners
by Scott Thompson

Hotwire PR blog
Finovate Europe 2012 - the aftermath
by Ben L

I Programmer
Kinect The Ultimate Security Device
by Harry Fairhead

Inside Brunei fm
ETRONIKA Brings online banking to Gesture Control, But Why?
by Roshan Jerad Perera

miiCard Blog
Impact of Financial Services in 2012, from FinovateEurope
by Cassie Anderson

A Cookie for Your Thoughts
by Cassie Anderson

Mircea Mihaescu Blog
Finovate London-- More Old News?
by Mircea Mihaescu

Money Marketing 
Ian McKenna: Technology the key to building scale
by Ian McKenna

Ian McKenna: The new wave of FS tech
by Ian McKenna

My Bank Tracker
Wave Your Arms in the Air: Etronika's Gesture-Based Banking
by Willy Staley

Nutmeg Blog
Nutmeg wins 'Best of Show' at Finovate Europe
by Aisha, Jono and Nick

OCTO Talks!
Innovation dans les services financiers: Retour sur Finovate 2012
by Joseph Glorieux 

Partners in Prepaid
Finovate 2012: New Kids on the Block
by Duygu Tavan

Payment Observer 
Trends and Innovation in Finance: FinovateEurope 2012
by Martin Schuppelius

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Kinect-Powered Online Banking Logs You In With Your Face And Voice
by Emma Hutchings

Slash Gear
ETRONIKA produce Kinect-based online banking
by Chris Burns

TechCrunch Europe
Lithuanian company develops Kinect-powered online banking system
by Mike Butcher

TekFin
Financial Services and Data exhausts
by Yann

Ubergizmo
Kinect based online banking from Etronika a reality now
by Edwin Kee

Visible Banking
Cardlytics: Merchant Coupons within Online Banking [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

Currency Fair: the P2P Marketplace to Exchange Currency on your Terms [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

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Etronika: Kinect Banking at the Branch, Minority Report Style [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

etoro: Copy Trading, Gamification and Personal Branding [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

Finovate Europe 2012 (Photos, Videos, Crowdsourced Blog Coverage)
by Christophe Langlois 

Holvi: One Stop Shop for Groups - Crowdfunding, Budgeting, Expensing
by Christophe Langlois

iBrokr's StockBattle: the World's First P2P Option Game [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois 

IND Group: Bringing Gamification into the Online Bank [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

Kabbage: for SMEs, More Social Media Engagement = More Cash [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

LiqPay's Zip: a Payment Details Shortener 'bit.ly Style' [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

Meniga's CEO: PFM Fully Integrated to Online Banking [INTERVIEW]
by Christophe Langlois

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To finish up the first session this morning, Holvi launched an account built for group activities:

"The Holvi.com group account is a merchant account, accounting software and a group current account, all rolled into one. With the Holvi account, our customers have an online banking service specifically targeted for their needs. The core technology innovation is automated bookkeeping and meaningful, social connectivity through rich metadata associated with payment transactions. Using Holvi, our customers have radically better tools for managing their money and raising funds online."

Product Launched: February 2011

HQ Location
: Helsinki, Finland
Company Founded: 2011
Metrics: €300k seed funding, five employees
Website: holvi.com

Presenting Kristoffer Lawson (Co-Founder)
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As promised last week, here is our second "sneak peak" into the hot young startups and established leading companies that will demo their latest fintech innovations at the second annual FinovateEurope next February 7th in London.

As we mentioned in the first sneak peak, we asked each handpicked company to "whet your appetite" by providing a short summary in their own words of the innovation that they will be debuting on stage. We've compiled them below.

Don't miss your chance to see fast-paced demos of the newest ideas from each company and meet the execs responsible for the cutting edge of innovation in financial and banking technology. Plus get your FinovateEurope ticket before December 23rd and you'll lock in the early-bird price!
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Backbase will be presenting major new features in its Bank 2.0 Portal Manager, focusing on the following key points:

  • Improved editor for page composition on regular browsers and mobile devices
  • Advanced segmentation and targeting for different customer groups
  • Fully integrated forms editor for enrollment and BPM
  • Advanced analytical and performance tools
Innovation type: Marketing, mobile and tablet UI, online UI


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Aimia's unique advertising platform, powered by Cardlytics, enables banks to deliver rich, relevant rewards to their customers. The platform uses customers' unique purchasing history to deliver rewards that strengthen retention rates, increase card usage and improve customer relationships. The Cardlytics platform does all this without the need for any personally identifiable customer data.   

Critical to the success of the programme is merchant engagement. Aimia and Cardlytics will be demonstrating the portal which is used by merchants to track offers and report on revenue. The suite of merchant management tools allows merchants to deliver targeted strategies that deliver measurable results. 

Innovation type: Cards, marketing, rewards


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eToro provides you with immediate access to the largest investment network in the world giving you the ability to quickly find and easily build your own people-based portfolio of top performing traders. Automatically copy every trade your personal dream-team makes into your own investment account and start copying the success of the most successful traders. 

eToro reinvents the way people invest their money by propelling them into the fast growing world of social investing. Take advantage of the wisdom of the crowds and make smarter investment decisions with full transparency and control over your invested funds at any given time.

Innovation type: Investing, online UI, PFM


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KYC compliance is a hot topic for financial services and Fenergo will introduce its Deal Manager application for client on-boarding, KYC compliance and account opening.

Fenergo will demonstrate how banks and financial institutions can reduce the burden and cost of KYC compliance with its straightforward application which manages all of the complex KYC data gathering and document processes and ensures full compliance with industry regulations. 

The best bit is that its Deal Manager application also supports credit processes and legal document execution, so processing new client applications has never been so straightforward. 

Innovation type: Back office, sales


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An onboarding tool that increases customer engagement at the same time? Figlo offers you a complete solution to gain insight in financial matters on a consumer level. Financial planning is now accessible for everyone on any device. 

Curious? Figlo's 7 minute demo will reveal the power of financial insight.

Innovation type: Mobile and tablet UI, sales


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Handpoint will be demonstrating the first totally secure mobile Chip & PIN payment solution for tablets and smartphones. The solution supports all card payments; magstripe (MSR), Chip & PIN, Chip & signature and contactless NFC Payments (2012).

With Handpoint's Platform-as-a-Service acquiring, banks and MNOs can offer small/micro merchants card payments, tablets, and smartphones under their own brand name.

Innovation type: Payments, mobile and tablet UI


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Holvi replaces the plain old bank account with a current account built from the ground up for group activities. It helps customers collect more money, better understand their finances, and save time for their core activities. Customers include event organisers, sports clubs, and student associations and they can do all their banking with Holvi, without needing another bank account. 

Holvi is regulated as a payment services provider by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA), and it has the necessary banking partnerships in place to operate payment accounts for customers on a pan-European basis.

Innovation type: Banking, online UI, payments


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Facebook logins are crucially important. Online banking logins are severely difficult to remember. Can something be done about this and still meet the highest standards of identity security? 

Ping Identity will show you how to deliver the best login experience to your prospects and customers. Don't turn them away with form filling and repetitive password requirements. Give them access to your financial networks and partners. Build trust and relationships with your customers.

Innovation type: Identity, marketing, security


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Meniga is expanding its PFM solution to add a new, highly user-centric layer on top of traditional online/mobile banks. 

The interface de-emphasizes real accounts and actual balances and instead shows "uncommitted balance" and virtual accounts. It also allows users to automate routine tasks and includes an alert framework designed to bring peace of mind by alerting users before bills go unpaid or before any account's balance becomes too low to meet commitments and forecasted expenses.

Innovation type: Online UI, Payments, PFM


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Investing is scary. I can invest, but I forget to buy or sell or rebalance. My financial advice has been useless. I want to be in control of my finances. I know I should be doing more with my money. 

Nutmeg knows that investing is about more than money. It's a passport to the life you want. That opportunity shouldn't be reserved just for the wealthy, or just for those in-the-know.

Nutmeg asks, what if investing were simple and beautiful? And what if everyone could do it?

Innovation type: Investing, online UI, PFM


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Banks around the globe have really struggled to understand how they can leverage the power of Facebook. 

Serverside has developed a new and unique way to leverage Facebook in an exciting and engaging manner that drives real brand value, loyalty and engagement from your customers.

Innovation type: Cards, marketing


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Going paperless saves money and improves customer service. However, most customers are not switching off paper because the registration process is inconvenient, complicated and results in having to remember another username and password and to fetch the document every month.

Striata's eConsent puts you in control of the paperless conversion process. Its clients are exceeding their paperless objectives and achieving a positive ROI in a matter of months.

Innovation type: Back office, communications, marketing


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What would make the biggest impact on the way you manage cash flow and financing? Improved processes? Streamlined operations? Or maybe more flexibility in the way you manage payment terms with suppliers?

Things change. Shift happens. Tradeshift has already transformed invoicing, now its doing the same with supply chain finance. 

Innovation type: Back office, payments, small business

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