Since launching their Custom Accounts feature in December 2012, bill-management service Manilla has seen users add more than 54,000 local small business accounts to their network.
The expanded network means that Manilla customers are accessing a growing number of small and local businesses, thereby extending the service beyond the company’s current biller library of more than 3,500 national and regional businesses.
Manilla’s Custom Accounts feature allows users to add and manage future payments, from babysitter and lawn-care services to paying the rent. The feature also allows users to set up reminders for other upcoming obligations, such as tax filing or contributing to charity.
Android app users can use the Custom Account features immediately. Forthcoming updates from Manilla will enable iOS app customers to take advantage of the Custom Account functionality as well.
Manilla’s announcement comes in the wake of a recent survey of the company’s users. More than 65% said that they find it easier to access their financial service provider’s website through Manilla. More on Manilla’s survey is available here.
Manilla was last on the Finovate stage in September 2012 for FinovateFall. Watch their product demo here.
Mobile wallet developer DeviceFidelity has raised more than 470,000 as part of its current round of funding.
The amount raised represents nearly a quarter of the funds it hopes to raise in its current round, according to this report from the Dallas Business Journal.
This most recent funding news comes on the heels of word in January that the company had raised $1 million in debt financing.
DeviceFidelity made headlines recently with its partnership with Incipio. The two companies will work together to bring to market NFC-enabled cases for the iPhone.
DeviceFidelity was last on the Finovate stage at our Spring 2012 event. See the company’s presentation here.
Former managing director of Neopost Document Solutions, Henri Dura has been appointed to the post of CEO of GMC Software Technology.
Dura will replace outgoing founder, president, and CEO René Müller, who will move to chair the company’s board of directors.
Dura’s resume includes positions at Xerox, France Telecom, Kyocera, and Pitney Bowles. Before serving as Neopost Document Solutions’ managing director, Dura was the company’s chief marketing and strategy officer.
GMC Software Technology was acquired by Neopost in July 2012. The company will continue to operate autonomously under the new leadership.
GMC Software Technology was among the companies to present at FinovateEurope 2013 last February. Video of the company’s demo will be available soon. To see and read our Live Blog post of GMC’s presentation, click here.
Looking for the best in fintech innovation? According to American Banker, there’s a Finovate alum (or three) for that.
How did these three make American Banker‘s short list? According to the reviewers, “account application features, design, and ease of use” were among the main factors that helped distinguish the top ten (including these three Finovate alumni) from the rest of the mobile banking app field.
Watch Simple’s most recent Finovate demo here
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on the Finovate stage in London at FinovateEurope in February. Take a look at our Live Blog post from the event here
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union announced that it will go live with Temenos T24, deploying the new core banking system in a bid to better serve the company’s 450,000 daily transactions.
Temenos T24 is among the best-selling core banking software systems in the world over the past 14 years, according to IBS Intelligence. The software has been a perennial winner of Banking Technology magazine’s annual “Best Core Banking Product” Readers’ Choice Award.
The second largest credit union in Canada, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union has enjoyed asset base growth of more than 100% over the past ten years (now at more than $13 billion dollars as of the end of 2011). Credit union membership stands at 475,000, with more than 50 branches in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia.
Temenos was among the companies to participate in FinovateEurope 2013 last month in London. Video of their presentation will be available soon.
Learn more about Temenos from our “Live Blog” post from their FinovateEurope demo here.
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- 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.
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