Alumni News– June 30, 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.jpgBBVA announces partnership with Visa to bring host card emulation (HCE) functionality for contactless payments for its Wallet app.
  • Teachers Federal Credit Union ($4.9 billion in assets) to deploy Fiserv DNA platform.
  • Monitise on the Move: Helping Banks Enable Commerce.
  • Lending Club moves closer toward an initial public offering.
  • ID.me’s partnership with Overstock.com to add first responders.
  • Millionaire Corner features Nutmeg and FutureAdvisor as examples of “productive and easy” online investing.
  • Free Enterprise interviews Betterment CEO Jon Stein.
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 28, 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.jpgMambu wins Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year awards at 2014 FStech Awards.
  • eToro launches new version of OpenBook.
  • Nostrum Group ranked 9th in GP Bullhound’s Northern Tech 50.
  • Global Payments to offer MasterCard’s MasterPass digital payments solution.
  • New partnership means V&D customers will be able to pay via Klarna.
  • Innotribe interviews Kantox’s CEO, Philippe Gelis.
  • The Financial News features BehavioSec.
  • BBVA and Google sponsor developer competition for SME business apps geared toward Spanish, Latin American markets.
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 24, 2014

  • TransferWise recognized as “boldest small company” in winning FT’s Boldest in Business award for 2014.
  • BBVA follows Simple acquisition with launch of new digital banking unit.
  • Currency Transfer featured in Wired UK as Startup of the Week.
  • BillGuard invites beta testers to try its new Android app.
  • Mail Tribune highlights the importance of Credit Karma and Credit Sesame.
  • Ping Identity purchases Accells Technologies to make mobile devices into a tool for logging you in to all of your cloud-based services in one shot.
  • BellaDati launches the next level of visual data discovery with new release.
  • Matt Turck examines opportunities for Kensho and Quantopian in a Bloomberg-dominated world.
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 13, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPayments News: MasterCard, Fiserv partner on Debit EMV for Accel Network.
  • Xero named top choice in the list of “favorite online-based business accounting apps” by both PCWorld and Macworld.
  • Credit Karma brings in $85 million in financing led by Google Capital.
  • Compliance Week reports: Actiance’s partnership with Shoutlet provides companies with compliant social marketing.
  • Expensify integrates with NetSuite and Stripe, raises maximum expense report amount, and more.
  • Cardtronics announces agreement with BBVA Compass for branded ATMs in Texas H-E-B stores.
  • PayPal’s Pamela Rice joins OnDeck as SVP of Technology.
  • Azimo raises $10 million in round led by Greycroft Partners.
  • Freshminds explains how Tink, mBank and BBVA are “redefining customer centricity.”
  • Kashoo earns spot on ICT 2014 Ready to Rocket list.
  • Smart Data Collective highlights Quill from Narrative Science in a column on the business applications of artificial intelligence.
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 8, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgActiance partners with Shoutlet to integrate Shoutlet’s social marketing capabilities with Actiance Socialite.
  • PayPal’s Braintree to waive the first $50k of processing fees for startups building on its platform through its new Ignition program.
  • On Deck raises $77 million in funding round led by Tiger Capital.
  • Mechanics Bank’s Bradley Leimer takes a look at the lessons from BBVA’s acquisition of Simple.
  • Simple, Moven, and Numbrs are listed in American Banker’s feature “6 Apps That Are Making Bankers Jealous.”
  • Recode reviews Loop. Check out its new payment tech at FinovateSpring next month.
  • The Tally’s Financial News Fintech Focus column features Kensho.
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 25, 2014

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  • Netbanker considers why the BBVA Simple Bank deal is extraordinary.
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators selects Authentify for NSTIC Trusted Online Identities Pilot.
  • ThreatMetrix wins Most Innovative Anti-Malware Solution and Best Product Network Access Control Solution at 2014 Cyber Defense Mag Awards.
  • Tyfone unveils Fluide mobile banking platform.
  • PayPal to be the first payment provider on the latest Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches.
  • Lendio marks a year of record growth.
  • Kapitall announces $13 million in funding in round led by Linden Venture.
  • Wallaby launches Google Glass payment app.
  • ShopKeep POS wins global Gold Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service for 2nd year in a row.
  • MasterCard partners with Syniverse to pilot location-based, anti-fraud service.
  • MoadBus to offer Allied Payment Network’s PicturePay.
  • ACI Worldwide to power online banking for Trustco Bank.
  • Bankers’ Bank to deploy Aptys SolutionsPayLOGICS originating and processing wire 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.

Finovate Alumni News– February 24, 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.jpgNICE Systems named to Fast Company’s 50 most innovative companies list.
  • American Banker takes a look at BBVA’s acquisition of Simple.
  • MasterCard brings in-app payments to MasterPass; acquires m-wallet startup, C-Sam.
  • CNBC Finance hosts Kasasa CEO Gabe Krajicek to discuss the drive to local banks and credit unions.
  • Arxan Technologies partners with IBM to protect mobile apps against attacks.
  • HelloWallet launches Insights app to help HelloWallet users better understand their financial habits.
  • InterAksyon features TransferWise in column about transferring money overseas.
  • Realty Mogul’s real estate portfolio surpasses $85 million mark.
  • ExactCPA Tax Solutions introduces its app of the week: Kashoo Accounting.
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.

Old Acquires New: BBVA Buys Simple for $117 Million

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In a different take on the story of Old Meets New today, we’ve seen Old Acquires New. Simple, a 5-year-old neobank has been acquired by BBVA, a 150-year-old bank that ranks in the top 15 in the world.

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BBVA purchased Simple, which has raised $15.3 million since being founded in 2009, for $117 million.

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Those of us with Simple accounts need not worry, however, because the Portland-based startup will continue to operate as usual. In a blog post announcing the change, CEO Josh Reich states:

“…we will function as a separate business within the BBVA structure, operating in parallel with BBVA’s existing US banking operations. Furthermore, I’m remaining in my role as CEO and will be joined by the same team that built Simple over the past four years.”

The largest change, Reich states, will be that Simple will have BBVA’s backing of $280 billion in assets that will enable it to grow and continue innovating.

Check out Simple’s demo from FinovateFall 2011 here. BBVA demonstrated its Stockbuzz tech at FinovateEurope last year. Check out the video here.

Finovate Alumni News– January 15, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgDiginomica takes a look at Trustev and the problem of e-commerce fraud. Come see Trustev demo its new tech at FinovateEurope this February 11-12.
  • HelloWallet noted as a third-party PFM option for employers who want to help their employees with their finances.
  • The Times Money section features Nutmeg in a review of ten myths about individual savings accounts.
  • BBVA to deploy next generation touch-screen ATMs courtesy of Wincor Nixdorf.
  • Ripple debuts on “TV’s No. 1 New Show” – NBC’s The Blacklist.
  • Travis Credit Union extends 30 year partnership with Fiserv by selecting DNA account processing platform.
  • Ron Shevlin recommends using BillGuard in tandem with credit monitoring.
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– December 4, 2013

  • BBVA Compass announces launch of BBVA Research iPad app.
  • Bank Innovation column on fintech in Israel features TipRanks and Payoneer.
  • Emida launches Handset and SIM Programs.
  • BancVue and other Credit Unions Help U-Haul Refinance Corporate Debt.
  • Prosper’s daily average loan originations grew almost 10% in November over October.
  • The Next Web reports: PayPal launches a digital gift store, featuring Apple as its sole launch partner.
  • City of Gig Harbor Launches on doxo; More than 5% of Residents Go Paperless in the First 90 Days.
  • Forbes: Kabbage Now Uses Square Data to Provide SMB Funding.
  • Mint is now available on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.
  • btcQuick Bitcoin Exchange working with miiCard to mitigate fraud.
  • EyeVerify interviewed on The Kansas City Power Lunch radio program.
  • IntelliResponse wins bronze in Best in Biz Awards’ Most Innovative Product of the Year category for 2013.
  • Intuit to purchase document startup company, Docstoc.
  • American Banker features Zaydoon Munir, founder of RevolutionCredit.
  • ACI Worldwide adds new executives, open new South American HQ in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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– November 25, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAtos to become preferred partner for one of the largest Islamic banks in the world for their solution based Backbase.
  • Yseop Artificial Intelligence Software honored as French National Champion for European Business Awards.
  • Moven, Meniga, GoBank, mBank, MoneyDesktop, BBVA Compass, and CaixaBank make Marous’ “Digital Banking Nirvana”.
  • American Banker review of new research on e-statement adoption notes role of Check and GMC Software Technology.
  • Charitable givers now able to use Square Cash to donate via Bright Funds.
  • ACI Worldwide extends ATM-powering relationship with VocaLink to 2021.
  • MasterCard now accepted for ATM cash withdrawals at Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Bank Ltd.
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– November 11, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFiserv launches Sales Enablement to help FIs accelerate revenue and reduce costs.
  • From Legacy to Leadership: A Conversation with Chris Skinner, Author of Digital Bank.
  • BBVA Compass adds remote deposit feature to mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
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.