Alumni News– June 17, 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.jpgTop Image Systems launches eFLOW Signature Verification.
  • Cisco blog takes a look at the company’s partnership with Ignite Sales.
  • Device Fidelity announces first combined module of wireless charging and NFC on iOS.
  • D3 Banking partners with Blackstone Technology to help banks convert to the D3 Banking omnichannel platform.
  • Currency Transfer covers top Israel-based fintech startups: eToro, Seeking Alpha, Zooz, BillGuard, TipRanks, and Payoneer.
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 15, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgArxan Technologies to offer all FS-ISAC & BITS members a complimentary, new iOS Mobile App Vulnerability Assessment.
  • Fiserv awarded patent for predictive modeling technology.
  • BillGuard launches on Android; unveils new data breach alert feature.
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.

BillGuard Launches on Android; Unveils New Data Breach Alert Feature

Thumbnail image for BillGuard.jpgWho is most likely to detect card fraud? Financial institutions? Payment networks?

According to Aite Group, the answer is the cardholder. And that makes the news that BillGuard will now be available to the millions of consumers using Android smartphone and tablets all the more worthwhile.
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Download BillGuard at Google Play here.

The iPhone app for BillGuard has been available for almost a year (see below). But today’s announcement comes not just with great news for Android users, but also with some pretty nifty news for BillGuard users of all types: the arrival of data breach alerts.
These personalized, individual alerts will let BillGuard customers know when a data breach has occurred at a store they have patronized. BillGuard customers are notified by way of email and push-alerts, and the technology continues monitoring afterwards, letting users know if any suspicious activity takes place on their cards.
The beta version of this technology, according to BillGuard CEO Yaron Samid, helped cardholders identify more than $1 million in fraudulent charges since the Target data breach.
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A few interesting metrics about BillGuard:

  • More than 500,000 users of iPhone mobile app since launch in July 2013
  • Identified more than $60 million in suspect charges since inception
  • Supports more than 5,000 credit and bank accounts in the U.S. and Canada
  • First service to directly alert cardholders to breaches at retailers like Michaels, Neiman Marcus, and Target
BillGuard has been the recipient of high-quality press in recent weeks. The company was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer in early April, and was profiled in the New York Times a few weeks afterward.
BillGuard demoed its technology at FinovateFall 2011 in New York. Founded in 2010, the company has raised $13 million in funding from investors such as Peter Thiel (Founders Fund) and Eric Schmidt (Innovation Endeavors). 

Finovate Alumni News– April 17, 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.jpgFinovate alums earn spots on Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative in Finance.
  • Qapital featured in Finextra and TechCrunch profiiles. See Qapital demo at FinovateSpring in San Jose, April 29 and 30.
  • Temenos appoints Martin Frick to head APAC.
  • News BTC reports: SecondMarket Welcomes Investors Seeking to Trade 25 BTC Or Greater.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News– April 8, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPYMNTS: Shopkeep POS undergoes latest revision and releases 2.0 version.
  • Jumio partners with Equifax to make mobile transactions more secure.
  • Leaf launches Payments Apps Marketplace.
  • Dallas Business Journal names defiSOLUTIONS CEO Stephanie Alsbrooks one of its 40 Under 40. See defiSOLUTIONS demo at FinovateSpring in San Jose.
  • Bloomberg column on apps for financial health features Level Money, Check, Mint, LearnVest, and Betterment.
  • Level Money earns spot on Entrepreneur.com’s “5 Must-Watch San Francisco Tech Startups in 2014”.
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– February 18, 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.jpgScotiabank selects Fenergo’s regulatory onboarding solution.
  • FIS announces partnership with Microsoft Cybercrime Center.
  • Azimo credits Indian expansion for surge in new cash pick-up points.
  • Betterment, Personal Capital, Wealthfront featured in Boston Globe column on personal wealth.
  • DeviceFidelity unveils RF technology behind its latest stand-alone, NFC microSD card.
  • Find Biometrics interviews Toby Rush, CEO of EyeVerify.
  • Vincent Turner, Planwise CEO, gives a closer look at the Planwise Solid Earth partnership.
  • Forbes examines how CAN Capital reinvents financing for SMBs.
  • City of Prosser launches on doxo to simplify bill pay and add mobile interaction.
  • BillGuard now offering free card monitoring for unlimited number of cards.
  • Taulia triples revenue growth in 2013.
  • BlinkMobile enters Europe, eyes U.S.
  • Xero adds a new chairman, director, and CEO of North America.
  • Matchi hires new CEO, David Milligan.
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 31, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgHuff Post lists Mint and BillGuard as 2 tools to help monitor your account 
  • American Banker looks at how Open Bank Project seeks to help banks open their own app stores.
  • CBS Pittsburgh features Dynamics. Come see it demo its latest technology at FinovateEurope.
  • Acculynk’s P2P platform Payzur now allows businesses to make instant direct deposit payments to debit cards.
  • Data scientists return to Check for clues on consumer behavior.
  • Guaranty Bank announces its deployment of FIS core banking 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 Alumni News– January 23, 2014

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgVanguard partners with HelloWallet to help employees save more for retirement.
  • Sprint introduces Sprint Money Express; offers subscribers a card for all their cash to pair with Wipit offering.
  • PaymentsNews shows a graphical view of PayPal’s performance.
  • Arroweye Solutions named winner in eighth annual Paybefore Awards.
  • BillGuard brings email-like UI to mobile banking transaction flow.
  • Jingit talks mobile payments and advertising on CauseTalk Radio.
  • Fidor Bank to launch bitcoin derivatives market.
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 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.