Process as Product: Middleware and Mambu Strengthen Alliance

Middleware, maker of the Corezoid Process Engine, and Saas banking engine innovator, Mambu, announced this week that they have strengthened their strategic partnership. The two companies have teamed up develop solutions that will enable banks and lenders to improve client onboarding, loan origination regulatory reporting, and card and payments connectivity.

The centerpiece of the partnership is the Mambu Process Orchestrator (MPO). Based on the Corezoid Process Engine and unveiled last fall, MPO is an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offering that will make it easier for Mambu’s customers to connect multiple APIs together to streamline and better manage business processes.

“Corezoid allows clients to change how they see APIs to thinking in terms of assembling processes in the cloud,” Middleware founder and CEO Alexander Vityaz said. “Partnership with Mambu is part of Middleware’s global growth strategy. They work with clients in over 55 countries, and companies in these countries are now able to start leveraging Corezoid technology for their business through Mambu’s services.”

Mambu CTO Ben Goldin praised Middleware’s “unique vision and patented technology,” and said the enhanced partnership will enable Mambu to build out its cloud banking capabilities and boost adoption of its cloud-native banking engine. He added that Mambu is considering deploying other Middleware solutions such as its Messenger Bot Platform and DeepMemo Rules Engine after the launch of MPO.

Middleware participated in our developers conference FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2015, presenting Build Your Company’s Digital Core with Corezoid, an introduction to the company’s cloud operating system. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, the company’s customers include Western Union, TBC Bank, Tsesna Bank, and METRO.

Founded in 2011, Mambu is a leading global SaaS banking e=platform for digital financial services providers. The company’s technology powers more than 6,000 loan and deposit solutions, serving more than nine million end customers. The company is also an alum of our developers conferences, presenting Smart Consumer Lending: Platform and Scoring Architecture, at FinDEVr New York 2016, in partnership with Lenddo. Mambu also demonstrated its platform at FinovateAsia 2013 in Singapore.

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  • Process as Product: Middleware and Mambu Strengthen Alliance.

Around the web

  • Nordigen tests its transaction categorization and behavioral analysis capabilities with Nordic financial services firm SEB.
  • NICE Actimize launches financial crime enterprise consulting and advisory practice.
  • Sberbank partners with Russian supermarket chain Azbuka Vkusa to enable payment by fingerprint.
  • Kabbage drives Alibaba.com’s Pay Later program for U.S. consumers.

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 Global: Fintech News from Around the World

As Finovate goes increasingly global, so does our coverage of financial technology. Finovate Global: Fintech News from Around the World is our weekly look at fintech innovation in developing economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Asia-Pacific

  • MoneyTap, DLT-based payment app developed by SBI and Ripple goes live in Japan.
  • Indonesia’s biggest telecommunications company, Telkomsel, picks Kinetica to support its accelerated analytics, location-based visualization and AI.
  • Ayondo expands B2B offering in Asia with a new white label deal.
  • First Circle, a lending platform for SMEs based in the Philippines, has raised $26 million in new funding.

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Daon Inks Deal with South Africa’s Capitec Bank.
  • Commercial Bank of Ethiopia deploys UP Retail Payments from ACI Worldwide.
  • Ivory Coast subsidiary of Togo-based Banque Atlantique goes live with Temenos’ T24 core banking system.

Central and Eastern Europe

  • Sberbank customers can now add “cash postcards” – automated images with sound – to their money transfers.
  • Payfone partners with Orange to fight identity fraud in four new global markets, including Poland and Romania.
  • Ukraine’s Akhmetov Bank leverages Corezoid’s cloud-based operating system.

Middle East and Northern Africa

  • Daon partners with Akbank, making the Turkish bank the first in the country to deploy facial recognition technology for mobile banking authentication.
  • Alcazar Capital Limited (ACL) to launch $100 million global fintech fund in collaboration with Fintech Consortium’s InQvest Partners.
  • Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange launches Sahmi, a new integrated digital platform for individual investors.

Central and South Asia

  • Bank of Punjab, based in Lahore, Pakistan, implements core banking technology from Oracle.
  • Entrepreneur.com considers the effect Indian fintechs have made on financial inclusion in India.
  • VC Circle looks at the rise in investment in insurtech innovators like India’s PolicyBazaar.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Brazilian challenger bank Nubank raises $180 million in funding.
  • UniBank Panama to implement biometric authentication technology from Ipsidy.
  • COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union (COKCU) of Jamaica to modernize its core processing technology courtesy of a new partnership with Smart Solution.

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  • CardFlight Launches SwipeSimple Customers to Support Card Data Management.
  • Roostify Teams Up with Ellie Mae to Boost Efficiency in Mortgage Lending.

Around the web

  • Experian and Close Brothers Retail Finance pilot Mobile for Credit service for U.K. gamers.
  • New Penn Financial goes live with Portfolio Underwriter from Loan Scorecard.
  • PasswordPing earns finalist spot in 2018 “Innovation Quotient” IQ Awards.
  • Ukraine’s Akhmetov Bank leverages Corezoid’s cloud-based operating system.
  • ebankIT and Enterprise Engineering forge strategic partnership for the North American market.
  • Bambu, Eltropy, Moxtra, and Onfido are among the startups selected for Plug and Play Singapore’s inaugural fintech and insurtech program.
  • TECHdotMN profiles Sezzle founder and CEO, Charlie Youakim.
  • Forbes Middle East highlights Ayasdi and ThetaRay in look at how AI is helping solve financial crime.

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, FinDEVr Alums Earn AWS Financial Services Competency Status

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Amazon Web Services has introduced a pair of new competencies as part of its AWS Competencies Program. The program is used by AWS to designate specific industry expertise or “competency” among its network partners. And this week we learned that one of these new competencies, AWS Financial Services, features more than a handful of Finovate/FinDEVr alums.

Earning spots in the Risk Management category of AWS Financial Services Competency Partners were FICO (FD16), FIS-Prophet (F16), and NICE Systems (F15). Four alums—Avoka (F16), Corezoid (F16), Mambu (F13), and Moven (F16)—made up more than half of the companies in the Core Systems category. IHS Markit (FD16) earned a place in the Data Management category along with two other alums, Infosys (F09) and Wipro (F15).

Avoka CMO Don Bergal credited the AWS Cloud for enabling the company to deliver solutions with the speed, security, and regulatory compliance needed to serve “the largest financial institutions worldwide.” Mambu CEO Eugene Danilkis called AWS “the future of agile, cost-effective infrastructure” for both fintech companies and FIs. Speaking for FICO, which made its FinDEVr debut in New York this spring, CTO Stuart Wells said his company will increase the amount of its risk management and compliance technology available via the cloud “powered by AWS.”

The AWS Competency Program is designed to help customers use Amazon Web Services by connecting with the company’s network partners in a variety of fields. For the Financial Services competency, these fields include banking and payments, capital markets, and insurance. Amazon Web Services made the new competency announcements at its re:Invent conference this week.

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  • Seattle-Based Finagraph Completes $5 Million Financing.

Around the web

  • TSYS inks agreement to process debit transactions for Virgin Money’s U.K. customers.
  • Marcus by Goldman Sachs deploys Infosys Finacle core banking technology.
  • FIS to offer Early Warning’s Zelle Network P2P service as part of real-time payments package.
  • Corezoid achieves Amazon Web Services (AWS) Financial Services Competency status.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions rolls out prepaid mobile-money-platform upgrade.
  • Tradeshift launches two new joint ventures in China to meet demand for supply-chain digitalization.
  • Cortera launches Cortera Decisions, a new automated scorecard platform.
  • Taulia to power supply-chain finance solution for Exostar.
  • CHROME FCU taps NYMBUS for SmartCore digital banking.
  • Ripple hires former CME Group executive Miguel Vias as head of XRP (extended resource planning) markets.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

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  • “Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Quantopian
  • “Finovate Debuts: GoodData Helps Banks Put Their Data to Work”
  • “Nutmeg Spices Things Up with New $37 Million Investment”

Around the web

  • FinDEVr alum Smart Token Chain completes first smart token transfer via Ripple network.
  • From apps to APIs: Dwolla rebrands as platform.
  • PwC unveils Vulcan Digital Asset Services, a suite of digital currency solutions including digital wallets and international payment processing.
  • Entersekt to power mobile app security for FirstBank.
  • CoverHound partners with Metromile to offer more coverage options for auto and property insurance.
  • WealthForge exceeds $250M in transactions completed on platform.
  • Kabbage hires chief technology officer and chief data officer.
  • AutoGravity to power digital car sales and finance app for Fletcher Jones Motorcars.
  • Visa Developer Challenge winner Corezoid earns recognition at Money 20/20 Hackathon.

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 Dashlane’s Spaces for Mobile, Passwords Connect the Professional and the Personal
  • Peter Thiel Takes $3.5 Million Stake in Curated Investor Platform, nextmarkets GmbH
  • A Look at the First Week of Nasdaq’s Fintech Index

Around the web

  • Bill.com co-founder and CEO Andrew Housser weighs in on the relationship between new and traditional credit scoring.
  • Dakota Plains Credit Union to deploy integrated technology suite from Fiserv.
  • American Banker column on new core banking vendors features Corezoid.
  • Deposit Accounts blog features Kasasa.
  • Finextra: Q2 ready to support same-day ACH payments.

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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  • Experian and Neustar Partner to Empower Marketers with More Data
  • Financial Guard Acquired by Legg Mason

Around the web

  • FIS wins “Most Disruptive” award at 2016 PYMNTS.com/Alexa Challenge.
  • Corezoid’s Alexander Vityaz talks chatbots and the mobile OS market in Venture Beat.
  • iSignthis to provide automated, digital KYC solution for TRADOLOGIC.
  • Cachet Financial launches two new enhancements to its Select Business Merchant Capture Solution.
  • Dwolla hints at a new dashboard for white-label integrations.
  • Entrepreneur interviews Josh Reeves, Gusto co-founder and CEO.
  • Jwaala now powers mobile banking for Avadian CU.

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.

Corezoid Goes AWS with its Platform-as-a-Service Core Banking Technology

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Core banking technology innovator Corezoid announced that its platform-as-a-service process engine will be available via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The technology improves bank operations by coordinating API data into processes and then organizing and locating these processes in a single cloud-based platform.  Whether used as a new digital core or as a process layer above current systems, Corezoid enables banks to spend less time and money in development, and more time deploying ready-made mobile banking, e-commerce, compliance, and other solutions.

“There are around 30,000 banks and financial institutions in the world, and they’re all trying to create 30,000 different Internet banks, 30,000 mobile banking apps and so on,” Corezoid CEO Alexander Vityaz said.  “But it’s a lot of unnecessary work. Ninety-nine percent of business operations in banks are the same standard. These operations need to be commoditized and moved to the cloud.”

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Pictured: Corezoid CMO and cofounder Sergey Danilenko demonstrating the Corezoid process engine at FinovateSpring 2016 in San Jose.

Developed as a project from the R&D department at PrivatBank, Corezoid’s Process Engine enables companies to build business intelligence, communications, workflow management, and other apps in a matter of days with no hardcoding. The technology serves as a development platform, enabling banks to take advantage of the proliferation of banking and financial APIs without having to spend significant amounts of time and money finding or developing their own local technical talent. “Banks can stop acting as if they are IT companies,” Danilenko said from the Finovate stage this spring.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Corezoid demonstrated its process engine at FinovateSpring 2016. The company also participated in our developers conference, FinDEVr San Francisco 2015, with a presentation, “Build Your Company’s Digital Core with Corezoid.” Corezoid announced last month that its service would be available in both the U.S. and Western Europe. In February the company’s technology was deployed by Western Union to launch its new online money transfer service in Ukraine.