Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com:

  • Lendio Raises $20 Million in New Funding to Help Finance Small Businesses
  • Motif Investing Partners with Pacific Life to Offer Cause-Based Investing.
  • Bank Innovation’s Coolest Brands of 2015 Features Finovate Alums.
  • Printer Giant Lexmark to Acquire Kofax for $1 Billion.

Around the Web:

  • ShopKeep POS acquires payment processing startup, Payment Revolution.
  • Financial Guard and FutureAdvisor are featured as alternatives in a Bloomberg column on “breaking up with your expensive adviser.”
  • Bank Innovation column on “InsuranceTech” and Fintech 1,000 lists Insuritas.
  • Opentabs integrates with PayPal to power its mobile app order-ahead services.
  • PYMNTS: Monitise takes itself off the market. CEO steps down.
  • Billhighway awarded Silver Stevie Award for Innovation in Customer Service in the Financial Services Industry category. It is the second win for Billhighway since 2013.
  • Dexterity Ventures (Place2Give) bolsters team with new CMO, Product Manager, Developer, and Office Assistant.
  • The FinTech Blog interviews Eli Broverman, Co-Founder and COO of Betterment.
  • Fiserv, TD Bank Group, Intuit, and PayPal rank among Forbes’ list of Americas’ Best employers.
  • SocietyOne appoints former Investec Group chief lending officer, Simon Schwarz, as new COO.
  • Ad Age highlights how BancVue seeks to level the playing field for community banks.
  • Rippleshot joined fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards in ringing the closing bell at the Nasdaq on Monday.
  • BankNXT looks at the rise of marketplace lending platforms including Finovate alums Lending Club and OnDeck.

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– April 4, 2014

  • MasterCard partners with SIX Payment Services to bring MasterPass to Switzerland.
  • Texas Bay Area Credit Union to deploy Fiserv payments solution suite.
  • New agreement means MasterCard EMV debit cards will run on First Data’s STAR Network.
  • Pymnts News: Equifax partners with Jumio for Mobile Commerce.
  • Actiance’s partnership with Trustlink to give it access to a growing market in Africa.
  • D magazine interviews Yseop CEO John Rauscher. See Yseop demo at FinovateSpring in San Jose.
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– October 21, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAlvaro Soltero of Leaf takes a look at the future of payments.
  • Forbes.com features an interview with Brett Meyers, CEO of CurrencyFair.
  • MasterCard launches TravelController to improve expense reconciliation.
  • TSYS, PayPal, & PaySimple listed in top 10 multi-currency processing solutions for October.
  • Lendio launches beta version of Lendio for the loan specialist.
  • FORMFREE and Equifax partner to streamline borrower asset checks.
  • Prepaid Resources announces formation of Trefoil Technology.
  • TransferWise tops £1 million ($400,000 USD) mark in international money transfers.
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– October 10, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBackbase on Track to Expand into UK Market. 
  • Arroweye Solutions launches EMV On-Demand.
  • ICBA Mortgage extends its agreement with D+H Mortgagebot.
  • InComm partners with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service to unveil new GPR card.
  • Digital Insight working with Delta Community CU to offer members digital banking services and solutions.
  • Guardian Analytics announces FraudMAP Connect, real-time collaboration platform & fraud intelligence community.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions launches new mobile money management application and platform, Select Mobile Money.
  • Equifax enhances underwriting decisions for lenders and businesses with release of advanced decisioning attributes.
  • Simple announces new MoneyDrop, instant P2P $$ transfer technology.
  • OnDeck ranked #20 in SellingPower Magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For List.
  • Ven partners ValidSoft to secure virtual currency transactions.
  • SecondMarket CEO explains latest Bitcoin move.
  • Tyfone powers P2P m-payments in BVCU m-banking platform.
  • MasterCard joins Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance in support of innovation in online authentication.
  • Inaugural issue of FIS’s digital magazine FIS InMotion now available.
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 11, 2013

  • iOSnoops reviews TradeHero Mobile.
  • Netbanker considers how Prosper, Zopa, and Lending Club have disrupted lending.
  • American Banker reports on NICE Systems’ launch of voice authentication technology. Watch its live demo at FinovateEurope Feb. 12 and 13.
  • P2P Lending News: Zopa CEO talks to BBC Radio.
  • BostInno talks with ImpulseSave CEO on how it can help with all kinds of New Year’s resolutions.
  • Equifax partners with DocuSign for easy e-sign and submission of Transcript of Tax Return form.
  • Fiserv enhances TradeFlow, its post-trade processing solution. Come to FinovateEurope in London to see the live demo of its new technology.
  • ZDNet looks at how miiCard is solving identity verification headaches.
  • Digital Journal reports on EZBOB’s battle with Amazon in the small business financing space.  See them at FinovateEurope in February.
  • Leadfusion collaborates with McCulluy Design Lab to get a new look.
  • Happy birthday, TSYS!  Company celebrates 30th anniversary on Friday.
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, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker looks at how UMB is implementing Dynamics’ ePlate card technology.
  • peerTransfer rolls out international payment solution to the K-12 (kindergarten through twelfth grade) education market.
  • InComm Canada launches No-Fee Vanilla Prepaid Product Line.
  • The CUNA Technology Council presents MoneyDesktop with Best of Show Award at the 17th Annual CUNA Technology Council Conference.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions powers Simple’s Remote Deposit Capture.
  • STL Beacon reports SoMoLend blazes new funding path in St. Louis through loans.
  • Expensify launches new feature: Commercial Card Reconciliation.
  • Desert News reports Virtual Piggy helps parents control children’s online spending.
  • Prosper launches new data enhancements.
  • VentureBeat reports Equifax buying CSC’s credit-services biz for $1B in cash.
  • Banno partners with ProfitStars to offer remote deposit, integrated bill pay.
  • Thomson Reuters upgrades user interface, functionality for FX Matching 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– October 24, 2012

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  • PayPal Starts Selling PayPal Here at AT&T Stores, Teams Up with MoneyGram.
  • Finextra reports Clear2Pay and Backbase join forces on customer experience.
  • Forbes looks at Dwolla’s business model.
  • Equifax partners with Lender Processing Services.
  • CU Insight covers DigitalMailer.
  • CNBC interviews Alastair Lukies, Monitise CEO and co-founder.
  • Xconomy lists peerTransfer as 1 of 5 startups to watch.
  • CU Broadcast chats with Mitek’s Daniel Simon.
  • American Banker features BankersLab’s CollectionLab.
  • peerTransfer First to Help Chinese International Students Pay in Renminbi.

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– October 23, 2012

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  • Dwolla upgrades iPhone app and adds ability to pay money requests.
  • The Receivables Exchange appoints Henry Allen as New CEO.
  • SimpleTuition launches Private Student Loan Refinance Center.
  • Xero and Bill.com enable integration, ease transactions and cash management.
  • Now Plastyc’s UPside Visa customers can add cash to cards instantly at Walmart.
  • NFU Mutual automates paper processes with Tibco. Check out Tibco’s live demo at FinovateAsia.
  • Equifax selected byIRS as one of first eTranscript Pilot Vendors.
  • ModoPayments and Alliance Data partner to offer mobile solutions to retailers and U.S. Consumers.
  • Bill.com wins Sleeter ‘Awesome Application’ Award.
  • San Diego North County Times reports StockTwits: Howard Lindzon takes stock talk to new level.
  • Bridge2 Solutions and Affinity Solutions launch mobile app.
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– October 22, 2012

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  • Equifax announces Spectrum Verification Services Platform, which helps verification through underwriting, QA & closing.
  • Credit Sesame blog features Manilla as a way to digitize finances.
  • Dynamics to nationally launch ePlate credit card device tomorrow via live webcast with 30+ payment apps.
  • Investment News reports Stockr offers social-media site for those passionate about stocks.
  • HelloWallet updates web app with bulk edit transactions, auto categorization, & re-organizing action steps.
  • VentureBeat explains how Kapitall gamifies stock trading.
  • Tenants Can Now Pay Rent Using Cash with PayNearMe’s Cash-Payment Solution.
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.

Alumni Updates from BAI Retail Delivery 2012

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Last week, I attended BAI Retail Delivery in Washington D.C. where over 200 exhibitors lined the trade show floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

There were 31 Finovate alums on the expo floor, and even more in attendance. My schedule was packed, but I was able to catch up with a handful of Finovate alums.

Here’s what I learned.

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The card-linked offers company is in the middle of a successful mobile deployment effort with BofA, PNC, Regions, and a few other unnamed FIs. After launching their respective rewards programs on mobile, the FIs have seen an increase in user engagement and an increase in the number of online banking visits per user.

It is also working on International expansion. So far the top 3 European card issuers have signed.

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BofA’s BankAmeriDeals on tablet interface


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BofA’s BankAmeriDeals on iPhone mobile app

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The consumer credit reporting agency recently launched its Insight Score for Retail Banking, a solution that will help FIs generate a risk score for underbanked individuals with no credit data or history. It does this by using non-FI-related payment data from companies like Telco and other TV and cable providers.

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The fintech provider showed me its SpotPay payment dongle and back-end solution. It appears to be Fiserv’s response to Square that it will co-brand with FIs. Fiserv is able to on-board FIs with SpotPay in a couple of days, so it is a quick way for FIs to get into the payments game. 
While there is an $8.95 per month fee, it is competitively priced, charging only a 1.99% fee on a swipe, and a 3.19% fee on card-not-present transactions.

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Fiserv’s SpotPay dongle being used on an iPhone

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Because volume and sophistication of fraud has grown, Guardian Analytics started bank-sourcing (think crowdsourcing) fraud by bringing multiple institutions together to collaborate on the types of fraud they’re seeing so the whole industry will be better at fighting it. Tiffany Riley, Guardian Analytics’ VP of marketing tells me they’ve received positive feedback so far.

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Mobile banking solutions company, mFoundry launched its Fin.X platform. This platform can be thought of as a type of app store for FIs to select which products/services they want to include in their mobile app. 
At BAI, mFoundry announced partnerships with Blackhawk Network, Dwolla, and Micronotes 
to white-label their solutions within the Fin.X platform.
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An example of what the Fin.X app platform could look like on a tablet

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The PFM won CUNA Tech Council’s Best of Show Award at BAI. This counts as its 5th Best of Show award.
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MoneyDesktop team with BAI President & CEO, Deborah Bianucci

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After the mobile money solutions company acquired Clairmail 3 months ago, Monitise now has 17 million active users. It is in trials of an NFC solution with a few banks. The solution uses a sticker as opposed to a chip inside of the actual device.

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The electronic banking solutions provider launched Q2clarity, a tablet-optimized dashboard that provides customizable analytics and visibility to how customers are using an FI’s mobile and online platform. Providing these metrics to a branch manager, gives them the ability to make more informed decisions about which products and services to offer.
These eight companies are just a fraction of what I saw at BAI this year. For more information on who attended the trade show, visit here.

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Finovate Alumni News– October 17, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBazaarvoice unveils newest edition of its Bazaarvoice Connections offering.
  • Yodlee Interactive doubles annual growth in its API business.
  • Filene conducts independent review of SaveUp program.
  • GigaOM reports PayPal offers small businesses simple Bill Me Later financing option.
  • Taulia teams with SAP HANA & Amazon Web Services.
  • Equifax introduces EFX Link, advanced customer data integration solution that gives a 360-degree view of customers.
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.