Finovate Alumni News


  • Fenergo Forges Strategic Partnership with Arachnys.
  • Personetics Powers New Intelligent Financial Assistant Didi from Israel Discount Bank.

Around the web

  • Thomson Reuters introduces investment research marketplace on Eikon to further MiFID II compliance
  • Xero opens new Wellington headquarters.
  • Trustly to expand its Pay N Play gaming payment product.
  • Zopa’s investor community lends 3 billionth pound to U.K. consumers.
  • Pendo Systems targets the insurance sector with Pendo Machine Learning Platform.
  • InComm expands gift card assortment in grocery partners with new brand offerings.

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


  • SumUp Partners with BancoEstado to Boost Mobile Card Acceptance in Chile.

Around the web

  • New software and cash recycling technology from Diebold Nixdorf to support an upgrade of 400 ATMs by Turkey’s VakifBank.
  • ACI Worldwide teams up with Zelle to bring real-time payments to FIs.
  • BNP Paribas to deploy Fenergo’s Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) 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.


Finovate Alumni News

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  • ACI Worldwide supports cross-border e-commerce in Brazil with integration of payment processor and gateway, PagBrasil.
  • Revolut is the latest fintech to apply for a European banking license.
  • Fenergo teams up with Opus to improve integration of risk-relevant information in the KYC process.
  • KAMCO Investment Company chooses Fusion Invest from Finastra to accelerate growth.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems unveils PCI P2PE sub-listing option for users of its Decryptions as a Service (DaaS) offering, Decryptx.
  • Ping Identity adds support for companies seeking PSD2, open banking compliance.
  • Trustly tops €10 billion in total payment processing volume since inception.
  • Q2 Holdings named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for second consecutive year.
  • Stratumn completes a blockchain experimentation connecting 14 insurance companies in France.
  • nCino debuts in top half of Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500.
  • Scalable Capital hits €500 million in assets.
  • disrupts class action payments.
  • Compass Plus assists Almazergienbank to support the issuing and acquiring of JCB cards.
  • NetGuardians and Swisscom launch fraud prevention 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


  • Discloses September Investment Round, Doubles Total Funding.
  • SocietyOne Tops $350 Million in Loans.
  • Baker Hill Forges Partnerships with Allied Solutions, Experian.
  • Safe Spaces: The Best of the Authenticators, Verifiers, and Fraud Fighters.

Around the web

  • Fenergo announces partnership with four of Australia’s top five banks.
  • ACI Worldwide launches UP Real-Time Payments Solution.
  • Credit Agricole and TransferGo join Ripple’s blockchain network, boosting membership to more than 100 institutions.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils Fixed Income Callouts, a trading app for African bond markets.
  • Ondot Systems to provide two-way fraud alerts for debit cards processed by payments provider, Elan Financial.
  • Pendo Systems adds 25-year banking veteran Bill Woodley as a non-executive director.
  • Megabuyte initiates coverage of Xceptor with “superior” rating.
  • nCino enhances Treasury Management Sales and Onboarding Solution for greater flexibility, configurability and speed.
  • NuData picks up leader award from Javelin Strategy and Research.

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.

Fenergo Helps Santander Enhance Customer Onboarding Experience

Client lifecycle management (CLM) software vendor Fenergo has landed a deal with Santander Global Corporate Banking to revamp its client onboarding process, reports Tanya Andreasyan of Banking Technology (Finovate’s sister publication).

Fenergo CLM will be rolled out to Santander’s operations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, across multiple business lines. The first site will be in the UK, the vendor said.

“We selected Fenergo CLM as part of a global internal transformation and re-organisation programme,” explained José Muñoz, global head of operations at Santander Global Corporate Banking.

The programme, he said, is “designed to streamline processes and integrate once disparate systems to create a single source of client data and a seamless and well-orchestrated client onboarding journey”.

Fenergo CEO Marc Murphy demonstrating new customer onboarding and account opening technology at FinovateEurope 2012.

Fenergo said its “enterprise platform” can do just that as it supports “the end-to-end client lifecycle journey from initial client onboarding to KYC/AML and regulatory compliance, to client data/documentation management and regular and event-driven KYC reviews & remediation, all the way through to client off boarding”. It is suitable for corporate, investment, and private banks.

“For us, it’s about making the technology work to generate greater ROI (return on investment) and improved TCO (total cost of ownership),” stated Fenergo CEO Marc Murphy.

The company showcased some stats to support this statement, saying that by automating the CLM process, its technology enables banks to:

  • onboard clients up to 82% faster than a manual process and improve time to revenue by up to 40%;
  • reduce the cost of onboarding by up to 93% and enable banks to onboard double the number of clients;
  • reduce TCO for compliance and KYC reviews by up to 60%.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Fenergo demonstrated its Deal Manager onboarding and account opening solution at FinovateEurope 2012. The company has raised more than $80 million in funding, and includes Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund, Investec, Insight Venture Partners, and Aquiline Capital Partners among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News


  • Fenergo Helps Santander Enhance Customer Onboarding Experience.

Around the web

  • Juvo partners with Malaysian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Tune Talk. Join Finovate as we return to the Far East for FinovateAsia in November.
  • Alpha Payments Cloud accentuates its end-to-end middleware technology in rebrand to Alpha Fintech.
  • Klarna completes acquisition of German online payment specialist, BillPay.
  • adds support for FIDO U2F (Universal Second Factor) Security Keys.
  • DefenseStorm wins 2017 IDC FinTech Rankings Real Results Award for Digital Trust and Stewardship.
  • Alpha FinTech (formerly Alpha Payments Cloud) and Market IQ shortlisted for inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge in October. Join our first foray to the Middle East as Finovate comes to Dubai in December.
  • Hip Pocket founder Mark Zmarzly to help promote innovation and provide mentorship to fintech startups in Australia as part of new Queensland-sponsored initiative.

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


  • German Challenger Bank N26 Deploys Banking Technology from Mambu.
  • Realty Mogul Launches Second REIT, REIT II.

Around the web

  • Baker Hill NextGen Statement Spreading to bolster commercial lending underwriting for People’s Bank and Trust.
  • Fenergo adds Michele Shepard as Chief Revenue Officer and Greg Watson as Managing Director of Sales and Strategy.
  • LendingTree partners with Benzinga for its Fintech Innovation Challenge.
  • eToro Platform Adds Trading Support for Five Cryptocurrencies.
  • BioCatch to power Fraud Prevention Solutions for HoneyTek Systems
  • SmartX (formerly HedgeCoVest) Announces the Addition of BlackRock, Morningstar Investment Management, and Nasdaq Dorsey Wright.

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


  • Mountain America CU Chooses Digital Banking Platform from Alkami Technology.

Around the web

  • i-exceed to power CANDI, a fully digital banking branch of Canara Bank. Come see i-exceed demo at FinovateFall next month.
  • highlights Flywire’s progress in Asia.
  • SocietyOne Celebrates Five Year Anniversary Of Helping Customers.
  • Visions FCU Implements Gro Solutions’ Digital Sales Platform to streamline new member acquisition. Check out Gro Solutions at FinovateFall next month.
  • First Alliance Credit Union Latest to Implement Larky Engagement Platform.
  • Fenergo earns top spot in the 2017 RegTech Performance Report for second year in a row.
  • Chase and OnDeck agree to continue collaboration on small business lending solutions.
  • NICE unveils its compliance recording solution, NICE Compliance Center.
  • Eugene Danilkis, CEO and co-founder of Mambu, talks digitization, credit scoring, and lending to small businesses.

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.

44 Alums Populate CB Insights’ Fintech 250 List

This week, CB Insights unveiled its Fintech 250 list. The research outfit selected 250 emerging, private companies in 17 sub-sectors of fintech that are changing the face of financial services. The roster includes 44 Finovate and FinDEVr alums that were selected using CB Insights’ data-driven process that analyzes company momentum, market participation, funds raised, and investor quality.

The list is in alphabetical order.









Credit Karma





Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)










Personal Capital





Ripple Labs
















European Alums Shine in FinTechCity’s FinTech50 2017

Less than a week before FinDEVr London 2017, we’ve learned that fifteen of the companies selected by FinTechCity for this year’s FinTech50, a list of top European fintechs, are alums of Finovate and FinDEVr conferences. This is up from last year, when 13 alums who made the list. last year’s list. Six of the companies on the 2017 roster are making repeat appearances: BehavioSec, Fenergo, Kantox, Mambu, Meniga, and Revolut.

Eight of the alums in the FinTech50 are headquartered in the U.K., three hail from Germany, two from Switzerland and one each from Ireland and Sweden. The judges for the FinTech50 are a panel consisting of 60 financial services professionals from banking, payments, venture capital, and public policy-making, among other relevant fields.

2017 marks the fifth year that FinTechCity has produced its roster of the most innovative fintech companies headquartered in the U.K. and Europe. The list is designed to focus on the technology innovations each company has developed rather than the amount of money the companies have made from their technologies.  In a statement at the FinTechCity website, the organization explains the sole criteria for inclusion in the FinTech50 as “the potential to become a game-changer or the competitive staying power to continue being one.”

Here are our winning alums for 2017.

Check out the full 2017 roster. FinTechCity also honored ten fintech startups in an honorable mention category, Hot Ten 2017. Ten companies have also been recognized as the founding members of the FinTech50 Hall of Fame, including Finovate/FinDEVr alums Currencycloud, eToro, Klarna, Nutmeg, TransferWise, and Zopa. Founded by Julie Lake (CEO) and Nicky Cotter, FinTechCity will also unveil the inaugural FinTech50 Asia later this year.

Fenergo Brings its Client Lifecycle Management Innovations to ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO is the latest bank to choose Client Lifecycle Management solutions from Fenergo. ABN AMRO is the third-largest bank in the Netherlands and will use the technology to support its CDD/KYC processes in specific, and the bank’s broader “business transformation strategy” in general.

ABN AMRO’s Helène Erftemeijer elaborated on the role Fenergo’s technology will play in helping the bank improve the user experience for its clients. “A core part of our business transformation program will involve creating an internal, centralized KYC target operating model that will help us to simultaneously improve the client experience and reduce the cost impact of the regulator KYC activities,” Erftemeijer said. “Fenergo is the technology platform that will underpin this initiative.”

Pictured: Fenergo CEO Mark Murphy demonstrating Deal Manager at FinovateEurope 2012.

The deal with ABN AMRO is the latest in a string of wins for the Dublin-based compliance specialist. Earlier this month Fenergo announced a deal to deploy its Client Lifecycle Management technology with HSBC Group. And in March, the company partnered with BBVA, Spain’s second largest bank and a widely-known, eager adopter of innovative financial technologies. Speaking of the company’s recent successes, Fenergo CEO Mark Murphy explained, “The reason is simple: banks are looking for a trusted technology partner to help them transform their business processes to create a superior client experience, whilst delivering key time, cost, and headcount efficiencies across their data, compliance, and front office operations.”

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Fenergo demonstrated its Deal Manager solution at FinovateEurope 2012. Deal Manager systemizes a number of complex compliance processes, giving financial institutions a greater degree of control, transparency, and efficiency when it comes to onboarding, account opening, KYC, due diligence and related operations. Fenergo’s technology is used by leading investment, corporate, and capital markets FIs such as UBS and BMO Capital Markets.

Fenergo was recognized for the third year in a row in the Chartis RiskTech100, a comprehensive, independent review of the top compliance and risk technology companies in the world. And this spring, the company was named to Planet Compliance’s RegTech Top 100 Power list. Fenergo has raised more than $80 million in total capital, including a $75 million investment in the summer of 2015 from Aquiline Capital Partners and Insight Venture Partners.

Finovate Alumni News



  • Check out our latest FinDEVr Previews featuring ISARA and eSignLive by VASCO.

Around the web

  • TransferWise introduces multi-currency bank accounts for businesses.
  • Langley FCU to deploy Episys core system from Jack Henry & Associates’ Symitar division.
  • Great Southern Bank selects cloud banking technology from nCino.
  • getAbstract and CREALOGIX enter into a digital learning partnership.
  • InComm partners with Sony to deliver gift cards in Hong Kong.
  • NIIT Technologies partners with AI company Arago.
  • AutoGravity receives the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award.
  • Fiserv launches SecureNow to integrate cybersecurity protection for digital banking.
  • Finextra: ABN Amro selects Fenergo to support KYC.
  • Yandex.Money brings Android Pay to Russia.
  • Misys FusionBanking Essence to power online and mobile banking offering for Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka (CKB).
  • Trustly to power online bank payments at leading online fashion retailer

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.