Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • OnDeck Launches Subsidiary to Help Banks with Small Business Lending.

Around the web

  • Daon partners with Akbank, making the Turkish bank the first in the country to deploy facial recognition technology for mobile banking authentication.
  • YellowDog shortlisted for Tech Company of the Year honors at the 2018 U.K. Business Tech Awards.
  • Bluefin teams up with data security tokenization vendor, TokenEx, to boost payment security.
  • Finicity selected as third-party service provider for Freddie Mac’s automated income and asset assessment solution, Loan Product Advisor.
  • Zenmonics earns a spot in the 2018 IDC FinTech Rankings.
  • FinTech Global recognizes Insuritas as a 2018 InsurTech100 Company.
  • Lendio announces facilitating $1 billion in financing to more than 51,000 U.S. SMEs since inception in 2011.
  • Indonesia’s biggest telecommunications company, Telkomsel, picks Kinetica to support its accelerated analytics, location-based visualization and AI.
  • Blockchain innovator identitii to list on the Australian Securities Exchange this week with anticipated market capitalization of $41 million.
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle interviews Kabbage’s Kathryn Petralia, highlighting her as a 2018 Women Who Mean Business honoree.
  • Sara Berg appointed Chief Operating Officer of Trustly.
  • Expensify launches training and certification program for accountants.
  • Ping Identity launches new Quickstart Private Sandbox for Open Banking and PSD2
  • Openfinance signs data partnership with Refinitiv.
  • Trustly partners with Ingenico for online banking payments.
  • Moneynetint partners with Ripple to leverage instant payment rails.
  • Coinbase expands with new Dublin office.
  • Native American Bank selects Jack Henry’s SilverLake system.

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

Around the web

  • OutSystems announces release of version 11 of its low-code development technology to help IT leaders solve legacy system gridlock.
  • Fidelity and Finicity reach customer data sharing agreement.
  • Cameroon’s biggest bank, Afriland First Bank, to deploy Temenos’ T24 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.

Finicity Teams Up with Capsilon to Modernize Mortgage Origination

In its latest integration with Capsilon, real-time financial data aggregation and insights specialist Finicity is bringing mortgage origination into the 21st century – one partner at a time. An intelligent process automation software provider, Capsilon will combine Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) solution with its own borrower and loan officer workspaces to automate the asset verification process.

“We’re excited to work alongside Capsilon with the shared goal of transforming the difficult manual mortgage origination processes of today into a modern and digital experience of the future,” Finicity CEO Steve Smith said. “Finicity’s VoA reports are a key part of the next-generation mortgage process.”

Capsilon COO Jim Obsitnik underscored the importance of digital transformation in the mortgage industry. “Those who invest in the right technology now will gain a competitive advantage to help them minimize risk and accelerate growth as the market changes,” Obsitnik said. He added that the partnership would “speed up the application process and deliver better borrower and loan officer experiences.”

Demonstrated live at FinovateFall last year, Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) reports are part of the company’s suite of credit decisioning solutions. VoA provides bank-validated insights into the assets of prospective borrowers to enable lenders to readily identify those issues that impact the credit decisioning process. VoA reports include information on multiple financial institutions and accounts, as well as data on account types, balances, and detailed transactions. These reports, along with those from the company’s Verification of Income (VoI) solution, are delivered under the CRA framework, enabling borrowers to access information in the reports directly, as well as submit any disputes.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finicity has spent much of 2018 in partnership mode. Last month, the company signed a secure data exchange agreement with Capital One. In July, Finicity partnered with Cre8tech Labs’ Lender Price, integrating its VoA solution into the Lender Price’s digital lending platform. Fellow Finovate alum Mortgage Cadence integrated Finicity’s VoA technology into its loan origination platform in May. This spring, the company teamed up with another fellow alum, BeSmartee, to add VoA to BeSmartee’s POS mortgage origination platform.

Finicity has raised nearly $80 million in funding, and includes Bridge Bank and Experian among its investors. The company was founded in 1999.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finicity Teams Up with Capsilon to Modernize Mortgage Origination.
  • CardFlight’s New Release Adds Paper Receipt Printing, Advanced Security, and More.

Around the web

  • iSignthis acquires core banking technology provider Probanx.
  • Entersekt taps Christian Ali as new country manager for Canada.
  • Jack Henry & Associates’ ProfitStars division unveils new online, anti-fraud monitoring and reporting technology.
  • Chris Savides named new global Chief Operating Officer at TransferTo.
  • Cortera announces partnership with Moody’s Analytics in new RiskCalc SMB solution.
  • PayNearMe powering Buildium’s Retail Cash Payments, a feature that allows residents to pay rent in cash.
  • Lendio Franchising has helped facilitate $16 million in financing to 500+ SMBs and reports a 111% percent increase in loans funded quarter over quarter.
  • Persado announces Persado for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange.

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.

Finicity Inks Secure Data Exchange Agreement with Capital One

More data sharing and more security are the goals of a new secure data exchange agreement signed between Capital One Financial and real-time financial data aggregation and insights specialist Finicity. The announcement follows the company’s July data sharing agreement with USAA.

“Finicity is hyper-focused on delivering the data insights our partners need to drive their services and enable their customers to make better financial decisions,” Finicity CEO Steve Smith said. He called Capital One Financial an “excellent partner in pursuing these common goals of empowering consumers to have more access to their financial data and better manage their financial health.”

The agreement leverages Capital One’s Customer Transactions API to enable Capital One customers to securely share financial data with Finicity-supported third-party solutions and services. In addition to being able to access a broader range of resources for financial management, customers also will benefit from having increased control over how and when their data is used. The partnership with Finicity, according to Capital One, was in many ways spurred by the firm’s customers, whose demand for fintech solutions encouraged the bank’s decision.

“We know many of our customers actively use and rely on third-party services to help them manage and track their finances, and we appreciate the value these services provide,” Managing VP of Enterprise Digital Products and Data Connections at Capital One Becky Heironimus said. Customer migrations are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019. At that time, Capital One customers will be able to connect with the financial solutions that use Finicity’s financial data API.

Finicity’s real-time financial data aggregation and insights platform provides FIs with financial management, payment initiation, and credit decisioning solutions. The company seeks to empower account owners by democratizing financial event data, improving the security of data delivery, and driving innovation by making it easier for consumers to access the fintech solutions they want most.

Founded in 1999 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finicity demonstrated its Credit Decisioning solution at FinovateFall 2017. The company is also an alum of our developers conference, having presented The Frictionless Aggregation Experience at FinDEVr New York 2017.

Last month, Finicity announced a pair of new partnerships. The company integrated with SimpleNexus’ enterprise digital mortgage platform and mobile app to automate the borrower asset verification process for lenders. Finicity also integrated its asset verification technology into Cre8tech’s Lender Price Digital Lending platform. Other major partnerships this year include collaborations with digital lender Blue Sage and fellow Finovate alum Mortgage Cadence.

Awarded API World’s 2016 Finance API of the Year and named to the 2018 HousingWire Tech100, Finicity has developed more than 16,000 bank integrations. The company has raised more than $50 million in funding, and includes fellow Finovate alum Experian and Bridge Bank among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Algomi Picks Up Investment from Euroclear.

Around the web

  • YUKKA Lab selected to participate in the Swiss Kickstart Accelerator.
  • Finicity announces integration with SimpleNexus’ enterprise digital mortgage platform and mobile app.
  • Diebold Nixdorf teams up with Progress Systems to bring self-service cash withdraw and deposit services to credit unions in Ireland.
  • Lending Club appoints Ronnie Momen as Chief Lending Officer.
  • Kabbage appoints Scott Rosenberg as CFO.
  • BeSmartee integrates with Equifax to automate service options.
  • Crowdfund Insider: OurCrowd celebrates 5 years with $750 million raised, 160 companies & 21 exits.

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.

Finicity and Cre8tech Labs’ Lender Price Partner to Streamline Digital Lending

With the goal of streamlining and improving the customer experience in mortgage lending, real-time financial data aggregation innovator Finicity has announced a new collaboration with financial services technology provider Cre8tech Labs. The first step in the partnership will integrate Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) solution into Cre8tech’s Lender Price Digital Lending platform.

“Consumers understandably want the most accurate information when making a life-altering purchase like a new house,” CEO and co-founder of Finicity Steve Smith said. “Lenders want to meet those expectations while improving efficiency and profitability.” Smith praised Lender Price as a “disruptor” that was “enhancing the mortgage lending experience for borrowers and lenders with a smart, digital solution.”

The new digital lending experience will combine the improvements in accuracy and fraud reduction from Finicity’s credit decisioning technology with Lender Price’s pricing and eligibility engine. Borrowers benefit from a seamless, paper-free process that draws financial information directly from financial institutions, and a digital application experience that supports collaboration between the loan officer and borrower.

Cindy Douglas, Mountain West Financial implementation and onboarding specialist, praised the technology for improving efficiency for loan officers and reducing time to close. “We’re excited to provide our borrowers with the exceptional customer experience of automated VoA reports,” Douglas said. She added, “improvements to our digital mortgage process are crucial to making homeownership a reality for our communities.”

Founded in 1999, Finicity demonstrated its Credit Decisioning technology at FinovateFall 2017. In addition to unveiling a new status page for administrators and developers (status.finicity.com) to enable visibility into real-time API and FI connection uptime, the company demonstrated its Finicity Reports product. Finicity Reports is an online portal that enables lenders to order consumer financial reports that leverage consumer-permissioned data.

Finicity is also a veteran of our developers conference, having most recently presented The Frictionless Aggregation Experience at FinDEVr New York 2017.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Finicity has raised more than $50 million in funding, and includes Bridge Bank and fellow Finovate alum Experian among its investors. The company acquired Aurora Financial Systems – also a Finovate alum – in 2015.

In recent months, Finicity forged a data sharing agreement with USAA, and announced a new partnership with Mortgage Cadence to integrate its Verification of Assets solution into Mortgage Cadence’s loan origination platform. This spring, the company integrated its VoA technology with digital mortgage marketplace provider BeSmartee, and teamed up with borrower-centric digital lending platform MortgageHippo.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Baker Hill Inks Loan Origination Deal with West Texas State Bank.
  • Finicity and Cre8tech Labs’ Lender Price Partner to Streamline Digital Lending.

Around the web

  • LendInvest partners with Onfido to bring identity verification to LendInvest’s Buy-to-Let digital applications.
  • Malauzai and Somerset Trust Company declare August 20th as National Fintech Day.
  • Thomson Reuters launches Compliance Management solution, an addition to its Connected Risk platform.
  • Ripple announces the transition of David Schwartz from Chief Cryptographer to Chief Technical Officer.
  • Identity verification startup Sedicii earns a finalist spot in BBVA’s Open Talent competition.
  • Barclays to deploy Finastra’s Fusion Loan IQ system.
  • AlphaPoint wins Best Distributed Ledger Technology Provider by the 2018 Water Technology customer survey.

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

On Finovate

  • Additiv Partners with Orange Business to Bring Digital Wealth Management to FIs.
  • Zopa’s Record Lending Figures Suggest a Healthy U.K. P2P Lending Sector.

Around the web

  • Iraq’s Banque Liban-Francaise completes upgrade to Temenos’ T24 core banking system.
  • P2P lender Zopa announces 40% revenue growth and a return to profitability.
  • Ohpen signs LeasePlan Bank as its latest customer.
  • Efigence implements technological side of Alior Bank open banking project.
  • Open Bank Project collaborates with Citizens Bank hackathon.
  • The World Economic Forum names Neener Analytics as a Technology for Integrity 2018.
  • YellowDog wins Business Innovation Award at inaugural Best New Business Awards.
  • Finicity forges data sharing agreement with USAA.
  • MapD debuts MapD 4.0 for interactive location intelligence at scale.

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

On Finovate.com

  • PayPal Acquires Simility for $120 Million.
  • Finovate Favorites: A Baker’s Dozen of Best of Show Winners.
  • Touché, OCBC Bank Bring Fingerprint Authentication to In-Person Commerce.
  • P2Binvestor Earns $17+ Million in Funding.
  • Veridium Earns $150,000 Grant.
  • Newchip Lands $2 Million in Seed Funding.

Around the web

  • Experian secures FCA accreditation to supply Open Banking and PSD2 services.
  • Finn AI is the latest fintech to join Temenos Marketplace.
  • CFSI names financial health leaders: Envestnet | Yodlee, Finicity, Handle Financial, Lendstreet, Lend Up, Lending Club, Moven, and Simple.

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.