Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Xignite to Power WealthSimple’s New Stock Trading App.
  • Kony Secures $37 Million in Financing from BMO.
  • Sezzle Raises $30 Million in IPO.
  • Vymo Reels in $18 Million for its Intelligent Sales Assistant.

Around the web

  • Deal sealed: Fiserv completes acquisition of First Data.
  • Visa announces strategic partnership with SME banking service Open.
  • eToro enables retail customers to invest in drone technology via its latest portfolio.
  • iGTB to enhance trade finance operations for two Raiffeisen banks, Niederosterreich-Wien and Landesbank Steiermark.
  • CREALOGIX to power new consumer digital investment platform from MeDirect Group.
  • JP Morgan Chase ends loan origination partnership with OnDeck.
  • ThetaRay brings on Idan Keret as Chief Customer Success Officer.
  • GreenDot offers customers 3% cash back on online and in-app purchases and a savings account paying 3% APY.
  • Fintech Finance interviews Olga Feldmeier, Smart Valor CEO.
  • Redrock Biometrics secures a perfect score in Level 1 Presentation Attack Detection confirmation testing by iBeta.
  • SpyCloud expands into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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 Alums Honored at PayTech Awards 2019

A handful of Finovate alums were among those earning top honors at the second annual PayTech Awards earlier this month. In categories ranging from e-commerce to real-time payments, four Finovate alums won commendations for their contributions to “excellence and innovation in the payments industry.” Another trio of alums took home “Highly Commended” runner’s up recognition.

We’ve listed those honored alums below along with the categories they competed in and a link to their most recent Finovate/FinDEVr conference demo video.

  • Token – Best Consumer Payments Initiative – video

And here are the alums that earned Highly Commended recognitions.

  • Fiserv – Real-Time Payments Solution Provider – video

The PayTech Awards consists of three categories: Judged Awards, Leadership Awards, and Ovum Payments Innovation Awards. In addition to those alums that won their categories – or earned Highly Commended honors – a few Finovate/FinDEVr alums were also short-listed ahead of the final votes. These companies – along with their category and most recent Finovate/FinDEVr video – are below:

To learn more about the awards – including a look at last year’s winners – visit the PayTech Awards homepage.

Fiserv to Enhance Risk Management for Pan-American Life

Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a provider of insurance and financial services throughout the Americas, has selected Fiserv technology to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of its anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and risk management program in multiple countries, reports Henry Vilar of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication).

PALIG sought a provider with insurance industry expertise, a global footprint, and flexibility to help streamline AML compliance and fraud and risk management processes. The company selected Fiserv to provide a solution that accommodates country-specific regulations and reporting requirements.

The firm hopes this will improve efficiency for PALIG by enabling it to execute and monitor risk management processes in multiple countries through a single platform.

PALIG is initially deploying the Fiserv solution for use in Panama, the Cayman Islands, Colombia and Costa Rica, with plans to expand to more of the 22 countries where it has operations.

“Effective risk management is an important part of how we do business,” said Steven A. Friedman, executive vice president, chief investment officer, corporate development and strategy, Pan-American Life Insurance Group. “Working with Fiserv will optimize our ability to manage risk in an increasingly complex world so we can continue earning our customers’ trust.”

AML Risk Manager from Fiserv incorporates advanced capabilities that address four areas of an AML risk management program: know your customer (KYC) monitoring, detection and alerts, case management, and reporting.

Fiserv was founded in 1984, and is based in Brookfield Wisconsin. The company partnered with Samsung SDS last year at FinovateSpring to demo the Fiserv Commercial Center: Security & Samsung SDS Nexsign. Earlier this year, Fiserv announced plans to merge with First Data.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate

  • ClickSWITCH to Power Digital Direct Deposit Switch for Current.
  • Standard Bank Leverages Mobile Teller Tech from Infosys Finacle.
  • Fiserv to Enhance Risk Management for Pan-American Life.

Around the web

  • New integration between Revolut and TrueLayer brings Open Banking to money management app Emma.
  • Via its Mastercard Send push payments solution, Mastercard and Evolve Bank & Trust team up to back Branch and similar companies to ensure prompt payment for gig workers.
  • Envestnet helps Voya Financial launch hybrid roboadvisory offering.

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

Around the web

  • Fiserv unveils its new mobile bill presentment solution.
  • Digital identity solutions company Signicat acquires Norway’s Idfy.
  • Blackhawk Network announces payments industry veteran and former InComm executive Mark Singer as its new APAC Managing Director.

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

  • MX Picks Up $100 Million in New Funding.
  • Ocrolus Reels in $24 Million Investment.

Around the web

  • CREALOGIX to power new digital and mobile capabilities for LGT Vestra’s wealth management app and client portal.
  • Strands announces achieving ISO 27001 certification in all offices.
  • Horizon Investments to implement Fiserv’s Unified Wealth Platform for core portfolio management.
  • Personetics announces that users of Salesforce and Microsoft CRM platforms will be able to access the company’s data-driven actionable insights via new APIs.
  • Diebold Nixdorf launches a new series of self-service, digitally-connected ATMs.
  • NetGuardians appoints Swissquote co-founder Paolo Buzzi to its board of directors.

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

  • ABBYY Unveils New SDK for Mobile Web Capture.

Around the web

  • Identitii’s tokenization technology powers HSBC’s Digital Accounts Receivable Tool (HSBC DART).
  • Fiserv’s FlexWage now allows earners to receive their salary on their own schedule.
  •  LendingClub extends balance transfer to more borrowers.
  • Berkshire Bank partners with Finastra to launch real-time payments.
  • Belgian online lender Buy Way deploys e-signature solution from OneSpan.

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

  • Dashlane Raises $110 Million for Password Security.
  • Strands Strikes Digital Banking Deal with Tech Mahindra.

Around the web

  • Paysend to launch crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.com.
  • Ghana’s ARB Apex Bank reups with Temenos.
  • Exate Technologies joins OpenFin’s fintech ecosystem.
  • Forbes: PayPal’s Latest Milestone: $10 Billion In Small Business Loans.
  • Atlanta Small Business Network looks at how Fiserv delivers fraud prevention across the globe.

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.

Fiserv Partners with Allegacy FCU

North Carolina-based Allegacy Federal Credit Union is moving its core system to Fiserv’s Open Solutions-derived DNA, reports Martin Whybrow of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication).

The credit union’s president and CEO, Cathy Pace, said: “We needed a comprehensive solution to support our strategy of expanding commercial and member relationships, while providing the efficiency, integration and real-time processing benefits needed to manage our ongoing growth.”

Allegacy Federal Credit Union has opened six new financial centers in the last five years, with one more scheduled for this autumn. At present, it operates out 16 locations and eight high school student-run credit unions.

Allegacy is taking a host of Fiserv applications spanning loan originations, wire services, fraud management, marketing and the creation of personalized statements. It has also signed for Fiserv’s Verifast branch biometric solution, which scans a member’s unique palm-vein pattern and instantly pulls up their account for authentication and increased front-line efficiency.

Allegacy Federal Credit Union is based in Winston-Salem and has $1.43 billion in assets. It is one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina, serving more than 151,000 members.

Founded in 1984 and based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Fiserv teamed up with Samsung SDS America last year to jointly demonstrate Fiserv’s Commercial Center: Security with Samsung SDS biometric authentication at FinovateSpring 2018.

Allegacy FCU is the latest FI to collaborate with Fiserv. Earlier this month, Fiserv announced a trio of new Canadian credit union partners that would deploy the company’s DNA solution. Also this month, Mercury Payment Solutions and Arion Bank – headquartered in Dubai and Iceland, respectively – announced they had selected Fiserv’s AML solution, AML Risk Manager.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Vymo Partners with Microsoft to Help Sales Teams Leverage AI.
  • Trustly and Collector Bank Bring Instant Payments to Nordic Merchants.
  • Fiserv Teams Up with Allegacy Federal Credit Union.

Around the web

  • Gartner recognizes Jscrambler in its 2019 Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection.
  • Fenergo launches new suite of CLM tools, Digital Client Orchestration, leveraging APIs to integrate front, middle, and back office systems.
  • Ping Identity unveils new cloud-based multi-factor authentication and single sign-on bundle do defend against identity-based cyberattacks.
  • Tinkoff Bank introduces its own branded online travel agency.
  • RightCapital announces technology integrations with advisor technology platform Capitect and independent research firm Morningstar.

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.