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.
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:
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.
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.