Finovate Alumni News– March 15, 2013

  • Mistral Mobile announces partnership with Alaric.
  • GMC Software Technology reports user community growth of more than 700% since inception.
  • Opportunity International expands partnership with Temenos.
  • Communication Federal Credit Union rolls out Tyfone mobile banking tech.
  • CNBC features Renaud Lamplache, Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche.
  • BostInno features Cartera Commerce on what innovation means to them.
  • SC Magazine readers select Check Point for best enterprise firewall and best IPS solution in 2013.
  • QuantConnect partners with Battle-Fin.com in $20 million seed-capital trading tournament.
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– March 14, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTemenos to partner with Caisse Financial Group, providing T24, Insight, Temenos Connect.
  • ACI Worldwide completes Online Resources Corporation acquisition.
  • Standard Chartered Bank moves Africa headquarters from Dubai to Johannesburg.
  • TechCrunch reports: Intuit launching Intuit Pay mobile payments service in the UK.
  • LearnVest aims to hit 100 planners by year-end.
  • TechCrunch reports: PayPal Here takes on Square Register with new iPad payments app.
  • SafetyPay and giropay join forces to secure internet payments in Germany.
  • TIBCO enhances real time loyalty marketing platform.
  • PrintWeek interviews GMC Software Technology COO Michael Watts.
  • CSI Enterprises set to announce updates to its globalVCard pay systems solution at the Innovation Project 2013 in March.
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.

Henri Dura Named New CEO of GMC Software Technology

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Former managing director of Neopost Document Solutions, Henri Dura has been appointed to the post of CEO of GMC Software Technology.

Dura will replace outgoing founder, president, and CEO René Müller, who will move to chair the company’s board of directors.

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Dura’s resume includes positions at Xerox, France Telecom, Kyocera, and Pitney Bowles. Before serving as Neopost Document Solutions’ managing director, Dura was the company’s chief marketing and strategy officer.

GMC Software Technology was acquired by Neopost in July 2012. The company will continue to operate autonomously under the new leadership.

GMC Software Technology was among the companies to present at FinovateEurope 2013 last February. Video of the company’s demo will be available soon. To see and read our Live Blog post of GMC’s presentation, click here.

Finovate Alumni News– March 7, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMSPmentor reveals some interesting stats from PaySimple.
  • U.S. Bank is first major bank in the U.S. to roll out Mitek-powered mobile photo billpay.
  • Luminous considers its experience demoing BankFiling at FinovateEurope.
  • New Zealand Herald reports Xero becomes billion dollar company.
  • CU Times reports Fiserv integrates Popmoney P2P payment tool with its mobile banking app.
  • Henri Dura to take post of CEO of GMC Software Technology.
  • IBS Intelligence ranks Temenos T24 #1 in its 2013 Sales League Table.
  • DeviceFidelity raises more than $470,000 in funding.
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.

GMC Software Technology Launches Inspire Dynamic Statement

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As we near the end of the first session on Wednesday morning, representatives from GMC Software Technology are coming to the stage:

“GMC Inspire Dynamic Statement is an interactive and engaging way to present your customers’ statements, online or offline. Instead of the standard tabular statements, GMC Inspire can generate thousands of dynamic statements in minutes, presenting your customers’ data though attractive charts and graphs that are fully clickable.
Areas that require attention and action can be highlighted and customers can even drill down to granular level detail providing a fully intuitive service. GMC Inspire also allows you to track usage of every statement and use this data to populate relevant offers and marketing messages for every customer.”

Product Launched: March 28, 2013

HQ Location: Appenzell, Switzerland
Company Founded: 1994
Twitter: @gmc_net
Presenting Didier Rouillard (VP Product Marketing) and Tomáš Sedláček (Product Manager)
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FinovateEurope 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 3

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With just a few weeks to go before FinovateEurope, here’s the third and final part of our Sneak Peek preview of the companies demoing in London (click here for part 1, here for part 2).

There still time to get your ticket and be a part of the conference in London on February 12 & 13 at Old Billingsgate Market Hall. For more information or to register, visit our FinovateEurope page here.

Each presenting company supplied a few teasers about the innovations they will be showcasing at the event.

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In a unique demonstration, Akamai will command agents and attack servers across the Internet to launch attacks commonly directed at financial services sites (including SQL injection, slow HTTP post, and DDoS attacks) at a pair of live demonstration banking sites on the public Internet. One site in the clear, and one protected by Kona Site Defender.

The demonstration will show how these attacks can compromise an unprotected site, and how Kona Site Defender is able to detect and mitigate these attacks automatically, live, in real-time. The demonstration will feature innovative adaptive rate control and real-time Web security monitoring security technologies.

Innovation type: Security

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Birdback

A lot is happening on the front-end of payments: Mobile POS, mobile wallets, NFC payments … The back-end of payments, however, remains untouched. A card transaction is nothing more than a money transfer.  Meanwhile, developers dread the prospect of having to develop native applications for each of these new, front-end payment platforms.

So why not an API that sits at the very heart of the transaction network, on top of the most widespread means of payment: the payment card? What if one could link applications to payment cards, essentially turning what’s already in consumers’ pockets into a loyalty card, a discount voucher or a means of sending them digital receipts?

Innovation type: Rewards, cards, back office

Device Ident

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Device Ident will showcase its new solution to prevent online fraud in real time. Our product identifies and evaluates any device interacting with our customers’ online services, and analyzes history and behavior of the visiting device to prevent fraud and misuse for all our customers.
It is easily integrated into our customers’ online services and it fully complies with European privacy laws.

Innovation type: Security, identity

Five Degrees

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Watch a fully automated model bank with an unparalleled level of self-service giving both customer and bank imminent insight and control in the process.

Through our Web-based, mid-office portal, Five Degrees offers the potential of enormous business benefits in terms of efficiency in adapting new business processes on the go. As today’s market demands, our open services hub integrates with external services like KYC checks, Passport Validation, and PFM.

Come and view the fast and instant response for the next banking generation: rapid deployment, rich customer experience, instant and transparent insight for bank and client alike.

Innovation type: Back office, banking, communications, sales

FreeAgent

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FreeAgent is the UK’s market leader in SME cloud accounting software. The FreeAgent platform’s capabilities extend far beyond traditional accounting software, and are developing toward performance and health measurement tools, providing vital information for both the businesses themselves and current or prospective lenders.

We will demonstrate how cloud accounting and the associated data creation, aggregation and interpretation functions can provide financial institutions with real-time insights into the underlying fundamentals and risk trends existing within a single business or across a base of clients.

Innovation type: Back office, lending, small business

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GMC Inspire Dynamic Statement is an interactive and engaging way to present your customers’ statements, online or offline.

Instead of the standard online statements, GMC Inspire can generate thousands of dynamic statements in minutes, presenting your customers’ data through attractive charts and graphs that are fully clickable.

Areas that require attention and action can be highlighted and customers can even drill down to granular level detail, providing a fully intuitive service. GMC Inspire also allows you to track usage of every statement and use this data to populate relevant offers and marketing messages for every customer.

Innovation type: Mobile, PFM

Meniga

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“To Buy or Not to Buy” is a white-label module for mobile banking applications that uses PFM functionality to empower and infl
uence consumers at the point of sale or when considering buying something.

It allows users to check if they can afford what they are about to purchase or see how much closer to their savings goals they would be if they saved the money and used it to feed their goal instead.

One unique aspect of this innovation is allowing the users to leverage their social networks and direct messages to crowd-source the decision and instantly collect feedback before making the purchase. This fun and simple feature uses gamification to engage users and their network of friends.

Innovation type: Mobile, online, PFM, rewards

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PhotoPay provides the easiest and fastest way to pay paper and PDF bills using mobile devices.

Paying bills on a mobile phone is often difficult. Manual data entry is cumbersome and frustrating for smartphone users. PhotoPay has developed an advanced technology that significantly improves the mobile bill payment experience for both paper and electronic bills.

Banks and payment providers love PhotoPay because it can dramatically improve user experience and increase bill payments transactions. Our first bank customer has seen a 2,000% increase in mobile bill payments after implementing PhotoPay.

Innovation type: Payments, cards

Finovate Alumni News– January 7, 2013

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  • ACI Worldwide launches ACI Money Transfer System 5.0.
  • Suncorp Bank chooses FIS to manage ATM and POS transactions
  • 500Friends to integrate LoyaltyPlus platform with Bazaarvoice.
  • Financial Edge Community CU partners with SaveUp.
  • Mitek issued new patent for “Methods for Mobile Image Capture and Processing of Documents”.
  • The Financial Brand checks out the “Simple” way of banking.
  • The New York Times looks at SoMoLend’s take on crowdfunding, seeking out institutions to serve as lenders.
  • New York Times looks at Enloop’s hassle free business plan writing service.
  • The Telegraph highlights TransferWise as a cost-saving option for overseas money transfers.
  • Luxembourg’s Nordea Bank picks Temenos to standardize IT infrastructure.
  • GMC Software Technology helps Gala Bingo move to “third generation” bingo tickets.
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.