Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • SWITCH Lands $400,000 Angel Investment.

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • Customers can now host Actiance Vantage on Microsoft Azure
  • Handpoint launches EMV Tip Adjustment feature for MPOS.
  • Financial Times reports: Starling Bank strikes money transfer deal with TransferWise
  • ShopKeep expands into online ordering and delivery with ChowBOT acquisition.
  • Narrative Science launches Narratives for Business Intelligence API.
  • Strands to power PFM for Kenya’s largest bank, Commercial Bank of Africa.
  • Citi introduces new mobile passcode solution for its Treasury and Trade clients. See Citi at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • BBVA to focus on identity, AI, and “fintech for companies” in ninth installment of its Open Talent innovation competition.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions aims to raise more than $9 million in initial public offering this week.
  • Following its platform limit announced in December, Zopa has set up a waiting list for new prospective investors.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation appoints Amy Lenander as UK CEO.
  • Putnam-Greene Financial Corporation to deploy core banking technology from Fiserv. Join Fiserv in New York next week for FinDEVr New York.
  • PaySwag to power mobile loyalty and instant rewards to the underbanked for Sionic Mobile.

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

  • Revolut Unveils Billsplitting Feature.
  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • ThreatMetrix Shows Off its Strongest Year Yet.
  • Société Générale to Launch Personetics-Powered Chatbot.

Around the web

  • Five Degrees provides CRM and BPM technology for new UK robo advisor, Munnypot.
  • Coinbase wins New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) virtual currency and money transmitter license.
  • FICO and Ethoca partner to improve card acceptance rates, fight CNP fraud, and reduce disputes.
  • PwC and Oracle team up to help FIs meet new accounting standards.
  • Handpoint expands line of commerce solutions with semi-integrated mobile EMV for cloud POS.
  • Guardian Analytics appoints Varouzhan Ebrahimian as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer.
  • Finextra: Blockchain launches Digital Asset Research Lab.

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

  • H2 Ventures and KPMG Unveil 2016 Fintech 100

Around the web

  • Signifyd to power fraud protection for Magento Commerce platform’s online merchants.
  • InComm launches new brand of solutions for cash-based consumers, VanillaDirect.
  • Handpoint expands agreement with PaySafe to power EMV POS.
  • YoYo Wallet expands focus to U.K.’s high street retailers, with partnerships between Planet Organic, Fernandez & Wells and Hummus Bros.
  • Temenos launches Digital Engagement modules to offer real-time customer marketing and engagement.
  • TSYS signs payments agreement with Optal Financial Limited.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems launches cloud-based hosting option for its Decryptx PCI-validated P2PE product through Amazon Web Services.
  • Socure launches revamped Digital Identity Dashboard.
  • Civic expands focus from 2FA to Secure Private Login.
  • BBVA chooses Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud infrastructure services provider.
  • FIS to provide reconciliation solution to U.K.-based Raphaels Bank to facilitate access to faster payments.
  • PayStand offers payment certification and notarization for its customers via the blockchain.
  • PrivatBank adds fund-transfer functionality via iMessage to its Privat24 mobile banking app.
  • ThetaRay unveils its analytic platform for fraud detection, THETA.

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

  • Check out this week’s FinDEVr APIntelligence.
  • Fiserv Adds clearXchange P2P Payments to its Offerings
  • Virtual Piggy Gets Real, Transitions from Payment Card to Mobile App
  • 7 Alum Leaders Named UK’s Coolest People Fintech

Around the web

  • Pennsylvania State Employees CU implements account-origination module from Temenos.
  • Algomi unveils its sell-side engine, Synchronicity, as an SaaS solution.
  • Walletron announces strategic partnership with payment-services company Speedpay.
  • Handpoint Extends Global Processor Reach With EMV Certification To EVO Payments International
  • Xero launches first direct bank feeds in Asia with Singapore’s UOB.

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

  • edo Interactive brings its card-linking technology to the Rewards Network.
  • ZenPayroll changes its name to “Gusto,” adds health care and worker’s compensation to its services.
  • Boku partners with Japan’s Ueshima Coffee Company to allow customers to top up coffee cards using their mobile phones.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions receives approval from its issuing bank and MasterCard to offer Select Mobile Money for corporate clients.
  • KPMG and Matchi form alliance to enhance access to financial innovation.
  • Radius Bank partners with Prosper to direct customers interested in personal loans to the marketplace lender and receive referral fees.
  • Eastern Bank to pilot Stratos partner program.
  • Handpoint receives undisclosed investment from Icelandic VCs Eyrir Sprotar and Frumtak to fuel U.S. expansion.
  • WePay launches ACH-transfer capability to expand its payment-type platforms offered to customers.

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

  • “Wallaby Upgrades Credit Card Optimization Solution with Spend Monitor”; come see Wallaby at FinDEVr, San Francisco, 6/7 Oct.

Around the web

  • Backbase-powered Touch Bank goes live in Russia. Check out what Backbase has for developers at FinDEVr San Francisco on 6/7 October.
  • Top Image Systems appoints Andrew Pery as new CMO.
  • Campus FCU integrates Alkami Technology’s ORB Platform into its core banking system.
  • Green Dot launches mobile cash-processing technology.
  • Security First Bank picks FIS to provide core banking system.
  • PayPal hires John Rainey, former United Airlines executive, as new CFO.
  • Fox Chase Bank to deploy SilverLake core system from Jack Henry.
  • “Cachet Introduces Express Mobile Deposit Solution for Small Financial Institutions”
  • EVO Snap* to fast track EMV migration for software vendors and retailers; partners with Handpoint.
  • Macquarie Capital Securities and TradeHero launch Warrant Hero, a virtual warrant competition, with RM100,000 in prize money to be given away.

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.

Handpoint’s EMV-Capable Mobile POS Comes to U.S. and Canada

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NFC and EMV compatible point of sale (POS) terminals used to be called future-proof. With Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and the liability shift coming later this year in the U.S., the future is now.

Handpoint, a U.K.-based company that offers its EMV (Chip & PIN) solution to merchants in Europe and South Africa, announced today it is launching its complete EMV payments solution in the U.S. and Canada.

U.S.-based POS developers can now integrate Handpoint’s APIs and SDKs, offering merchants a white-label POS solution. Additionally, Handpoint will distribute its card readers that are PCI-DSS compliant and are able to handle EMV, MSR, and NFC payments, and global processing capabilities.

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Handpoint HiLite EMV-capable card reader

To get started, merchants must pay a one-time setup fee for the card reader. While there’s no word on how much this will cost, Handpoint charges £99 in Europe. The company does not charge a monthly fee, but merchants pay a flat rate of 2.65% per transaction on Visa and MasterCard payments.

This comes on the heels of CardFlight’s announcement yesterday that it now offers an EMV-capable mPOS device.

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Handpoint demonstrated its hybrid magstripe chip reader unit at FinovateFall 2012.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com:

  • LearnVest Acquired by Northwestern Mutual for More Than $250 Million.
  • Finovate Debuts: Bendigo and Adelaide’s Mobile Wallet Has a Charity Play.
  • i-exceed’s Appzillion Brings Mobile App Dev Platform to Exim Bank.
  • Handpoint’s EMV-Capable Mobile POS Comes to U.S. and Canada.

Around the Web:

  • AirWatch TV interviewed EyeVerify executive VP for Global Sales and Marketing, Chris Barnett.
  • FIS to provide fingerprint authentication to its Cardless Cash ATM application via Apple TouchID.
  • Celent names Fidor Bank its “Model Bank of the Year.”
  • American Banker highlights Mitek and Malauzai in a discussion on ID scanning and mobile account opening.
  • AlleyWatch features Tradier as a disruptor in financial services.
  • Financial News’ list of 40 leaders in fintech names multiple Finovate and FinDEVr alums.

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.

Alumni News– October 15, 2014

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  • Finovate alums dominate alternative lending section of Bplans’ “35 Great Ways to Fund a Small Business.”
  • Check out our latest CEO Interview: Mike Iacobucci of Interactions.
  • Betterment launches Betterment Institutional to bring its technology to registered investment advisors.
  • G2 Crowd Gridscape at Dreamforce ’14 shows eSignLive by Silanis earning highest customer satisfaction rating.
  • Kony receives Global Information Security Certifications for Enterprise Mobility Solutions.
  • Iceland’s Snorrason acquires Handpoint merchant portfolio.
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.

Alumni News– July 22, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMasterCard announces strategic partnership with Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank to support card payments.
  • Finovate alums win honors at inaugural Mobile Innovations Awards event.
  • IDology teams up with CARD.com to boost activation and combat prepaid card fraud.
  • Micronotes releases Micronotes Social to retarget bank customers in their Facebook News Feed with relevant content.
  • SureSwipe Move using Handpoint to power acceptance of all major card payments.
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.