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Blippy has been nominated for a Crunchie award.
— The awards, given in a number of startup categories, are a joint effort by three tech blogs: TechCrunch. VentureBeat and GigaOM. http://tcrn.ch/finovate113114
Firstmark Credit Union selects Geezeo for PFM platform.
— The credit union, with 90,000 members with $700 million in assets, will use Geezeo’s white label platform . http://bit.ly/finovate1101
Jwaala offers free trials of the Better Online Banking (BOB) platform for credit unions. —
The trial platform can be launched within two days of the request and allows prospective clients to see all of the available features. http://bit.ly/finovate113113
Kabbage raises an additional $6.5 million to support its loan business targeted to eBay and other online sellers.
— This round was led by BlueRun Ventures and UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. http://tcrn.ch/finovate113111
Plastyc and eBillMe launch a new banking system for self-employed users. —
The platform allows users to receive clients’ electronic payments directly. http://bit.ly/finovate112112
SafetyPay signs deal with Brazil’s Banrisul.
— This will allow Banrisul Bank’s three million customers to make purchases in their own currency by way of SafetyPay’s service. http://bit.ly/finovate111111
SmartyPig launches its first iPhone app. —
Users can add to their savings, manage goals and even contribute to another user’s goal. The app also includes a location-based tool to find participating merchants. An Android app is planned for February. http://bit.ly/finovate110112
Tyfone receives a fourth patent for mobile e-wallet technology. —
This newest patent, is entitled, “Asymmetric cryptography with user authentication.” http://bit.ly/finovate112111
The Mii card, powered by Yodlee, becomes a digital passport for online authentication.
— See the Mii card in Action at FinovateEurope. http://www.miicard.com/