Alumni News– November 3, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMoney on Toast to outsource its administration to Equiniti Wealth Solutions.
  • Mitek announces Restrictive Endorsement feature to reduce risk of duplicate check deposits.
  • Azimo opens up money transfer service to Kenya’s M-Pesa.
  • Better ATM Services signs agreement with ATM manufacturer, Genmega.
  • Ixaris teams up with United bank for Africa (UBA) to bring its virtual card platform to 20 markets in Africa.
  • Socure scores $2.5 million to overcome evil with good.
  • Yantra Financial Technologies integrates Ripple Protocol into risk management system.
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– June 19, 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.jpgIxaris announces payments “app store” for banks to allow product development and customization before making new technologies available to customers.
  • Dwolla Direct will allow users to send money without requiring fully registered Dwolla accounts.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company to use Tradeshift’s global e-invoicing platform.
  • Taulia’s new eInvoicing Rescue Service offers free consultation for businesses whose eInvoicing and ePayment platforms are delivering unsatisfactory returns.
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.

19 Finovate Alums Selected for 2014 European FinTech 50 Awards

The FinTech 50 awards highlight 50 European-based companies to watch over the coming year. The companies are selected by a panel of 15 fintech professionals. This year, 19 of the selected companies are Finovate alums.

Here are the Finovate alums selected, listed in alphabetical order:


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AcceptEmail, for its electronic billing and payment system that allows customers to make payments straight from their email.

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BehavioSec, for its technology that uses behavioral biometrics to verify users, creating a secure environment without extra friction.

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Credit Agricole Apps, for its online app store where financial apps are co-created between clients and developers.

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eToro, for its social trading and investment network

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ETRONIKA, for its full suite of ebanking channels and BANKTRON management platform.

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Fidor Bank, for its innovative online banking community.

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Five Degrees, for its integrated banking platform that extends from back-end systems to client-facing technology.

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FreeAgent, for its SMB-focused online accounting system.

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Help my Cash, for its recommendation engine that informs consumers of their options when choosing and negotiating financial services.
Holvi, for its smart checking account for group activities.
Ixaris, for its innovative global applications based on open-loop prepaid card schemes.

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Klarna, for its e-commerce payment solutions.

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mBank, for its Bank 3.0 approach to online and mobile banking.

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Meniga, for its white-labeled PFM and next-generation online banking solutions.

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Nutmeg, for its online savings and investing service that helps users manage their money.

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The Currency Cloud, for its Cross Border Payments as a Service product that optimizes exchange rates and payment networks for both parties in a currency exchange.

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TransferWise, for its platform that allows expats, foreign exchange students and businesses to move money globally.

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Wonga, for its service that provides small, short term cash advances to UK consumers online.

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Zopa, for its P2P money lending service that allows borrowers and lenders to deal with each other directly.

Finovate Alumni News– November 6, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMarketWatch mentions BrightScope and FutureAdvisor as two ways to enhance your retirement portfolio.
  • Quippi to use PayNearMe to enable cash payments for its international gift cards.
  • MoneyDesktop launches Client Services product to offer employee training, marketing, tech support & other services to increase ROI PFM investment.
  • Atlanta-based Cardlytics opens first NYC office.
  • The Guardian mentions SumUp in its review of popular mobile apps for business.
  • Finovate alums FIS, Fiserv, ACI Worldwide, Jack Henry Banking, and Temenos earn spots on IDC Financial Insights tenth annual FinTech 100 list.
  • PandoDaily takes a look at Netswipe 2.0, Jumio’s payment card scanning solution.
  • Celent reviews Comarch Wealth Management Platform.
  • Ignite Sales launches mobile recommendation guides to accelerate bank customer on boarding.
  • Multicom announces partnership with pre-paid virtual card provider, Ixaris.
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– July 3, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSmithsonian Magazine features how BehavioSec authenticates users.
  • NECN.com features Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai Technologies to talk about how Akamai makes the internet faster and safer for its clients.
  • Ixaris launches Ixaris Payments Server to help banks build their own corporate prepaid programs.
  • Android Police reviews EyeVerify.
  • Tasker Payment Gateways CEO touts alliance with Flint Mobile.
  • CurrencyFair featured in The Independent column on saving money when sending cash overseas.
  • Yodlee expands international reach by partnering with BlueChilli, a Sydney-based technology startup incubator.
  • Linkable Networks wins endorsement from American Bankers Association for its card-linked offer technology.
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– June 19, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgBRE Bank, operator of mBank launches “new mBank”, which is based on Meniga´s PFM.
  • U.S.-based life insurance carrier expands use of Kofax solutions by investing an additional $550k to automate document processing.
  • Personal Capital introduces new dashboard features.
  • Bank Innovation visits Dwolla’s new office in NYC.
  • The Next Web reports: Simple launches its Goals feature on the iPhone.
  • Ping Identity named in IDG’s Computerworld 2013 Best Places to Work in IT.
  • Zopa cuts personal loan rate to 4.9%.
  • QuantConnect adds FX, US equity tick data; raises capital.
  • MicroStrategy to partner with Hortonworks to improve Apache Hadoop usability.
  • ixaris shows off its new look and rebranding.
  • Web AppStorm reviews Kashoo’s cloud-based accounting technology.
  • eDeposit teams up with DoubleBeam to integrate mobile account enrollment and eCheck deposits into eDeposits mobile payment network.
  • LICUOS named a finalist in the Next Bank Madrid – Innotribe Startup Disrupt.
  • Fox Business News features Arxan CEO Mike Dager on mobile banking security.
  • Better ATM Services CEO Todd Nuttall talks about the “real lessons” from the Cyprus financial crisis.
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– January 2, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker features Banno CEO Wade Arnold, calling him a “coder in the cornfields.”
  • American Banker names PayPal and Wonga 2 of 8 non-banks to watch in 2013.
  • Mint.com encourages users to add goals by holding $500 sweepstakes.
  • Deccan Herlad examines Yodlee’s plan to move into India.
  • Forbes considers the best job titles of 2012: Min Xuan Lee, PlayMoolah’s Princess of Possibility named #1.
  • MoneyDesktop to power Cubus Solutions’ online banking services.
  • Geezeo to power Wings Financial PFM.
  • Billion Success blog interviews David Barrett, Expensify CEO.
  • OneDayGlobal blog profiles Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.
  • Silicon Prairie reports: Dwolla-powered Koala Pay aims to help merchants, customers connect.
  • Andera adds Gesa CU & Central Star CU for online account opening, loan applications.
  • Marketing Technology Blog highlights Flint Mobile and its camera-based payment processing system.
  • Ixaris completes move to new offices in San Gwann.
  • TSYS announces ProPay acquisition now complete.
  • Experian is offering a searchable consumer credit database.
  • Locaid Technologies wins FastPitch competition at Locations & Beyond Summit 2012.
  • Billhighway provides mobile donation services for Make A Difference animal rescue event.
  • Huffington Post features WattzOn among its best apps for tracking home energy use.
  • The Tennessean takes a look at the rebranding of Portfolio Football as Sports Lever.
  • LifeHacker quotes SmartCredit.com president of consumer education on credit and credit scores.
  • Betterment and PageOnce earn spots in TechCrunch’s feature: “7 Apps That Will Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Alive”.
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– August 27, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgVirtual Piggy and Unity Technologies unite to bring seamless game development monetization. Check out Virtual Piggy at FinovateFall.
  • Optus launches direct billing service with Boku, RIM.
  • Des Moines blog looks at Social Money’s success.
  • WSJ considers how HelloWallet can help you manage your finances.
  • Dashlane launches app for Android. Check out Dashlane at FinovateFall in New York.
  • FXCM deploys Check Point’s 12000 and 4000 series appliances.
  • Times of Malta reports Ixaris to move office, eyes new markets.
  • Dwolla introduces reddit Donate, a new platform to give.
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– June 12, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgClairmail receives Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Enhancement Award.
  • T8 Webware adds Des Moines Office.
  • Ixaris names Kenneth Bonnici CFO.
  • ValidSoft partners with SOCURE to bring security and ID theft protection to social networks.
  • Intuit launches Mobile Banking Purchase Rewards for iPhone and Android.
  • ID Analytics names Larry McIntosh as CEO.
  • TSYS Acquiring Solutions launches Value Added Resource (VAR) Partner Connect Program.
  • Tyfone signs 10-year partnership with PT Number One in Indonesia.
  • ThreatMetrix forms partnership with Imperva.
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.

Ixaris Demonstrates Customizable Card Program in a Box

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Ixaris unveiled Opn Cardworks, a solution that allows businesses to set up their own prepaid card:

“Opn Cardworks is the latest and most powerful solution available through Ixaris Opn. Cardworks provides everything a business needs to set up and run its own prepaid card programme: virtual and/or plastic cards, technology, banking relationships, and risk and compliance oversight. We like to think of it as a customizable card programme in a box. 

With Opn Cardworks, companies can bring a card programme to market in just weeks instead of several months. Without Opn Cardworks, businesses would need to identify, develop, and execute each facet of the programme on their own, which can be daunting, time consuming, and expensive.”

Product Launched: February 2012

HQ Location: London, United Kingdom
Company Founded: September 2003
Metrics
: Over 1 million registered users, over 2.2 million transactions totaling $200 million in volume and generating $13.6 million in revenue, 85 employees, headquartered in London
Website: ixaris.com

Presenting Tim Murfet (CIO) & Barbara Durand (Marketing Director)
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Finovate Alumni News– November 8, 2011

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgNetbanker: Credit Karma Launches “Hands Free” Account Aggregation.
  • Kony and CIBC deliver new mobile brokerage application.
  • Ixaris to introduce the Opn Payment Partner.
  • Backbase & Forrester Research to host free webinar Nov 9: ‘Banks Need to Become SUPER.’
  • Everything PR lists BillGuard in the Money category of 2011′s Top 100 Best Startups for PRs.
  • eToro launches mobile HTML 5 App for social trading on the go.
  • SecureKey Technologies Inc. to power the Government of Canada’s new online authentication service.
  • Malta Independent Online looks at Wesabe, Geezeo, and Budgettracker as key online money management tools.
  • BankSimple launches to the public, changes its name to Simple.
  • eToro launches iOS mobile app for on-the-go trading.
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.

Weekly Updates — Week of November 15, 2010

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Backbase is launching its fall webinar series. — The first 25 signups get a copy of Brett King’s new book “Bank 2.0.” http://bit.ly/finovate11193
Billeo is powering the new American Express inSite service. — Amex users get rewards and bonuses from within their browser. http://bit.ly/finovate11162
BillFloat shines at the “Under the Radar Conference.” — The company won the “Judges’ Choice” and “Audience Choice” awards in the Commerce category.  http://bit.ly/finovate11163
Blippy lets users “fancify” their profiles. http://bit.ly/finovate11154
Data is king at BrightScope. — See the  O’Riley Radar article which includes a five-minute video on how the startup gathered 401k plan info from the Department of Labor  http://oreil.ly/finovate11192

Credit Sesame launches. — Public Beta is open to everyone. http://bit.ly/finovate11171 Excellent info-graphic about consumer debt in America http://bit.ly/finovate11182
eRollover announces new website. — The new site is designed to be easier to navigate and better show analytic tools. http://bit.ly/finovate11153
GoalMine launches with $25 reward to users who establish a $25 per month investment plan. — The program not only encourages ongoing investment, but highlights the convenience of the company’s online GoalPack gift card system. http://bit.ly/finovate11152
Ixaris launches Secret Path Developer Challenge. — Secret Path rewards developers who build payment applications on Ixaris Opn for social media networks, mobile devices and ecommerce. http://bit.ly/finovate11172
Kasasa Poetry Challenge. — Poets can win cash prizes, and have their work used in a Kasasa commercial. http://bit.ly/finovate11194
Monitise and US Bank work together for contactless payments solution. http://bit.ly/finovate11173
Mozo wins Deloitte’s Rising Star award. — The award is for companies in operation for fewer than three years. http://bit.ly/finovate11191
PayNearMe garners $16 million in venture capital. — Khosla Ventures led the funding round. The company will also be launching a mobile payments application. http://bit.ly/finovate11161 
SmartyPig adds 21 new “Best in Class Retailers” just in time for holiday shopping. — Retail partners boost users’ savings by up to 14% when the savings goal is withdrawn via their gift card. http://bit.ly/finovate11155
Tempo Payments powers reward card for Sheetz convenience stores. — The decoupled affinity debit cards are independently-branded rewards debit cards, which link to the customer’s checking account. http://bit.ly/finovate11151
Wikinvest launches Android and Blackberry apps which allow users to view their accounts regardless of brokerage. http://tcrn.ch/finovate11181