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:
, for its electronic billing and payment system that allows customers to make payments straight from their email.
, for its technology that uses behavioral biometrics to verify users, creating a secure environment without extra friction.
Credit Agricole Apps
, for its online app store where financial apps are co-created between clients and developers.
, for its social trading and investment network
, for its full suite of ebanking channels and BANKTRON management platform.
, for its innovative online banking community.
, for its integrated banking platform that extends from back-end systems to client-facing technology.
, for its SMB-focused online accounting system.
Help my Cash
for its recommendation engine that informs consumers of their options when choosing and negotiating financial services.
, for its smart checking account for group activities.
, for its innovative global applications based on open-loop prepaid card schemes.
, for its e-commerce payment solutions.
, for its Bank 3.0
approach to online and mobile banking.
, for its white-labeled PFM and next-generation online banking solutions.
, for its online savings and investing service that helps users manage their money.
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.
, for its platform that allows expats, foreign exchange students and businesses to move money globally.
, for its service that provides small, short term cash advances to UK consumers online.
, for its P2P money lending service that allows borrowers and lenders to deal with each other directly.
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
Presenting Tim Murfet (CIO) & Barbara Durand (Marketing Director)
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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
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