Finovate Alumni News– November 7, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports: Bill.com Updates Banking Platform.
  • FIS, Fiserv, BancVue, & IND Group included in 2013 FinTech 100 rankings.
  • U.S. News and World Report wonders if FlexScore will replace credit scores.
  • Leaf earns a spot on BostInno’s “50 on Fire Finalists for Tech”.
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– October 24, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFiserv to offer clients Guardian Analytics’ FraudMAP solutions.
  • Lending Club CEO, Renaud Laplanche, named a winner of Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital Award of Excellence.
  • PayPal and Blackhawk Network join forces to bring gift card services to the digital wallet.
  • Manilla User Survey: Consumers Want Bills in One Place and Banks with Bill Management.
  • Payments, Mobile, Security, Social: A Look Ahead to FinovateAsia 2013.
  • Are Utilities Ready for Mobile BillPay? Industry Leaders Weigh-in via Check Survey.
  • Locaid featured in American Express Open Forum column on attracting mobile customers with geofencing.
  • SeedInvest “thrilled” by new rules proposed for equity crowdfunding.
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.

Manilla User Survey: Consumers Want Bills in One Place and Banks with Bill Management

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If the idea of having all your bills in one central location sounds good to you, then you’re not alone.

Respondents in a recent user survey* by account management specialist Manilla ranked this feature near the top of the “convenience scale” with it comes to handling bills.

For Jim Schinella, CEO of Manilla, this is evidence that “consumers value the ‘everything in one place’ paperless experience that Manilla provides.”

Consumers can use Manilla to manage household finances such as utility bills, subscriptions, and travel rewards programs. The technology is free, and can be accessed online at Manilla.com, as well as via iOS and Android mobile apps.
       
Other top metrics from the survey:
  • 84% users prefer online statements to paper mail
  • 70% of respondents use online bill pay
  • More than half of all users receive more than 75% of their statements electronically
How important should this be to banks? More than 40% of the respondents believed having Manilla integrated into their bank’s website would increase their bank bill pay use. Said Schinella, “from the beginning, we felt that Manilla’s powerful digital mail capabilities fit naturally inside a bank experience.”
Manilla was last on stage in September as part of FinovateFall 2013. The company was in the news recently with the announcement of its Bill Manager integration with AOL. Read more here.
*Manilla surveyed more than 1000 users by email over the course of several days in October.

Finovate Alumni News– October 15, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPayPal partners with Revel systems for its physical POS device.
  • TechCrunch interviews Ping Identity Founder, Chairman, and CEO Andre Durand.
  • Comarch launches mobile business banking solution in the U.K.
  • Looking for an app to manage your money? USA Today suggests solutions from three Finovate alumni: Manilla, Mint, and Check.
  • StreetFight features Leaf among its list of 5 mobile payment platforms with integrated marketing solutions.
  • Encap announces partnership with ForgeRock to bring multifactor intelligent authentication to OpenAM.
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– September 30, 2013

  • Taulia announces its Supplier Assurance Initiative, designed to provide services to customers and suppliers within Xign’s buyer network.
  • Upstart Business Journal features peerTransfer.
  • Azimo announces $1 million seed round for European expansion.
  • ACI Worldwide launches ACI Bill Presentment Services to ease adoption of electronic billing and invoicing.
  • Bank Innovation takes a look at Manila’s AOL Bill Manager.
  • eDeposit announces that it is now a fully licensed money transmitter in all 50 states.
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– September 27, 2013

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      Real estate tech firm Tribus is integrating Planwise’s PFM to help homebuyers evaluate the affordability of listings.

    • MyBankTracker lists Check, Manilla, and Personal Capital as 3 finance apps just as good as Mint.
    • MoneyDesktop marketing video wins 2013 Telly Award.
    • PC World features 11 FinovateFall demo companies. 
    • Singapore-based MyHero earns $10M from Kleiner Perkins and others to enhance TradeHero app.
    • What’s the Next Big Thing in financial services? Ideas from FinovateFall and beyond.
    • American Banker: The cutting edge of online banking, as practiced by a Polish bank (mBank).
    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– September 20, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgWashington-based Connection CU now providing MoneyDesktop PFM services to members.
    • TA Associates completes majority investment in Arxan Technologies. Terms not disclosed 
    • DoughMain’s new logo wins an American graphic design award.
    • NPR’s Marketplace takes a look at Manilla and the rise of automatic bill pay.
    • Wall Street Journal column on innovation in banking features Finovate alumni mBank and Ignite Sales.
    • PaySecure International from Acculynk helps solve authentication problems for merchants accepting non-US cards.
    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.

    Manilla Presents Their Bill Management Integration with AOL

    Thumbnail image for ManillaLogo.jpgThis post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2013.

    Coming to the stage now is the team from Manilla. Manilla will be demonstrating how their bill management solution has been integrated into AOL Mail.
    “Manilla launched a distribution deal within AOL reaching 24M users. Manilla is now seamlessly integrated into AOL Mail as the new AOL Bill Manager tool powered by Manilla. Manilla’s new email import feature will scan a user’s AOL inbox and suggest providers that the user has an account with and load them automatically into Manilla. The AOL Bill Manager Powered By Manilla will provide partners with increased engagement, additional marketing opportunities, enhanced data insights and more.”

    Product Launch: August 2013

    Metrics: More than 500,000 users, on track to reach 1M by the end of the year, more than 3M linked accounts; 3,500 businesses under management, 50+ employees, & distribution deal within AOL, reached 24M users.
    Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C) & Direct to Business (B2B)
    HQ: New York City, New York
    Founded: February 2011
    Website:manilla.com
    Twitter: @manilla
    Presenting Christopher Victory (VP, Business Development) and Jim Sullivan (Director, Business Development)
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    The full demo video will be available at Finovate.com in mid-September.

    Finovate Alumni News– September 4, 2013

    • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports: Cardlytics Announces First U.K. Bank Customer. Come watch Cardlytics’ live demo at FinovateFall in NYC next week.
    • IBM partners with Monitise to provide software, technology services and consulting to improve Monitise’s core services.
    • NPR’s Tell Me More mentions ImpulseSave, Mint, and Manilla as 3 apps to help manage your money.
    • TSYS signs long-term payment processing agreement with Anovia Payments, LLC.
    • Check (formerly Pageonce) secures $24 million in Series C financing round.
    • Information Week highlights Credit Sesame and Kabbage in column on social media and credit worthiness.
    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 21, 2013

    • FinovateLOGO.jpgWhat Themes Will Heat Up the FinovateFall Stage?
    • Cardlytics announces patent on offer placement and management systems.
    • MasterPass gains traction as 16 payment service providers in Australia agree to provide MasterCard’s digital payment option for business customers.
    • Arroweye Solutions launches CustomerConnect, a data-driven, card marketing technology solution.
    • Jonathan Lee of Phony Invoices talks about invoice fraud at Accounting Today. See them demo at FinovateFall in September.
    • SecureKey Technologies wins contract with USPS to develop Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX).
    • Fiserv renews technology relationship with Community First Credit Union in Wisconsin.
    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.