Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com:

  • Former HP Exec Rob Binns Appointed New CFO at Misys.
  • Ripple Partners with SBI Holdings to Meet Demand in ASEAN Countries.
  • Sparkroom Acquired by Digital Media Solutions.
  • Finovate Alums Raise More Than $3 Billion in 2015.

Around the web:

  • United Nations Federal Credit Union ($4.3 billion in assets) to deploy DNA core processing platform from Fiserv.
  • Which.co.uk compares money transfer innovators like CurrencyFair to banks to find the best way to send money overseas.
  • eToro launches its first, major UK advertising campaign: “Take the Bull by the Horns.”
  • Taulia Wins GABA’s 2016 Startup and Innovation Award.

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

  • “CAN Capital’s CAN Connect APIs Now Offer iPayment Merchants Access to Funds”
  • “Lenny Loves Dwolla: Digital Payment Network Helps Bring Microloans to Millennials”
  • “BankersLab Closes on Undisclosed Amount in Angel Funding Round” Come to FinovateEurope 2016 to see their live demo.

Around the web

  • TransferWise chooses UP Framework from ACI Worldwide to enhance its ability to grow network and add payment types.
  • Fenergo launches its Data Integration Manager, integrates with Avox, Omgeo, and Clariet Global.
  • Pakistan’s Habib Bank (HBL) to implement FusionBanking Corporate Channels from Misys.
  • TechCrunch interviews CEO Jeff Lawson of Twilio.
  • ThetaRay CEO Mark Gazit talks about the cyber attacks of the future for Infosecurity Magazine.
  • Coinbase to offer volume-based rebates for trades placed on Coinbase Exchange starting next week.
  • Kony launches Mobile Field Service solution to help enterprises mobilize and modernize their field service operations.
  • Microsoft’s Azure blockchain-as-a-service partners with Ripple, now operating a Ripple validating node for Ripple’s bank users.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

 

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Fintech Developers, Lock in Presale Savings for the Very First FinDEVr in NYC”
  • “Q2 Acquires Social Money in $10 Million Deal”
  • Check out the latest developer news in this week’s edition of “FinDEVr APIntelligence”

Around the web

  • Employee Benefit News features Financial Guard in a discussion on the rise of robo-advisers.
  • Misys unveils its next-generation capital markets trading platform in the cloud, Misys FusionCapital.
  • CO-OP Financial Services to help credit unions deploy MasterPass from MasterCard.
  • ING expands its host card emulation (HCE) mobile payment service to all of its customers in the Netherlands. Join ING in London for FinovateEurope 2016.
  • Intuit partners with Fundbox to provide invoice financing for SMEs.
  • Technical.ly Delaware profiles Global Debt Registry.
  • Nostrum Group urges personalization in digital lending in new report on digital finance. See Nostrum at FinovateEurope 2016 in February.

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.

Banking Technology Awards Recognize Finovate Alums

PrintFidor Bank won in the “Best Use of IT in Retail Banking” category at the 16th Annual Banking Technology 2015 awards this week. Earning recognition in the Readers’ Choice component of the awards were Temenos, FIS, and Misys.

The awards ceremony was held last week in London. The winning companies were chosen from more than 120 entries by eight judges from the fintech industry. Readers’ choice awards were granted based on online voting results from readers of both Banking Technology magazine and bankingtech.com.

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Fidor Bank won with its Smart Current Account that offers customers easy onboarding, no credit check, no maximum balance, and a competitive interest rate. Deposits are insured up to the GBP equivalent of €100,000, and the company is running a promotion whereby every “Like” Fidor U.K. gets on its Facebook page increases the amount of interest paid to Smart Current Accountholders.

Talking about the launch of the Smart Current Account back in September, Fidor CEO Matthias Kroner told The Memo’s Alex Wood:

Customers will be able to do a lot more than just transfer money. Customers can move their money abroad, or move it into other services, such as savings bonds and eventually into platforms including P2P lending, precious metals, crowdfunding projects, and so on.

MisysIn the Readers’ Choice competition, Temenos won an award for Best Core Banking Product/Service; FIS won Best Payments Product/Service with its Clear2Pay; and Misys won Best Risk Management Product/Service for its FusionRisk Credit solution. All three companies were also winners of the Banking Technology Readers’ Choice Awards last year, along with fellow alum Fiserv, which in 2014 won an award for Best Financial Crime Product or Service.

Fidor-Bank-logoFidor Bank participated in FinDEVr 2015 in San Francisco this fall, discussing its approach to No Stack Banking. The company’s last Finovate appearance was at FinovateEurope 2011 in London.

Temenos_FinDEVr2015_logoTemenos also presented at FinDEVr 2015, unveiling its B2B Financial Apps Marketplace, and earlier in the year demonstrated its Temenos Connect Mobile Banking solution at FinovateEurope 2015.

FIS LOGO WHITE GRADIENT 1.22.13FIS demonstrated its Cardless Cash solution at FinovateSpring 2015. Misys presented its FusionBanking Essence Digital platform at FinovateEurope 2015, and Fiserv introduced fintech audiences to its Mobility Enterprise technology at FinovateFall 2015.


Interested in fintech in the U.K. and Europe? FinovateEurope returns to London, England on 9/10 February 2016 for our next fintech conference. Find out more at our FinovateEurope 2016 page .

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Roostify Garners $500,000 in Funding from Wells Fargo Accelerator”
  • “Dream Payments Launches its EMV mPOS System in Canada”

Around the web

  • Digital Insight and CUneXus team up to bring digital lending technology to Digital Insight’s financial institution clients.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils its new desktop platform, grouping all FX transaction venues into one single point of access.
  • NBT Bank to deploy Sales Enablement from Fiserv, a mobile messaging solution for wealth managers.
  • PaySwag and PayPal are among the companies highlighted in Inc.’s look back at Money20/20.
  • Entrepreneur.com features Vouch, a social network for credit.
  • StartupSmart profiles document-capture specialist, Shoeboxed.
  • Persistent Systems designs and implements online communities for cloud-managed wi-fi solution provider, AirTight Networks.
  • Trulioo Selected as Runner-up for Startup Canada Award for Innovation.
  • Orasi Software signs partnership agreement with Kony Solutions.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Mortgagetech on the Move as Roostify Closes Series A Round Led by USAA”
  • “Blooom Announces $4 Million Series A Round Led by QED Investors”

Around the web

  • BizEquity announces strategic partnership with eMoney Advisor.
  • Vietnam Public Joint Stock Commercial Bank (PVcomBank) deploys digital banking platform from Misys.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Konstantin Rabin, Kontomatik CMO.
  • BAI Retail Delivery conference attendees select MX as the Innovation Showcase Award winner.
  • Global AutoTrading integrates with Tradier to extend brokerage services.
  • Avalara announces sales-tax accuracy guarantee.
  • LOYAL3 Securities will act as co-manager for Square’s IPO.
  • Customers of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV rollout will automatically have free access to Tradeshift’s e-invoicing solution.
  • Arxan now secures applications running on 500+ million devices.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

 

 

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “A View From Backstage at FinDEVr San Francisco 2015″
  • “Stockpile Hauls in $15 Million in New Investment”
  • “Emailage, Feedzai Partner to Combine Machine Learning with Email Risk Assessment”
  • “Moven Rounds Up $12 Million in Funding for International Expansion”

Around the web

  • Somerset Trust Company to deploy Retail+ for Small Business Banking solution from Malauzai Software.
  • Trustly expands into 21 new markets, now reaching 29 countries.
  • PYMNTS.com takes a look at Currency Cloud and the latest update to its API, Payment Engine Two.
  • Misys launches its dedicated-payment risk-management solution, FusionBanking Payment Insulator.
  • American Banker names 11 Finovate and FinDEVr alums in its list of 21 companies to watch.
  • Worldpay’s IPO on London Stock Exchange is the U.K.’s largest IPO of the year, at a market cap of £4.8 billion ($7.3 billion).
  • New enhancements to CreditHQ from Ormsby Street feature letter templates, new dashboard metrics.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Rippleshot Earns Spot in SixThirty Accelerator’s Incoming Cohort”
  • “Cloud Lending Solutions Raises $8 Million in Series A”
  • “MX Lands $4 Million from CheckFree Founder Pete Kight”

Around the web

  • iSignthis to provide KYC services to Coinify, Europe’s leading bitcoin-payment service provider.
  • Feedzai’s algorithms poised to analyze $800 million in purchases in real time each day.
  • Bitbond launches bitcoin affiliate program to allow users to earn money online simply by placing a link.
  • Matchi launches first innovation challenge for insurance company.
  • Lendio funds more than 500 small businesses in one month.
  • Xero surpasses milestone of 100,000 subscribers in the United Kingdom.
  • Algomi announces expansion, opening new office in New York.
  • Misys wins Customer Focus Award, named “National Champion for the U.K.” by the European Business Awards.
  • Let’s Talk Payments profiles PFM and account-aggregation solution provider, eWise.

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

  • “Holy Yodlee! Envestnet to Buy Yodlee for $660 Million”
  • “Artificial Intelligence Innovator Kensho Locks in $48 million Series B Round”
  • “Digital Retail Apps Raises C$1 Milllion in Round Led by Texas Ventures”

Around the web

  • Misys shortlisted in three different categories in the CIR 2015 Risk Management Awards.
  • Bloomberg TV looks at Fenergo in a discussion on investment in startups.
  • NICE Systems wins “8-figure contract” to bring call recording and incident-management technology to NYC’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT).
  • Personal Capital CEO Bill Harris writes about the rise of robo-advisors in a column for Investment News.
  • CashStar to power digital gift card offerings from Maritz Motivation Solutions.
  • KCUR 89.3 FM interviews EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush.

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

  • “Five Alums Earn Finalist Spots in Global Banking Innovation Awards 2015″
  • “Capriza Chosen by Flextronics, Marvell, NTT, Symantec to Boost Workflow Efficiency”

Around the web

  • FusionInvest from Misys wins “Best buy-side pricing and market display” at Systems in the City Awards.
  • Avalara and ePages partner to provide cross-border transaction tax-compliance solution. See Avalara at FinDEVr 2015 in October.
  • Der Finanzprodukt Blog profiles social payments innovator, Fastacash.
  • Dublin Globe asks if Fenergo is the “best kept secret in Irish tech.”
  • Bitcoin Magazine takes a look at how Blockstack uses the blockchain to provide clearing and settlement services for banks. Join Blockstack at FinovateFall 2015 in New York City in September.
  • Taulia and Tradeshift earn spots on CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Procurement Solution Providers for 2015.

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.