Finovate Alumni News– February 21, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCommunityLend grows FinanceIt team.
  • Cartera Commerce appoints Brian Michon as CTO.
  • Mitek granted new patent for its mobile photo bill pay capabilities.
  • Geezeo partners with OSG Statement Services to develop a statement option that will allow PFM data to be leveraged in eStatements and printed statements.
  • GoBankingRates reviews Simple’s banking service.
  • American Banker reports: Maine’s Katahdin Trust Company selects Fiserv’s core banking platform.
  • MoneyDesktop reports record year with customer growth of nearly 80% from 2011 to 2012 and a 4.5X increase in recurring monthly revenue.
  • Hallmark chooses Taulia to provide e-invoicing, dynamic discounting and supplier self-services.
  • FamZoo’s prepaid card family pack featured in TIME.
  • Torsion Mobile integrates with Dwolla’s payment network.
  • Dallas Business Journal reports that Device Fidelity has raised $1 million in debt financing.
  • TSYS to begin processing ATM transactions through the LINK network in the UK.
  • Azimo CEO Michael Kent explains the social remittance business in Pymnts.com Q&A.
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 18, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports: ImpulseSave Launches Chrome Plugin to Encourage Savings.
  • SaveUp allows users to vote for potential prizes.
  • SmartyPig introduces the SmartyPig OneClick Chrome extension.
  • Get Rich Slowly blog features Tuition.io.
  • Forbes covers Virtual Piggy, calling it PayPal for Kids. Come see Virtual Piggy demo at FinovateEurope.
  • Springwise features Movenbank. Come to FinovateEurope and see Movenbank’s live demo of its new platform.
  • American Banker reports: STAR Financial Bank Rolls Out PFM Software from MoneyDesktop.
  • Virgin Mobile, C Spire test BillFloat as financing option.
  • Mastercard moves to ease EMV migration within U.S.
  • Azimo announces £300,000 ($480,000 USD) angel investment round. Come see their demo at FinovateEurope 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.

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– December 19, 2012

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  • Bolstr featured on Fox Small Business News.
  • InComm and Dollar General launch Microsoft Xbox LIVE Prepaid PIN on receipt service.
  • BMO Bank of Montreal and Monitise partner on mobile money solutions for BMO Customers.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions and PSCU partner to provide remote deposit capture technologies to Nation’s Credit Unions.
  • Dating service Soul2Match selects miiCard to combat fraud and help members prove they are real people.
  • MoneyDesktop develops partnership with CUBUS Solutions for online banking PFM integration.
  • Church Community Builder to integrate with ProfitStars Remote Deposit Capture.
  • SGEntrepreneurs.com talks TradeHero on the iPhone.
  • Fuze Network surpasses 3.5 million mark in processing cash-to-card transactions.
  • Motley Fool features BrightScope and the best 401(k) plans of 2012.
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– December 4, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker looks at how UMB is implementing Dynamics’ ePlate card technology.
  • peerTransfer rolls out international payment solution to the K-12 (kindergarten through twelfth grade) education market.
  • InComm Canada launches No-Fee Vanilla Prepaid Product Line.
  • The CUNA Technology Council presents MoneyDesktop with Best of Show Award at the 17th Annual CUNA Technology Council Conference.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions powers Simple’s Remote Deposit Capture.
  • STL Beacon reports SoMoLend blazes new funding path in St. Louis through loans.
  • Expensify launches new feature: Commercial Card Reconciliation.
  • Desert News reports Virtual Piggy helps parents control children’s online spending.
  • Prosper launches new data enhancements.
  • VentureBeat reports Equifax buying CSC’s credit-services biz for $1B in cash.
  • Banno partners with ProfitStars to offer remote deposit, integrated bill pay.
  • Thomson Reuters upgrades user interface, functionality for FX Matching platform.
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– November 29, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMetaforic unveils Latest Software Protection Technology.
  • Monitise in talks to raise up to 100 million pounds ($160 million USD).
  • miiCard launches online identity trust challenge for Scotland’s university students.
  • American Banker looks at My Community FCU’s experience with MoneyDesktop.
  • Zopa exceeds a quarter of a billion pounds ($400 million USD) in P2P loans.
  • Forbes reports that Corduro is seeking to raise $10 million in series B funding.
  • Pageonce adds File Cabinet, Scheduled Payments to improved Money & Bills app.
  • Epson expands global deployment of Bazaarvoice platform.
  • Matchfund wins place in Yodlee Interactive Incubator Program.
  • Experian announces renewed data, analytics deal with Hitachi Capital UK.
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– November 26, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports MoneyDesktop aims to make PFM more appealing.
  • Bass Pro Shops and Zappos.com added to Virtual Piggy’s digital distribution channel.
  • The Globe and Mail features SecureKey.
  • The Austin Statesman reports: Workers Praise Q2ebanking’s “Family-Type Environment”.
  • TransCard to use DeviceFidelity’s NFC tech to offer a new white-label mobile wallet. 
  • Kashoo Accounting version 2.0 for iPad now available on iTunes. 
  • Tech in Asia calls TradeHero “probably one of the best startup ideas in Singapore.”  
  • Ian McKenna takes a detailed look at innovations demoed at FinovateAsia.
  • Shamir Karkal, Simple CFO, explains where Simple’s ideas came from and how the project got off the ground.
  • The Banker interviews Bailey Klinger, Co-founder and CEO of EFL.
  • BancBox to set up a development center in Chandigarh, India.
  • Greedful.com features WeSeed: “The Stock Market Game that Pays Off”. 
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– November 20, 2012

  • Backbase introduces My Backbase Academy, online training program.
  • Virtual Piggy signs agreement with Active Ride Shop to bring its youth payments technology to their online store.
  • Bank Innovation reports: MoneyDesktop Officially Releases Its MoneyMobile PFM App.
  • Billhighway honored with 2 workplace awards.
  • Compass Plus launches instant issuance solution
    on TranzAxis.  

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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 Updates from BAI Retail Delivery 2012

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Last week, I attended BAI Retail Delivery in Washington D.C. where over 200 exhibitors lined the trade show floor of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

There were 31 Finovate alums on the expo floor, and even more in attendance. My schedule was packed, but I was able to catch up with a handful of Finovate alums.

Here’s what I learned.

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The card-linked offers company is in the middle of a successful mobile deployment effort with BofA, PNC, Regions, and a few other unnamed FIs. After launching their respective rewards programs on mobile, the FIs have seen an increase in user engagement and an increase in the number of online banking visits per user.

It is also working on International expansion. So far the top 3 European card issuers have signed.

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BofA’s BankAmeriDeals on tablet interface


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BofA’s BankAmeriDeals on iPhone mobile app

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The consumer credit reporting agency recently launched its Insight Score for Retail Banking, a solution that will help FIs generate a risk score for underbanked individuals with no credit data or history. It does this by using non-FI-related payment data from companies like Telco and other TV and cable providers.

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The fintech provider showed me its SpotPay payment dongle and back-end solution. It appears to be Fiserv’s response to Square that it will co-brand with FIs. Fiserv is able to on-board FIs with SpotPay in a couple of days, so it is a quick way for FIs to get into the payments game. 
While there is an $8.95 per month fee, it is competitively priced, charging only a 1.99% fee on a swipe, and a 3.19% fee on card-not-present transactions.

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Fiserv’s SpotPay dongle being used on an iPhone

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Because volume and sophistication of fraud has grown, Guardian Analytics started bank-sourcing (think crowdsourcing) fraud by bringing multiple institutions together to collaborate on the types of fraud they’re seeing so the whole industry will be better at fighting it. Tiffany Riley, Guardian Analytics’ VP of marketing tells me they’ve received positive feedback so far.

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Mobile banking solutions company, mFoundry launched its Fin.X platform. This platform can be thought of as a type of app store for FIs to select which products/services they want to include in their mobile app. 
At BAI, mFoundry announced partnerships with Blackhawk Network, Dwolla, and Micronotes 
to white-label their solutions within the Fin.X platform.
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An example of what the Fin.X app platform could look like on a tablet

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The PFM won CUNA Tech Council’s Best of Show Award at BAI. This counts as its 5th Best of Show award.
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MoneyDesktop team with BAI President & CEO, Deborah Bianucci

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After the mobile money solutions company acquired Clairmail 3 months ago, Monitise now has 17 million active users. It is in trials of an NFC solution with a few banks. The solution uses a sticker as opposed to a chip inside of the actual device.

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The electronic banking solutions provider launched Q2clarity, a tablet-optimized dashboard that provides customizable analytics and visibility to how customers are using an FI’s mobile and online platform. Providing these metrics to a branch manager, gives them the ability to make more informed decisions about which products and services to offer.
These eight companies are just a fraction of what I saw at BAI this year. For more information on who attended the trade show, visit here.

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Finovate Alumni News– October 2, 2012

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  • InComm celebrates 21 years in the payments industry.
  • Backbase introduces My Backbase, a platform supporting integrators, partners, professionals, prospects and customers.
  • ID Analytics and iovation partner to fight online fraud.
  • Yodlee strengthens management team with three key executives.
  • The Financial Brand features SaveUp’s saving gamification model.
  • Monitise announces partnership with eMerit Solutions.
  • Fenergo enhances FATCA Compliance Solution with auto-classification.
  • Cortera appoints Gary Brooks as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Entrepreneur Magazine features the success of a business recieving financing through Lighter Capital.
  • Geezeo signs Riverside Community CU.
  • TechCrunch reports: Braintree eases signup process for developers
  • Money Marketing takes an in-depth look at FinovateFall demos.
  • MyBankTracker reports MoneyDesktop launches Sleek Mobile Apps.
  • New Dutch bank uses Figlo Platform to offer online financial overview.
  • Citi using Statement Rewards from Truaxis to bring card linked offers to cardholders.
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.