Finovate Alumni News– June 14, 2013

  • Nomis Solutions wins patent for price sensitivity models.
  • Billeo announces acquisition of ecommerce platform, Swag.io.
  • Encap earns seven-figure investment from ProVenture Seed.
  • Money Marketing considers Narrative Science, Quantopian, Moven, MoneyDesktop and Jemstep.
  • Zopa named Most Trusted Loans Provider at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2013.
  • CU Broadcast interviews MoneyDesktop’s Bret Skousen.
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 — May 29, 2013

  • FinovateLOGO.jpgPaymentsSource talks with Noam Inbar, VP for product development for Zooz.
  • OneID takes a look at the “security theater” of Twitter’s two-factor authentication.
  • TSYS renews payment processing arrangement with Nationwide Building Society.
  • Pizza Marketplace interviews Leaf director of sales Alex MacKenzie on mobile marketing.
  • MIT Technology Review features OpenCoin.
  • Waspit to release new UX & mobile Apps in August to coincide with the new academic year.
  • TIO Networks partners with the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services and payment processor Paymentus to help customers make child support payments.
  • Virtual Piggy partners with ClickandBuy to Increase Customer Signups, Conversions, and Sales.
  • Mitek receives patent for signature verification and fraud detection.
  • Christian Lanng, TradeShift CEO, takes on the position of Chairman alongside the responsibilities of CEO.
  • CU Times highlights Moven, Micronotes, GoBank, Refundo, AuthenticID, MoneyDesktop, Mint, FIS, Escardgo, and GoNow as noteworthy demos at FinovateSpring 2013.
  • Silicon Prairie News features Banno and EyeVerify demos at FinovateSpring.
  • Check (formerly Pageonce) and Lending Club are among the emerging financial services companies highlighted in Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report.
  • SaveUp helps credit union members save more than $400 million.
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.

Moven Debuts Money Pulse to Help Users Manage Day-to-Day Finances

This is a part of our live coverage of FinovateSpring 2013.

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Afterwards, Moven showcased its financial tools, Spend, Save, Live:

“Moven is demonstrating their mobile banking experience along with how our Spend, Save, Live tools will help consumers manage and improve their financial health. The demo will include features of the day-to-day mobile banking experience and the online platform.”

Product Launch: February (Beta) 2013 
HQ: New York, NY
Founded: March 2011
Metrics: Moven has raised more than $2.5M in seed funding, has 20 employees and 10,000+ registered users.
Website: moven.com
Twitter: @getMoven
Presenting Alexander Sion (President & Managing Director) and Julianna Young (Director, Marketing & Customer Behavior)

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Finovate Alumni News– April 3, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTech Dirt looks at Narrative Science’s role in algorithmically-generated journalism. Come See Narrative Science at FinovateSpring.
  • Bdaily talks with Monitise EVP, Lisa Stanton, about mobile banking.
  • Numerica Credit Union adopts BBC Easy’s C&I Lending program.
  • CU Times reports Fiserv’s Spot Pay offers CUs a co-branded mobile payment platform and dongle.
  • Forbes looks at the growth of edo, Cardlytics, and Cartera Commerce and how card-linked offers are better than daily deals.
  • TechCruch reports OpenCoin has acquired SimpleHoney. See OpenCoin demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • ProfitStars launches BillSimple from iPaySolutions.
  • TSYS to present at annual card forum and expo in April.
  • IntelliResponse adds 155th customer, the company’s first credit union.
  • Convenience Store Decisions notes the growing role of mobile payment options such as PayPal and Flint Mobile.
  • FIS, Open Solutions veteran Gary Daniel to join Allied Payment Network. Join them in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • Banking Technology looks at eWise, Pageonce, Mint.com, Kiboo, Holvi, & Moven as PFM resurgence examples.
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.

Judges Name BBVA and Fidor Bank AG Two of Four Winners of the 2013 Bank Innovation Awards

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We recently returned from the Bank Innovation conference in San Francisco, where the 2013 Bank Innovation awards were presented on Monday afternoon.

A panel of judges selected BBVA and Fidor Bank AG as 2 of 4 companies whose innovations made a difference in 2012.

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BBVA won for its BBVA Game that uses gamification to incent clients to use its banking services. Elements of the game include points, badges, and a leaderboard that come together in a virtual economy. In the 6 months since its launch, more than 100k customers have signed up. Watch the demo video of BBVA debuting its new Stockbuzz program at FinovateEurope 2013.

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Fidor Bank AG
Fidor Bank AG won for Like-Zins, a user-generated interest rate program. For every 2,000 Facebook likes that Fidor receives, it raises the interest rate on FidorPay checking accounts by 10 basis points per year (with a cap of 15% per year). So far, the Facebook community has increased the accounts by 50-70 basis points. Fidor demoed at FinovateEurope 2011.

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Also among the winners are:

  • Long-time Finovate sponsor The Bancorp Bank, which is the financial institution that backs both Moven and Simple.
  • SaverNation, a company that helps users fund their retirement by saving small percentages of their normal purchases.

See Bank Innovation’s full coverage of all of the winners here.

Finovate Alumni News– March 11, 2013

  • American Banker reports: Union Bank signs up for Fiserv’s Bill Pay.
  • Bolstr featured on MSNBC’s Your Business.
  • Backbase gives a glimpse of the Digital Marketing Module it showed at FinovateEurope.
  • Triple Pundit looks at how the SEC is holding SoMoLend and other debt/equity crowdfunding platforms hostage.
  • USA Today considers Lending Club’s success.
  • CIO lists Expensify as 1 of 3 apps to help at tax time.
  • BellaDati releases updates to its platform.
  • Credit Karma launches app for Android.
  • Med Gadget interviews Diversinet CEO, Dr. Hon Pak.
  • Finextra reports Geezeo signs 1st United Services Credit Union.
  • CashStar announces availability of tablet gifting.
  • Android, iOS updates now provide card-to-card payments with Pageonce.
  • Dough Roller blog names PocketSmith one of the best calendar-based personal finance apps.
  • Continuity Control to partner with cbanc Network to provide regulatory briefing via RegAdvisor.
  • Koolspan and DeviceFidelity team up to build TrustSleeve, bringing microSD-based voice encryption to the iPhone.
  • Locaid and Life360 join forces to help parents stay in touch with their kids.
  • The Financial Brand highlights 50 of the most spectacular website designs in banking: Simple (formerly BankSimple), Standard Chartered, Mint, & Moven. See Netbanker’s take on the list here.
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– February 22, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgVendTek Systems and TIO Networks partner to provide walk-up bill payment services to the Canadian Market.
  • PerspecSys and Ping Identity partner to make it easier and more secure for enterprises to take advantage of the cloud.
  • Dashlane and Mint.com listed as 2 of 10 free, worthwhile iPhone apps.
  • DoughRoller lists Personal Capital, Mint.com, Expensify, HelloWallet, and Pageonce as 5 of 10 tablet apps that manage your money.
  • Bank Marketing Strategy blog looks at what sets Moven apart from traditional banks.
  • Finsphere awarded US patent for geo-location technology on mobile devices.
  • Comarch wins contract with Italy’s UniCredit Group to implement Smart Finance platform.
  • Xconomy reviews personal finance management apps from Mint.com and Pageonce.
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.

FinovateEurope 2013 in the Press

Here’s a look at some of the press coverage we received from FinovateEurope last week:

AllFacebook
Money-Transfer Service Azimo Integrates with Facebook
By David Cohen
American Banker

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Cardlytics Brings Offers, Rewards to Bank Customers on Facebook
by Mary Wisniewski
True Office, Thomson Reuters Partner to Offer Gamified Compliance Apps
by Mary Wisniewski

Backbase blog
Backbase Unveils Amazon-like Digital Marketing Module at FinovateEurope 2013
by Prue Duggan

Bank Marketing Strategy
Moven From Mobile Banking to Mobile Money
by Jim Marous

Bankier.pl
mBank idzie za ciosem i pokazuje kolejne nowości
by Michał Kisiel 
Nowy mBank zapowiada mOkazje i przelewy wysyłane jak wiadomości

Banking Technology
Finovate Europe sees arrival of the Old Guard
by David Bannister
Temenos debuts LiveDesigner at Finovate Europe
by David Bannister

BankNXT
Finovate Europe 2013: Bank to the Future
by Auke Douwe

Berliner Morgenpost
SumUp will traditionelle Kassen abschaffen
by Jürgen Stüber

Computer World
Gamification trend could save banks from huge compliance fines
by Matthew Finnegan

Credit Union Times
Mobile Banking by Voice Next Up? Print Preview 
by Robert McGarvey

Datamonitor 
Finantix takes mobile banking to the next level

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Fresh from a $30m funding round, Kabbage looks beyond the US to launch its loans platform for UK SMEs
by Paul Sawers
SumUp demos its latest mobile-payments tech for Europe: Order a coffee simply by saying your name
by Paul Sawers
El Economista
BBVA participa en FinovateEurope entre ´startups´ europeas
El País blog
Móvil y banca en España
by Álvaro Martín Enríquez
Financial Times
Eye-opening options
by Peter Williams
Money app aimed at Facebook users
by Duncan Robinson
Triumph of technology
by Peter WIlliams
Finextra
Moven gears up for launch
Temenos unveils LiveDesigner tool for Web application development
The Currency Cloud API integrated into Salesforce and Sage 50
Forrester blog
Finovate Europe 2013: Bank to the Future
by Auke Douwe Veenstra
Finovate Europe 2013: Digital Financial Innovation
by Benjamin Ensor
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The Currency Cloud’s unique cross-border-payments-a-service capability available for leading enterprise software 
GoMo News
UK startup debuts mobile money app for Facebook
by Dave Evans
ICT journal
Huit innovations financières primées à Finnovate
by Hélène Lelièvre
Temenos étend sa gamme de solutions pour l’expérience utilisateur
by Bastien Brodard
Intelligent HQ
#Finovate NOW a new generation of Social Bankers
by Hayden Richards
FinTech News: #Finovate, #Gamification trends
by Hayden Richards
International Business Times
Sharing Money On Facebook Just Got Easier: Should Banks And PayPal Be Worried?
by Christopher Zara
Mapa Research
Finovate Day One Round Up
by Paul Merry
Finovate Day Two
by Joshua Grant
Money Marketing
Ian McKenna: New tech will drive down costs
by Ian McKenna
PandoDaily
Moven gives sneak peek of new mobile banking app
by Hamish McKenzie
Payments Journal
Kabbage Extends Its Small Business Funding Model To the UK
Payments Source
Cardlytics Searches for Issuer Adoption on Facebook
by John Adams
PR Web
Meniga Awarded its Second “Best of Show” Trophy at Finovate
Programmable Web
Integrate Cross-border, International Payments Processing with Currency Cloud’s XBPConnect API
by Eric Carter
Puls Biznesu blog
Taki będzie Nowy mBank
by EUGENIUSZ TWARÓG
RFP Connect
SAGE SA To Introduce BlackSwan Financial Platform at FinovateEurope 2013
Shiny, Shiny
Azimo lets you transfer money to your Facebook friends
By beccacaddy
Tamebay
Ezbob to expand to the US
By Chris Dawson
Kabbage announces UK launch at Finovate EU
by Chris Dawson
TechCrunch
Kabbage Brings Data-Focused Online Merchant Lending To The UK
by Leena Rao
Social Money Transfer Service Azimo Adds Facebook Integration To Squeeze Western Union
by Steve O’Hear
Telegraph
Now you can use Facebook for international currency transfers
By Justin Harper
The Next Web
Cardlytics’ transaction-linked ads for bank statements to get Facebook integration, as EU launch nears
by Paul Sawers
Open Bank Project aims to bring financial transparency to organizations with an API and Web 2.0
by Paul Sawers
P2P FX platform CurrencyFair announces $500m of transactions so far,
and vies fo $1bn in 2013 alone
By Paul Sawers
SumUp demos its latest mobile-payments tech for Europe: Order a coffee simply by saying your name
by Paul Sawers
TICBeat
BBVA triunfa con Stockbuzz, una app que analiza el IBEX35 en Twitter
by Miriam Castellanos
Travolution
Azimo claims first with Facebook funds transfer service
By Travolution
VentureBeat
Kabbage brings its quick fix loans to UK merchants
by Christina Farr
Thanks to everyone who came and helped make this year’s FinovateEurope the biggest yet.
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We will continue to add to this list throughout the next few weeks as new coverage is published. If we are missing press coverage or if you would like to add to the list, please contact julie@finovate.com with the link.

FinovateEurope 2013 Best of Show Winners

Our third FinovateEurope wrapped up a few hours ago. At the end of each of the two jam-packed days, the London audience voted for their favorite three demos. The top eight overall were named Best of Show (see notes).

The winners (in alphabetic order):

  • Credit-Agricole for its app store where it is wooing outside developers
  • ETRONIKA for its BANKTRON e-channel management platform
  • mBank with Efigence for their Facebook & social platform 
  • Meniga for its PFM platform, including “buy” vs “not buy” feature
  • Moven (Movenbank) for the worldwide launch of its mobile-optimized bank
  • Pockets United for its group purchasing mobile solution
  • SumUp for its mobile point-of-sale system
  • Virtual Piggy for its kids’ payment system with parental controls

We’ll have videos of all 64 demos posted at Finovate.com within a few weeks.

Congratulations to the presenters for our first Finovate with zero demo fails (sure their where a few glitches here and there). And thanks to everyone who attended, tweeted, networked, blogged, and set up an enormous number of post-show meetings. You are pushing fintech forward, and consumers everywhere will benefit.

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Notes on methodology:  
1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.     
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.    
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”  
4. The eight companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show.  
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners.

Finovate Alumni News– February 7, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgMarket Watch’s Jennifer Openshaw reviews the ReadyForZero user experience.
  • Movenbank drops the “bank”, changes name to Moven. Come see the launch of its new features at FinovateEurope February 12 and 13 in London.
  • Kabbage appoints Simon Yoo, former co-head and managing director of Citigroup’s FI Group, as CFO. Come see Kabbage’s live demo at FinovateEurope.
  • Lending Club opens low-interest, fixed-rate personal loan platform to Tennessee residents.
  • Fuze Network guarantees no late fees for credit card payments made before noon CST on due date.
  • True Office partners with Thomson Reuters to develop new, ramified compliance applications.
  • Affinity Solutions raises more than $6 million in equity and convertible securities.
  • InComm wins in 4 categories in seventh annual
    Paybefore Awards.

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.