Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Agreement Express Signs Deal with Independent Financial Partners.
  • MX to Power Ent Credit Union’s Money Insight Tool.
  • Check out a sneak peek of these upcoming FinovateAsia demoing companies:

Around the web

  • Jumio wins gold in Access Compliance and Risk Management Innovations in 2018 Golden Bridge Awards
  • Allied Bakeries selects Top Image Systems’ eFLOW AP for SAP for centralized, automated invoice processing.
  • SMART VALOR joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA).

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

  • Fortytwo Data Upgrades Entity Screening Platform.

Around the web

  • Munnypot honored for Best Website DFM/WM and Most Innovative Robo Advice/Guidance Proposition at the Investment Marketing and Innovation Awards 2018.
  • ThreatMetrix announces a new 3D Secure 2.0 offering as part of its summer 2018 release.
  • CREALOGIX takes over remaining 80% of ELAXY Business Solution & Services from Fiducia & GAD.
  • Azimo enables customers in Nordic countries to transfer money to accounts in 10 new countries in Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Inverse highlights Revolut’s planned U.S. launch.
  • Jack Henry & Associates named a top workplace by The Tennessean for fourth consecutive year

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.

Munnypot Picks Up Investment from Livingbridge

Robo advisory platform Munnypot began the month announcing a new relationship with business process management specialist Capita. Now the U.K.-based FinovateMiddleEast alum is ending the month with news of a major new investment from private equity firm, Livingbridge.

The amount of the investment was not disclosed. Livingbridge typically invests equity of as much as $6.6 million (£5 million). Munnypot said it will use the funds to further develop its robo advisory solution.

“We are delighted with Livingbridge’s investment which will enable us to scale up our business and further develop our offer for consumers,” Munnypot CEO Andrew Fay said.

Munnypot CEO demonstrating the company’s robo advisor platform at FinovateMiddleEast 2018.

Munnypot provides automated financial investment services for as little as £25 a month and/or a single £250 investment. The platform leverages chatbot technology to encourage investors to maximize annual ISA allowances, and monitors fund performance against goal-based objectives. If performance is out of line, Munnypot automatically suggests alternatives for the investor to consider.

“We are excited to be supporting Munnypot in the early stages of their development,” Livingbridge investment director Steve Cordiner said. “The robo advisor sector has grown quickly in recent years and Munnypot has a strong proposition; delivering low cost and affordable advice to consumers.”

Munnypot’s funding news comes just weeks after the company announced a strategic “scaling” partnership with Capita, which took a minority stake in the robo advisor. Via this partnership, Munnypot will help Capita develop solutions for wealth management companies. Earlier this year, Munnypot reported that it would power the robo advisor platform for Jyske Bank in Denmark. The deal represented the company’s first European white label partnership.

“We know, first hand, the time and resources required to build a robust online investment advice proposition,” Fay said in a statement accompanying the partnership announcement. “For most firms, partnering is the best and most efficient route to developing an innovative, client-engaging service.”

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Crawley, U.K., Munnypot demonstrated its goal-based, online investment advice solution at the inaugural FinovateMiddleEast conference earlier this year. Unlike many robo advisors that seek customers from among the mass affluent, Munnypot is designed for those who traditionally have not been able to access financial advice, as well as investors looking for a cost-competitive alternative to other advisory services.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Fiserv and InComm Partner for Cash Billpay.
  • Unison Raises $40 Million to Promote the American Dream.
  • Munnypot Picks Up Investment from Livingbridge.
  • Five Degrees and BillPro Launch New European Cross Border Banking Service.
  • The ROI of a Finovate Demo.

Around the web

  • Infosys Finacle partners with Santander UK to launch interbank cash management system.
  • Luxoft to use open source blockchain platform Corda from R3.
  • Texas Tech FCU to deploy hardware, software, and services from NCR as it overhauls its customer experience.
  • Fiserv makes its Prologue Credit Loss Manager and risk modeling tools available via the cloud.
  • PYMNTS.com features Best of Show-winning cybersecurity specialist, SpyCloud.
  • American Banker: U.K.’s Revolut teams with Russia’s Qiwi ahead of U.S. launch.
  • Bill.com surpasses $50 billion in business payments processed annually.
  • The Tech Tribune names nCino and Passport among the 10 best tech startups in North Carolina.

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.

Munnypot Announces Strategic Partnership with Capita

Robo advisor and FinovateMiddleEast 2018 alum Munnypot has picked up a new investor. Capita announced late this week that it would take an equity stake in the company and will license Munnypot’s technology for its own clients. The amount of the investment was not disclosed, but the company said the funding gave Capita a minority holding in the firm and Capita emphasized the strategic nature of the partnership.

“We are enabling our financial services clients to address the growing digital savings market in an effective way, helping a dynamic startup to achieve critical mass and create sustainable U.K.-based digital jobs,” Capita CEO John Lewis explained. “We’re continuing to innovate and strengthen the digital platforms we offer to our clients to deliver real value and create future sustainable growth.”

Munnypot’s robo advisor platform is designed specifically for those who typically are unable to access financial advice due to the cost or investment minimums they cannot meet. At a price point similar to other online, self-serve robo advisory solutions, Munnypot leverages chatbot technology to help clients make investment decisions that match their appetite for risk and best enable them to meet their financial goals.

In addition to helping new investors, Munnypot offers more experienced investors an alternative to traditional financial advisors that can result in savings of as much as 75% on ongoing yearly fees and 75% on upfront advice fees. With a minimum investment of £250, Munnypot’s one-off upfront advice fee upon setting up the customer’s “pot” starts at £5 with a monthly monitoring fee starting at £0.42p. Fees top out at £500 for the one-off fee for accounts over £100,001, and £41.66p for monthly monitoring. The B2B solution is FCA-regulated and available as a white label solution.

Munnypot CEO Andy Fay said the new partnership with Capita was a “significant milestone” for the company. “Clients can now transact with us, knowing that we’re still the same independent, innovative, agile business but with the comfort of knowing we have the support of Capita plc as a shareholder,” he said.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Crawley, U.K., Munnypot demonstrated its robo advisory platform at the inaugural FinovateMiddleEast in February. Earlier this year, the company partnered with major Danish bank, Jyske Bank, becoming Munnypot’s first European white label customer.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Personetics Accommodates Digital-Only and Challenger Banks.
  • Diebold Nixdorf Brings its Bank-Like Kiosk to Emirates NBD Customers.
  • Munnypot Announces Strategic Partnership with Capita.
  • Switch Speeds Virtual Card Adoption with CardSavr API.

Around the web

  • aixigo wins top honors in the Outstanding Front-End Digital Solutions Provider (Vendor) category of the Private Banking Conference & Awards in Germany for its wealth management platform.
  • Trunomi announces partnership with blockchain-based digital ID solution, Shyft.
  • Mambu and Form3 team up to launch cloud-based payments processing service.
  • Fiserv collaborates with Rippleshot to provide early breach detection solution, Card Risk Office Fraud Warning.
  • Mitek adds identity document verification and biometric facial recognition technology to its platform courtesy of a new agreement with Experian.
  • Earnix introduces AcceleRate-it with Direct Deploy technology.
  • Trulioo wins Startup Canada’s Global Entrepreneurship 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.

Munnypot to Power Jyske Bank’s Robo Advisor Tools

Robo advisor technology provider Munnypot inked a deal with Denmark’s Jyske Bank. This marks Munnypot’s first European white label partnership.

As part of the agreement, Munnypot will work with Jyske Bank to give clients a new solution, Jyske Munnypot, that provides online investment advice. The new tool will offer clients regulated investment advice along with monitoring and notifications of their investment performance. The goal-based solution will be available to Jyske Bank clients in the first half of this year.

In a press release CEO and co-founder of Munnypot, Andrew Fay, described the value of the partnership.”We’re delighted to partner with Jyske Bank and bring the Munnypot service to one of the most prestigious banks in Europe,” he said. “We know, first hand, the time and resources required to build a robust online investment advice proposition and that for most firms, partnering is the best and most efficient route to developing an innovative, client-engaging service.”

René Schjøtt Brogaard, Jyske Bank’s Head of Investment Solutions, said that the two partners share a goal to “help people make the right investment decisions by building an innovative, engaging and customer-focused proposition.”

Founded in 2015, Munnypot allows users to begin investing with as little as £25 per month and/or a £250 single payment into an individual savings account (ISA), junior ISA (JISA), general investment account (GIA), or pension fund. The company is headquartered in Crawley, England.

Munnypot is among the dozens of companies that will demo its newest technologies on stage at FinovateMiddleEast next week at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference and Events Centere in Dubai, U.A.E. There’s still time to register so book now to save your seat.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Backbase Partners with SGBL to Support Digital Transformation.
  • Munnypot to Power Jyske Bank’s Robo Advisor Tools. Come see Munnypot’s demo of its newest technology at FinovateMiddleEast next week.
  • Temenos Agrees to $1.96 Billion Takeover of Fidessa Group.

Around the web

  • Entrust Datacard receives the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology.
  • ACI Worldwide recognized as fraud innovation firm of the year by Finance Monthly.
  • Ping Identity wins gold in the Identity Management category by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.
  • NICE Actimize introduces its next generation Suspicious Activity Monitoring solution.

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.

FinovateMiddleEast Sneak Peek: Munnypot

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateMiddleEast on 26 and 27 of February in Dubai, U.A.E. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Munnypot is an award-winning, easy-to-use, fully-automated, B2C and B2B online investment advice service. It provides low cost, goal-based, jargon-free advice.

Features

  • Regulated investment advice
  • Investment decisions made for the customer based on goals and appetite for risk.
  • Monitoring of investment performance in relation to the goal with actionable advice.

Why it’s great
Munnypot is engaging, easy-to-use, and builds customer confidence. All the complex decisions are taken away, making investment advice accessible and convenient for anyone.

Presenter

Andrew Fay, CEO
Fay is a former IFA who went on to form Cavanagh Group and worked as Head of Wealth Management at Close Brothers prior to co-founding Munnypot.
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